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Trend, Fad, or Timeless

Trend, fad, or timeless–do you know the difference?

What’s the difference between a trend and a fad? Trends tend to last 5-7 years, two years coming, two years in, and two years out. I’m sure we all remember a time when we thought roots were ugly, now roots are all we see!

Ombre haircolor is the number one requested salon service these days. Ombre means “shaded or graduated in tone,” gradually going from dark to light. Now were taking it a step further with more blunt, hard lines, making more of a bold statement with solid dip-dyed ends. It's all about taking different styles and ideas from a previous era and recreating them.

A fad is popular for 5-7 months and then it’s out of style. When I think of a fad, the first thing that comes to mind would be scrunchies, everyone had them, in their hair, or on their wrist–you didn’t leave the house without a scrunchie.

I also think of strong side parts, with side swept fringes that my entire high school wore. I still don’t know how we managed to get around with only one eye! This year we are seeing a lot of pastel colors, maybe a pop of pale pink or violet.

Something that’s fun for a few weeks, and then we are over it or we change the tone. Generally, this appeals to the younger girls, but in Europe women of all ages have been rocking pastels for months.

Timeless looks are always around, but now more then ever we are having people request that soft finger wave type curl, worn in the 20s. For men, we're seeing strong side parts, think of the hit shows Boardwalk Empire or Man Men. Also made popular in the 40s, was the chignon, a timeless up style for any occasion.

When it comes to fashion remember, “A girl should always be two things, classy and fabulous, ” as said by Coco Chanel.

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