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Hair Trends 2012: Wella Trend Vision 2012

I recently attended Wella’s Trend Vision 2012 class in Chicago. The class presented Wella’s projected tends for this year. Wella’s collection is an inspirational one that can be interpreted from Haute Couture to every-day, wearable looks. So read on as I recap and break down each trend.

GRACE: THE MODERN MUSE

This was probably my personal favorite trend from the collection. Grace is all about rich honey-beige blondes and silky shine. This look is classic, feminine, and oh-so-pretty! The picture above is one that I took during the class and shows some wearable options for this trend. I love the full bang and bouncy waves.

ROXY: THE SCENE STEALER

This 70’s-inspired trend uses rich dark colors and deep purples for a truly “scene-stealing” look. I really love this color combination. It looks great with the varying textures shown above, but would still be very wearable with sleek-straight locks. This would be a great option for someone who wants an edgier look and is up for trying new color. I really love that this color looks great with all hair textures!

CELESTE: THE FREE SPIRIT

This trend is sleek, cool-toned, and very futuristic. These icy shades may not work on everyone, but if you can pull it off, I say go for it! Celeste uses frosty blondes to pastel violet tones. This look is edgy, but can also work for every-day looks on the right person. The wonderful educators showed us one example of how this trend can be toned-down for an everyday look. They used a model with light blonde hair that had violet undertones and wrapped and tucked the hair for a simple and polished style which created a futuristic-inspired ‘do that was a little more conservative than some of the other looks from this trend.

BLAZE: THE FEMME FATAL

The Blaze trend embodies an edgy seductress.  With a bold, precise cut and fearless color placement, this hair is sure to be the center of attention. This trend is defined by the high contrasting hues of hot pinks, greys, and the darkest of dark colors. The clothing that fits this collection has lots of geometrical openness and lace. I’m not quite sure I could pull it off myself, but I am loving this fashion fierceness! If you are searching for a new look with a strong impact perhaps the Blaze collection will inspire you.

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Runway & Pictures: America’s Beauty Show 2012

In March, stylist from all over the world came to Chicago to attend America’s Beauty Show. This isn’t just any show. This is a hair show with some of the world’s best hair stylists attending: Tabatha Coffey, Nick Arrojo, Kim Vo, and Ken Paves to name a few. It is attending hair shows like this that reminds me why I LOVE this industry and my job so much! There is nothing more inspirational and motivating than seeing the upcoming trends displayed on the runway and taking classes from the best of the best.

Runway at America's Beauty Show

Stylist Erin at America’s Beauty Show
P&G Salon Professionals explain how to create the newest trends in hair!