If there is anything I've learned over the years, its the value of a good stylist (they are harder to find than you think) and the importance of communication. The other thing I've learned is that just because something is trendy, in a magazine, or on a runway, doesn't mean it's a good idea.
The following hair trends are all over the place, but I would proceed with extreme caution before running to the salon or (gasp) trying these at home.
1. Gray hair:
|Image: Lovely Crime Scene|
Beautiful photo, probably not the most functional or versatile look. I've actually seen this look referred to as "granny chic" (MSNBC) and I'm seeing it more and more. You'll have plenty of time to rock gray hair on the shuffleboard court at the old folks home. Until then, how about a nice honey brown or some highlights?
|Rachel Bilson Photo: US Weekly|
A few years ago this look was called "roots." Since when is a bad dye job trendy? Beats the hell out of me.
3. The Man Bun
|Photo Maxime Salon|
Ah yes the man bun, two words should not be used together...ever! But yet just this January, the NY Times thought this trend important enough to feature in their style section. Read the artcile here. I don't care how hot you are guys, the man bun brings that whole dirty hippie thing to a new level that I'd just rather not experience. I have an idea, why don't you go take a shower and then go GET A HAIRCUT!
4. The Wet Look
Photo: Harper's Bazaar
Also known as - dirty hair. When I'm up all night with the baby and haven't showered for two days, you know what I do? I stay the hell home, but if I MUST go out I put on a baseball cap! I guess I never realized what I trend setter I've been this whole time. Amazing! Oh my gosh...WASH YOUR HAIR FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
5. Hair Wraps
|Photo: Real Beauty|
These turban-esque numbers were all over the runways this spring, but unless you're toting a mop and a broom and coming to clean my house, I'd suggest leaving the hair wrap at home. Thanks!
What about you? Have you been the victim of bad hair? Are current trends driving you bananas? Share your thoughts in a comment below.