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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.’

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