Spring Hair

Spring Hair

So, last week I had enough of my long hair and decided to opt for something a little trendier.  The good news is my hair looks healthy.  The bad news is I am having some trouble doing it on my own.  My stylist did not consult me before he started to chop and I have been going to him for so long, I was just typing away on my phone before I looked up and saw I had BANGS! I like long swoopy bangs, but these short trendy ones are a little harder to tame.  So, I went back to my stylist and asked him to show me how to recreate this look.  I think I need to grow out the bangs for about three weeks and then it will be perfect.  But, I am enjoying the new shorter look.  It definitely feels fresher and a change is always welcome.

After my cut, I consulted with Mario Russo, owner and lead stylist of Mario Russo in Boston.  He know whats hot this spring!  But, he also gave me some great tips to get a style that you like and will not traumatize you.  Remember, being open to change and new trends is great.  But, always factor in the shape of your face, your height and your weight to make sure you wear your style rather than your style wearing you.

Hello, Bob!

The bob is continuing to take the hair world by storm…and it is back with a vengeance! Both ends of the hair spectrum are going for the stylized bob. Those with pixie cuts are growing them out for a chin length bob, while those with long hair are chopping off inches for the long-bob. If your hair is curly or wavy, don’t let that deter you from this look; volume and texture get along great!

Tip: If you’re a little hesitant about taking the bob plunge, Mario suggests asking your stylist to create a faux-bob at the length you are considering. This will give you a better idea of what it will look like and help you make a choice with no regrets. Plus, a faux bob is a fun style to rock for your next special occasio
Sleek & Sophisticated

For a while, hair straighteners were just the opposite of sleek & sophisticated — instead they were being used for curls and waves, but this spring think sexy and straight. The beach waves have had a great run and textured blowouts are surely not out for good, but as indicated from the Spring 2014 runway shows, a shiny and polished ‘do, whether it’s down or in a pony, is spring’s “it” style. The sleek and straight look can always be worn numerous ways; with a side part or a center part, swept to the side, tucked behind the ears or slicked back.

Tip:  A boar bristle paddle brush will help you master the shiny and sleek look and a heat protectant spray like Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray is a very important step when creating this look, since you will be blow-drying and then straightening. Lots of protection is needed for lots of heat application!

For color, expect to see just one this season says Mario; no, this doesn’t mean everyone is going blonde for the spring, it means hair color will be monochromatic.  Instead of two tones like the popular ombre, hair color will be very rich in one, single color without any highlights. The blondes will be getting blonder to the point of platinum, the brunettes will go with a rich, deep espresso hue and red heads will lean towards an auburn shade. Don’t let this color trend bore you, this type of hue produces shiny hair that looks healthy and natural!


Tip: A gloss is the best way to go if you are unsure about committing to one color, because it is not permanent and it is less harmful on your hair. It also adds lots of beautiful shine!