A new look is just like a fresh start, and it all begins with the hair. There’s no doubt we could all do with something to give us a lift as we head into 2023.
Whether it’s a new party look, or you want to wow the business world and boost your career prospects, here we look at a few of the big trends that are set to be must-have fashion statements as we head into the New Year.
These are all looks that you can do yourself at home, all you need is a few quality styling products and a bit of imagination.
High Hair – Adding a fresh dimension to your look is simple if you have long hair because there’s more to play with. There’s a big trend for tying up those locks and creating a simple and stunning style that takes just a few minutes in front of the mirror.
Pull your hair tight into a ponytail and then run some oil or cream through both the end of the tail and the top of your hair. This creates a sleek look and makes sculpting your hair a lot easier. Twist the ponytail and pin it up but be sure to leave the ends out.
Fanning out the ends of your ponytail creates a more individual Hollywood look than simply letting it drop naturally. There are lots of variations for this simple approach including moving your high hair to one side or the other of the head.
The Wet Look – Another trend for 2023 is the wet look or liquid hair. This certainly suits shorter styles and has the advantage that it is easy to maintain and lasts throughout the day. There are a variety of different glosses, creams and gels that give you a natural wet hair look and it’s a look that is ideal for any social occasion as well as work.
The best approach is to first wash and condition your hair and then dry it with a microfibre towel. Next, give your hair a brush to remove any tangles and then use a suitable wet-look mousse or gel and work it through so that distribution is as even as possible. For short, straight hair this works well with a side or central parting or simply brushed back.
All is not lost if you have naturally long and curly hair. In fact, using a wet-look product can make those curls bounce to create the perfect style for a night out on the town.
The Sharp Part – The side parting is making a big comeback despite being poo-pooed by some demographics in the past. Harking back to the 20s, a sharp parting will help define your face and make the perfect fashion statement.
It’s been seen with celebs such as Kim Kardashian in recent years and is easy to maintain whether you have short hair or long. It’s also been a popular catwalk style for the last 12 months and is set to be a fashion staple as we head into 2023.
The team at Alchemy & I in Berkhamsted are skilled hair dressers and can help you achieve a modern trendy look, while being true to your style and your face shape.