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2013 Hairstyle Trends

2013 Hairstyle Trends
The models showing Byblos Milano fashion wore short braids on top of their heads. From the front, the braids create the appearance of double quiffs
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No matter what fashion metropolis is in the limelight at the time – New York, London or Milan – they are always hotbeds of new style trends. Many of these trends take the world by storm. Catwalk styles inspire bloggers, stars, us and all who are interested in new styles. We like to share with you images of our favourite hairstyle finds for the 2013 spring/summer season as shown in Milan Fashion Week shows

  • Naturally, fashion takes centre stage in fashion shows. However, hairstyle and make-up are very close runners-up and at times quite likely steal the show. After all, only in combination fashion, hairstyle and make-up add up to the elusive quality called style. Still, hairstyles are our first interest and our eyes therefore quite quickly move to the hairdos for a long close look. Spell-bound we watch and wonder whether we can warm up to the new hairstyles.

  • 2013 Hairstyle Trends as Seen in Milan

    We liked what we saw in Milan. Actually, we liked it very much! The up and coming hair fashion shows new ideas while also offering up makeovers of the classics. The hairstyles shown by the models for Byblos Milano really caught our fancy (see the photos in our gallery). The hair of the models is parted in the middle and braided close to the parting on both sides to ear level. The parallel braids are neatly secured using a thin wisp of hair. The remaining long hair is allowed to flow freely over the back.

    The soft braid creations by Jo No Fui, the natural mock bob version introduced by Kristina Ti and the half back look (or partially gelled back look) featured by Krizia appealed to us very much. We also can't wait to try out the Gucci chignon version with the slightly fanned out chignon. You may also like the hairstyle shown by Gabriele Colangelo. Her models use gel to sleek back a wide strands of hair on the crown the head; the sleeked back strand of hair is secured with two crossed bobby pins.

    In our gallery, we show you photos of all these hairstyles and explain how you can style them.

  • Gallery: 2013 Hairstyles as Introduced in Milan

    2013 Hairstyle Trends: Jo No Fui

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    2013 Hairstyle Trends: The Braided Chignon

    Models for Jo No Fui fashions showed these young-looking modern braid creations.


    Instructions: Starting over the forehead, the top hair is loosely French braided toward one side. The braid is then continued as simple plain braid to the end of the hair. Tautly gather all remaining hair to a ponytail. Now braid this ponytail as well and arrange the braid into a chignon. The sideways braided hair is then arranged and secured with pins on top of the already formed chignon

    2013 Hairstyle Trends: Kristina Ti

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    2013 Hairstyle Trends: Mock Bob

    Kristina Ti models demonstrate how natural mock bobs can look.


    Instructions: Create a casual side parting and gather the hair into a low ponytail. First secure the ponytail with a scrunchy. Then pull the scrunchy all the way down to the end of the ponytail. Hold the end of the ponytail and secure it with bobby pins where the base of the ponytail used to be. The hair is now folded inward. Distribute a film of wax over the palms of your hands and softly stroke over your hair. This will keep the last stray hairs in place. Use hairspray for secure hold

    2013 Hairstyle Trends: Krizia

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    2013 Hairstyle Trends: Half Back Hair

    The hair is slightly teased and sleeked back. This hairstyle by Krizia looks plain, yet it has a very distinctive elegance.


    Instructions: Shampoo and blow-dry your hair before you use a flat iron to straighten it. Use a comb to tease the hair on the crown of your head. Now comb back your hair ever so softly. Distribute some gel in the palms of your hands and lightly stroke the top and sides of your hair. This will keep every hair smooth and in place

    2013 Hairstyle Trends: Gabriele Colangelo

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    2013 Hairstyle Trends: Front and Centre

    This model shows fashion by Gabriele Colangelo. She wears her long hair open and straight. On second look, you may notice a new style element: A wide strand of hair on the crown of the model’s head is gelled back smoothly.


    Instructions: Use a blow-dryer to straighten your hair. Especially the hair on the crown of your head should be straight. You may like to use a flat iron or brush to achieve this. Create two very exacting side partings and comb the hair between the partings straight back. Use gel to straighten this middle strand of hair and secure it with two crossed bobby pins

    2013 Hairstyle Trends: Gucci

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    2013 Hairstyle Trends: Middle Parting plus Artful Chignon

    The classic chignon never fails to appeal. Gucci styles this artful version of the classic hairstyle with sleeked hair, exact middle parting and slightly fanned out chignon.


    Instructions: Gather your hair into an austere low ponytail. Fold the smooth ponytail inward once. Two fingers should fit into the created hair loop. Leave the two fingers inside the loop while you twist the remaining hair and wind it around the loop. You can take your fingers out of the loop as soon as you have secured the loop by wrapping it with the strand of hair. Secure the chignon with bobby pins. Hair gel gives this chignon hairstyle the sleek appearance