Looking to turn up the heat on your hairstyle? The warm spring and summer months are the perfect time to go wild with your hair. Whether it's a platinum blond pixie cut, trying out a cone-shaped curling iron, or giving bangs a go, Hollywood's hotlist is always on the cutting edge of style trends. And you, too, can have Hollywood hair if you're brave enough. If you don't want to go extreme, take inspiration from the styles and ask your stylist for a toned-down version.
Bangs, not Botox
Bangs are great on most women, though many are nervous about making such a commitment. This year, bangs are everywhere and they come with several benefits. They give an instant face-lift by hiding any wrinkles or lines on your forehead. They're easy to style and they look great with an easy bun or ponytail.
If you're not sure about getting bangs, try out clip-in bangs, available at beauty supply stores.
Pomp it up
Men and women have been sporting these punky styles for a couple of years now, but the pomp actually dates to the 18th century and was named for Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV. Pompadours are a great style to rock for a special event because you can create a pomp with many lengths and styles of hair.
Similar to the Pompadour, the rave shave is an edgier version of the style where both sides of the hair are actually shaved, rather than slicked back as in a Pompadour. Raves became popular in the 1990s, and are basically dance parties with psychedelic music and lights.
Braids are big time, and that's a great thing because there are virtually endless ways to style your hair using braids. For a formal evening, try a French braid across the crown of your hair and bind into a long, romantic ponytail.