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Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Hairstyle Trends

For fall/winter 2011-2012, catwalks were filled with impressive hairstyles, thus setting up the new hairstyle trends for the upcoming season. From natural and effortless to wet and sleek, from dressy to messy, from chic ponytails and braids to elegant buns, there is a matchy style for everyone, regardless of your hair texture and length. Update your hairstyle according to the latest fashion tendencies in the new season and be sure to have a fresh and runway-inspired look that simply dazzles.

Chloé, Anna Sui, D&G, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Blumarine, Versace and some other designers chose the central parting, which is so simple, yet elegant and chic. It looks utterly flattering, as it is capable of elongating your face, thus making you look thinner. Additionally, glossy, shiny and smooth locks are again trendy. For a retro look, draw inspiration from Nina Ricci, creating a half-up hairstyle. To experience the masculine trend, try the rock candy tupé spotted at Max Mara.

D&G                                                     Chloe

Versace                                                                   Blumarine

Nina Ricci                                                                                Max Mara

Another hot trend of the season is the ponytail, which is so easy to sport in no time. It’s very simple, practical and, at the same time, feminine and cute. Philosophy and Prada chose the relaxed way of sporting a ponytail, securing it low at the nape of the neck. On the other hand, Max Azria and Gucci gave preference to elegant, smooth and sexy ponytails, which you can get by taking a lock of hair from the flowing section of the pony and wrapping it around the base. You can also try a more sophisticated version, spotted at Valentino and Lela Rose, which is especially the best option for a romantic evening out.

Philosophy                                                                                         Prada

Lela Rose                                                                               Valentino

Max Azria                                                                                                Gucci

A bun is another timeless hairstyle trend that is quite quick to fix and can be worn on any occasion. It increases the ladylike allure and sophistication in you, making you appear very romantic and dreamy. The fall/winter season brings a rich line of updos, from loose and romantic buns (Dolce & Gabbana) to messy knots, from chic chignons (Rochas) to glamorous twists. To get a Chanel knot, part your hair to the side and sport a loose ponytail. Then roll up and secure below the ear.
Badgley Mischka was spotted for the Old Hollywood style. Actually, the ‘40s and ‘50s, as well as classic films served as a source of inspiration for this designer. Therefore, hairstyles contain the same note of drama and classiness. To get such a bun, make a deep side parting, then twist your hair on both sides, combining together at the back in a simple bun.
Luca Luca and Carolina Herrera sported a sexier and more refined buns. It was the circular bun with French pins placed into the sides at Luca Luc and the chic horizontal bun at Herrera with a sleek, low part and hair swept across the side of the face and folded back.

Sonia Rykiel                                                                                     Chanel

Dolce & Gabbana                                                                Badgley Mischka 

Carolina Herrera                                                                          Luca Luca

Michael Kors                                                                                          Rochas

A very hot hairstyle trend for fall/winter 2011-2012 is braided hair. The best thing about braids is their versatility and the infinite options of tailoring them, according to your style and occasion. You should just be creative and not avoid trying innovative designs. Whether you opt for the simple braid like Lanvin and Cacharel or for playful braided pigtails as spotted at Y3 or twin braids at Kenzo, you are sure to have a superb look on any occasion. You can go for a simple side braid (Band of Outsiders) or milkmaid braids, interwoven with colorful strips of ribbon (Rachel Roy).

Carlos Miele                                                                                         Lanvin

Y3                                                                                                      Kenzo

Rachel Roy                                                                             Band of Outsiders

Short hairstyles always look fresh and sexy, daring and amazingly feminine. They have a lot of attitude and are especially best for busy girls, who usually lack time. For fall/winter 2011-2012, short hair looks natural (Balmain, Cacharel) or rather messy (Anna Sui, Isabel Marant). Besides, short hair looks utterly cool and glamorous. Simply make a side parting, apply some gel or wax and the result will be elegance and playfulness at the highest level!
While updating your look for the upcoming season, don’t forget about your hair. Get a new, fresh and differing hairstyle, and be sure to radiate beauty and youthfulness.

Cacharel                                                                                              Balmain

Anna Sui                                                                              Isabel Marant 

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