4 Fun Hair Styling Ideas for Your Next Salon Visit
Doing something entirely innovative and different with your hair can be a daunting idea for many women. It is why girls will call all of their friends and ask whether or not they “should get bangs,” “go darker,” “go blonder,” “cut it all off,” etc. Even though hair grows back, doing something drastic with the cut or the style can be scary.
That being said, sometimes you do want a different look. Whether it is for a particular event or just a vibe you are feeling, there is something to be said about changing things up every once in a while.
Instead of cutting it all off or changing the color, make an appointment at your preferred salon to get it styled differently for a brief time. From unicorn braids to Swarovski crystal diamond extensions, feather locks and hair sparkle, here are four unique and fun hair styling ideas for your next salon visit.
1. Unicorn braids
For girls who crave something a little bit more eclectic than a regular dutch braid, unicorn braids are the answer. Celebrities such as Shay Mitchell, Gal Gadot, Olivia Palermo, Katy Perry and Chrissy Teigen have all been spotted donning this hair trend.
Comprised of a high ponytail mixed with thick, heavy and colorful extensions, these braids will have you leaving the salon believing that fairytales are real.
You can choose from a wide abundance of colors for your unicorn braids — anything from gold, to pink, blue, holographic and bronze — and these colors can be affixed to the braid design of your choosing.
Next time you are heading to a music festival or a big party, or any event where you want to stand out, look at the special hair and beauty services menu of salons in your area to look for one that specializes in unicorn braids.
2. Swarovski crystal diamond extensions
Sometimes, an event calls for as much glitter as possible. You have diamonds (real or fake) draped around your neck, your fingers and in your ears, but have you ever considered adding them to your hair?
With Swarovski crystal diamond extensions, your hair can also join the sparkle party! What’s more, 100% genuine Swarovski crystals are used in the extensions.
You can select from either black, blonde and brown thread colors (whichever goes best with your hair color) and these will be affixed to your head, allowing your locks to glisten and sparkle. Your whole body deserves to be dripping in diamonds!
3. Feather locks
On the other hand, perhaps you want to embrace a more natural, boho style for a music festival or similar funky event. For a unique style, opt to add a selection of feather locks to your hair.
Made from real feathers in a variety of colors, when done properly, these are added to your hair with a silicone bead technology that will not break or harm your hair, and won’t lose their glow when you style them. In fact, you can still wash, dry and use heat tools while wearing them.
Just make sure that you visit a salon that only uses a premium quality, cruelty-free brand of feather. Apart from this, feather locks are a swift and simple way to make your mane look fabulous.
4. Hair sparkle
For the ladies who want to sparkle for more than a week (who doesn’t want to twinkle always?!), hair sparkle is the answer. These incredibly fine, shimmering strands of polyester fiber are available in a variety of colors and sparkles.
So, depending on your outfit or your overall vibe, you can pick and choose between gold sparkle, silver or iridescent pearl, or even go for something a little more bold such as chocolate or purple.
No matter which color you choose, the sparkles in the fiber will catch the light in the most subtle and refined manner, so you don’t have to worry about it looking customey or overkill. Instead, people will just notice a tiny bit of sparkle. Think of it like a highlighter, but for your hair.
Only get hair sparkle added at a high-quality salon, as it is necessary for an expert to attach them as they need to put the fiber close to your roots with intricate but invisible knots. Only a skilled hair stylist can do this and not damage your hair.
If you look after your new hair sparkle as the hairstylist instructs you, then there is a good chance it will last a week and beyond. Although, keep in mind, that determinants such as oily scalps or products and stress on the knot could prompt the sparkle to come out early.
Where to Find These Services
In addition to these, there are plenty of other creative styles that can be done, depending on the special services your trusted beauty salon offers.
Have you ever made an appointment at the salon for a fun style such as these four mentioned above? Which one would you like to experiment with? Let us know in the comments below!
Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma & Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.