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5 Summer Hair Trends For 2016 To Get Onboard With

The best part about seasons is the inevitable wardrobe switch from fuzzy woolens to airy cottons. And it ain’t just the clothes. Anything that can – and must – be stylish goes through a rigorous trend mapping. Everything right from your toenails to your tresses. Speaking of which, let’s have a look at the hottest summer hair trends for 2016, shall we?

 

  1. Bob with Layers & Bangs

Last year was the year of the sharp and asymmetric bob. But as you walk into the new year and your roots grow out that asymmetric perfection, move towards this tussled and carefree bob with long layers and bangs.image (1)fgsd

 

  1. Sleek & Pointy

If your mantra for the season is “slick hair don’t care”, then you go girl and this look with the poker straight hair styled with some razor sharp layers will compliment your mantra perfectly. Go for a middle-parting and you’re golden!hbz-summer-haircuts-alessandra-ambrosio

 

  1. Textured Cut with Bangs

Lassies with medium to long tresses, this one’s your calling. Ask you stylist to give you a layered cut with some thorough careless texture. Turn up the sass by coupling the layered locks with some side swept bangs.GettyImages-516997714

 

  1. Fringed Mop

A cute mop of lightly textured hair reaching just about your jawline with brawled bangs spells out S-U-M-M-E-R. Dye it for some added panache. Shades of maroon or a natural redhead shade should do the trick just right!hbz-summer-haircuts-taylor-swift

 

  1. Platinum Plated

If you want to let your hair cut be and still be in vogue, dive right into some icy platinum hair color. Spotted on A-list celebs and fashionistas, the colour might be a task to pull off but is totally worth the risk!jourdan-dunn

 

Go ahead, book you salon appointment!

6 Looks To Don This Party Season

It is uber important that not only your LBD and stilts but also you hair and make up are on point when you’re headed ta a party. And what better a reason than New Year to celebrate?

2015 saw a hoard of trends and looks that swarmed the tabloids and daily feeds. Envy Box picks out the 6 best looks for you to turn heads with at the next party.

 

  1. Dusky Dame

Playing with the darker tones and shades, this look ditches the vibrant lip stains and peachy blushes. Opt for the sultry noirs and smoky eyes.demilovato_glamour_23nov15_GettyImages_b_540x810

 

  1. Bare & Beautiful

A lot like this year’s much loved ‘nude’ trend, this look is all for the natural powders and bases. Illuminate your face with the right contouring tricks and jazz it up with a bold element – lips, eyes anything!Amber-Heard_glamour_30nov15_getty_b

 

  1. Shimmery Splendor

This style spells out party with all the shimmer and shine. Shine bright like a diamond at the party with a nice gel based shimmer eye shadow and a bold lip color. Add some drama to your attire with a jazzy hair do.rita-ora_glamour_27nov15_insta_b_b_540x810

 

  1. Glossy Glam

Be the jaw dropping diva at the party with this classic party look. Get your glossy lip stains, rosy rouge and mascara out. Accentuate your frame with wavy curls or side swept tresses. You can never dab on enough lip gloss with this one!img4a86d2a85a4fc9b7e2c80627b9d53f6e

 

  1. Sleek Chic

Be the tidy and clean party animal with a sleek hair do with strong illuminated eyes and a nude lip color. Pick a bronzer and save the rouge for some other time. Accessorize with a statement ear cuff and you’re good to go!Gigi-Hadid2_glamour_22jun15_GettyImages_b_540x810

 

  1. Boho Belle

This one’s for the chicas who’d rather spend time picking out their poison at the bar than pick out the correct pair of heels. Go all out and deck yourself up with vibrant colors, feathers, flowers, headgears and accessories. Because why not!tumblr_mw0opt4gco1qa70eyo1_500

Are You Up To Date With These Confectionary Hair Trends?

It often happens that colour schemes relate themselves to an edible item simply because nothing else makes a trend – or more specifically colour – more attractive than an association with food (say bubble gum pink , cherry red or chocolate brown).

Following in step with the food-colour association, hair colourists have painted their palettes with hues fresh out from the oven – the chocolate chip cookie hair and the macaron hair.

 

 

The Chocolate Chip Cookie

The chocolate chip cookie made its way to the hair stylists’ palette in an attempt to give a naturally highlighted effect. Created by Ryan Pearl of Cutler Salon, the look, much like its edible namesake/inspiration, is a blend of brunette and blonde. “It’s a much more interesting, fun, and relatable way to name a color than simply referring to it as ‘warm or cold,'” Pearl explained to Mane Addicts.

Creating the blend of the two browns involves colouring the hair by dividing it into ribbon-like segments. “Then I paint a section of hair and blend in the ends of another section of hair as a way to accentuate POP,” he added.ht_hair_trend_02_lb_151203_4x3_992

 

Macaron

Similar to the chocolate chip, one other drool-worthy hair colour trend recently is the macaron hair colour devised by Shelley Gregory, colourist for Atelier Salon in Las Vegas.

The hair colour involves dyeing one’s hair in soft pastel shades that are generally associated with macarons. “I wanted the hair to look and feel like walking into Laduree, the French macaron shop,” Gregory explained to Popsugar.

To achieve the macaron hair, Gregory expertly painted the different shades onto the client’s hair in layers. The end result is soft shades playing on the client’s mane making it look dreamy and surreal.”The colour stands out and looks trendy, but it’s still chic and approachable,” Gregory explained.Macaron-Hair-Color-Trend-1

 

 

The Golden Leaf Hair Could Be Your Next Statement Look

It’s party season, that time of the year when your social standing depends on the number of Christmas, pre Christmas, New Year and pre New Year bashes that you’re invited to. Even though your PJs look way more enticing than that LBD you can barely breathe in, there are things one needs to do. Because, social acceptance.

