Wella Professionals Reveals Top Hair Trends for 2013

Wed Jan 2, 2013 9:00am EST

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Prepare to Tune Into the Trends with Hair Looks Inspired by the Sound of Color
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Each year new trends rise to the forefront, and 2013 is no different as Wella
Professionals` Global Creative Directors collaborated to identify four emerging
styles. At the 10th Annual International Trend Vision Awards, Wella
Professionals revealed these trends in a collection inspired by the Sound of
Color. World renowned stylists and Global Creative Directors, Eugene Souleiman
(Care and Styling) and Josh Wood (Color), embarked on a mission to create looks
that explore the synergy of aesthetic beauty and the world of music. With that,
four new trends - Fusion, Decibel, Echo, and Allegra - materialized, with each
one personifying the inextricable link between sound and color.

Wella Professionals Presents FUSION: The Worldly Spirit (Photo: Business Wire)

Eugene Souleiman says, "I react very well with music--I see colors, I see
textures, I see shape, I see movement, I get a feeling for the character that we
are trying to create for a collection; so, for me, marrying those two areas is a
totally natural process." Josh Wood added that these trends have "given me as a
colorist the license to break all the boundaries and experiment." Inspired by
this new level of artistry, Wella`s creative duo referenced these trends at the
Spring 2013 fashion shows and are ultimately influencing future styles in the
year ahead. 

FUSION: The Worldly Spirit

Defined by the merging of Eastern experimental spirit with Western culture,
Fusion embodies the contradictions of a modern day geisha meets club girl. There
is a graceful and minimalistic elegance to this sculptured look, which is
perfectly represented by the traditional sumo wrestler style at Haider
Ackermann`s Spring `13 show. Souleiman created a modern twist with a ponytail
tied away from the crown and folded back on itself. There is also a shift away
from the super natural hues into the more precious pastel territory to allow an
altogether more sophisticated palette of willow and porcelain with pastel
accents - a look that Wood says is "creativity gone to the next level." 

DECIBEL: The Vibrant Optimist

Decibel is the antithesis to generic, pristinely finished hair. "This trend is
all about the feeling of a technical style becoming unfinished, left looking raw
and unpolished," Souleiman asserts. At the Missoni Spring `13 show, the Decibel
theme of expressive, disconnected hair was brought to life with a smooth and
sleek top section contrasting with free and flowing mid-lengths. A similarly
expressive concept is conveyed with textured looks intensified by pops of
virtual colors seen at the Peter Som Spring `13 show. The style and color
collaboration pay tribute to the `70s period of glam rock that allowed a freedom
and empowered women to experiment with fashion and beauty without the
restriction of rules. 

ECHO: The Emotional Tyrant

Echo is not only a reflection, but a reaction to the world`s current state of
affairs and economic downturn. This trend represents the complicated,
introverted personality that transcends to a hairstyle designed with this
inherent tension in mind. The impression is a chic yet tormented soul, who
struggles with the harshness of life but has a romantic melancholic side to her.
"She`s obviously a forward thinking woman with this kind of conflict in her,"
said Eugene Souleiman. Tory Burch`s Spring `13 show featured a windblown
fishtail braid that exhibits the dichotomy of disheveled, yet complicated look.
The color palette is just as emotional with a juxtaposition of incredibly
natural looking tones against incredibly dense tones. 

ALLEGRA: The Object of Beauty

Allegra is an extreme contradiction to Echo because she escapes into the bright
world of the decadent elite by completely embracing the ostentatious culture she
was born into. Allegra is enamored with her own beauty and views herself as a
piece of art. "She`s an object of beauty and desire and she loves that," adds
Eugene. Her hair is healthy and clean, embodying her perfection. The color
palette is a brazen gold, rose gold, platinum, green gold - all precious metals
that are refined and bespoke as if they were created just for her. Eugene styled
the hair at DKNY`s Spring `13 show with clean lines, polished hair and a satiny
glow alluding to this perfectly poised, abundant look. 

Wella Professionals Trend Vision provides unique inspiration to stylists and
women as these looks evolve into the latest in cutting-edge hair fashion with
influential iconic imagery created for hairstylists by hairstylists. 

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