We’ve rounded up some of the hottest hair trends walking down the runways and red carpet this year. A couple of key notes from the trends below; short is in, bangs are back, and the bigger the hive the better.
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The pixie crop is no new hair style. Women have been chopping off their long hair for a more manageable and effortless cropped look for decades. This hair style is perfect for people on the go. Look up ‘wash and wear hair’ in the dictionary and you’ll find the pixie crop. Keep in mind–once you chop, there’s no turning back.
Birds Nest / Beehive
While this look may not be ideal for everyday wear, it’s perfect for a night out or updo occasion. Bring out some 1960s glam and channel your inner Mad Men character. Retro is back in a big way in 2011. Go big or go home with this look!
For a romantic, everyday look, we give you the wavy bob. This look is perfect for in-between hair. Naturally wavy hair can be styled with some gel and off you go. Straight haired ladies can achieve this style by using a large barrel curling iron or hot rollers. Minimal hair spray gives this style a natural (even if you just spent an hour making it look that way) appearance.
Bangs are back! If your bangs never left, you’re in luck. Fringe bangs are this year’s throw back to the 70s. Bangs in 2011 will be thick and full forehead length.
Sleek & Shiny
Ladies with trouble taming the frizz monster, can rest easy this year. Sleek and shiny looks are given an elegant spin in 2011. Take your everyday pony tail and spice it up by adding some gel or a sleek side part.
Woven Hair (Braids & Knots)
Long haired locks can be easily thrown up with a braid or hair knot. Glam up your work day bun or pony tail by adding a little braid or pulling it back into a woven knot. The woven hair trend is also a great day to night look.
If you’re not up for a major haircut change, a hair dye can give you a fresh look for 2011. Bold colors such as platinum blonde and red are the two most popular colors spotted on the runways for Spring.