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Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Hottest Hair Do's of the Season

Retro, Glam or Side Swept

by Jenna Zaffino

Recently, one of my coworkers crept up to me and said in a low voice, “Jenna, I love the nest, but I think you can do more with your hair for spring…” Immediately after discerning what she meant by “the nest” – which I prefer to call the “power/speed/Pilates/yoga bun” – I recognized that perhaps there were more options that I had not yet considered… Enter a top stylist at Maxine Salon, who is here to push us out of “the nest” and into high fashion for spring/summer!

The Twist:

Whether a French (the twist ends at the top of the head), Italian (the twist ends at the nape of the head), or simply a twist that wraps around the head, this look can be worn classically or it can take on a modern feel by adding a little texture to the hair.

(Writer’s note: Twists tend to exude a complexity that only the most professional, artistic, mysterious Cheeky chicks can pull off, even at a moment’s notice.)

The Side-Swept Retro Wave:

She loves this look for the spring/summer season. Side-sweeps swept the red carpet during awards season and are a stunning finish to a retro or structured dress. Going millennial? Try a loose, beach wave for a more modern look like our friend, Jessica Alba.

(Writer’s note: A side pony is a power pony! It screams “I’m so balanced, I can wear my hair to one side and still be fabulous!”)

The Messy, Textured Bun (We Like to Call It the “High-Fashion Nest!”)

There is truly no wrong in making this look right! It can be a little messy or a lot messy. Either way, the resulting product is glam and gala worthy.

(Writer’s note: Perhaps the most “nest-worthy” of the group, this look is perfect for the gal who wants to look like a total glamazon without looking like she put any effort into her red carpet style!)

The Tight Knot/Tight Loop:

Both beautiful, classic looks, this trend ups its game this season by showcasing a center-part for chic-ness!

(Writer’s note: Franklin D. Roosevelt said: “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on!” As a fan of ‘hair metaphors,’ I say, ‘Hang on, Cheeky chicks, hang on!’)

The Multi-tiered Pony:

Perhaps one of the easiest, do-it-yourself styles, this pony puts a variation on a regular theme!

(Writer’s note: When all else fails, go for the creative pony – it’s a chic take on a classic tradition!)

We look forward to seeing your spring/summer styles on the “Red Carpet of Chicago!”