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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Head-Turning Hairstyle Trends for 2016

Ed Blum, who co-owns Makeovers Salon + Spa in Easton Massachusetts with wife Norah, knows what’s hot – and what’s not – for 2016.

Blum has styled some very famous heads over the last three decades, and Makeovers Salon + Spa has won Boston Magazine’s ‘Best of Boston’ and ‘Readers’ Choice’ Awards over 18 times in all beauty categories. He is a Northeast cutting and styling champion and has consulted on hairstyles for Good Housekeeping and Brit + Co.

Blum, who served on the L’Oreal stylist team at last Fall’s Milan Fashion Week, is on the cutting edge (pun intended!) when it comes to spotting head-turning trends for 2016. Among Blum’s observations and recent introductions by him and his team at Makeovers Salon + Spa (http://makeoverssalon.com/) :
  • Hair painting – Techniques done so we can’t see where the color is coming from or going to. Some colors will be dictated by how they best contour facial features.
  • Color contouring -- It's all about placement and the shades.
  • Color palettes – Burgundies, purples, vivid blues, teals and blue blacks. Gone this season are the Crayola selection of strong M&M shades and pastels. 
  • ‘Ecaille’ / tortoise shell -- Taking three or more sympathetic shades and working them through the hair to create movement; may be applied to any portion of the hair shaft roots, ends. Creates a kaleidoscope effect; adds volume to fine hair for dimension.
  • Blondes take a turn towards warmer shades of strawberry, bronze , and apricot. These shades breathe life into lighter skin and can be custom mixed by an educated colorist to pair with most skin colors; can easily be worked into the bolder clothing that we will be seeing as well as the ivory lacy looks that will be mixed with leather a la McQueen.
Customers have described Blum as ‘Picasso’ and ‘Edward Scissors Hands,’ referring to how he’s always pushing to take the lead, introducing latest styles and trends in America’s $20 billion hair care services industry. He has been the stylist for ‘Days of Our Lives’ soap opera’s Kristian Alfonso (Hope), and for TV’s Judge Maria Lopez. Makeovers Salon & Spa was the set for the Disney pilot, ‘Postcards from Heaven’ with medium Maureen Hancock, and casting calls with ‘The Rock.’

Thank you for taking the time to read our hair trend blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. 

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