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Hits from the Past
Written by DR Hanson
Published on December 28, 2012
Merry Holidays Everyone! We hope you’ve cherished time spent with family and friends and have had a chance to reflect on this past year. A year is a long time so we want you to focus your reflections on your accomplishments and action plans to self-improvement and leave the hair reflections to us. We’ll review the Top 5 2012 Hair Trends for you while you work on your New Year’s Resolutions.
Here at Hair Extension Geek we believe hair extensions are always relevant and should always be trending in a woman’s life but 2012 was a colorful year for hair with some nods to the classic and every day.
Top 5 2012 Hair Trends
Pops of Color – Whether it was Christina Aguilera battling Britney Spears for the title of Ms. Rainbowbrite (we think Christina won that hands down) or the house mom embracing her inner rock star with some clip in color extensions, 2012 was all about coloring outside the box!
The Ombre – Some trends come and go. Some trends come and won’t go. We’re a little tired of the ombre but apparently pulp culture is not. Whether it’s on Fox’s Glee (Lea Michele rocked the ombre in New York this season) to SyFy’s Alphas (Kathleen Munroe also jumped on the ombre bandwagon) or on Pinterest (incorporating 2012 First Hair trend "Pops of Color") it looks like this trend will continue into 2013.
The Braid – Thanks to Katniss and “The Hunger Games” braids came in every shape and size this year but none were as popular as the fishtail! This youthful, playground favorite wore some big girl shoes this year with, once again; some pops of color and new, fun interpretations (we LOVE the waterfall braid!). Just goes to show that any hairstyle can be hip
The Shaved Head – And the hippest hairstyle this year was the partially shaved head. Kellie Pickler starts the trend by going full on Sinead O’Connor and shaving all her hair to support a friend battling cancer. Miley Cyrus joins the club with a more fashion forward look. Keeping most of her hair, Miley just wanted a new do. And never to be out done, Lady GaGa marries both looks with her partially shaved head in honor of her photographer friend’s mother who passed away from cancer this year.
Classic Vintage Updos – With the Academy Awards quickly approaching we look back to 2012’s award ceremony and applaud the beautifully coiffed vintage updo’s that sparkled the Red Carpet. We’re still gushing over Penelope Cruz’s ode to Sophie Loren. And Jennifer Hudson’s updo made us giddy. Better still, was that we saw these looks on everyday women after the awards and we hope to see more. The classic vintage look is still a strong look.
Honorable Mention : Movember – Men got trendy with their hair in 2012 too. Namely their facial hair. Was anyone else’s Facebook page exploding with pictures of mustaches in various states of dress…or undress? It’s actually quite an beautiful and amusing movement where men use their mustaches to raise awareness and support for prostate and testicular cancer. We tip our hats to you men and hope 2013 gives us even more "Mo Bros"!
Well, that's it for 2012! We can't wait to see what 2013 brings hair wise. Happy New Year Everyone!
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