With Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and many more events on the horizon, we spoke to hair hero Zoe Irwin to get the down low on summer’s hottest hair trends. First up, the ghd UK Ambassador says the hippy doll, dreadlock vibe is all the rage. Justin Bieber’s sported them as has Zendaya, and let’s not forget Beyonce’s Lemonade video. “Forecast as a big trend for younger generations – especially in summer months and festival season - the dreadlocks look is easy to create and has a funky edge,” Zoe told Cover Media. “Taking inspiration from African cornrow braids (as seen at Valentino) but with an added softness, this look can be created by twisting small sections of hair and setting with the ghd Platinum styler – the heat from the styler followed by hairspray will keep the dreadlocks in place.” She adds the key to this look is to frame the face and create a more feminine edge. “This is being called the Hippy Doll trend as it has cool girl grunge vibes – but in a less oily ‘rave’ sense,” she smiled. Next is embellished hair, which proved a hit at this year’s Met Gala. Kate Bosworth, the Haim sisters and Allison Williams all rocked sparkly hair gems at showbiz’s most stylish night of the year. “Accessories are key for 2016 and you will see this trend range from young, bright and neon shades to high-end, chic embellishments as seen at Celine and Prada,” Zoe said. “This trend is great as it is a quick way to make a look really chic and glamorous.” Hot on the heels of hair embellishment, wide satin bands are having their moment. “Thick ribbons and head bands are making a comeback from the ‘70s for 2016,” Zoe shared. “This is a great way of making a very simple look seem expensive and luxe – seen at various shows with a mixture of textures and fabrics including crushed velvet, satin and leather. Hair can be worn with a soft kink/ dishevelled wave - which ties in with the grunge trend.” This trend is also an ideal way to hide dirty festival hair, or updating your locks for nighttime partying.
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