The trending hairstyles for 2012 range from the neat and elegant to the downright careless. Regardless of where they sit on that spectrum, the only real requirement is that they’re chic, evocative, and fun to create.
On the spring 2012 runway of Diane von Furstenberg, models emerged with a back-combed crown that swirled back into two mirrored French twists. The effect? A 1960s style bouffant hairstyle that crowns any outfit with an elegant vintage vibe.
For our how to guide on creating the style for yourself, read the full post after the break.
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Model: Sophie Van Den Akker @ Chadwick Models
Photographer: Kelly Defina at kellydefina.com
Makeup artist: Shev Kelly for Napoleon Perdis
Hair: Annika Bowen @ Annika’s
Stylist: Mercy Watson
Double French twist: the how to
Make sure hair is prepped first.
Divide the hair into 3 sections: first take a centre parting all the way down to the nape of the neck so you have two sections. Then divide another section from recession to crown to recession. Pin the top section out of the way.
Back comb the two side sections to give them volume and height, still keeping them separated.
Brush one side section back to the centre and twist it in on itself (similar to a French roll / French twist). Pin it in place.
Brush the other side section to create the same twist on itself so that it meets at the back centre parting of the head. Pin it in place. Now you should have the two lower sections pined in place at the back of head to create two French twists.
Take out the top section and back comb to create height.
From Diane von Furstenberg’s S/S ’12 runway.
Blend the top section with the rest of the hair and brush it back to the crown area. Tuck the top section underneath itself and pin in place.
Adjust the height accordingly and once you’re satisfied, spray with hairspray to set it in place.
For more hairstyles and haircuts that are on trend for the coming year, including how-to guides and tutorials, keep an eye on our 2012 hairstyles guide at that link.