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trendspotting: blade runner

This season, I saw a recurring trend of sci-fi and futuristic shapes in hairstyles.  Molded, obscure shapes with a retro feel, describe the looks seen throughout the Paris fall ’14 runways.  These are some of my favorite images below, that I feel are setting a precedent for future hairstyles to come.

Comme des Garçons

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Gareth Pugh

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Yohji Yamamoto

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Junya Watanabe

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 images via Style.com

women’s hair trends: the braid

Every season braids make a comeback in a different way.  What makes this look contemporary is the use of an African-style braid, while letting the front ends of the hair hang long and wispy.  The braid allows all of the hair to be pulled back to emphasize facial features, and the loose ends create a softer, more feminine look.  The key to a great braid is having texture in the hair, and it works well a day or two after washing.  For clean hair, try using Bumble and Bumble Styling Lotion to give the hair some grip.

Alexander McQueen A/W ’14

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images via Style.com

men’s hair trends: the quiff

The quiff is back.  An attitude-infused hairstyle, that has evolved from its 1950s rockabilly origin could also be considered a deconstructed pompadour.  This look is heavy on style and low on maintenance.  Try using Bumble and Bumble’s Sumotech to create hold, texture, and definition.

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mens_quiff4images via Fashionising