Hair: All the SS 2017 Trends by Michela Marra
Short, long or mid-length hair? Also, what color to choose? For this Spring-Summer the code word is: layers, or rather, destructured layers, for any length. There are two main looks,the hair stylists at Wella tell us: a “new realism,” which calls for a return to simpler, spontaneous looks, imperfections included, with hair that can be touched and ruffled; and the “avant-garde,” unconventional: art and creativity at its purest which are especially expressed through new color techniques. Ready for a cut? We’re letting you in on the top hair trends for Spring-Summer 2017. Have a look at the styles we’ve selected for you and find the inspiration you need for your next look.
Geometric cuts enhanced by strokes of color are back, but so are “wearable” hairstyles that are easy to do. The key? Simplicity. Effortless chic is the thread that ties all of the season’s trends together.
Grey is back
Platinum and silver grey are the colors that continue to set the trend. Suitable for any complexion, this color is difficult to keep up because you need to strip color as well as use a specific shampoo to protect color and fight fuzz
The quest for some shocking detail will win, especially with short hair. Color becomes a fundamental element: green and blue are the two most popular colors for those in search of original hair styles. Bangs and tufts are emphasized by pop, electric and neon shades. For those who love being bold.
Braids, another timeless trend loved by designers, change their shape for a wilder finish. Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director Care&Styling at Wella Professional, confirms this and says: “On runways we still saw braids which are actually nothing new. Egyptians and Vikings were experts in braiding, but I’ve sort of adopted braids as my signature trademark, I love them. For next season, I suggested them for Valentino and Preen, among others, the former reflecting a more romantic mood, the latter wilder and more folk.”
Long layers are back which fall down over the shoulders: it’s an Eighties mood that is made contemporary by adopting a minimal style. The result is more carefree or rock. So if short hair cuts are mostly destructured, with long hair we can play with volume for extra backcombing, or we can choose a spaghetti straight look enhanced by must-have bangs.
For mid-length cuts, the bob wins, rigorously layered or wavy and able to frame any face perfectly. Here, too, you can play with colors to make your haircut unique. Texture is fundamental: on one hand uneven and imperfect, on the other hand more defined.