By Sherazade Khan
Should I wear my hair up or down? Or leave it to curl post-shower? Maybe I should douse it in oodles of hair product? Can I spend an hour trying to straighten it out, only to have the humidity frizz it back up? These are the questions I ask myself every single morning. Most days it ends up scrunched in a “messy bun” but not intentionally. It is my ‘mom look’, but it was time I did something about it.
I headed to hair stylist Mona J and asked her the question which had been haunting me for the past few months: What’s trending in the world of hair these days?
“This season the hairstyles that are in are from the era of Elvis Presley; where the sides are very very sleek and the upper part is fluffy, back-combed, and blow-dried,” says the ever vivacious Mona J.
Sharing how she incorporates this look in her clients (mostly brides) she says that they work with a variety of styles.
“Sometimes we make fine braids on the sides with a poofier top, then blow dry or curl rest of the hair, letting the smooth and silky sides hang loose.”
A high pony with braided sides or a pulled back one with a voluminous front looks great for a day at the office or even a smart casual get together with friends and family.
Whichever you style you go for, don’t forget to back comb like your life depends on it.
Next up are loose twists! Take two strands of hair (from each side) twist them loosely (remember, we don’t want the sides to look poofy) and gather them at the back with a knot!
Or you can gather the hair to one side, create a little bit of volume on top, and voila! You’re rocking this trend!
If you are a fan of the ‘messy’ look then we have something for you too. Add a lot of volume to your crown, smooth out the flyaways with mouse or hair serum, and gather the hair in a top knot or bun. You have your usual top knot with a twist.
If, like me, you find it’s too much of a hassle to do all this yourself, then waltz down to your favourite salon and let them work their magic if not daily then at least once a week? They will have you looking like the belle at the ball in no time.