5 trending hairstyles you need to try out this spring

Apr 8 2019, 6:50 pm

The cherry blossoms are in bloom, the breweries are packed, and there seems to be a happy dog prancing on every street corner — welcome to springtime in Vancouver!

And while changing up your wardrobe for the season might be a no-brainer, one of the best ways to truly refresh your look in tune with the new season is to upgrade your hairstyle.

In other words, it’s time to get your hairs did right.

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So to find out which styles are trending this spring, we sat down with Devon Plamondon, Senior Stylist at Suki’s Salons’ South Granville location, to get the scoop on which hair looks we should be trying out next. 

1. Ponytail envy

 

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“No matter where you look, people are rocking ponytails,” says Plamondon. But these are not your everyday messy gym ponytails — they are glammed up and accessorized ponytails that would make even Rapunzel herself jealous.

On the runway and the red carpet, we are seeing ponytails with the addition of chains, jewels, and all things that sparkle,” Plamondon adds.

Start with a high pony and add a thick braid, making it easy to weave in your accessories. In other words, channel your inner Ariana and go grande!

Get the look:

“For the everyday gal, grab some dry shampoo (I really love the Bumble and Bumble Dry-Spun), a curling iron, and an old necklace. Spray liberally into the roots and mids of your dry hair to get lots of body and texture.

Curl your hair in large sections, alternating directions, to get more movement and body. Work your hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic of your choice.

Then comes the fun part — loop or drape the necklace into the hair or simply wrap it around the base of your ponytail to cover the elastic, leaving the ends of the necklace to dangle in your hair.”

2. Bold hair accessories from local artisans

 

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“If you haven’t noticed that scrunchies (and other accessories) are back, you simply need to log-in to Instagram for 5 minutes and take a look around. People are accessorizing their hair again and it’s glorious,” says Plamondon.

But not all accessories are created equally. Plamondon advises you skip the checkout bins at H&M and head to Etsy for one-of-a-kind handmade scrunchies and clips instead.

Get the look:

“Bigger is always better. If you’re reaching for a scrunchie, grab the biggest, juiciest one. If it is a barrette, grab the boldest and blingiest one you can find — for example, I recently saw a barrette encrusted with a rhinestoned “drippin.”

“But if that feels a tad too extravagant, stick to a luscious and soft scrunchie by local artisan Chelsea Tikkoj (my personal favourite is the all-over print of Cardi B’s face).”

3. Parisian chic

 

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“I have always loved the Parisienne hair trend,” says Plamondon. Combine rich warm base colours with soft natural warm highlights, multi-tonal reflections and soft undone haircuts that are loose and organic for an effortless French look that will never go out of style.

Get the look:

According to Plamondon, “The colour combinations to achieve a Parisian look are limitless. If you normally keep your hair one solid colour, it is really easy to get a signature French colour.

“Using a balayage technique, have your stylist work several different tones throughout the hair, adding a subtle warm caramel tone as well as a soft violet reflection that can transform your medium brown all over colour to a multi-dimensional masterpiece worthy of a place at The Louvre.”

4. Pink and purple hues

 

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“It is a very exciting time to be a hairdresser as a lot of colour companies have been producing outstanding colour options that are truly transformative,” says Plamondon.

While the senior stylist doesn’t believe the pink hair trend will ever go away, Plamondon is ecstatic that these feminine hues are taking over Instagram right now. “Pinks and purples are an easy way for clients to dip their toes into the world of vivid hair colour,” he says, which explains why so many people have already gotten on board with this spring trend. 

Get the look:

“My personal favourite shade of pink for 2019 is the Pantone Colour of the Year called Loving Coral; it is gorgeous and would easily give anyone hair envy. If that is too bold for you, a soft powder pink could be the right fit.

“If pink isn’t in the cards, lilac hair is a great alternative. Imagine a soft, dusty bluish-violet… that would be a show-stopper!”

5. Statement bangs

 

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“Bangs are back in a big way. Whether it is a straight fringe, baby bangs, or a curtain fringe, people are asking for a little more action around their face,” says Plamondon.

His personal favourite? The curtain fringe, which is shorter in the centre and longer towards the outside. “I love the effect I get when I cut it with a straight razor — it is very reminiscent of Zooey Deschanel, Bridget Bardot, and Nicole Richie.”

Get the look: 

“When styling your bangs, I recommend you start your blow dry in the front. Work through a liberal amount of Bumble and Bumble Go Big Treatment (in my opinion, it’s the best volumizing product I have ever used) and blow dry your fringe and hairline first while the hair is still quite damp.

“Make sure you are blowdrying using a flat brush or vent brush, and move the hair from side to side and then forward using the round shape of your head to help stretch the hair and smooth the roots.”

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