While writing the previous blog on myths related to hair, I was reminded of something else that I'd somehow believed well into my late teenage years. Most likely due to ignorance on my part, I actually thought that Groundhog Day literally determined the starting date of spring. How did the calendar makers know the result so far in advance? And then reality set in and I realized that it's more about weather predictions. Legend has it that if the groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow then we get another six weeks of winter-like weather (not literally an extended season). If not, spring will feel like the season that it's meant to be from the start.
The tradition dates back to 1887. But despite our fascination with the special event that occurs a little over a month into each new year, the National Climate Data Center claims that the results have mostly been inaccurate when it comes to predicting future weather. Don't tell that to Phil, though! On February 2nd, the world's most beloved groundhog attempted to spot his shadow and for only the 19th time out of 122 in recorded history, the critter was unable to spot his shadow. Enough about groundhogs. No matter how you look at it, spring has arrived, leaving an unusually rainy latter half of winter behind us for good. With the arrival of a new season, trendy hairstyles change, and we're here to keep you up to date on what to expect going into spring. From various styles to colors, we've got you covered! For the sake of keeping it even, let's look at seven of each. STYLES Super-Straight: If you like your hair to be wavy or curly, there's nothing to worry about! But straight hair is making its way back onto the scene in a big way in 2019. If your hair is naturally straight, perfect! If not, then the right tools and product will allow you to achieve this look without much hassle. Modern Top-Knots: At one point in time, people thought of buns as a quick fix for a potential bad hair day. Well, not anymore! The best thing about this particular style is that it looks amazing with any outfit. In addition, plenty of us can try it with our current hair length, so if you end up not liking that particular look then no harm comes from it. 60's Inspired Fringe: We're going retro here; back to a time when a massive wave of screaming women chased The Beatles everywhere. These days, it's still in style, with celebrities such as Taylor Swift rocking the look. The 60's fringe works especially well with long curly or wavy hair. 70's Shag: Let's jump ahead a decade, because this style from the 70's is still very much relevant. It typically involves choppy ends, with plenty of layers and texture. If you prefer to keep your hair short to mid-length, this one is definitely worth trying out, and if gives off a nice rock-n-roll vibe while also requiring very little maintenance after a stylist has cut your hair. Blunt Bobs: This particular style has been used by celebrities such as Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. It's perfect for shorter hair (just above the shoulders), and suits all face types. You'll be seeing this look a lot during the next few months, so get used to it. Or try it yourself! High Ponytail: Okay, so you don't want to cut your hair short. That's fine! A high ponytail is a wonderful style for long hair. Actually, the longer the better here. If you want to try this but your hair isn't quite the length it needs to be, hair extensions will turn that into a non-issue anyway. Adult Hair Accessories: This is where we encourage you to have some fun. You can make just as big of a fashion statement with the accessories you put into your hair as the outfits you wear. So try out those headbands, bows, clips, and pins, and give your hair that extra sparkle that will turn heads in your direction.
Colors Wood: This look is achieved by taking a handful of wood sprinkles and dumping them on your hair. Just kidding. Please don't do that!!! Anyway, this particular color uses mostly brunette with hints of pine, giving your hair an elegant appearance. Inky Black: While it was also quite popular during the winter, this color isn't going away anytime soon and will remain in fashion for the foreseeable future. It's a rich black, with a slight hint of blue. Shadow Roots: If you have naturally dark hair and dye it blonde, let those dark roots come through. It's in style now! On the other hand, if you are a natural blonde, chances are you have dark roots anyway. Golden Bronde: If there is a middle-ground between brunette and blonde, this is it. For brunette hair, you can highlight the ends with a honey or caramel glow to give it a nice layered look. It's also low maintenance, making it perfect for anyone that's a bit reluctant to change their hair color. Dusty Copper: After all this talk about blonde and brunette, let's get to redheads! This color is perfect for anyone that wants to try red hair but are a bit intimidated about it looking too bright. This will give you a beautiful toned-down red shade without being too colorful. Rose: Ah, here we go! Let's take a step away from the ordinary. Fun fact: Pink can most certainly be considered a grown-up color, and you're going to be seeing a lot more adults with rose-colored hair in the coming months. It's a perfect blend of pink, red, and brown, so similar to dusty copper, you won't be blinding anyone with the brightness. Coral: For any of you feeling especially daring, this bright color will be sure to catch anyone's attention. If you want to make a statement with your hair, look no further. It looks especially amazing with shadow roots. And there you have it. Spring is right around the corner, because Phil the groundhog said so. And now you hopefully have some knowledge about what to expect when it comes to hair trends for this upcoming season. We understand that sometimes change can be scary, especially when it comes to our hair! So whether you're looking to make some minor changes or want to be especially bold and make a big leap, The Studio Hair Salon has you covered. If you have any questions or would like additional advice on how to look your absolute best during spring, we encourage you to ask any of our super helpful and amazing stylists at The Studio Salon.