Here's a roundup of the latest looks for Fall 2012:
Big Bold Bangs
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Knot Me has been the words on the runway and red carpet creating a must-have hair trend for this fall. In fact, the Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Design Team, spearheaded this trend creating an innovative sculpted hair knot for the Fall 2012 Venexiana runway show. Philip and his design team created sculpted waves swept up into a twisted knot. The look combines a modern-twist on the 1920s flapper-type curls with the knot trend for 2012. The knot trend overall involves pulling the hair back off the face into a ponytail and then wrapping the tail into a knot. The placement of the knot is placed in the nape or middle of the back of the head. The texture of the hair can either be brushed smooth and sleek or left textured and tousled. This trend works well for those who want a fancy evening up-do, or for someone who wants a quick real-way version of the runway look for a stylish day time look. The product selection makes a difference in creating this look.
Look for resin-free products containing organic ingredients that leave a soft modern finish. This will keep the knot looking contemporary instead of a stogy, dated-looking, firm feeling up-do style. This fall 2012 runway trend has shine but is never stiff or sticky.
For Fall 2012 the haircut is back! Not that hair cutting has ever gone out of style, but to actually have a shorter hair cut has been somewhat passé since the early 1990s.Short cropped cuts from chin length bobs to shorter are one of the major trends for this coming fall season. To get this look make sure the cut no matter what the length has a textured and purposely choppy look. Precision cutting techniques are important for this trend to create the layering and separation needed to get that crop cut look. The Quiff cropped cut will be a strong trend for both men and women going into the fall. This is a combination of Elvis’s D.A. and the Duran Duran look from the 1980s. This is a short cut worn from the ultra short gamin length to ear length. The shorter length cropped cuts are worn with no part but instead pushed around and at times off the one side but without a part. The look is piecy with gently bended ends shooting off in many different directions including toward the face. Movie stars wearing this look: David Beckham and Rachel Wood. This chopped cut look will also be worn slightly longer around ear length. This cut has more of a side swept part or a messy side part. The ends look a bit disheveled and imperfect. There is a punk-rock element to all of these cropped cuts looks.
Another huge trend for Fall 2012 is super natural looking hair. Women are abandoning their relaxer services and opting for their natural curl or wave. Anything from cork screw curls to loose tendrils to gentle bended ends; natural looking hair is one of the most sought after looks for Fall 2012. The word natural gives the impression that the look just magically or “naturally” happens. Nothing can be further from the truth. The secret to really pulling off this look is the prep work ahead of time to put the hair in top notch condition, help eliminate frizz and create sculpted soft curls or smooth waves. If the hair is not is great condition or frizzy, this super natural trend just looks like unkempt, damaged hair. To create this look, get a semi-permanent, formaldehyde-free curl perfecting or wave smoothing anti-frizz treatment at the salon and follow up with treatment product at home. It is a must to look for a service that is formaldehyde-free, formaldehyde derivative-free, and free from harsh chemicals with zero-harmful odors or fumes for your own health and the health of your hair. In addition, look for smoothing or curl perfecting service that smoothes by reshaping hair’s hydrogen and salt bonds that support the keratin, doesn’t open the cuticle of the hair. Look for one that contains at least 85% organics and features hair strengthening and smoothing quinoa and color protecting antioxidants such as organic horsetail and reishi mushroom.
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About the Author
Philip Pelusi is an internationally recognized stylist, photographer and product artist. Having gone from one salon to 13 locations as well as a magnificent industry centerpiece in New York City, Pelusi has created a philosophy, 2 product lines, P2 by Philip Pelusi and Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi and systems for success. Philip created and trademarked, within the industry, the phrase “A Cut Above The Rest” to coincide with his creation of the registered Volumetric haircutting technique around which he built his empire.