Saeeda Mandviwalla, the CEO and Creative Artistic Director of Toni & Guy South Pakistan, jots down her favourite hair and make-up trends for Spring/Summer 2017
Swing faux bob with textured fringes
The bob never goes out of fashion, but we’ll see a different version of the bob at Toni & Guy Karachi. The faux bob with textured fringes will be a street-style culture this summer. Rather than a classic cut, we will see softer layering and texturising throughout the haircut to enhance movement. This will give freedom with styling to suit curly, wavy or straight hair types. If lighter and darker blonde tones are incorporated in the cut, it will add to the fun vibe of the hairstyle.
Who said less is more? Forget flat, when it comes to star-quality hair, big is always beautiful. You can never go wrong with the classic voluminous blow-dry for special summer nights out. Do some backcombing with big brushes, and tease the ends of your hair out with tongs to achieve a flowing movement and glamorous curls.
Waves and curls
For Spring/Summer 2017 curls and waves are trending as they embrace and enhance femininity and subtleness. Trends come and go every year, but natural curls remain the most original hairstyle for anyone who can rock them. This hair trend is one of the most stylish looks, which anyone can achieve conveniently at home with the right styling products and tools. Liven up your waves and curls using freehand colouring techniques or with a textured haircut to get the ramp look this summer.
Contouring and colour blushing is used to enhance or soften features around the face. So enhance your hairstyle, with detailed, freehand placement and techniques like ‘Micro-lights’. This gives a luminous, luxe look and feel to the hair. Translucent and bold hues in sheer blushes of rouge and gold will accentuate your hair perfectly.
Braided tops and textured movement
A ‘Crown Braid’ or a ‘Halo Braid’ is a beautiful style that can be dressed up or down and be worn at any time of the day. This hair trend will be a hit in the humidity this summer. For a more casual look you can leave the back hair open with curls or for a more formal, evening look you can wear it as a complete ‘Crown Braid’. Both of which look equally chic and über-cool.
Men, say goodbye to the short back and sides created using a sleek gel finish. This summer you will see warrior braids and plaits on short haircuts and textured man-buns even on an almost shaved back — depending on your preference. This summer all you men out there have the freedom too!