New Year has always been a time of renewal, of stripping things back
and looking for a fresh perspective. But just because the party season
is over doesn’t mean it’s time to hang up the sequin and glitter. The
mega babes at BLOW
certainly aren’t. Always at the forefront of counter-culture and
forecasting the next big trends in haircare, BLOW refuse to go quietly
in to the good night, kicking off the year with some of the hottest
trends in style and colour for the year ahead. They’ve always dabbled
in extremes, rejecting classics and traditional “good taste” and instead
diving in to a world of high fantasy. High risk, high return right?
From dreamy rainbow melts and retro flicks to big, bouncy metallic blow
outs, we see the Glasgow salon hit us up with retro kitsch vs metallic
glamour. And damn it, if it isn’t exactly what we fucking need right
Photos: Erica Von Stein
gangs from outer space is a glorious mash up of 50’s pulp by way of
Bowie. Micro-fringes, bee-hives and big ass flicks make the perfect
backdrop for a magpies menagerie of colours. Fantasy fades (melting
roots in to a different colour) have slowly become a signature for the
girls at BLOW, taking influence from everything from the Northern
Lights, quartz gems to Halloween schlock. It’s a lasting tribute to the
more is more mantra they’ve developed over the years; with a focus on
experimentation and playfulness that is truly out of this world.
Photos: Christina Riley
the other end of the spectrum we have the more polished, glossy and
high glamour that is Fur Coat, Nae Knickers. BLOW continue their work as
colour innovators by being one of the first salons to bringing Guy
Tang’s much anticipated metallic hair dyes to the U.K. It’s sleek and
it’s sexy and undeniably cool. We’re no longer just working in silvers
but a whole new spectrum of high gloss shades of grey, copper and rose.
Here it’s all about simple, sleek, sophisticate-lite. A little bit
more grown up and easy to wear than some of their bolder looks but not
lacking in their trademark personality punch.
continue to create come of the more exciting hair editorials, predicting
and shaping trends the world over. From glitter roots to help
popularising Olaplex to being the first UK Manic Panic Salon, it’s safe
to say if BLOW are behind it, it’s bound to be popular soon.
So will you be popping in to BLOW for a metalic make-over or fantasy fade?