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Crayola Color Your Curls
Lots of people (myself included) go lighter with their hair color during the spring & summer with brown, auburn, copper, and blond hues. The more bold and fearless naturals are using all kinds of colors we haven’t seen since Kindergarten art class in their hair. Think pastel pinks, royal blues and majestic purples. New innovative temporary and semi-permanent hair color systems are making coloring just as easy as (if not easier than) a twist-out, so hop on board this trend if you like to switch it up and have medium to expert DIY skills (or you can afford to pay someone to fix your hair if you jack it up). If you’re a true trend-setter, mix up your colors til you get to Pantone’s Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid!
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: AFRICANCREATURE, RAYCHILLSTER, NATURALLYCHERRELL, ZSAZSABERRY
Befriend a Barber
Warmer weather is the perfect time to let go of those locks you’ve been using to keep your ears warm during the winter time. Tapered cuts have been hot for the past year or so and this year is no different. Go for a slight change or completely fade out your sides and back. It will be a head turner no matter what! If you’re a really cool kid, etch some designs in your hair. A cut doesn’t mean you lose styling flexibility. Switch up the remaining hair with twist, rod, braid, bantu and curl former sets for different looks. You can even blow out or straighten your hair for another look in just half the time styling used to take you!
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SHAKALLDAY, SJ_DARLING, JOUELZY, MAHOGANYKNOTS
Maybe you were good and actually took delicate care of your hair all winter long…you deserve a break! Give yourself a rest (well, your pocketbook may cry) by getting a weave! You can fake people out by getting one that looks just like your own hair or go for a totally different look by getting one longer, shorter or a different curl pattern from your usual hair. If you’re going to invest more than $100 in a weave, be sure to by one that is washable, heatable, dyeable and re-useable to get your full money’s worth. For ultimate versatility, have an experienced weavologist (we all have that one friend) to make a seamless wig that you can throw on and take off without blinking an eye!
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: TAKEYA X HAUTE KINKY HAIR, BELLA KINKS X KINKY CURLY YAKI, STACY X CURLZWORLD, HEAT FREE HAIR
Will you try any of these trends this spring?