Trendlooks 2016

Small Hairstyle Changes which Make a Big Difference

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Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) wears differently styled updos. On the left, the styling is sleek and elegant, while the casual updo on the right shows her young endearing side.
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Would you like to change your appearance by changing your hairstyle but don’t want to get a haircut? We suggest small styling modifications, resulting in amazing changes to your appearance. Adding a parting or changing the hair structure is easy and can make a large difference.

  • Looking fresher, more feminine and elegant can be instantly achieved with a change of hairstyle, even a minor one. Do you want to turn over a new leaf in your life and express this with a fresh or more elegant style? Switching between undone hair without much structure to a playful or sophisticated updo will show the different sides of you. Changing from straight to wavy or curly hair or changing your hair colour can also rejuvenate your look.

    Emilia Clarke is always ready to try a new hairstyle (see photo above). She combines an elegant evening gown with an austere looking updo with middle parting whereas her casual sweater matches well with an undone updo. In both cases, she wears her hair up but the small styling differences adapt to suit the different events and fashion styles.

  • Hairstyle Changes: Open Hair versus Updo

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    Sophie Kennedy Clark demonstrates how wearing hair down or in an updo can modify the appearance.
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    Whilst some regard beautiful long hair cascading over the shoulders the height of natural beauty, every now and then every woman wants to show the many facets of her personality. Besides, variety is the spice of life. As shown above by actress Sophie Kennedy Clark, long hair worn down can create a young and casual appearance. Just a few styling steps later and she appears sophisticated and all grown up with her undone updo.

  • Hairstyle Changes: Straight versus Wavy Hair

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    Actress Caitlin Fitzgerald demonstrates how wearing hair straight or wavy can alter her style.
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    Few people learn early in life to be satisfied with the hair they have. If the hair is straight it needs to be curly and vice versa, and the natural colour just does not seem to be bright, dark or colourful enough. Luckily, modern women are spoilt for choice. With the proper styling tools, hair structure, colour and even the hair length can be changed in less than an afternoon. Actress Caitlin Fitzgerald demonstrates how the switch from straight to wavy hair influences her appearance and style. The straight version is clean, elegant and sophisticated while the waves create movement, adding a playful side to the look. 

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  • Hairstyle Change: Relocating the Parting

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    Marion Cotillard parts her hair in the middle, right and left.
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    Parting your hair in different places is an easy way to make subtle changes to your hairstyle. Whether you part your hair in the middle or on one side will create different styles. Marion Cotillard looks beautiful no matter where she parts her hair, giving her the freedom to experiment. Partings influence the way your hair frames your face. Middle partings are particularly suitable for established, well-organised hairstyles, while side partings can be varied to create styles from sassy to brave or playful.