When the seasons change, your wardrobe isn't the only part of your look that needs a re-think. "In order to avoid an endless string of bad-hair days, it is important to adapt your hairstyle to the time of year," says Nino DeAngelis, a former model turned hairstylist who founded Boston's Runway Salon, encouraging women to do something about their droopy, grown-out summer locks. "During the winter season, many women neglect their hair. From hairstyles to hair care, it's easy to hide your locks under bulky wool hats or blame cold, blustery weather for winter hair woes. But remember, with its myriad of parties and fêtes, winter is the most festive time of the year - don't wait for spring to show off your new and healthy do."
To enjoy happy hair days this winter, take note of these trend tips & tricks from Nino and start the new year off with a chic new 'do:
Do get your hair trimmed regularly to keep long hair healthy-looking (dryness starts at the ends). And condition, condition, condition. "The cold temperatures and brisk winds can do as much damage to our hair as it can do to our skin," warns Nino. "This is not the time to skip conditioning.
Do play the Glamour Girl in big, loose waves a la Penelope Cruz & Jennifer Lopez. "When the subject is hair, fat equals happy. Nothing says glam-a-zon like showing up at all those holiday parties with Barbarella hair."
Don't do Boho. Don't. What once upon a time (2005) ruled the runways and streets of New York and London is now ready to be shelved. Instead, revel in the return of ladylike polish. "Simplicity and refinement will bring a little elegance to the cold drabby winter."
Do indulge in the season's rich & sparkly shades. "Jewel tones have taken center stage this season - we're seeing it on shoes, bags and everything else - even hair. Take a break from the gloomy winter with deep hues and color. Remember, the key to winter hair is not to have too much contrast but enough to create drama."
- Lesley Scott
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