Spring is in the air; yellow crocuses peer out cheerfully, and scarlet tulips are preparing to burst into life. With the greyness of winter finally fading away, it’s a great time to freshen up your style and breeze into spring with a new ‘do. While the Guardian makes the case for going au naturel this season, many people feel in need of at least little styling help before they leave the house. You may need some time to work up to an amazing rainbow or unicorn hairstyle but fear not: there are plenty of other ways you can get spring-ready for now.
Hair health check
Central heating, blow drying and over styling during winter (hey, there were Christmas parties to get ready for!) can lead to damaged, brittle hair. Regular hot oil treatments or masks will help restore its condition. Now’s also a good time to enrich it with a healthy diet that nourishes hair and restores moisture and vitality. Drink plenty of water to help not only your hair but also your skin and body, and you’ll start to feel spring-ready in no time. A trim to tidy split ends or restore shape to layers or a fringe is also a good idea at this stage, or you may even consider a more dramatic chop for an immediate new look.
Get on trend
Rather brilliantly, being trendy this spring simply means doing your own thing. As Vogue notes, the spring/summer ‘18 catwalks included something for everyone and were a celebration of individuality. From Alexander McQueen’s wet look finishes (perfect for a post-gym dash to your desk) to textured waves and natural air-dried curls from Givenchy and Valentino, this is a great season to embrace the hair you have. Wear with a bright smile for the ultimate springtime mood booster.
Add a splash of colour
You might not feel bold enough for Fendi’s inky blue shades, but a few carefully placed highlights will glint in the sunlight and look great. With the global hair colouring market set to reach over $29 billion, there’s a shade for everyone whether at home or in the salon. Prefer to stick with your (on trend) natural hair colour, but still looking for a change? Accessories are also an easy way to add some colour and switch up your style for spring without making any dramatic hair commitments. Tie sleek ponytails with a simple leather band, or close a chunky braid with a cheeky scrunchy (yes, scrunchies are back) for an instant update.
Spring is the perfect opportunity to break out of a style rut and freshen things up, so go for it. Whether it’s a dramatic new crop or just a fresh twist on your classic style, the message loud and clear from the catwalk is that this is the perfect time to go with your hair’s natural flow. Embrace your uniqueness and let your hair be what it wants to be. That’s the key to being spring-ready.
Credit: Jenni Lockley