This Spring's Forecast: Fresh Air Styles

Ladies, spring is here and so are new fashions. This season’s forecast? Windswept, with a chance of texture. From fashionable fringe to tapered trims, we’re breaking down this season’s style report. So, without further ado, here’s what’s on the hair horizon.


The ever-popular pixie

Need a more dramatic breath of fresh air? Unafraid of so-short hair? Time to take the pixie plunge. This easy, breezy, effortless look is every bit as classic as it is edgy. Though cropped and short, the pixie is surprisingly versatile, and can be tailored to compliment almost any shape and texture. Consult your stylist about the various options in length to pick the perfect pixie for you—oh, and ask about products and styling tips, too. Paul Mitchell Re-Works is an easy-to-handle cream that offers maximum styling with a medium hold—just work a small amount through wet hair and dry as usual for a flexible, polished pixie to last all day.


Go in with a bang

If eyes are truly the windows to the soul, it only makes sense that bangs should be the drapery—and what better way to decorate your visage than with curtain bangs? These trendy strands are rapidly gaining popularity as we approach the new season, partly due to their versatility. They are flexible enough to wear with any texture, length or part, and can easily transform simple cuts like bobs and shags.

Hair model with a pixie cut
Ready to go short-short? The ever-popular pixie might just be the move for you.
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Hair model with a sleek bob
This sleek and sophisticated face-framing bob is just one take on this ultra-versatile cut.

The bobs are back in town

Let’s talk “bobs.” This classic cut has become a tribute to all things effortless. As simple as it is timeless, the bob’s softer style makes short crops chic and looks great in all textures. Grazing jawlines and brushing shoulders, you’ll see bobs back in a big way this spring. Long-locked ladies, if your hair is starting to feel a bit thick and heavy, you may want to add layers to lighten the load. This option adds movement and enhances hair’s texture, so if you’re dreaming of bringing back volume and bounce, a bob may be the cut for you.


And shags never left

Looking for something to style this spring? Take your hair to the next level and spring for the shag. Simple and safe, the shag’s layered look never fades out of fashion, and can perfectly showcase the lived-in trend. Play it natural and loose with DESIGNLINE Get Pumped Volume Foam to enhance your bounce and add life to your layers, or flatten it down with an iron and DESIGNLINE Olive Oil Restoring Oil for a sleeker style with windswept volume.


In contrast to other styles of the past, this trend isn’t about how you cut your bangs, but rather how you fashion them. To get the look, separate your hair and coil each part around a circular brush while blow-drying. Turn and pull the brush through the strands to shape each part into a sweeping “C” shape, then, when you’ve perfected each shape, secure with a frizz-fighting spray like Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray 26 for a flawless finish.


Whether you’re looking for a beautiful bob or some fashion-forward fringe, there’s a trend out there for everyone to try. Stop by your local SmartStyle salon for a quick trim and some personalized tips on products and styling to help you spring into the season looking your absolute best.

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