No matter where you come from, if fashion runs in your blood then the sartorial sensibilities of Europeans surely tops your style inspiration boards. Europe is peerless in the world of fashion. Some of histories biggest trends –– power dressing, well-tailored and structured suits, mod, punk, ornate hair pieces –– had their debut on this turbulent continent. And still today, fashionistas from around the globe look to London and Paris Fashion Week runways for cues on couture and beauty fads. If you aspire to European flair and verve, here are five hairstyles that make the cut this season, and always.–– Karishma Sehgal
The Bob – Want your look timelessly stylish? The classic bob is an immutable beauty. From the 1920s until today, bobs have held their own in the hairstyle trend charts. Everyone from Jazz Age Flappers to modern-day celebrities like Katie Holmes, Naomi Campbell, and Kiera Knightley have rocked their individual, stunning versions of the always-chic bob. A sleek and angled bob will keep things classic or you can go for a contemporary wavy, choppy adaptation.
The Perfect Pixie – Eternal beauties Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy made the pixie cut famous in the ‘60s. Today it has become one of the most loved hairstyles, exuding a free-spirited and fierce attitude. The pixie hairstyle is good for the women who have the confidence to expose their face and neck. It challenges traditional takes on beauty and reduces styling time for girls on the go.
Shaggy Rocker Bangs – This hairstyle made popular by European models and celebrities over the past couple of years hits the perfect blend between glamor and spunk. British model Kate Moss was seen sporting these shaggy rocker bangs in Topshop’s 2008 campaign and it took the entire fashion world by storm. Recently, Ford’s models at his Spring/Summer 2015 collection gave into this grunge-meets-chic look and had us all awestruck. A biker jacket, kohl-rimmed eyes, skinny pants and high boots are all you need to complete the look.
The Wavy Layers – Want to opt for something more feminine and subtle to style your long tresses? Though long hairstyles are not quite such a big hit amongst the European trendsetters, once in a while the biggies in the glamor industry surprise us. Take British singer, Rita Ora. Last year she was seen strutting her stuff at a lot of dos with her big and brilliant wavy layers, a refreshing change from her otherwise audacious hairstyle choices.
The Edgy Quiff – The quiff was a popular hairstyle amongst the men in Europe all through the ‘80s and ‘90s. Recently, it’s gained a lot of female attention and acceptance as well. The quiff blends the best of a pompadour, a pixie, and a flattop. It’s given rise to a whole new movement in Tinseltown with the likes of Tilda Swinton, Nicole Kidman, Carey Mulligan and English supermodel Agyness Deyn working cropped and funky quiff hairdos. Would your dare?
My top hairstyle picks inspired by European fashion and beauty trends will continue to make ripples in the world of style throughout the fall season. Which one tops your style file?