Hair Trends for Spring 2013

What better way to celebrate 2013 than with a new hairstyle? Whether you’re looking for a sleek and effortless updo or a funky new trend to try, we have the skinny on the hottest hair trends for spring 2013. The best part? You don’t have to wait until spring to try them out!

Ponytails

This quintessential style for bad hair days can be sleek and sophisticated on its own. For a modern twist, part your hair on either side and pull hair back into a low pony. If you’re looking for extra volume or length, try HairUWear’s 18″ Beach Curl Pony or Wrap Around Straight Pony ($49/each, Ulta.com.)

Braids

Braids are a chic and whimsical hair trend for spring 2013, and there are a variety of ways you can create this look for yourself. If you don’t have the time or patience to braid your own hair, try HairUWear’s French Braid Band for an instant hairstyle that’s sure to get you noticed ($10, Wigs.com.)

Ombre Hair

Celebrities and real women everywhere are trying praising ombre hair for its effortless, “grown-in” look. If you aren’t ready to brave the commitment of actual dye, try HairUWear’s Ombre Clip-In Extensions for color (and length) without the commitment.

Messy Buns

A favorite for on-the-go fashionistas, messy buns are an effortless up-do that still looks chic and sophisticated. To get this look, flip your hair upside down and use a texturizing spray to create definition. After, simply scrunch your locks, smooth hair upward and twist into a low bun. Secure with bobby pins or a hair tie.

Quickie Waves

Who has time to mess with a curling iron on busy mornings? In a few minutes, you can have natural-looking waves without dealing with styling tools. For this look, shower the night before and wait until your hair is about 15% dry, then apply a texture cream and divide your hair into two even sections. Braid each section of hair and allow them to set overnight. In the morning, remove the braids and shake your hair out for soft, flowing waves. To set the style, spray with a medium-hold hairspray to make the waves last all day.

Choosing Hair Products

Now that you’re armed with all of the hair trends for spring 2013, it’s time to choose products that will keep your hair healthy and manageable all season long – and beyond! Unfortunately, choosing the right shampoo, conditioner and styling products can be an overwhelming task. Luckily, we’ve hand-picked a great selection of products to help you get the hair you’ve always wanted - and tell you what to avoid.

Pro Tip: Avoid hair products that contain silicone. While the silicone will coat hair and make it appear shiny, it also weighs hair down and can give hair a lackluster appearance over time.

For a true mega-watt shine, look for shampoos and conditioners without silicone. We like TouchBack Plus – these products are a fraction of the cost of a salon glaze but deliver comparable results at home. These shampoos and conditioners are especially well suited for women who color their hair, because they instantly deposit color to enrich your hue while adding a beautiful shine. If you don’t want the added color, opt for Clear TouchBack Plus for shiny locks in no time.

For the best results, make sure you leave silicone-free conditioners in hair for at least 3-5 minutes before rinsing. If you rinse too soon, you won’t get the shine you are after.

These easy spring hair trends and expert product recommendations should help you get the look you’re going for this season. If you have any tricks or tips to share, please do so in the comments!