Top stylists have spoken and are predicting certain trends in 2012 hairstyles. They have their eyes on the catwalks, where models hair is styled by leading hair stylists who have their fingers on the pulse of the latest hairstyle trends. Many hairstyles this year are evolved from last years trends, styles such as the pixie cut remain ever popular, but in 2012 longer top sections are incorporated, to make the pixie cut more versatile. With a bit of length at the top, the pixie cut can be worn various ways, from slicking it back, using wet look gel, to spiking for added texture.
The catwalks have been trodden by many models wearing an androgynous look. Androgynous hairstyles are quite simple and plain, a little boyish, but worn with ultra feminine clothes. They can be short, slicked back or ruffled, they can also be long, tied back and again slicked back with wet look gel. The ruffled hairstyle is another look that is very on trend for 2012. Also known as the bedhead look, understated, with a look of little effort, that moves away from the ultra chic and perfectly styled glam looks of last year. Bedhead looks are still chic, but they give the impression of having taken less effort.
Another big look for 2012 hairstyles, is the Glamazon look. A fierce, strong look, characterised by bold hairstyles. Hair can be scraped back from the face quite severely and held in a high ponytail or top knot, several female celebrity singers wear their hair this way and it is a powerful look. Teamed with very fancy hair accessories such as feathers and jewelled bands, glamazon hairstyles look best worn with fancy, intricate and glamorous clothing styles.
Classic retro hairstyles continue to be popular, with finger waves and pin curls making a big comeback. This type of hair styling is much quicker and easier than it used to be, with the use of heated tongs and better holding products, a 40s wave can be created in minutes. For long hair, birds nest buns, as worn by Hollywood legends in bygone days, are fashionable. Backcombed hair is piled and fastened at the top of the head and the remaining strands waved and held firmly with hairspray.
From the 1970s, but brought up to date with the use of shine products and hair accessories, Charlies Angel hairstyles are big. These 2012 hairstyles are characterised by curls through the end lengths of the hair, leaving the top part straight and smooth. Many leading celebrities wear their hair this way, all it requires is an excellent blow dry and for the hair to be in excellent condition, as a shiny, sleek gloss to the curls is essential.
A few more styling tips for 2012 hairstyles, include the incorporation of shattered layers and kicks. Shattered layers, with uneven edges, soften and add volume to otherwise dull hair. Kicks can be added anywhere in any hairstyle by flicking up the ends using a hot tong, to add a fun edge to a look. Finally the peekaboo fringe is popular, eye skimming, blunt cut, bangs, that can be swept aside when needed, are the look of 2012.