Now that we are half way into 2006 let’s review the 2 main hairstyle trends of this year.
The first obvious trend is that we are seeing much more short and curly hair with bobs and curls customized for different individuals. Berets and hair bands and pins to rein longer hairs in are also in fashion.
Gone are the long straight hair styles that dominated the last few years. At a maximum, shoulder-length hair is what we see in a number of award ceremonies where celebrities and stars model the new trends.
Another anti-long-hair style for 2006 is the ponytail, in all its variants.
Beyonce led the best way in this new style when she showed up with a lush pony tail to receive her Walk of Fame Star on March 28, 2006 in Hollywood, LA. Other stars preferring ponytails include Carmen Electra, Gwen Stefani, Pauley Perrete, Alexis Bledel, and Katie Lohmann.
The pony tails may be braided, let loose, or brushed up towards the crown of the top in the preferred style of all of them, also known as the “High Ponytail.”
Even Jennifer Aniston, after years of straight hair within the successful FRIENDS series, is seen lately wearing a “Stacked” ponytail which has a fluffy rich look to it.
And while you see Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie posing for the cameras with long hair it doesn’t mean that they aren’t following the current trend for shorter hair. Their secret is hidden in a single word: “extension.” Hair extensions allow a variety of celebrities today to benefit from the better of both the old and the brand new hairstyle trends with ease.