We ask the questions that every girl with long hair wants to know. milk_shake stylist, Shelley Pengilly, knows to the quickest way to make a new spring style statement.
What are your long hair trend predictions for 2016?
Long and undone 70’s chic will be a popular hair style this year, as the shorter styles of 2015 begin to phase out. We will start loving longer length hair again. Forget the high maintenance TOWIE look. It’s gone for good and just looks dated. Easy, healthy-looking, effortless beauty is where it’s at.
What do you think are the best color options for long hair right now?
Ecaille Blending will be the color trend that replaces the ombre and balayage methods of 2015. The Ecaille, or “tortoise shell” technique, takes three or more sympathetic shades and works them through the hair to create movement and a more subtle color result. Bonus: if you have thin hair, this style can add dimension and give the appearance of more volume!
Overall, I predict a movement towards more natural color. There will be less and less of the harsh platinum trend that was made popular by Kim Kardashian, Perrie Edwards and The Haute Pursuit founder Vanessa Hong.
Share your celebrity inspiration – which celebrity styles do you love at the moment?
May not be long, but I just love the way Jennifer Lawrence has amped up her bob with a blunter cut in an ice blonde shade. This is making her look less girl-next-door and more screen siren. This blunt bob has proved to be a popular style recently and flatters most face shapes.
What’s your hair hero product for long hair from the milk_shake range?
Over winter, I started using milk_shake incredible milk. With the 12 transformative effects, Incredible truly improves the manageability and overall condition of long hair effortlessly.
As temperatures drop it helps to up the intensity of your treatments and this leave-in conditioner is just perfect for girls on the go!
One piece of advice for someone who is bored with their long hair right now?
If you find you are throwing all that fabulous hair into a pony tail, and not sure quite what to do with it, ask your stylist to layer it up! Taking away some of that weight could give you a new lease of life without the commitment of a drastic change. Alternatively, a fringe is a great way to change your overall look with plenty of options to choose from! Finally mastering those braids is also a great way to add to your repertoire of looks. With a head full of hair the possibilities are truly endless.