by Sian Bitner Kearney:
It may be hard to believe, but 2014 is nearly here. While your calendar for November and December may be centered around parties and presents, don’t forget about the latest and greatest in hair trends for the New Year. We have the top three hair trends, straight from Fashion Week, to help you start your New Year right.
#1 - The Low Pony
Few styles are as sleek and elegant as the low pony tail but we love this look for two more reasons; it’s quick and easy! Whether you’re darting out the door for a 7:00 am meeting or making a quick transition from a day of errands to an evening with friends, the low pony is the easiest way to freshen up your look in about two minutes flat. Whether loose or tight, your pony should hang right around the nape of the neck. If you really want to spruce things up, use a decorative clip or band to secure your pony tail or add a headband to the front of the hair.
#2 – Deep Side Part
Most stylists will agree that something as simple as where you part your hair can completely change your look without needing to do anything else, and that is certainly the case with the deep side part. While this look may take some getting used to, especially for those who have spent the past several years rocking the center part, trust us; it’s totally worth it! For an elegant look, try the deep side part with retro waves ala Veronica Lake. For some Rock n Roll flare, use a texturizing spray and back comb to create fullness from mid-length down.
#3 – Rockn’ Waves
Think funky waves are just for the beach? Well think again! 2014 is all about those textured bed head waves but with a bit more volume than the ones of summer. This looks works well with both a deep side part and a center part, but the key word to remember is “wave”. Polished, pretty curls are not what you’re going for so keep those waves natural looking. Try a flatiron to create great waves if you have naturally straight hair. For girls with a natural wave, scrunch in a good texturizing spray and call it a day. The wilder the better, so don’t forget to pump up the volume on this look and certainly don’t forget the hairspray to lock it all in.