We’re guilty of sticking with the same hair cut for years—if it’s not broke, why fix it? But not everyone has our issue. Paulina, one of our amazing operations associates, is always eyeing new cuts and styles. She’ll be sharing her tress inspiration and tips every other week.
With January 1st right around the corner, many of us will undoubtedly be contemplating a hair re-do. (What better way to stride into a new year and season?) Whether you’re ready to chop off major inches or thinking about something more subtle, we have some inspiration for you. Behold, our forecast for 2013’s top three trends. From the looks of things, this year is all about embracing natural texture and bringing back graceful, feminine cuts.
Let’s bring back thick, playful fringes that showcase the face. It might mean a little upkeep but it’s a fresh change for spring. We love this style because it can be pulled off with longer lengths; as well as shoulder-length bobs.
We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.
The former Mrs. Tom Cruise on the cover of Elle's August issue. (Photo: Pier 59 Studios)
When I first saw Katie Holmes sporting fabulous fringe by celebrity stylist Andy LeCompte on Elle’s August cover, I wanted to know everything about it. Although I’ve been rocking fringe for the majority of my life (here’s a recent snap) and know a thing or two about how to maintain it, I still get fringe envy from time to time. Holmes triggered this sensation and forced me to beeline it to my go-to hair guru, Jeremy Davies-Barbala—the senior creative director at Sassoon Salon.
If you’re wondering why I keep saying “fringe” and not “bangs,” blame it on Jeremy. The exceptionally stylish British expat shutters at the b-word, insisting that “fringe” is a more suitable description of the style. I think he’s right. Here are his easy dos and don’ts on nailing the look: