Can you believe we’re already in the final quarter of 2019? Taking a look back at the trends this year, one of our favorite hair trends of 2019 has been the vibrant coral color, worn by a bold few.
The trendsetter is of course Pantone, who traditionally chooses a colour for the year.
Coral is a flattering colour, as it works well on all skin tones – you may just need to work with your colourist or stylist to tweak the perfect tone of coral just for you.
Tip: Check your veins to figure out your skin tone!
- Warm skin tone – greenish veins.
- Cool skin tone – bluish or purplish veins.
- If you have darker skin, with warm and yellow or olive undertones, go for a stronger/brighter coral with warm pink or orange undertones.
- Cool skin tones with paler skin? Look for pink undertones to your coral.
Here are some of our favourite interpretations of this colour trend:
This vibrant hair colour works well especially with a shorter cut. Those who aren’t quite ready to bleach their entire head of hair can also go for an ombre or highlights instead, which create a more subtle, alluring effect.
It’s important to work with a colourist you trust, so that the colour comes out vibrant and long-lasting!
There’s still time to embrace this trend on your next trip to the salon – make an appointment with us today to find out the best shade of coral that works for your skin tone.
While bobs don’t ever go out of style, the sleek centre-parted bob is having a moment.
Whatever your feelings are about her, Kim Kardashian has been seen just last month sporting a short, sleek bob – and looks great in it.
Jennifer Lopez also recently debuted a slightly longer, shoulder skimming bob. She’s not exactly your typical 50-year-old woman, but it does prove that this look has a lot of wearability for mature women! She joins a long list of younger celebrities who also love this look. (We’re looking at you, Kylie Jenner, model Fiona Fussi.)
Of course, on our side of the world, we’re more likely to be influenced by Asian celebs and style sensibilities. Cool-girl Lauren Tsai has always been sporting this classic look.
The blunt bob is usually given a softer treatment by Koreans, who tend to curl the ends in towards the face, framing the jawline. This is a softer, feminine look for those who prefer their hairstyles to match their own sense of style. Korean celeb Yoona looks fresh faced here with her chin-length bob.
Bobs have always been known for their versatility, as well as its flexibility – long or short, they all have their own charm. It’s also deceptively simple – a bob is often characterized by hair cut to a single length all around – but does require quite a lot of skill and experience to perfect. That’s why it’s important to go a stylist you can trust, because your bob hairstyle must be customized to suit your face and head shape, jawline, and hair texture. No two bobs are created equal!
If you’re looking for a bob hairstyle especially customized for you, we’re here for a free consultation. Make your appointment today.
1. Anagen Phase
2. Catagen Phase
3. Telogen Phase
Lastly, your hair enters the telogen phase, a resting phase when your hair is released and falls out. The hair is slowly pushed out to the surface. The follicle then remains inactive for up to 3 months, until it produces a new strand of hair, and the whole process is repeated.
About 90% of your hair is in the Anagen phase at any one time, while 10% of it is in the Catagen and Telogen phase. Each follicle is independent. That’s because if all hair was going through the same phase at the same time, there would be times where you would be completely bald!
The importance of a good hair cut
This is why it’s important to get a trim anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months, because due to different hair follicles being at different stages, a cut may become uneven or grow out of shape. It’s also good to get regular trims to remove dead ends.
Regular appointments with your stylist can also help you to spot problems like hair loss, hair thinning and problems with hair growth, which occur when your growth cycle is disrupted. Lifestyle changes, metabolic imbalances, illness or inadequate nutrition and stress can all trigger hair issues.
For example, 6 weeks after a period of stress or illness, you may experience telogen effluvium (diffuse hair fall). This occurs because the anagen phase is shortened (due to your body’s immune response, diverting attention to other parts of your body) and many hairs enter the telogen phase all at the same time. If your hair growth cycle is constantly interrupted, or not supported, you may find that your hair won’t grow as long as it used to. This is because your hairs are never allowed to stay in the anagen (growing) phase long enough for your hairs to reach the desired length.