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Joe Brummell- Spring ’12 Hair Trends

Featured in publications like Vogue, ELLE Girl, and Grazia, MademoiselleRobot.com is every fashionistas go-to website for all things fashion and lifestyle. It’s not just a website for the ladies, mind – there’s plenty on kidswear, TV, and menswear. Here,Warren Beckett (the menswear columnist for MademoiselleRobot) tackles the key hair trends. Because it’s not just women who are prone to bad hair days.

If you’re still digesting the Spring 2012 collections from Milan & Paris and making a long wish list of the clothes you want, stop for a second and give some thought to the rest of your look. It’s going to be a while before you can get your hands on the clothes – but the hair, you can get the hair right now. It doesn’t really matter if you’re head to toe in haute couture – the wrong haircut will strip even the most elegant or cutting edge outfit of all its style. So listen up – here are the Spring 2012 hair trends.

The Misfit: For both Thierry Mugler and Jil Sander the models sported short hair, brushed forward into a point…think Glenn Danzig in The Misfits. The style came in a variety of lengths and finishes – at Jil Sander the models looked like they’d just stepped out of the shower. Shiny and wet, it was a new version of Raf Simons classic monk-cut. The style complimented the glossy fabrics and raincoats that defined the collection, but the hair might prove a little harsh and unforgiving off the runway.

The same style at Mugler was softer and a little less stylized. The longer version of the look was perhaps a step too far but this style was perfected on the Mugler models. Sculptural and daring it worked with both the metallic armour body pieces and the more wearable Mugler looks. In fact Nicola Formichetti was sporting the very same style himself when he appeared at the end of the show – a stamp of approval.

The Undercut: Adam Kimmel showed an altogether more masculine style, harking back to a grungy 1990′s, hair was close shaven up the sides. The style was either very short, or very long. Worn long, the models sported tiny braids and beards. Worn short, the look was complemented by oversized moustaches. The plaits might not take off – but if you do want to try this particular look you’ll need to start growing your hair now.

The Fringe: Over at Gucci the style was typically romantic with long, heavy fringes, tousled to look like bed hair (the kind of bed hair that requires hours of styling). It’s an understated look that allowed the clothes to do the talking, and provided a simple backdrop against which the embellished blazers, bow ties and sunglasses stood out.

The Hat Hair: For Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Bailey had a more practical approach to the hairstyle, one that’s suitable for all weathers. Oversized hats, which featured on virtually every look, meant there was very little hair to be seen. When the hat came off it revealed a short crop – bleached blonde. So if you get any of these styles wrong, at least you know you can hide it with a Burberry hat…

-Warren Beckett

Images from Style.com.

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