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The Best Hairstyles of 2011

2011 has been a great year for new trends and retro-style revamps. Our artistic team runs down the best hairstyle trends of the past twelve months.

Ombre Hair

This year’s dip-dye trend wasn’t for the faint hearted, but one of the subtle, stylish alternatives to come out this year was the ombré hair effect. By using two colours, usually dark at the roots and a lighter tone at the ends, it gives the hair a subtle dip-dye effect without blowing the bank. The great thing about this look is that it’s low maintenance and easily changeable. It was an important trend this year as celebrities such as Alexa Chung and Drew Barrymore rocked the look. Have a look at the tutorial video below on how to achieve it.

Centre Parting

This centre-parting style is STILL bang-on trend and is really simple to achieve, though depending on your facial shape a more off-centre or zig-zag parting would work best. A simple, elegant style for almost any type of function, the centre-parting, when done correctly, looks amazing. Worn by the likes of style icon Victoria Beckham, the Ali McGraw-influenced centre-parting is still one hot look.

Emma Willis Quiff

Quiffs were a big hit on the catwalks during the 2011 Autumn/Winter shows and it became a favourite on the red carpet too with celebs such as Kate Winslet, Scarlett Johansson and Emma Willis all rocking the quiff at some point late this year. The Emma Willis 2011 hair was a massively successul style and her pixie cut and quiff styles she rocked in 2011 was replicated by many in the festive party season. Still bang-on trend, why not treat yourself to a fab quiff by heading down to one of our Blow It bars for an expert blow-dry?

The Beehive

The 60’s was back again this year with the beehive trend rocking red carpets everywhere. The likes of Cheryl Cole, as well as Adele, Duffy and the late, great Amy Winehouse all known for their 60’s-style beehives, it was no surprise the look became so popular. The trend this year stemmed from the catwalks, with Jean-Paul Gaultier employing it in his fashion shows, and 60’s-set TV series such as hit US show Mad Men. Our tutorial below gives you some great tips how to style a beehive.

Kate Middleton Hair

If you were anywhere in England this Summer, or in fact anywhere on the planet, you couldn’t have missed the extravaganza that was the Royal wedding. As many people were discussing Kate’s wedding dress, or Pippa’s derrière, it was her gorgeous hair, styled by James Pryce, that caught our eye. Oozing elegance, the style was a timeless classic and suited Kate down to the ground. Our video tutorial below shows you how to do Kate’s hair.

Pixie Crop

The pixie crop made it big this year with the likes of Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays and Emma Watson cutting off their long hair in favour of a gorgeous short crop. This style shows off your bone structure and sharp jawline, and can bring out the colour of your eyes perfectly. A timeless look, the pixie crop was made famous by Mia Farrow in the 1968 film Rosemary’s Baby.

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