Monday, November 19, 2012

Winter Hair Trends 2012

Don't get stuck in a hair rut as the temperatures dive lower. This season, getting that straight-off-the-catwalk hair is easier than ever with a series of trend-driven hairstyles. All these ideas are effortlessly chic and simple enough to accomplish just with a handful of hair clips, hairspray and hair bands. This is your Fall/Winter 2012 runway-to-reality hairstyle inspiration.


Elegant Upstyles


 Neatly folded French rolls, classic ballet buns, undone chignons - the upstyle takes center stage this season. To attain this timeless look, pull your hair into a ponytail with an elastic hair band, comb over to ensure there are no bumps, and twirl hair round into a coil with hair pins. Spray to hold. Leave a few loose ends as did the Michael Kors models or defy gravity with hair wax as seen at Preen. Take notes from Cacharel and add cute colourful clips or an embellished headband as styled at Dolce & Gabbana. The best way to combat a bad hair day, this ladylike look can be done on both wet or dry locks.


Twists and Braids
Put a twist into your daily hair routine with a few pretty braids. Versatile and feminine, use plaited pieces to create your own Alice Band or add a few braids in-between straight locks for some movement and contrast, as seen at Rachel Zoe. Stylists at Suno used hair clips to pin loose pieces up into place. Kenzo went edgier with fully twisted pigtails and halo braids. Romance was in the hair at Elie Saab and Valentino with pinned-up princess plaits.


Ponytails
 The world's most female-friendly hairstyle is bigger than ever this winter. Ponytails are worn high, low, perfectly in precision, or loosely fastened for a laid-back look. Secure your ponytail at the nape of your neck, leaving a strand loose to tie over and conceal your hairband. Smoothen down any flyways with some hairspray and voila - the polished ponytail will provide you with ultimate sophistication in under 3 minutes with no effort involved at all. 


Bouffants
 Pump up the volume with the elevated & dramatic bouffant, set to add glamour and height to your style. This sixties inspired quiff makes a triumphant comeback as seen on the catwalks of Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam & Moschino. The newfangled faux bob made a statement at Rodarte & Oscar de la Renta. For this head-turning 2012 party look - a teasing comb, tons of hairspray & some effort is required. Add a ribbon or bow for that something extra.


Sleek and Straight 
As shown on the runways of Prada and Prabal Gurung, smooth sleek hair with a velvety sheen is still a top trend. A good shine serum and exceptionally brilliant hair iron is your ideal way to attain this not-a-hair-out-of-place hairstyle. Parting your hair in a middle part adds to the chicness of this look. Be bold and take it one step further with blunt bangs as seen on the Marni models and at Elie Saab Couture.


Loose Locks


The get-out-of-bed-head look is the least complicated style to achieve this Fall. The focus is on tousled texture, unkempt waves & luscious looking locks. If you're lucky enough to have naturally wavy hair, allow your hair to air-dry, adding some mousse or salt spray, scrunching slightly. If you have straight hair, braid your hair in several sections while its still wet, allow to dry, spray & unwind your curls. Hot rollers or a hair iron can be used alternatively to get this sexy style. Glamourize the trend with a severe side part as seen at Lanvin or volumize by drying your hair upside gown with a hair dryer to achieve the Just Cavalli look. 


Which of these Fall/Winter 2012 hair trends are you most likely to try out?


87 comments:

Karishma said...

Fun post. I would most likely do the loose waves thing.. as that is what i can do easily.. :)

Bodil Huisman said...

Really like this post. The Cacharel, Jason Wu, Dolce & Gabanna and Prada hairstyles are amazing! this is definetely some hair inspiration for me :)

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Cmichellestyles said...

I love the braided ponytail!!!
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Marsa said...

okay the michael kors hairdo... i need to learn how!
it looks so relaxed and yet stylish :)

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Alexandra said...

Hi,dear! This post is great and full of inspiration! I also want to say thank u for stopping by my blog and lovely comment u left!
Have a fabulous week!

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Harija said...

Love the post and I am more of a ponytail kind of girl. Even though on the OFTD posts, I leave my hair down =) PS. I think I will be trying out some of the braid and twist hairstyles.
Also, thank you so much for the lovely comment!
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ALI&ANG said...

Ah what a great post! You really covered all the bases!! Love the 20's inspired looks at Cacharel. I even did a post on this : ) Thanks for the comment. Yes Sandy took many people off guard.

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Josie said...

Such fab inspiration Sam! Although I think the only styles I'm capable of are ponies and loose haha xxx

blackberryfashion said...

Great inspirations :)

Diana Marks said...

Great inspirational hair looks! Have a fabulous week, dear!

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Shes Dressing Up said...

Loving all of these looks, especially the twists & braids!

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

Oh Sam, what ever will I do with my short hair! xoxox

Chai Chen said...

The hair styles give me inspiration, Sam! Cool! :) Wish I can do them to myself. LOL. :p I'm intrigued with the Kenzo braids haha.

