by derek | May 3, 2019 | Uncategorized
The biggest hair trend on the runways for Spring/Summer ’19 was the wet look. The designers wanted (or predicted) for us to style our hair in one of the many variations they put on display. I don’t know about you, but when I think “wet look”, I think of the Robert Palmer Girls. The look was around for many, many years before the video, but Simply Irresistible turned slicked back, wet-looking hair into something it had never been before… effortlessly cool and super sexy.
As a quick recap, six months ago during the Spring/Summer ’19 shows, some of the top designers to show different iterations of the wet look were Raf Simons, Chloë, Altuzarra, and Markus Lupfer. The Raf Simons version, while cool on the runway, isn’t so easily or desirably achievable in real life. Raf sent his models down the runway in half wet, half dry looks with tons of tendrils hanging off the face. Both Chloë and Altuzarra showed more accessible looks: swept-back hair, lacquered with volume at the roots.
The best thing about the wet look is you don’t need a new or special haircut. It will work on basically any cut or style, and there aren’t any formal rules… slicked back, tendrils, or ponytail. Of course, the wet look is inspired by the beach… that after the ocean look. But don’t limit yourself to wearing this look only on summer days. I personally love the wet look for evenings (à la Palmer Girls). This look can easily separate you from the rest of the crowd.
Head over to Lash Crush
and speak to one of the Lash Crush
Hair Designers directly about how to achieve this look.
by derek | May 3, 2019 | Uncategorized
This week’s blog post is for guys, some quick, simple and easy sartorial tips for your hair and wardrobe:
Whether you’re into fashion and grooming, or not, it’s highly likely that the warmer months limit your sartorial choices in most parts of the country. In July and August, layering is practically out of the question and one of the primary thoughts while getting dressed is, how do I stay cool while staying cool?
In regards to hair:
Let’s move on past the “Military Cut”, the quiff, and the undercut. It’s just too hot for all that pomade. No one (especially your significant other) wants to make contact with a head product, no real hair to run finger through. More importantly, your bouffant is no match for a beating sun and the humidity. Lastly, that quiff won’t cut it when it comes to a random day at the beach or pool. Instead we suggest going back to basics. For the summer, an all-over, scissor overcomb (or crewcut) is my first pick. The stylists at Lash Crush
are well trained in a great short cut which is more elevated than your barber shop buzz. Also, take it from someone who has experience: the grow out is much cleaner. Keep in mind: the beauty of a crewcut is its freshness. You will need regular upkeep. Lash Crush
says If you aren’t one for the crewcut, try a “high and tight” and ask for a little fringe on top. For someone who doesn’t want the extreme of a classic crewcut, this haircut will give you the same, carefree, airy feeling with just a little more on top to play around.
When it comes to fashion:
Avoid from dense fabrics, heavy shoes, and anything that will trap heat. Many stylists will recommend linen for the warmer weather Personally, I don’t believe the fabric has a luxe look or feel (even the more expensive versions). Everyone knows about the linen wrinkles. I am not one for looking right while getting ready and being a wrinkled mess as soon as I leave the front door. For goof reason, cotton is the most popular choice when it comes to summer dressing. It’s a lightweight fabric which breathes easily, letting the air in and out. Many of the new cottons (and cotton blends) have wicking abilities these days. Wicking fabrics have two main benefits: 1. They repel your body’s sweat to the outer layer of the garment. 2. They dry quickly so that your sweat doesn’t saturate the fabric. People expect people to wear less and try less during the Spring and Summer. You can’t go wrong with a navy trouser, a basic pocket tee, and sneakers. Relaxed, lightweight, and effortless.
The biggest trend of the season is tie dye. It’s all about the 70s signature look, but this time around, it’s more elevated. More sophisticated. A tie dye sweatshirt and chinos are a little more like it, rather than and old Grateful Dead tee with your cut-off shorts. If you want to be part of the trend, but not scream too much fashion, try a pair of pleated shorts and a polo with some tie dyes socks.
