Fashion site fashionising.com has released its annual trend round-up for the hairstyles of the coming year, featuring runway-inspired looks including braided hair, 1940s waves, and messy topknots.
Braided hairstyles were seen on both Missoni's and Alexander Wang's runways and promise to be one of the most dominant hair trends for spring, due to their practicality and playfulness. Important: to get the look right, braid the hair very loosely to one side (Blake Lively's too high and too tight braided ponytail, worn by the actress on a red carpet last year, earned her scorn from beauty professionals).
Long wavy hair, inspired by 1940s 'Old Hollywood' icons are another big trend and appeared on haute couture as well as international ready-to-wear runways. Another decade that will increasingly be influencing hairstyles this year are the 1970s, which will make for middle partings and relaxed-looking, flowy manes.
Finally, the 1990s 'power look,' meaning short and slick hairdos styled with lots of gel, and the Asian-inspired high bun were identified as two more key looks for 2010.
Here is the complete list of 2010 hair trends, according to fashionising.com:
Plaited & Braided Hair
Long waved hair
Long, 1970's inspired hair
Dandy cum Mad Men for women
Two top knots
Up-do hair twists
Short black hair cut & style
An alternative to the half-shaved head?