By the way, already following you on GFC. Hope we can follow each other. :)

Hope you had a great weekend dear!

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febrina utami putri said...

dolce and oscar's are my favorites! this is such an awesome and inoperative post :)

MOSAMUSE said...

the twists and braids are great!!
xo
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Joyce said...

I love the loose locks hairstyle, especially at Gucci. Seems very copyable!

libys11 said...

i wish i can do this with my hair!! aaahh!! i need to grow it some more. haha!

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Well... said...

This is something I really need to get into - actually doing my hair! I love the braids and sleek straight styles shown here :)

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Kacie Cone said...

That valentino braid is beautiful! I wish I could do that!!

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Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam really cool ideas for the new week! I will try out some of those! I love Elegant Upstyles/Jason Wu, Ponytails/TIBI and
Loose Locks/Lanvin:)
Thank you for always leaving lovely comments;) I am happy when you visit!
have a great week!

Kristen said...

I'm all about the braids and loose locks. Probably just the boho in me.

Y además sombreros said...

Que resumen de peinados, dan ganas de hacerse uno cada día.
Un beso guapa.

Anouka said...

Great hair inspirations!

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Katie Q. said...

Oh wow, I'm getting so much inspiration from this! I'm so awful with trying new things with my hair but these hairstyles are so beautiful.

Rahul Bhatia said...

The tresses were adorable, Sam:) What an amazing range!

The Urban Market said...

So nice inspirations!

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Hope you have had a nice sunday! I like all the winter hair trends! My absolutely fav are the bun, the braid, the straight and the lock look! I'd love to know how make the Elie Saab hairstyle, it is so romantic!! Have a great monday dear! Big hugs!:***

lovesoundsgood said...

Thanks a lot - your blog so inspired me :*

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fluff and fripperies said...

Messy topknots and ponytails - that's what I like to see! Even I can manage those two ;) xo

Wendy said...

Love this post!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Jony said...

Great post!
I especially love the elegant upstyles, twist & brands and ponytails trends!

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Gill said...

Love the Valentino braid!

Dana said...

Ah! Hair! The frame to ourselves and our day! You can have the worst flu of the century but have a Blow-Out and feel renewed in 30 minutes!
Considering the abuse our hair takes on a daily basis its amazing the loads of good-feeling endorphins it provides when a single glance in the mirror confirms the perfect hairstyle has been attained!
Where would Cindy Crawford be without her lion's mane or Elvis without that errant curl over his eyebrow?
No matter what hairstyle we choose these holidays its sure to be a perfectly executed coif that will provide many a good-feeling of confidence and beauty and provide for beautifully memorable photographs....
Oh, I'm partial to a bit of curl myself! :)
Have a wonderful day Sam!

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XOXO Dana

Stefania said...

Great post and inspiration dear!Thank for sharing!
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The Fashion Milkshake said...

Great I was looking for this !!


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Daniella said...

Heyyy sweetie, Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Loving this post, perfect for inspiration, something I am needing right now! I adore the up styles and the pony tails especially! :)

Take care and have a great week,

Daniella xox

Fashionthroughtravel said...

Wow! Somany great hairstyles, that it's difficult to choose... I think I would go for the Michael Kors or Dolce & Gabbana sleek updos, for the Valentino tresses or for the low pony tail... But I'm considering other styles too :D

Heather said...

I love all the braids - they are my favorite look for winter :)

XO
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Adeola Naomi said...

Great inspiration for Fall.
I can't wait to get my weave fix and protect my natural hair.
Hope you are having a great Monday!

Izzy said...

wow thanks for all the hair inspiration! I love braids but I can do never do them well for some reason haha. and of course those sleek, shiny ponytails are so lovely...

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Bravoe Runway said...

Since I cut off all my hair the only style I an try is the bouffant:)

Nicoleta_B said...

Absolutely grea post, love it!!! My fav is Watson WU!

Many kisses and have a great week!

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Alessandra said...

Inspiring pic!

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great post!

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Wikaa said...

beautiful hairdo! ♥

mochaccinoland said...

wish I could do the valention braid! my hair is neither here nor there now, the only thing seems to work for me is top knot at the moment. can't wait for my hair to grow longer.

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celia vallina said...

Amazing blog sweetie! I'm your new follower on gfc and bloglovin. Feel free to follow back. Kisses
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borka gamero said...

I'm a sleek and straight hair girl! :)
Havce a great week doll!
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Always Maylee said...

I love the way the braids look, they are so fun yet so chic!

xo, Yi-chia
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Fashion-Bridge said...

Nice post dear! I'm sort of a hair freak so I always LOVE to read about hair products and trends. I see that the braids stayed in trend after this summer. great! I love braids - very feminine and innocent. And I like a lot all the twisted pony-tales, looks chic

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

I'm always a fan of pretty braids like the Valentino and Elie Saab looks..

Beauty Follower said...

Love the sleek ponytails!

