Hair & Beauty

The A – Z of Winter Hair

By Iro Kotsimbos
3rd Jul 2014

From cutting and colouring, to styling and beyond, the world of hair can be hella confusing! So what should you try this winter? Do you cut it all off or keep the lengths? Should your bangs be bold, up should you go for a subtle side-swept fringe? Is it time to lighten up, or delve into the dark side…?

It can be overwhelming to say the least, so to help you decide, we've put together the A – Z guide of winter hair – all the hair inspo you need in the one spot!

A is for Auburn – this warm tone is the perfect colour for winter! Just look at Emma Stone…she totally rocks it.

B is for Blondes – looking to go golden? Melbourne's best blonde colourists are only a click away.

C is for Celebrity #Inspo – copy Blake, Mila and co. with the 6 celeb hair styles you need to try ASAP!

D is for Don't try this at homespecifically dye jobs! Most of us don't know how to properly colour our hair, leading to all sorts of 'do disasters.

E is for Easy hair solutions – blow dry bars being one of them! Celeb-perfect blow dries in 40 minutes...and only for $40? The Poodle Blow Dry Bar, you are our saviour.

F is for the Fellas – we've got you covered with all the best barber shops where you can get yo' hair (and mo'!) did.

G is for the Great debatecurly versus straight?! We'll let you decide…

H is for Hair mistakes – ohhh we've all made them! We spoke to five of the best hairdressers in Melbourne for their advice on how to fix the most common errors.

I is for Irene Falcone – the founder of toxin-free health and beauty website, Nourished Life. For healthalicious winter hair, her tip on using coconut oil as a hair serum is genius!

J is for Joey Scandizzo Salon – there's a reason why Joey Scandizzo Salon won multiple awards…their fashion cuts are like no other!

K is for Keratin smoothing therapy – forget chemical straightening, keratin treatments are where it's at! Head to the bhave smoothe Keratin Therapy website to track down a salon near you.

L is for Luscious lengths – keep yours looking better than Dr Quinn's with regular trims at one of Melbourne's best hair salons.

M is for Meddlers – we're huge fans of their South Yarra based hair salon. The 'chill out zone' at Meddlers is the best place to relax and read a mag while the pros work their magic!

N is for Nourishing treatments – a MUST for winter hair health. Whether it's cream or oil-based, or even just a homemade mixture using kitchen ingredients, a treatment or mask is essential is you want to avoid dry, frizzy strands.

O is for Oils – don't be afraid to use them! From argan oil as a treatment to cleansing oil shampoos, a little bit goes a long way.

P is for Plaits – no longer just a hair style worn by schoolgirls, hair icon Blake Lively shows us 7 easy ways to wear a braided 'do.

Q is for Quality haircare products – vital for maintaining winter hair at home! Eleven Australia is one of our faves at the moment.

R is for Red – we're mad for the colour this winter! From auburn to ginger, fire-engine to ruby, red is the hottest hair colour to try.

S is for Spotlighting – the new hair trend that's taking over ombre.

T is for Telleish – the go-to salon for bangin' hair in Port Melbourne! They're famous for their blondes but we gotta tell you, there's not much they can't do!

U is for UVA Salon – the Prahran home of famed Melbourne hairdresser Marie Uva and her equally-as-excellent team. Cuts, colours and one of Melbourne's best blow dries!

V is for Variety – no more one trick pony! Take buns for example – we've got 5 ways to style this super easy 'do.

W is for Winter's hottest hair trends – Meddlers took us through their top tips for the season ahead.

X is for Xtra bounce (go with us here…) – the best blow dry in Melbourne will definitely give you that!!

Y is for Youtube – an endless source of inspiration and hair tutorials. Curling, updos, whatever…you name it, there's probably a hair tutorial for it!

Z is for Zebra stripes, be gone! One of the most common hair mistakes is baaad zebra-like balayage – Sarah from Hair by Sarah Caporale knows all about how to fix this!


Image Credit: Peachy Hearts, Pinterest, Listal

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