‘Hair’ today, gone tomorrow

More personal than even the clothes we wear, the haircut and colour we choose says much about us. And, like our clothing, much of that comes down to what’s in fashion each season as well as what suits us best.

More personal than even the clothes we wear, the haircut and colour we choose says much about us. And, like our clothing, much of that comes down to what’s in fashion each season as well as what suits us best.

Following 2013′s fashion trends, it’s no big surprise that the most popular hair trends are the ones that are the most effortless: busy lifestyles and a desire for versatility puts complex hairstyles on the backburner, while classics with a twist prove the most popular weapons in the 2013 hairstyle arsenal.

That said, there’s no reason your 2013 haircut or 2013 hair colour can’t be bold or make a statement. The question, then, is what kind of statement you want to make.

Low ponytails

At the nape of the neck or even below, the low ponytail has arisen as a simple yet striking statement. And this year the low ponytail comes in many variations, from ultra-low and messy to slick and neat. The common theme is to keep it low.

Messy up-do hairstyles

Everyone loves an effortless hairstyle that also hints at glamour. And an easy up-do that doesn’t feel too ‘done’ is exactly the way to go to create it.

1960s hairstyles

Don’t put away your hairspray just yet: summer 2013 isn’t just about the easy and effortless looking styles. Backcombed and bouffant, big and bold, retro hairstyles provide a chic and on-trend alternative that can be worn with both vintage-inspired and modern looks.

Hair trend: tomboy hair

If you’re a fan of androgyny in fashion, where masculine and feminine styles collide, then tomboyish hairstyles will capture your fancy. Blurring the gender boundaries, these styles borrow from the boys.

Half tuck hairstyle

The centre-part is in, provided you make a statement of it. And the half-tucked hairstyle lets you do just that. Readily styled for day or for night, from casual to formal.

Platinum blond hair

It’s the hardest hair colour to maintain, but it’s also amongst the best hair statements to make. And ever since Ruby Jean Wilson went blonde and the fashion industry collectively fell in love with the colour all over again, platinum blonde hair has sat amongst spring / summer 2013′s hair colour trends.

Side part hairstyles

Not looking to make a colour statement of your hair? Then look no further than the side part, a styling element carrying over from winter’s hair trends into spring / summer 2013.