beauties last week i met celebrity stylist, nick arrojo at a meeting of the the empire style council (a board of trend experts that advises the empire beauty school's curriculum). nick has his own eponymous product line and salon, with the ARROJO studio in NYC seeing over 260 clients on an average saturday. this sort of volume means mr. arrojo both creates and observes many of current street trends for hair.
here's what nick predicts will be popular salon requests for spring and summer 2012:
- natural waves - less customers are requesting brazilian blowouts or flat ironing and opting or hair with a little bit of body.
- ombre - rather than highlights, customers continue to demand hair that gradually gets lighter for a sun-kissed feel.
- blocked color - similar to the color blocking seem in fashion, hair color has a much more geometric. chunky pieces of bright hair color (cotton candy pink, electric blue) will continue to be big through the summer.
- haircuts that are layered internally - this creates volume without making hair too "piece-y", making it easy to wear hair up and down.