With the weekend right around the corner, it's the perfect time to switch up your hairstyle game and try out something new. Whether you're looking for a bold new look or just want to freshen up your current style, there are plenty of trendy hairstyles to choose from. Here are the top three hairstyles to try this weekend, along with advice from Oscar Cullinan, celebrity stylist and founder of WILDE by Oscar, and product recommendations from his brand.
1. The Half-Up Top Knot
The half-up top knot has been a popular hairstyle for a few years now, and with the resurgence of the Y2K trend it's still going strong. "This is a great option for women who want to keep their hair down, but still want to add a little bit of volume and interest," says Oscar. "It's also a really versatile look that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion."
To create this look, start by using WILDE by Oscar's Volumising & Thickening Tonic on damp hair. This will give the hair some added volume and hold. Then, pull the top half of the hair up into a bun or knot, leaving the bottom half down. Finish the look with a WILDE by Oscar's Moisture Revive Oil to keep everything in place.
Celebrity example: Y2K hairstyles were all over the red carpet at the Grammys, and that was no more evident than with Paris Hilton's half-up top knot with face-framing pieces.
2. The Sleek Low Ponytail
For a more polished and sophisticated look, the sleek low ponytail is the way to go. "This is a great hairstyle for women who want to keep their hair out of their face but still look put together," says Oscar. "It's also a really versatile look that can be worn to the office, a dinner party, or even a night out."
To create this look, start by using WILDE by Oscar's UV & Thermal Protectant on damp hair. This will help to tame any frizz and add shine to the hair. Then, use a straightener to create sleek, straight locks, and gather the hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Finish the look with a pea sized amount of WILDE by Oscar's Shaping Clay mixed with WILDE by Oscar's Moisture Revive Oil to keep everything in place whilst adding shine and gloss.
Celebrity example: Jennifer Lopez's sleek low ponytail is a classic example of this look. Her hair is styled in a deep side part and gathered into a sleek, low ponytail at the nape of her neck.
3. The Textured Bob
The bob haircut has been a timeless classic for decades, but this season's twist on the look is all about texture. "The textured bob is perfect for women who want to keep their hair short, but still have a little bit of length to play with," says Oscar. "The key to this look is adding lots of layers and texture to the hair, so it has a lived-in, effortless vibe."
To achieve this look, start by using WILDE by Oscar's Texturising Tonic on damp hair. This will add volume and texture to the hair before blow-drying. Then, use a straightener to create loose waves throughout the hair, and finish with a small amount of WILDE by Oscar's Shaping Clay and Moisture Revive Oil to add definition and hold.
Celebrity example: Maya Hawke is a perfect example of this look. Her hair is cut shoulder length, with a fringe and features lots of layers and textured waves.
These three hot hairstyles are the perfect way to switch up your look this weekend. Whether you're looking for something edgy and textured or more polished and sophisticated, there's a style that will suit your needs. And with the help of WILDE by Oscar products and advice from Oscar Cullinan, you can achieve these at home!
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