Spring/Summer 2016 Hairstyle Trends

SUMMER HAIRSTYLE TRENDS 2016

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Alexander McQueen 2016 Braids
Alexander McQueen 2016 – Proving braids don’t have to be clean and neat.

PLAITS/BRAIDS

Gorgeous plaits and braids are not new to the fashion scene, however they’re being stepped up an extra notch and they’re everywhere this summer season. Not only are plaits beautifully versatile, but they’re perfect for getting your hair out of  your face and off your neck in a way that will capture anyone’s attention.

Braid Crown Headband

Try something beautifully elegant and sophisticated like a crown braid to pair with an outfit that truly deserves to be the main focus or if you’re wearing bulky jewelry.

What’s better than a classic side braid? They’re easy to do and they look great with everything. Whether you’re going for a hike outdoors or attending an art gallery, the classic side braid is perfect for any occasion.

Vogue Side Braid

Is your style more contemporary? Long and sleek side braids will add a relaxed     street style effect to any outfit. They’re perfect for edging up a simple band tee.

Casual French Braids

Messy styles tend to look the most interesting. Take a note from Alexander Mcqueen and opt for pinning up all of your hair in a messy braided nest. This adds a cool touch to your ensemble and compliments your features.


Chic Silver Headbands

HEADBANDS

Headbands went out of style somewhere in between the 90’s and early 2000’s. But, now the headband is making it’s way back into the scene as an accessory staple for Spring/Summer 2016.

Headband bandana

Go Boho!

Summer is fast approaching, which means hot & humid days and breezy nights. Slap on a head scarf to wear with beachy waves for a bonfire in the sand.

Jeweled Headpiece

Braid Crown

Go with a bejeweled head piece to dress up a simple outfit or follow Chanel’s idea of pairing two complimentary headbands together in one look! Stay one step ahead and merge two trends together – braid a piece of your hair and wrap it around your crown to get the headband effect!

Chic Editorial Fringe Bang

SHORT FRINGE

Think Audrey Hephburn a la Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but modernized and edgier.

Audrey Hephburn Fringe Bang

Admittedly, this look is not for everyone. The severe cut looks best on those with angled jaws and prominent cheek bones. But, if you can pull off this look you’ll have your fair share of compliments.

This is truly the cut in fashion for Spring/Summer 2016, especially in London where mod-chic is always in style.

Short Fringe Bang

“PUNS”

Pun Hairstyle Trend

A “pun” is a new fashion term. It mixes a pony tail and bun together in one. The casually-loose style is so easy to do yourself. All you need is a hair tie – just throw it up quick and you’re done.

Which styles are your favorite for Spring/Summer 2016? Let us know in the comments section below!

Be sure to always check back with MTMH for hair tips, tricks, and trends.

Stay Stylish

XOXO

Music To My Hair, LLC

518-313-7723

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

The Best Salon In Latham, NY

Spring/Summer 2016 Hairstyle Trends

Spring/Summer 2016 Hair Trends

 

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How To Do A Fishtail Braid

Have you always wanted to try the ethereal fishtail braid for yourself? Here’s how in FOUR EASY STEPS.

HOW TO DO A FISHTAIL BRAID

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Although this braid might look intimidating at first, it’s not too difficult to achieve once you get the hang of the motions. Plus, other than a hair tie, there are no tools or products necessary to recreate this look. It’s time to unleash your inner hair stylist – follow the steps below and you’ll have a perfectly messy & beautiful hair style.

Fishtail Braid Chic

STEP ONE:

Separate your hair into two sections. Unlike your typical braid, a fishtail braid only requires your hair to be parted in two.

STEP TWO:

Using your fingers, separate a small section of your hair from the outer edge of the first section and cross it over the second section – this should overlap the same way you would do it if you were doing a standard braid. Get a good grip on the hair and tighten the plait, still keeping the two sections separate.How To Do A Fishtail Braid

 STEP THREE:

                                                          Continue to overlap small pieces from each section until you reach the ends. Try to keep the pieces that you’re overlapping with the same size for a consistent looking finished braid – you generally want to keep the sections to a half-inch.

Bonus Tip: You can make the sections larger for a bigger looking braid – this is especially great for messy braids (as pictured above).

How To Do A Fishtail Braid

STEP FOUR:

Once you’ve reached the ends of your hair, secure the braid with an elastic. Finish the look by gently tugging at the outside pieces of the braid with your fingers to loosen it for that effortless appearance.

Double Fishtail Braid

Of course if you’re a beginner and new to braiding or you learn better by watching rather than reading, definitely utilize Youtube for some easy to follow hair tutorials.

When you recreate the look for yourself use the hashtag #musictomyhair and we’ll repost our favorite looks here!

XOXO

Music To My Hair

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723

The Best Salon In Latham, NY

 

Learn How To Style Your Hair Based On Your Natural Texture

Learning how to accentuate your natural hair texture means keeping your styling time to a minimum and your hair at it’s healthiest. Here’s how to do it…

STRAIGHT HAIR

Straight Hair Natural Texture

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Aveda Brilliant Spray-On Shine
Aveda Brilliant         Spray-On Shine                   $28

How To Style: If your natural texture is straight, emphasizing the shine and health of your hair is key. How to make the most of your straight hair? Use a deep-cleansing shampoo and follow up with a lightweight conditioner, focusing the product only on the ends. Be sure to avoid using too many styling products, which can have the effect of weighing down your hair and flattening it. Instead, we suggest blow-drying with a nozzle and a smooth paddle brush. Pull the hair taut with the brush and aim the air towards the ends.  Finish the style with a straightening iron, if necessary, and add a shine serum to get that light reflecting shampoo-commercial hair.

