Spring/Summer Hair Trends

April 27, 2009 10:12:02 AM PDT
It's time to stop hiding your hair under a hat, says George Papanikolas, Joico Celebrity Stylist and Lead Stylist for Britney Spear's Tour. Now that the spring appears to be here, you might be considering freshening up your look. George, who also colors, styles and cuts Hayden Panettiere, Megan Fox, Rachel McAdams, Mila Kunis, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Minka Kelly, says there are several summer hair trends for men and women. And he has some advice on how to keep you do looking good through the spring and into the summer.
  • For young men: Edgy - Faux Hawk with several bright colors throughout the head.
  • For women: Think "beachy" with light waves and hint of highlight.
  • For women: Lots of Volume and Wave.
  • To obtain a workable hold, look for a medium shaping spray with fine, dry application. Papanikolas especially likes Joico's Design Collection Flexible Shaping Spray. "It's the ideal tool," notes Papanikolas, "for keeping sleek styles in place and keeping them soft and natural."

    At a recent fashion show the stylist created 1940s-inspired men's styles? extremely polished, high-gloss shapes, with a slight pompadour in front. To achieve this look, Papanikolas recommends using a lightweight product that can be layered without flaking or buildup, like Joico's Design Collection Forming Polish.

    "Anytime you're bleaching the hair, which is what we do with Hayden's hair, you need to keep it strong, healthy and shiny. I recommend doing a weekly treatment." Papanikolas advises a treatment that both reconstructs and hydrates the hair. "I use Joico's K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor once a week followed by K-PAK's Intense Hydrator. Towel-dry your hair, put the product in for five minutes, then rinse it out. Put the Intense Hydrator in for five more minutes. It's a pretty easy maintenance routine."

    "Most women need to have a healthy hair regime," Papanikolas says. He recommends Re:nu Age Defy products to keep color-treated locks in optimal condition.

    "People say you should go darker with your hair color in fall and winter, but that doesn't mean go to dark brown," says Papanikolas. "Instead, if you're looking for a change, ask your colorist for a warm tone."

    Counteract the effects of sunlight and color fading on light hair by rinsing with color-depositing shampoo, advises Papanikolas, who favors Joico's Color Endure Violet Shampoo. "To get the best results, use it only once a week or add some to your regular shampoo to dilute the pigments," Papanikolas adds.

    More advice from George Papanikolas:

  • Hair color darkens and goes gray as people age. By lightening your hair with color and highlights, you can make your skin look more radiant with a healthy glow.
  • Add some shorter layers to allow for more movement and body in your hair.
  • Condition your hair regularly to keep it healthy and shiny.

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