Hairstyle Trends S/S 2011-2012: Loose Hair

Loose hair

The most dominating style presented by almost all designers is the ever green loose hair style – hair left open with curls, waves, bangs and the makeup artists used the central and extreme side partings to the hilt to bring in some newness. This may be a great style for creating the ‘girl next door image’.

Styling ideas and best for – Great for full bodied hair as well as soft, sleek , fine hair, this look suits almost all face cuts and skin tones. You could decide not to part your hair, or if you want to try out a new look, you could use the below information and get a professional to help you with some great parting ideas. Hakkan and Iceberg used the loose hair with side and middle parting effectively in their catwalk. To make this “carefully made careless look”, extra special, you could use some hair gel and create soft waves, like the designer Bottega Venetta used on the models in the catwalk.

Sleek and Pressed hair

Long and pressed loose hair with center parting: Roberto cavalli

Open with center parting : Blumarine, D& G

Open with center parting:  Etro, Barbara Bui

Other designers like : Haider Ackermann, Versace, Viktor and Rolf and Prada also played around with the look, adding embellishments, changing partings and using different hair color to innovate the loose hair look.
How to achieve the look – The easiest look to manage, loose hair is very simple to achieve too. Simply blow dry your hair and comb with a rounded brush if you want natural waves which are not too strict or with a flat brush, if you want a sleeker look. You could use leave in products to add some body to the hair or use gel to give a geeky, chic look.
Extra glam solution and pair with tips – Great for office wear, great for after office parties, this hair style is really versatile. Team it with a heavily made up look or a nude look, with heavy accessories or barely there accessories, this look is enough on its own to make a statement.  Colored loose hair looks great too. Try out a new color this season to up the glam quotient.


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