So, I decided to get all of the hair trends done at once, so i’m posting the last (for now) Trend Talk about hair. I’ve always loved the Pompadour in all of it’s incarnations. Started by Madame de Pompadour and popularized by Elvis Presley, many people have adapted it for their own needs. Essentially, it’s a hairstyle that consists of an upraised bouffant at the front of the head. It has been recently nicknamed “The Poof” by Snooki of “Jersey Shore”, but when done right, can look incredible chic. Whether you keep the back straight, in a ponytail, or pin it all up, the Pompadour looks good on both men and women. Personally, I prefer it paired with shorter hair.
Kimberly Wyatt of The Pussycat Dolls
Beyonce and Natalie Portman
Elly Jackson of La Roux
Get off your high horse and on to this trend. It’s by no means new and has been around for sometime but I’ve yet to see any woman look wrong in this style that’s so definitely right. It’s the ponytail. Not any run-of-the-mill pony, but the high ponytail. Chic and sexy, strong and powerful, the high ponytail screams control. It showcases the gorgeous contours of the face and let’s the world see the details of the garment you’re wearing, while keeping hair away from the face. Now, when it comes to high ponytails, I’m very specific about which one I’m talking about today. What goes on in front is no consolation to me (although smooth is preferred), it’s all about the actual tail. It ought to be long and sleek. If it’s necessary, add some length to it, but keep it straight- no curl, no wave.
Nicole Scherzinger (The Queen of the high ponytail)
And I LOVE her unique twist on the high ponytail by braiding it:
So, I probably should have warned you before now, BUT my first 5 Trend Talks are about hair….. Look, all I’m saying is this is a fashion blog that discusses fashion and everything involved in it! I don’t have to explain myself….JK. So today I’m talking about a trend i’ve been seeing recently that I’m definately for- the gray hair trend. Now, I know some of you scoff at it and call it ridiculous, but to me gray hair, and older women in generally, scream regality and sophistication. Lately in Hollywood, though, a lot of YOUNG starlets are donning gray manes, whether it’s full on gray or just streaked with gris. From 13 year old girls to superheroines, I appreciate the gray hair. I know this trend won’t last long, but I’m riding it until the end! I’ve also noticed many gray locks streaked with lilac, is there a secret to this trend that I don’t know about, I wonder?
Tavi Gevinson (the pioneer) and Angelina Jolie
Kate Moss and Pixie Geldof
Halle Berry as Storm in X-Men: The Last Stand