Hair in Style: 2013

Published: February 20, 2013

Luckily for fashionistas, 2013 has brought a variety of wearable hairdos that will inspire you to make an effort and bring out the diva in you. Be a show-stopper with the most popular hairstyles this year!

Plait it up!:

From an intricate fishtail to a simple, low-lying messy braid, 2013 is all about criss-crossing those locks into a super-appealing braid. This is a minimal effort look that you can rock by day and night. Go for a fun and peppy look during the day by using a wide-barrelled curling iron to create smooth waves and then plaiting them in an unfussy braid. At night, put the spotlight on your elegant style by plaiting those strands of beautiful hair into a picture perfect bun. So brush up those plaiting skills!

Soaking Wet: 

No need to go through the hassle of blow-drying your hair with that Babyliss because the wet look continues to drench the fashion scene this year as well. Keep your look glam and glistening in a slick half-wet hairdo by applying a quality mousse or a serum to the front half of your hair and combing it back. Or keep on trend with a deep side-part pony tail (i.e. heavy on one side) with a wet front! We can vouch that you will get those heads turning.

Lower that Ponytail:

Let your hair down while still locked up in a ponytail. This year’s ultimate fashion statement is a lower than low ponytail. Part it left, right or centre and pull it all back in a ponytail which perfectly ties on the nape. To get that ‘straight from the runway’ look, iron your hair super straight, tie it into a low ponytail in a wide band and tuck your side locks right behind those delicate ears.

Icing on Top: 

Don’t those over-the-top hair bands and glittery barrettes at Accessorize look tempting? Give in to your temptation girls because hair accessories are what’s hot this season. Keep it simple with a metallic gold head band or bring out the sizzle in pretty pearls tucked into that stylish up do. Not in for some bling on your hair? Replace your headband with a retro printed scarf and finish it off with the right attitude!

Tie the Knot: 

Did you think those low-slung loops and sculpted knots were only for the grannies? Think again, because they just became an icon on the runways! Top-notch hairstylists from all around the globe are going gaga over the simple yet striking granny buns. Dazzle in a tidy loop by ironing your hair straight, pulling it down into a low half-done ponytail so that it forms a knot. Now wrap the remaining strands around the loop and tuck it up with a pin for a hairstyle that spells finesse and sophistication!

Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, February 17th, 2013.

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