The hair-situation rut is real, and at some point we all find ourselves in one. So we had an idea: quick fixes that change up your look just a little, yet big enough to be noticed. Because sometimes, all it takes is a bit of backcomb here and accessory there to jazz up your look.
Put on a ‘headband of the day’
If it’s good enough for Chrissy Teigen, it’s good enough for us. On a trip to Bali, Teigen coined her own ‘headband of the day’ Insta story series — complete with a jingle sung by husband John Legend. Or, take inspiration from Tom Ford’s fall 2018 runway, where hairstylist Orlando Pita gave models messy buns pulled back with a sleek black headband.
Try a temporary hair colour
Bright-coloured hair looks really cool but even after months of contemplation, takes lots of courage to have done. Not to mention, potential damage to the hair. Leave it to the hands of the professionals and ask for the new Shiseido Professional Colormuse, a highly vivid direct dye colour that’s developed specially for Asian hair. You can pick a single colour or mix and match it, and it comes right off after 20 or so washes. With this collection you’ll find the latest ‘in’ shades like grey and pink.
Discover almost effortless everyday styling
Air-dried hair, zero heat, zero product — sound familiar? If this is your daily routine, it’s easy to see how one gets bored with their hair. Blow-outs do amazing things for the hair (hello, volume!) but realistically, we can’t all make daily trips to the hair salon. That’s why a great styling tool is something everyone should own. The ghd platinum + is sure to impress you with its Predictive Technology which predicts your hair’s thickness and by monitoring the speed you use while styling, controls heat effectively. No exaggeration — it takes less than 15 minutes to give your hair a full set of loose curls, or relax it out.
Go back, back to 1999
It’s a pity you’ve thrown out your scrunchie collection because they’re back in a big way. From Balenciaga’s Resort 2018 collection where scrunchies were a key accessory, to paparazzi shots of youngsters like Ariana Grande and Hailey Baldwin on the streets, the message is clear: we’re going to party like it’s 1999. With bright colours and funky textures, the good news is you won’t be losing scrunchies as often as you lose regular hair ties. And that’s not all — zig zag hairbands and those big claw clips are back too, according to the Fall 2018 shows of Alexander Wang and Prabal Gurung.
Make the cut you’ve been thinking about
We call this “temporary” because hair grows back! Short hair is incredibly in trend, and it’s a universal law that the long bob (or lob) flatters every face shape. There’s a length for every face shape, starting from slightly below the ears to the shoulders. To make this look current, give it some messy love. Ask your stylist to keep the layers coming, scrunch it up with a bit of mousse and blow-dry for texture, and flip it over to one side for a dramatic effect.