Needing a New Cut? New Color? Check Out the Latest in Spring Hair Trends.

Renowned stylist Antonio Prieto of his eponymous Manhattan salon recently shared his Spring/Summer 2009 hair trends. If you are looking for an update to your hair look, his tips are right on. From a new cut, color or both - I am longing to try something new for Spring.

The Cut:

For spring and summer, we’re seeing classic and retro shapes deconstructed, in both cut and style. Women are looking for value at the salon just like everywhere else, so looks have a soft, grown-in feel, and the grow out is easy. Everybody is looking for versatility in their look, and more and more women are loving their natural texture, whatever it is. We’re able to give them multiple looks with styling options. Lengths are transitional. Fringes are long so they can be worn straight down, swept, or parted in the middle. Heavier bobs and boho looks are looser, with shorter layers in the crown. In long layers, we’re using a disconnected technique that creates a wonderful cascading effect in wavy or curly textures.

This look is a fun take on a classic mid length cut. The face framing layers add volume and texture. I a loving the gorgeous color too.

Here is a classic bob with a lot of interior layers - and a real kick of convertible color. I am loving this and wondering if I dare go this short after growing my hair long for the past year.


The Color:

In color, we’re seeing women moving towards more monochromatic looks with subtle tone on tone effects in warm floral tones: poppy, ginger, and marigold for reds and blondes, and almond, fig, and whiskey for browns. Shine is huge. To create versatility along with dimension, we’re using a convertible color technique in which we add color panels that create different effects depending on how the hair is worn. The look can be customized, so both bankers and fashionistas can enhance their weekend look without compromising their professional one. Because the panels can be placed under the part, grow out is a cinch. Highlights are natural in the part, then more concentrated at the surface.

Try to enjoy natural your natural texture, especially if you have waves or curls. Cascading layers and
highlights heavy on the ends create a great look. I can see this for Summer beach and vacation hair!

Try monochromatic color over highlights for a varied look. Also, give fine hair some texture and movement with disconnected layers. This is pretty edgy and modern, while sleek; but can be made soft for work or romance.

More information on Antonio and his salon  and what services he and his team offer can be found at his salon site. I think I need to make a visit to the beautiful space soon. It looks more than comfortable and welcoming.

Will you be trying a new do for Spring? Let me know.