Now, being fashion and trend conscious fanatics we are, there has to be a head-turning element that we must carry to these parties. And that is exactly why you need to stock up on hair mousse and golden leaf this year.

 

Chrome Kissed

Say hello to the gold leaf hair girls! Ever since models sported it at the Dries van Noten Spring 2014 show, this hairdo has been popping up on or social media feeds time and again. The show had sparkling bits placed across the models’ part line. Subtle and sensational.

gold leaf parting at #driesvannoten 🍂🍂

A photo posted by @thecraftinspo on Nov 18, 2015 at 5:06am PST

 

Economical DIY

Going for real gold leaves and gold leaf products can burn a hole bigger than your Thanksgiving belly in your wallet. But all hail the DIY Lords for coming up with alternatives that are neither time-consuming nor will have you compromising on your party shopping.

All you need is some hair mousse, a make up brush, a gold metallic leaf and a vision (or a beauty blogger’s Instagram account in front of your eyes. If you lack the latter, stick to this awesome tutorial for some chrome kissed tresses.

10 Looks At The Amazon India Fashion Week That Left Us Misty Eyed

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) in association with Amazon India and Maybelline New York just wrapped up 5 days of a prodigal fashion parade – The Amazon India Fashion Week S/S ’16. 5 days of stylish ramp swaggering, trendy doohickeys and high heels have left us in awe of the fashion industry. And here are the top 10 awe-inspiring sightings at the AIFW S/S ’16 ramp.

  1. Ashish N Soni

As a part of the magnum opus grand finale, Born in Benaras, the designer went all out on the sheen factor. He hewed a silk two-piece in the form of a prince coat and Mid T-length flared skirt in gold styled with a pair of dark glasses and lace ups.ashish n soni

  1. Poonam Dubey

Poonam Dubey brought cottons and prints to life by merging them with contemporary elements and embellishments. This look with it’s somber dhoti pant teamed with a printed Guajarati kedia that prided itself with a ruffled neck was a keeper.poonam dubey

  1. AnaMika by Anamika Khanna

The designer had us at the boho drapes teamed with the casual styling. This look is the gist of AnaMika with its drapes ,subtle details and the shoulder patch. Accessorized with high ankle white sneakers and a beaded bracelet, this look spelled out sporty chic.

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  1. IKAI by Ragini Ahuja

We are drooling all over this look not just because of our soft spot for denim but also because of tat oversized silver shirt with its floral print and lace trims. The cherry on this stylish icing is are the tan leather brogues with pop orange laces. Pop orange!ikai

  1. Abraham & Thakore

Another breath taker at the Grand Finale was this flared skirt topped with the silk blouse by Abraham & Thakore. Dipped in shades of nude, the silk patches and the brocade shirt pockets was all the accessory this look required.abraham & thakore

  1. ATSU by Atsu Sekhose

The range boasted of vibrant brocades teamed with solid silks. Another character of the Born in Benaras story, the look with its long open front jacket tied at the waist with a violet silk stole with a plain claret silk trouser underneath brought the vivacity of Benaras to the ramp.atsu

  1. Anupama Dayal

Anupama Dayal brought the ramp to life with breezy fabrics and bright tussels. This look with its printed wrap around layered with an assymetric boho gown is everything you need this summer.anupama dayal

  1. Rishta by Arjun Saluja

Arjun Saluja’s contribution to AIFW S/S 16’s Grand Finale was this simple and elegant long asymmetric silk kurta in muted gold. Paired with a black churidar and a trail of jasmines around the ankle jazzed up the look.rishta

  1. Nida Mahmood

We’ll do whatever it takes to lay our hands on this look and those sneakers that scream out summer. A laid back look with printed V-neck blouse paired with a matching pair of capris in peach made our eyes pop – just like the palette. The extravagant styling with an animated headgear and pop glasses put Mahmood’s stamp on this one.nida mahmood

  1. Samant Chauhan

With an abundance of strong, structured silhouettes and flood of beautiful white capes, Samant Chauhan nailed it and this look tells you just how! Chauhan played with flamboyant pleats that were accented by the underlying red. A tailored top with delicate threadwork complemented the skirt and a graphic clutch completed the look.Samant Chauhan

Frame Your Face Flawlessly With The New Hair Contouring Trend

We’re unsure of whether to thank the Kardashians or to blame them for drawing so much attention to contouring. Man! Those ladies sure know how to define their cheekbones. So they put contouring on the make up timeline and the world gave a huge nod the trend. And now the contouring has seeped in all the way to our hair. That’s right, hair contouring is a thing.

What is hair contouring?

It’s not much different from contouring your face with make up. Just that in this case you use hair color (duh-uh!).

The technique positions highlights and lowlights in different parts of your hair to give the illusion of a certain shape. If you have a longer face, for example, you could put some strategically positioned highlights that frame your face and therefore give it a wider appearance.

Like with make up, darker colors are for shadowing while lighter colors highlight the areas you want focused on.

Balayage Twin

In a way, this new technique is basically a variation of balayage. It’s a process that leaves our tresses with a sun-kissed natural looking color – similar to what we are born with – with softer, less visible regrowth lines.

What do you think? Is hair contouring a good idea, or should we just play along with our natural locks? Let us know in the comments below.