Do you ever wake up in the morning, take a quick look in the mirror and think ” what is up with my look these days – I have to do something about this“. The truth is, you can change your top, your heels or your lipstick colour, and granted, you might look slightly different. But there is one thing you can change that will completely alter your look; and that is.. your HAIR. A different haircut, or hair colour can rejuvenate and modernize your look and consequently improve your appearance and self-confidence. As an added bonus, a great haircut (coupled with a stellar wardrobe and killer smile) can help you date that cute guy or land that dream job you’ve been wanting for years.
Right now you might be thinking “Mimi, you are exaggerating, there is no way a haircut can do all this!”. And perhaps I am a little, however, when you take a step back and look at how many people’s careers have been centered around one haircut, or how much extra publicity celebs get when they change up their hair…. you might just agree with me!
Let’s take a look at a few examples shall we?
Take “The Rachel” hairstyle for example. Anybody who watched the series Friends (or was alive in the 90s), knows the name Rachel Green is synonymous with a very specific hairstyle: “The Rachel.” The Rachel was debuted early on in the show and almost over night became an international phenomenon – everybody wanted The Rachel. It was so popular that it remains one of the most popular hairstyles in history, and behind a great hair is a great (and popular) woman. Josh Robertson of Complex said “With the haircut, the TV fame, and a true gift for comedy … combined, Aniston became a big star,” replacing Courteney Cox. So you see, with a simple hairstyle, a cultural trend can be created and careers can be catapulted into stardom.
Another great example is Princess Diana’s hairstyle. Princess Di will forever be remembered as one of the most iconic women in history, not only for her noteworthy accomplishments, but also for her effortless chic hairstyle. No one can deny Lady Diana’s influence on women’s hair. Her look was a much-copied hairstyle in hair salons across the world, so much that in the early 80s, “Shy Di’s” hairstyle was voted the most iconic of the last fifty years(!!!!).
Make no mistake, these are just two examples of how revolutionary and iconic hairstyles can be, but the list goes on and on. From Farah Fawcett, to Twiggy, to Miley Cyrus; all these women have a gorgeous haircut associated to them…and their careers.
For this summer, the main trends were inspired from what celebs were doing, and Fashion Month.
Quick hint: (if you missed the 4 different fashion weeks, and want a recap of what went on, click on the links below which will take you back to my fashion report on each fashion week: London, New York, Milan, Paris).
I know you must be dying to find out what summer hair you should be rocking, so without further a due, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for! Scroll down to find out the haircuts you should be sporting this summer; straight from the coolest celebs, and hottest runways.
5. Centre Parting
8. Hair Pulled back
Major hair envy? Me too!
If you’re still unsure as to what hairstyle would suit you best, I have good news! You can always mix and match these different trends! For instance, if you’re super protective over your hair and are scared of cutting it short, why don’t you change the parting to centre, and add some beachy waves? Alternatively braid your hair and add an accessory to it.
Love a classic bob but never had your hair that short? Go for the lob instead! If you don’t like it, it will always grow faster! If you love it and decide to take the plunge and go shorter, then go for the full on bob! You can always play up your look by adding a summery accessory or slicking your hair back!
Personally, I’m gonna go for the lob with centre parting and waves. What about you?
Let me know on the comment’s section below what your favourite trend is and what hairstyle you’d want to adopt this summer!
I hope this post inspired you to change up your look! As always, I leave you with a quote…
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. – Princess Diana