Bounces are Back!
The lastest low-down straight from the beauty guru's mouth is that
trendy styles like wavy hair and bouncy perms are making a comeback.
Apparently, word has it that even though straight hair is the 'in-thing'
wavy hair is also now in vogue.
Razz Rahman, the former president's official beautician enlightens
about the current trends in hairstyles at his Galadari Hotel Salon.
"Lots of bounce and curls are the trend with waves but not the old-style
More wispy strands of hair with subtle and soft curls with no stiff
hairstyles," mentions Ramzi. "In Colombo, people walk on the road and
use public transport, so it's not logical to be daring with your hair
unless of course you are model," notes Ramzi.
The temporary curl effect is done with a curling iron that is gently
swirled around the hair. Thereafter, it is kept for a few seconds,
heated and then dexterously pulled out. Depending on the client's hair
thickness and length, the time it takes to make the hairstyle differs.
This is mostly done for special occasions and parties that require
people to spice up their look.
Further on, Ramzi mentioned that highlights and tints are still in
but with more of a twist. Many these days opt for the highlights that
are a blend of two colours. The more popular colour is a light copper
mix rather than the traditional bleach and many even go for 2 or 3
colours blended in their hair.
Auburn mixed with red is also the trend but more on a light tone as
to blend with the natural hair. Fake hair, lots of wigs, extensions and
dazzling accessories are in vogue and look rad for party goers who like
to dress in fancy styles.
Highlights and different products to style semi-perms are available
along with different coloured spray-on cans. There is another kind of
style called 'Carmen Curlers' which is a "Half up and a half down style
that goes with not too much of a bun effect" says Ramzi.
Ramzi advises, "Many should be careful when layering their hair and
not go in for frizzy perms. Anyone at any age can perm and style their
hair but maintenence is important.
Using a proper shampoo and conditioner recommended by your
hairdresser ensures that your hair stays healthy" emphasizes Ramzi. A
good head massage and olive oil treatment with Vitamin E is also
advisable for people who have dry hair. Oily hair should be more careful
and shouldn't always treat their hair.
Rams talks about the men "As for the guys, the gelled and spiky hair
look is still a rave. However, many are opting for the 'Mohican' look
which is a haircut that is short on the right and left sides. Sections
are styled and mooused and more innovative styles are being used since
people are willing to experiment."
It was highlighted that many are being exposed to the media so now
the latest fashions and likes are changing and people want to copy and
experiment. "If someone is bold enough, they will try it.
Many people who do it are aren't bothered about what other people
think about it," states Ramzi laughingly. He also said that our changing
views on fashion and hairstyles reflect much what is on par with
international standards and what is shown on the catwalk.
"Many should realise that we can't mimick what is in the magazines
because of hair texture and the Sri Lankan complexion. If you do want to
go for a massive hairstyle, you should maintain your hair with
particular products advised by your hairstylist or beautician if you
want to prevent the hair from falling and spiltting at the ends".