Spring 2014 hair trends & hairstyles

Not every hairstyle on the runway is or becomes a trend. Hairstyles will always come down to a number of things – hair type, length, face shape and personal preference – but that doesn’t mean we can’t look to the fashion world for inspiration and new ideas with each new season.

Along with the changes in fashion for spring / summer 2014 come new hairstyles to try and get inspired by. We’ll be adding more soon so do keep an eye on this page, and subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook if you want to keep up to date with all the spring 2014 hairstyles.

spring 2014 hairstyles

Spring 2014 hairstyles: key hair trends.

As the seasons get warmer again, we’ll be searching for spring hairstyles and summer hairstyles for 2014 that feel fresh and on-point, but without the requirement to spend hours in front of the mirror each morning. The milkmaid braid is one of spring’s crowning glories, deceptively complex but high in impact. More hairstyles evolve with deep side parts, and soft flowing waves – as always – leave some imprint on the imagination for those carefree summer days.

milkmaid braids: a gorgeous, ever-evolving hair trend

Milkmaid braids: a gorgeous, ever-evolving hair trend

Whether capturing innocence or refinement, the crown braid knows how to make an outfit stand out. For spring 2014, multiple interpretations were shown on the runway: from the messy and folkish to the regal. Read more about the milkmaid braid along with tutorials on how to create it.

side part hairstyles: how to wear them now

Side part hairstyles: how to wear them now

What a difference a part makes... Center or side, shallow or deep, clean or rough, a part can change a whole look, and it was deep side parts that ruled the spring 2014 runways. Read more about the side part hairstyles of the season.

the low ponytail: a statement to style in 2014

The low ponytail: a statement to style in 2014

The ponytail is never quite out, but not every interpretation of the hairstyle is in fashion. In 2014, the look is all about the low ponytail, with a few stylings of this low slung look the most fashionable. From the hassle-free to the sumptuous, from daytime to evening, here's your full guide to the key low ponytail hairstyles to master this year.

bob hairstyles for 2014

Bob hairstyles for 2014

Just what length of short hair is in? The bob is an overused and under-descriptive phrase, covering hair cuts that hang as high as the ears and as slow as the shoulders. So what bob hairstyle are in fashion in 2014? Follow that link to be in the know.

Soft waves.

Soft, flowing waves aren’t a new thing, that we know. And yet, on the spring 2014 runways they managed to recapture our imagination when worn with new attitude. Soft waved hairstyles for spring 2014 present themselves as entirely effortless; these aren’t Hollywood perfect waves in so much as waves with a bit of texture and tousle, worn either with a side part or center part and perfect for both shorter and longer hair.

soft tousled waves
Soft waves at Jonathan Saunders, Pucci and Alexander Wang, spring / summer 2014.

the hair trend you can look great in every day: soft, flowing waves

The hair trend you can look great in every day: soft, flowing waves

If there's one hair trend for spring / summer that's not only perfect for the season, but perfect for every day, it's flowing hair with soft waves. This season it's all about effortlessness, falling in between the poles of grungy and perfectly polished. Read about the key variations for soft waved hair.

Hair accessories.

Hair accessories on the spring 2014 runways ranged from gold barrettes to sprinklings of stars, while the use of leather evoked a mix of old-world elegance and modern toughness. Headbands and leather ties are a key statement to make for the season, allowing that little something extra to be added to any hairstyle.

leather hair accessories
Leather hair accessories at Diesel, Valentino and Helmut Lang, spring / summer 2014.

the hair accessory trends you need to know about for spring 2014

The hair accessory trends you need to know about for spring 2014

From constellations of iridescent flowers to luxe leather headbands, the right hair accessory goes a very long way. The styles in for spring 2014 are many and varied, offering options from the sweet to the sexy. Read about all the hair accessory trends for spring / summer.

Spring 2014 hair colours.

picking a hair colour for the new season

Picking a hair colour for the new season

"Just change it." That became our motto for hair colour, and we're bringing it back for 2014. Being bold when it comes to hair colour change (and bold doesn't necessarily mean loud) is the perfect way to make a seasonal statement. Read on for more about choosing a hair colour for 2014.

Spring 2014 hair tutorials.

6 simple hair tricks that will change your morning routine

6 simple hair tricks that will change your morning routine

Before you pick your new haircut for 2014 or learn a few new styling tricks along the way, it's important to get back to basics. Not 'how to brush your hair' kind of basics, but rather the time saving, beauty enhancing ones. So here's your complete cheat sheet for having perfect hair every day this year.

how to: versace's flowing rock-chic hair

How to: Versace's flowing rock-chic hair

The 90s are back in fashion and with them come a whole range of 90s hairstyles for 2014. And while there are plenty of 90s hair trends that should never ever ever see the light of day again, there are those that never went out of fashion. Bed hair is one of them, 90s rock hair is another. Follow the link for a run down on how to make Versace's interpretation of the style your own.

Spring 2014 braids.

how to: a braid that has the romance of a renaissance painting

How to: a braid that has the romance of a Renaissance painting

With softly waved texture and tendrils of hair framing the face, this particular take on the braid is both classic and feminine. Inspired by the Renaissance era, it's none the less a style that can be worn with a modern edge.

how to recreate this adorable tangled braid from rachel zoe's runway

How to recreate this adorable tangled braid from Rachel Zoe's runway

There's nothing quite so romantic as a bohemian hairstyle that doesn't let itself be caught up in neatness and an overuse of hairspray. This messy, deconstructed braid makes tangles look pretty. Follow the tutorial to create this tangled braid for yourself.

how to: diesel black gold's sporty french braid

How to: Diesel Black Gold's sporty french braid

The hairstyle on the Diesel runway married two trends: the braid, and the leather hair accessory. This take on the braid is neat and clean for a sporty-chic finish. Create the sporty chic braid by following our tutorial.

Spring 2014 up dos.

how to: valentino's regal low ponytail

How to: Valentino's regal low ponytail

Far from the nonchalant, messy interpretations of the low ponytail, this hairstyle is regal, classical, and a little austere. Valentino's ponytail covered the ears and yet was made modern by a leather embellished headband. It's a unique one to try for yourself.

how to: margiela's grungy up do

How to: Margiela's grungy up do

Part up, part down, fully grungy: this hairstyle from the Margiela runway merges a messy french twist with haphazard strands for an unconventionally cool look. Follow the tutorial to create the grungy up do for yourself.

Spring 2014 hair-out hairstyles.

how to prada's youthful side part hairstyle

How to Prada's youthful side part hairstyle

A little bit school girlish is how Prada's spring 2014 hairstyle was described backstage. Left out, neat and flowing with a deep side part, it's a simple style that works with little hassle on long, straight hair.

how to: lanvin's roll-out-of-bed easy textured hair

How to: Lanvin's roll-out-of-bed easy textured hair

This is the kind of style you can do in a hurry: no careful blow-drying or smoothing required. Playing to the natural texture and fall of the hair, the side-parted, textured hairdo on the runway at Lanvin is easy to create at home.

how to: ruffian's side soft waves

How to: Ruffian's side soft waves

Soft waves with a side part make this hairstyle from the Ruffian runway feel like a modern update on a very classic look. Easy to do and perfectly on trend, you can follow the Ruffian how to for yourself at that link.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.