The biggest female hair trends for 2017
Party season is over for another year, and it might be tempting to hide those tired locks away until the spring. Too much styling and over-use of products, not to mention all those late nights, can take their toll on your hair, leaving it looking lifeless and limp.
New years are always full of resolutions to try something different or transform our lives for the better – and there is no reason why January shouldn’t be the time that you take the plunge, and re-energise your style. From radical colours and cuts to something more classic, there are plenty of new trends for 2017 – the question is which one will you choose?
As regulars at events like London Fashion Week, and with a string of awards to their name, the stylists at Manchester salon Rush always know what’s hot. We caught up with stylist and salon manager Toby Simon who gave us a glimpse of what’s to come.
Bold is beautiful
According to Toby, this year is all about making a statement with strong and daring looks.
“Our clients are definitely getting braver and more of them are now asking for a total re-vamp of their hair,” he explains.
“A hairstyle says so much about us so it is not surprising people want to use it as a form of personal expression. The bold trend has been around for a few years now, but I think it will really explode in 2017. We’ve seen how colour and cutting work are being used together to create optical illusions that show off a style in the most beautiful way.”
As well as new techniques, there will also be plenty of cutting-edge styling products and tools on offer so it will be easier to re-create and maintain a salon look at home.
“This means we’ll start seeing these strong cuts being styled with a slightly less defined finish in the coming months,” added Toby.
Change is in the ‘hair’
So you have decided to embrace change, but you might be wondering what effect it will have on your hair. Certainly, people are more aware about the damage that can be caused by harsh peroxides and excessive straightening – which could explain why products that restore hair are booming in popularity.
Toby says: “If people are new to colouring, they sometimes worry that it will leave their hair in poor condition. However, it is still possible to achieve a dramatic transformation while maintaining a healthy finish. I’m a real fan of Smartbond, which helps to strengthen hair and create a more even look after colouring, especially if you are bleaching or lightening.
“No-one wants dry, frayed locks so I expect to see more of our customers asking for these special treatments in 2017. Don’t forget, your stylist will always be happy to advise you on how to keep your locks in tip-top condition between salon visits.”
Colour me beautiful
Speaking of colour, the balayage trend is another one that is set to continue into the New Year. A favourite of celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Rhianna, the technique involves sweeping the dye through the hair to create a textured yet natural feel. Use it to brighten up your winter look, or get ready for spring.
Achieving a brand new look does not always call for a permanent change, and this could be the perfect time to experiment a little. You may not have worn braids since you were at school but after making being widely modelled on the catwalks last year, their popularity is now set to explode. Soft, smaller braids can create a super-pretty look, but if you don’t want to look too prim, try a tousled French plait or sharp fishtail.
Turn heads in 2017
Of course, New Year’s resolutions are notorious for being hard to keep, particularly if they involve depriving yourself of your favourite things. Instead, indulge yourself a little while stepping out of your comfort zone with a brand new look, as Toby says:
“Don’t be afraid to spend time speaking to your stylist about the latest trends and techniques. Let them guide you through the transformation and see what’s possible.”
For more advice on this year’s top trends, or if you’d like to book an appointment at Rush Manchester, call 0161 241 7618 or visit the salon at 69 Deansgate, Manchester, Lancashire, M3 2BW.
To find out more about Rush Hair Manchester, visit www.rush.co.uk/salons/manchester.