Bonus Tip: Girls with straight hair should avoid pointing the blow dryer directly into your hair – this will cause frizz! Instead tilt the dryer down and use a low setting to dry.

WAVY HAIR

Wavy Hair Texture

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Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse
Living Proof              Full               Thickening      Mousse $27

How To Style: If you wake up with a natural wavy texture that looks like you just came from a beach vacation – count yourself lucky! The best thing to do to style your hair is to let it air dry. Simply brush when wet and apply a little volumizing mousse to the roots in a scrunching motion to accentuate your curls and spritz on a sea salt spray. If you want to apply some heat, attach a diffuser to the end of your dryer and on the lowest setting, take sections of your hair from root to tip and place inside the diffuser and against your head until dry.

Bonus Tip: For a more styled effect like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, take a 1 inch clipless curling iron and wrap large sections around the barrel changing the direction facing away from and towards your face. Spray with a light hold hairspray and you’re done!

THICK/CURLY HAIR

Adrianna Lima Natural Texture

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Davines Curl Building Serum
Davines Curl Building Serum $26

How To Style: To get the most out of your naturally thick and curly hair, apply a curl-building serum from the mid-shaft to ends to wet hair and rough blow dry on a medium-low setting until hair is about 80% dry.  Roll your hair from ends to root into large Velcro rollers. Pin the roller in and allow to air dry and cool while you apply your makeup or eat breakfast. Once the hair is completely dry, remove the rollers and tousle your hair to break up the curls a bit. Spray with some strong hairspray and you’re done!

Bonus Tip: When applying styling products, don’t use too much! Take the time to apply them evenly and only apply more where needed. Be careful not to overdo it.

 

                                            VERY CURLY HAIR

Natural Texture Curly Hair

How To Style: Apply a detangling mask in the shower and gently comb through wet hair with a wide-tooth comb. Spray in a curl enhancer and twist small sections around your finger and release to get a more uniform curl pattern. Lightly blow dry with a diffuser and apply a small amount of oil to the ends to keep your curls looking hydrated and shiny.

Bonus Tip: Make sure that you’re getting a quality haircut specifically tailored to your curly hair. This will help the style to look it’s absolute best.

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Aveda Be Curly Line
Aveda Be Curly Line $21-$27

Here’s to keeping your hair happy, healthy, and easily styled.

XOXO

Music To My Hair

518-313-7723

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

The Best Salon In Latham, NY

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MTMH Tip: Protect Your Color Treated Hair

Coloring your hair can change up your entire look and ignite your confidence. Whether you’re just covering a few grays or going all out with a vibrant color, you’ll feel like a brand new person as soon as you step out of the salon.

It’s important to take extra care of color treated hair and there are a few precautions we suggest you take in order to keep your color lasting and beautiful until your next appointment.

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Aveda’s Color Conserve Shampoo, Conditioner, &                                                        Strengthening Treatment.

 USE SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOO!

Sulfates are infamous for stripping color and moisture from the hair follicle, which leaves your once vibrant-looking color with a dull and dry appearance.  Investing in a sulfate-free shampoo, like Aveda’s Color Conserve line, will help to extend your color life and keep your locks looking fresh.

Bonus Tip: Do not wash your hair more often than every other day, in fact try extending your washes to 2-3 times per week and wash in cool water. Hot water tends to strip the color faster, while cool water actually seals your color in.

AVOID ALCOHOL-BASED STYLING PRODUCTS!

Although it may be difficult, opting for alcohol-free styling products will help your color last longer. Like sulfates, alcohol based products increase the fading process time, especially while the sunlight is more direct in the summertime. Luckily, there are lots of products out there that are alcohol-free for this exact reason. Products that contain alcohol can make your hair feel brittle, so taking a break from them will soften your locks.

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BEAT THE HEAT!

We always suggest only using hot styling tools like curling wands and straightening irons with a heat protectant. However, colored hair is more susceptible to damage so minimizing your use of blow dryers and curling/straightening irons is key to keeping your color-treated hair healthy. Embrace your natural hair texture! Simply apply some styling products that will add a little structure and emphasize your natural texture and allow your hair to air dry.

Bonus Tip: If you must blow dry your colored hair, give yourself some extra time to get ready and keep it to the lowest heat setting. Better yet, if your blow dryer has a cool blast setting, use that instead. Of course, this means a little more time in your daily routine, but more importantly it means keeping your hair health intact and your color looking great until your next appointment.

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Aveda Sun Care Line

PROTECT THOSE LOCKS!

With summer right around the corner, it’s good to know how the warm months can impact your color. If you love to swim make sure to saturate your hair with clean water and apply a protective leave-in conditioner before you get in to help prevent the chlorine from damaging you color. The chemical treated water can build up in your hair and cause color (especially lighter colors) to develope into an unattractive green hue. It’s also a great idea to invest in a hair cleanser that specializes in removing the chlorine fromyour hair when you get out of the pool! Aveda’s Sun Care line includes the Protective Veil, a Hair & Body Cleanser, and an After-Sun Hair Masque.

GLAZE IT UP!

Schedule a glaze appointment between your initial color appointment and your retouch appointment to prevent your hair from losing its luster. A glaze is a clear deposit that brings back the shine into your hair without actually adding any color. This is the ultimate way to keep your hair looking its best.

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At Music To My Hair, we use Aveda Color – which offers endless shade choices from outrageous shades to purely natural looks and amazing grey coverage results. The fad-resistant formulas are up to 96% naturally derived for essentially damage-free results with Aveda’s signature blend of organic botanical oils – including sunflower, castor, and jojoba.

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Call now to book your next color appointment at MTMH and keep these tips in mind for ensuring long-lasting, healthy, color every time.

XOXO

Music To My Hair

518-313-7723

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

The Best Salon In Latham, NY

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