New hair trends in an instant // AKA The Lazy Girl’s Guide to 5 minute hairstyles

Wind, rain and giving yourself five minutes to get out the door can sometimes result in a few 9-5 style fails.

Ashish SS13 scrunchies

For anyone who’s ever winced at their reflection by the time they get to the office, take this moment to arm yourself with Le Blow’s pearls of wisdom about the easiest hair micro-trends that take no time to try…

Wet look and centre partings

alexander wang ss13 slick hair with centre parting

BIG news as an extension of the sports utility trend – the SS13 Alexander Wang show at New York Fashion Week showed slick poker-straight centre partings.

An absolute godsend for when you’re short of a hairdryer, this wet look also showed up in a slightly more textured guise for the SS13 Stella Resort collection. The fresh way to do grown-up (non) grooming.

New ways with colour

Taking a tiny bit more commitment than wet look (or just throw on a wig a la Anna Sui SS13), short, brightly coloured hair has been featured everywhere from Jalouse magazine editorials to on the street at fashion week.

Matchy matchy colour is also on the style radar – Theysken’s Theory models wore groomed grey styles to match their clothes.

Dries Van Norten SS13 grungy hairstyle

A more grungy (and attainable) version of grown-out bleaching was previewed at SS13 Dries Van Noten and worn with Cobain-style shades. Perfect for the morning after.

Ugly hair

You’ve already got the fugly shoes right? Well now you can have the hair to match.

Mark Fast ss13 ugly hair

If your locks resemble a ball of unpredictably angular frizz, you’ve found a spiritual style home at Mark Fast. He referenced challenging ‘Wallace and Gromit’ ginger pyramid bobs for his SS13 show.

Ashish SS13 scrunchies and Reebok Classics

‘Real’ styles such as the high ponytail were also prominent. Ashish went all street by teaming Reebok Classics (I know) with East London’s favourite hair accessory: the ‘supermarket chic’ scrunchie.

Caps/Baseball hats

OK, not strictly a hair style, but an easy look that take zero effort, caps are STILL going strong on the street.

baseball cap fashion week

Fashion students like embellished KTZ ones, discreet Nike or lo-fi Americana slogan ones. Fashion editors team caps with Celine bags and favour tweed, plaid or Wang’s pure leather styles.

Beanies are also key for speedy downtown dressing – VB did a cashmere version but neon and navy cheapo ones (like this 0ne fom River Island) do the job without any irony whatsoever.

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