Whether you’re considering a new cut, color or style, Mario Russo, owner and lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo in Boston, has the 411 on what’s hot this spring. Having worked in the hair industry for over three decades, Mario knows how to spot a trend, so he’s compiled his picks for what to expect this season. Hint: Pass the scissors
The bob is continuing to take the hair world by storm…and it is back with a vengeance! Both ends of the hair spectrum are going for the stylized bob. Those with pixie cuts are growing them out for a chin length bob, while those with long hair are chopping off inches for the long-bob. If your hair is curly or wavy, don’t let that deter you from this look; volume and texture get along great!
Tip: If you’re a little hesitant about taking the bob plunge, Mario suggests asking your stylist to create a faux-bob at the length you are considering. This will give you a better idea of what it will look like and help you make a choice with no regrets. Plus, a faux bob is a fun style to rock for your next special occasion!
Sleek & Sophisticated
For a while, hair straighteners were just the opposite of sleek & sophisticated --- instead they were being used for curls and waves, but this spring think sexy and straight. The beach waves have had a great run and textured blowouts are surely not out for good, but as indicated from the Spring 2014 runway shows, a shiny and polished ‘do, whether it’s down or in a pony, is spring’s “it” style. The sleek and straight look can always be worn numerous ways; with a side part or a center part, swept to the side, tucked behind the ears or slicked back.
Tip: A boar bristle paddle brush will help you master the shiny and sleek look and a heat protectant spray like Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray is a very important step when creating this look, since you will be blow-drying and then straightening. Lots of protection is needed for lots of heat application!
For color, expect to see just one this season says Mario; no, this doesn’t mean everyone is going blonde for the spring, it means hair color will be monochromatic. Instead of two tones like the popular ombre, hair color will be very rich in one, single color without any highlights. The blondes will be getting blonder to the point of platinum, the brunettes will go with a rich, deep espresso hue and red heads will lean towards an auburn shade. Don’t let this color trend bore you, this type of hue produces shiny hair that looks healthy and natural!
Tip: A gloss is the best way to go if you are unsure about committing to one color, because it is not permanent and it is less harmful on your hair. It also adds lots of beautiful shine!
Mario Russo, Owner & Lead Stylist at Salon Mario Russo