Spring Hairstyles 2016: The Best Cuts And Styles To Try This Season

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The beginning of spring not only marks the time for a wardrobe refresh, but also a hair change.

While you're pouring over spring 2016's hottest fashion trends, you'll want to have the hairstyles to match too. And even though there were a wide array of spring hairstyle trends on the runway this season, there are a few key looks that really stood out.

We spoke to Matthew Collins, celebrity hairstylist and co-owner of Brennen Demelo Studio in Toronto, to get the low-down on the hottest spring hairstyles to try for 2016.

Check them out below:

1. Curtain Fringes Or Grown-Out Bangs

Grown-out fringe is all the rage this season. Worn with a casual centre part in a soft and textured style, it gives off a '70s vibe that's chic and effortless.

Collins says the shortest point can be anywhere between the eyebrow to the nose and taper down an inch or so at the ends.

To style, he suggests a "rough" dry with your fingers back and forth. "The more natural they look, the better," he tells us. Collins also says the cut looks really good with an all-over tight curl that can be created with a small 1/2 inch barrel with lots of volume on the sides, but flat at the top.

2. Mid-Length Blunt Cut

"This is basically the grown out lob," explains Collins. "Now that it's a few inches longer it's best matched with still that blunt length. But a softer external and internal texture." He suggests asking for these from your stylist.

3. "French Girl" Hair

This look is all about the undone, effortless wave. "Most of the movement is in the mid shaft of the hair," Collins explains. He says the best way to get the look is to divide your hair into three parts: one on each side and one in the back. Add a cream curl enhancer or sea salt spray, such as L'Oreal Professionel's Bouncy and Tender or L'Oreal Professionel's Beach Waves), and make very loose French braids. Pull apart the braids, then sleep on them. In the morning, undo the braids for that "French Girl" wave. If you're strapped for time, Collins suggests running a flat iron over the braid and letting it cool before taking them out.

4. Small, Tight Updos

Collins says this look is an "almost ballerina-style" updo, as it is very sleek and tight to the head. To get the look, use a light spray to comb your hair back into a sleek, very low ponytail. Then comb through a mixture of gel and serum through your hair until the ends of the pony.

After, braid your ponytail into a regular three strand braid as tightly and cleanly as possible. Once you're finished, tie off the end with a small elastic and spray the braid with a strong hold hairspray. Finally, twist the braid around the base of the ponytail, pinning it as you go. Collins says to make sure to keep it very compressed and close to your head.

"The key is tight and intricate!" he says.

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