Spring is finally here and it’s time to make some big updates to our lives once again. Welcoming in that feeling of newness that comes with springtime weather, we often use this time of year to clean our homes from top to bottom, revamp our wardrobes and get serious about diet and exercise.
With so many stunning new hair trends this season, it’s also an amazing time to consider updating your hairstyle. Whether you’ve been rocking the same old hairstyle for far too long or you’re the type of person who likes to embrace every new trend, this is the time of year to experiment and change up your hair for the coming warm weather.
Luckily, these hair trends are super easy to replicate as well as maintain. Evidently, 2017 is the year of effortless chic when it comes to looking feminine and fashionable. From the low-maintenance messy shag to the high ponytail that takes under two minutes to execute, these three looks are proof that updating your hairstyle this year will be a piece of cake.
1. The Super High Ponytail
Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Ariana Grande have been all about the super high, sleek ponytail lately. A bit of a throwback to the late nineties, this style is all about height as well as tightness. When done right, the result is the perfect balance between femininity and boldness.
To try out this powerful yet sexy look on yourself, simply pull all of your hair into an extremely tight ponytail at the very top of your head and secure it with an elastic. “If your hair is on the thicker and curlier side and tends to have a mind of its own, secure some of the shorter pieces of hair with pins so that everything stays in place,” said Essence Salon. Don’t forget to spray the heck out of the front and back so that every single hair is flat and secure!
2. The Wavy Shag
For the last couple of seasons, shoulder-length has been everywhere. Long enough to be feminine but short enough to be easily maintained, this carefree length is perfect for warmer weather.
Thing spring, the wavy, shoulder-length shag is where it’s at. Worn by just about everyone from Taylor Swift to Chloë Grace Moretz, this seventies-inspired look is super popular and for good reason. It’s incredibly easy to maintain and it flatters every face shape.
Make sure your hairstylist gives you some choppy layers with a razor instead of shears. Feel free to opt for fringe or no fringe depending on your preference.
3. Smooth and Straight
They say that fashion trends are revived about every twenty years. If that’s the case, it explains why the super straight, center-parted look is back. Numerous designers sent models down the runway this past season rocking this low-maintenance, understated hairstyle.
The good news is that this style is super easy to recreate at home. First, blow dry your hair from the roots to the ends. If you have hair that’s naturally frizzy or curly, apply a straightening serum first to ensure that the end result is sleek and stays in place.
Once your hair is fully dry, use a flatiron to smooth sections of your hair one at a time. Go over each section a few times to ensure that all of your hair lies perfectly flat.
These three hairstyles are perfectly on trend and surprisingly easy to maintain in warm weather. Remember that when it comes to deciding on the perfect hairstyle, it’s all about having fun, experimenting and not being afraid to be true to your own unique style.