When it comes to your shoes:
I believe sneakers and camp mocs are the best bet. Other than your more formal settings, these two choices will get you through most of the summer comfortably and in style. But, if you are someone who really wants to be trendy, forget about the hyped up “Dad Sneakers.” This summer, it’s all about the “Steroid Sandals.” These newer versions of your old time classics (such as Teva) are bulkier, bigger, and more to love. It’s an easy throw on with any summer look.
Head to Lash Crush
and talk to your stylist about a new haircut which will work for you this summer. Enjoy that fresh cut and the relaxed vibes for the next few months. Tune back in, gentlemen, at the end of the summer for a preview of what’s in and what’s out for men’s fashion and hair. For now, we’ll just say that this Fall men’s fashion will be taking a huge turn. Say goodbye to streetwear and hello to the return of tailoring and dapper men.
by derek | Mar 25, 2019 | hair, Uncategorized
If you have been a Lash Crush client or read this blog, you know by now that we believe the maintenance of hair to be a serious matter. Regular trips to the salon are important, not only to keep your hair healthy, but to keep your style fresh and lively. But let’s be honest, sometimes we just want to pull back our hair even when it’s not a bad hair day. This blog will focus on the various hair accessories which have dominated the fashion world for the past few months. These accessories are not going away anytime soon. So if you want to be part of the biggest hair trend this Spring and Summer, get yourself some pins, clips, headbands, and bows now.
The biggest hair accessory trend is the Pearl Headband. Celebrities such as Rita Ora and Chiara Feragni have been spotted wearing the trend. Normally seen as older and stuffy, the pearl has been restructured and revamped with the headband… almost giving it a chic, but rock-n-roll vibe. Head over to Revolve,
to purchase one of the hottest versions by Lele Sadoughi. This velvet headband with all-over pearl accents is taking the trend head-on. No subtleties here. If you want to channel your inner Gossip Girl, I love this one from Etsy
. This handmade headband is the perfect balance of lady-like and rockstar. Either of these can be paired easily with the quintessential jeans and T-shirt or with a printed floral dress for a dressier look.
From dresses to shoes to handbags, the Bow will be seen every where this Spring/Summer. No longer reserved for the girly-girl, the bow is cool again. When it comes to hair accessories, bows have been added to everything from scrunchies to scarves. My favorite bows are available from UK retailer, Matches. I love the satin, bow scrunchie
: a sophisticated and elevated throwback to the early 90s. This scrunchie is two-tone (fuschia-pink) and accented with a tiny, silver feather pin. If you’re not a serious bow girl, but still want to be part of the trend, my pick is the denim bow headband
from Lola Hats. The headband gives off that downtown, effortless vibe as if you took a piece of denim and tied it on to hold your hair back.
If you’re someone who likes to advertise your thoughts and feelings, forget about the slogan t-shirts and sweatshirts. That’s so two years ago. This year you can express yourself with bedazzled word barrettes. Ssense
has a great assortment by Ashley Williams. Whether you’re an Angel or Devil, Sad or a Witch. These decorative barrettes are definitely a statement and a great conversation starter for any party. If you want to be part of the trend without breaking the bank, head of to MyKitsch
which has a large assortment of rhinestone barrettes expressions such as Drippin, Boss, or Vibes. If you love barrettes but don’t want to be so expressive, there are chic, rhinestone alternatives at Pixie Market.
If the stuff above is all too bold for your taste, you can still be trendy and cool with Spring’s decorative bobby pins. These ain’t your old-skool, Good-N-Plenty bobby pins; now, revamped and demure, these bobby pins are decorated with an array of adornments from more serious pearls to rhinestone, as well as playful pom-poms and butterflies. These are an easy way to pull your hair back without too much fuss. Macy’s
has many feminine options at an accessible price-point. Jennifer Behr
has been doing hair accessories since 2005. She is known for her feminine and cool, but wearable pieces. She has a great set of four bobby pins—2 rhinestone and 2 pearl—but it’s her butterfly bobby pin which is selling out everywhere,
In the fashion world, trends come and go. Most hit the runways and magazines, but never truly make it to the real world, or the masses. When we saw all these hair accessories at last season’s runway shows, who knew the trend would become huge. If you haven’t read last week’s blog yet, all these great hair accessories would be a great compliment to the hairstyle of the season- the sleek bob,