Lidia Frolova said...

Great hair trends!
I was even a little sorry that I have a short haircut)))
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Kashaya said...

Lots of great inspiration.=)

Gabriele said...

I think when it comes to hairstyles I always stick to my trusty sleep ponytails, i think its time I tried some new styles though! :)

BB said...

Omg, thank you for sharing this post ♥ I am a freak when it comes to hairstyles and I like trying new ones. Though, I decide to wear my hair down most of the times. My favourite look here is the last one by Just Cavalli - the waves look so healthy and the volume is great!

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S said...

I'm so into braids and buns in this period!
Love all these beautiful hairstyles, lots of inspirations!!! :D
xxx
S

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Ivana said...

Sam, thank you so much for this inspiration! I'll be pinning all these pictures, and trying madly all these hairstyles!

xx Ivana
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EstelleFashion said...

Pretty <3

Have a good night ;)

Je ne sais quoi said...

ok this may sound cliche but I don't know what would i do without your tips every time! sincerely!
im crushing over the below and will definitely try them out , take pics and give the tribute to you SAM :D
Lanvin ! Michael Kors ! Just Cavali ! Nicole Miller! Rachel Zoe and Moschino! from each one I found my perfect "match" except the pony tails , i personally don't like it coz i don't look good in it ! as simple as it is :D lol
xx
nini

Violeta said...

Awesome trends!! Love all styles, i use to wear all of them, depend of the occasion!
Have a nice week dear!
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Jayme and Mendi said...

Loving all of these hair pics! I really want to learn to do more with my hair.

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Leonor said...

amazing inspirations!! I love this post so much!! thank you so much for your comment dear:)) keep in touch:)) happy week!

Leonor
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Elle Sees said...

great ideas, Sam!

zhanna said...

I love this post! I wish I had long hair so I can try this trends out!
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Ileana said...

Love them all! Really wish I was better at fixing my hair :(
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Caitie Schlisserman said...

Can't get enough of the braids! If I could I would wear my hair in a different braid every day :)

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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

I'm loving the twists and braids, and the loose locks Sam, great looks all of them!

Have a fab week!

Chloë said...

Verry nice pictures!
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sonia de macedo said...

So obsessed with braids right now!

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Kiiiim said...

My favorite is the Michael Kors bun... it looks so effortless, but chic at the same time!

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The Sunshine District said...

I love the messy knots and braided looks :)
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Frances Davila said...

These are all amazing! I love the braids and the really thick bangs! Thanks for sharing!


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FASHION TALES said...

I love updos and braids snd buns! xx Great inspiration! /M

trishie said...

All these styles look great!

Elly said...

I love the twists and braids and loose locks! I have just about no hair styling abilities, but I really wish I could create stunning dos like these!

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GlamFabChameleon said...

I love sleek and shiny looks, as well as loose long curls... actually I like everything- you can find ideas for the whole winter here!xixixi :)))
Happy Tuesday my dearest Sam!!!

Poppy Lee Jones said...

love the loose locks-hairstyles, so natural and pretty! especially the first one, the colour's so cool too.

and no, unfortunately i didn't do any shopping in camden, i've been there before (in 2010) and did some though. my david bowie shirt i'm wearing in exactly that post for example!
this time we just did some 'window shopping' (well there's no windowns since there's no actual shops but you know what i mean) because we didn't want to spend too much money. i always do that - don't buy anything because i don't want to spend money and in the end all the money's gone anyway. how does this happen!? haha! well i did buy the denim jacket and doc martens in brighton, i guess that's where most of my money went, haha. xx

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Nicole said...

Hey Sam!
Going to a Great Gatsby play later on. Going to do an a la Cacharel upstyle I think! :)
Awesome post - I love all the different looks really!
xxx

Lolita in the Mix said...

Wow great post! You just gave me tons of new ideas!! Thnx dear, you're the best!

-xoxo- lorena

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Zoe Concepción said...

oh! Thanks for this hair inspo, cause I'm thinking of diying mine!:)
Can you check out my blog and participate in something? It will be an honor if my lovely girl participates...hehe...
maybe a picture or a collage made with your computer...whateber you want!:)
Thanks!
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Jo said...

LOOOOVE these pics! Thanks so much for sharing! I especially love the side clipped hair at Cacharel. Beautiful!


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The Garage Starlets said...

Awesome post! Booking it for future hairstyle tips!!! <3

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Elisabeth said...

What an amazing post - do you read my mind? I'm thinking about going to the hairdresser and boom - I read your post! Sometimes it's incredible how many coincidences there are! I love buns, braids, ponytails and straight hair looks - a little bit of everything I guess!
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

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Margaret Cruzemark said...

I love loose locks so so much,the waves in the hair look fantastic!!!
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Punctuation Mark said...

i love those braided do's but have a hard time getting them done!

Elizabeth Nott said...

Such a great post - really inspired me to try out some new hair styles! Love the Valentino braid! <3
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