Monday, February 20, 2012

Bang it or Split it, beauty trend NYFW

"Side parts are a thing of the past," image consultant and celebrity hair stylist Pedro Abasolo warned me before I was off to New York. "Middle part or thick bangs is what's to come," Abasolo continued. I laughed and imagined how hideous I'd look splitting my tomato round face in half. For the past four years I've relied on a strong side part to sweep enough hair right to left to conceal a never ending forehead...a middle part is just not an option for me. Which left me to option two: the bold bangs. Another trend I strongly rejected. Have you ever met anyone that really liked their bangs? 
 Before entering my first show at fashion week, Pedro's beauty trend predictions were evident. As the shows progressed, bare foreheads and bold bangs continued to be  the biggest beauty trends I took note of. From my favorite european editors on the front row to fall collection strutting models, there wasn't a side part in sight. 

Mid-split or bangs: hair at Sachin+Babi Fall 2012

Mid Split or bangs: street style hair at NYFW 2012, images per Tommy Ton

Except for Cinched, of course who was sitting most likely third row or forth row on the edge of my seat to see the action. So I did what any fashion slave would do, and jumped on the trend. Obviously I did not go home and chop my bangs off but I opted for a less brave take on the trend and shifted my part central...

Central stationed parting of the thin haired sea en route to Sachin+Babi on Valentine's Day.
What do we think of cinched going central??