Hair is fashion. It’s in one minute then it’s out. This year there has been an extreme trend in color and cuts that will continue into the new year. The end is finally approaching and I have selected 2012’s best hair styles that were IN for me.
Some made us do a double take. Some had you creating vision boards for your new summer look while others actually gave you the courage to consult with your stylist, requesting a change in appearance. Here are the hottest looks that have made a difference in 2012.
Alicia Keys. Alicia Keys classic bob is just right. It’s blunted, sleek and elegant. Although we will never forget how she changed the game by rocking those sexy braids and corn rows when she first hit the scene. Giving us that female Stevie Wonder and then some. She has surely made a huge transition since those days. This cut is definitely a winner.
Keyshia Cole. Throughout the years we have seen her transform into many looks that it’s hard to associate her with one signature style. The best look on Keyshia this year, that I simply adored, is her hot short blonde hair. This color and cut compliments her true beauty and can be easily styled without effort. However, I can see this cut in a spicy copper color too. Reflecting the woman she is today this look is a winner.
Taylor Swift. Taylor is the good kid on the block. Or so they say. I love how she has matured (thanks to Kanye putting her on) into a modelesque singer and can rock those heavy blunted bangs with ease. When you see Taylor you think long lean, simple and pure. The same goes for her hair. This look is a perfect fit.
Meagan Good. Meagan Good has been known for her signature long tresses for most of her career. One day she made the decision to change up her appearance by chopping it all off. Turns out it actually became a hit for her! This look is very clean and sassy at the same time.
Ginnifer Goodwin. He’s just not into you.
But with Ginnifer’s cut and style he surely will. This cut works very well with her vintage style. She really turned heads this year on the Emmys red carpet. Even though she went darker in color my favorite was her strawberry blond.
Kerry Washington. Ms. Kerry can do no wrong. Before starring in “Scandal” she was already known as that sophisticated lady whenever she stepped on the scene. Always classy, Kerry can go from sex kitten mode to business chic in a matter of seconds.
Her long hair looks absolutely stunning down, hanging loose with or without heavy bangs. The “pinned up off her face” look is also a go-to style that’s very chic and modern. Ms. Kerry serves it up with class.
Rihanna. I’m in love with how RiRi can go from one extreme to another.
She has rocked so many looks making them all HOT! She is the only R&B rock star next to Kelis that can get down with whatever and make it sizzle. My all time favorite for her this year in 2012 is her solid jet black pixie cut topped of with a nice glaze of shine that just happens to be a little shorter than usual.
Solange Knowles. I applaud Solange for not being in a box.
She flipped off the hair Nazis by doing whatever she loves, likes, fill in the blank. Straight. Sleek. Weaves. Whatever is cleva.. She defined, “We are all sistas”. Don’t get trapped in the Matrix. Do what you love. Love what you do. She wins for every look in 2012.