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Spring and Summer 2013 Hair Trends: Extended

If you thought that colorful dip dye hair extensions were just for the bold, bohemian, and girls that seem to follow every trend, think again. Also, if you thought that the colorful hair extensions were just a phase for the season, the images popping up on blogs and online magazines from Spring and Summer 2013 Fashion Week are proving us all wrong. For a season typically characterized by softer hues, un-natural, bright hair color seems like an unlikely trend. Oscar de la Renta and Peter Som are two designers of many, however, who say otherwise. Colorful extensions weren’t the only long locks on the runways of New York. Models at Karen Walker were seen with long hair with retro, wavy volume and bangs. The girls at Diesel had long, sleek “80’s skater punk” side parts. Perhaps one of the most interesting new trends to emerge was the abundance of long crimped hair on the runways of Mara Hoffman, Timo Weiland, and Betsey Johnson. Which style will you try first?

Colorful Ladylike Dip-Dye Extensions:

Dip-Dye Extensions made an appearance on the runways again, but this time, in a entirely feminine way. The trend, which was expected to phase out after winter, was completely reinvented at Oscar de la Renta. Inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, the de la Renta models sported modern beehives with a colorful twist. The streaks of color were pretty pinks and baby blues- the perfect shades for spring.

Long, Retro, and Texture with Bangs:

Karen Walker is known for her vintage-inspired designs, and this season’s collection certainly did not disappoint. Not only were the patterns and fabrics used in her designs repetitive, her models stayed true to long voluminous locks with added texture and length thanks to the miracle of hair extensions. The model’s long hair was styled so that it was somewhere in between “I just rolled out of bed but still look chic” and beachy waves. The look was polished off with blunt, thick bangs.


Long, Sleek, and Chic:

At Diesel, the models’ hair was a sleek and shiny as a leather jacket. Long locks were swept into a side part for Diesel’s 80’s skater punk and “Thrashin” inspired collection.



Crimped hair found its way onto the runways of several different designers.  At Timo Weiland (left), models were given long, crimped extensions with highlights. Hair stylists braided a small piece of hair from the crown of the head, and pulled the crimped hair into a high horse tail-like ponytail. At Betsey Johnson, it was all about volume! Hair was crimped and worn down underneath a colorful collection of Johnson’s eclectic hats. At Mara Hoffman, hair was swept into a deep side part, accessorized with a feather clip, and crimped to add texture and volume.


Which hairstyle are you going to try this spring?

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