An increase in the importance of hair trends and the way it ties in with fashion trends is also a great thing to observe.
To whats in this year?
2011 brings a rise in popularity for natural beachy hair, and wavy bobs for shorter cuts.
How to get this hairstyle?
I have a GHD, which I use all the time and love to create heaps of different styles. I love the way you can do a gentle wave or use it for ringlet curls as well.
To get some natural looking hair – I take sections from each layer of my hair (underneath, middle and crown) and put soft loose curls in it, using a GHD salon styler (this is the regular straightener you can buy from most health & beauty shops, or you can buy it online from GHD Australia ) GHD also do heaps of limited editions, colours and styles to suit your personal taste :)
If you start at the roots of your hair and work your way down the length, twirling as you go, and then hold for a few seconds, but not too long as you get a strong crimping effect. GHD's are very effective!
Then spray with hairspray, or even better if you have it, beach curl spray or sea salt. You can also start with a curling mousse, and GHD do one as well, so you know the product wont damage your hair or your straightener!
Relaxed and understated curls are the feature of this, or if you do have some strands that are starting to look like ringlets, simply run your fingers through them to loosen them up a bit before you spray it with hair spray.