Pixies and bobs are in for spring, hair style experts say, and high-gloss is back. Experts say those with long hair should consider styling options before forging ahead with a dramatically shorter cut.
Razored, choppy layers can create a fresh look for the midlength pixie cut, helped along with a dollop of styling mousse. That's just one of the ways the medium pixie is being worn this summer. Others include the wispy-bangs-and-messy-hair version, good for fine hair, and the sleek, side-parted pixie.
Darker cosmetic colors, more dramatic eye makeup and high-gloss lips are among the top trends this autumn, fashion experts say. Another trend: a Baroque-style glamour that uses gilt tones to highlight facial features.
Among the trends in hair styles for spring are "multi-tonal" looks, hair with highlights or lowlights one to two shades away from the original color or hair with bolder color effects streaked in. Pink, purple and orange are among the top strong colors being seen for spring.
Hotels and spas around Montreal and further afield are gearing up for Mother's Day with specials that range from spa baths to tapas lunches. Hôtel-Restaurant l'Eau à la Bouche and its restorative Spa H2O offers a contemporary feel in the Laurentians, and the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vt., offers mom a taste of old New England along with luxury spa treatments.