Trend: Ponytails

As seen at: Donna Karen S/S 2012

Add a wrap around the ponytail for a 90s-inspired finish as seen at Donna Karen.

Take the hair straight back from your hairline and pull as tight as possible to perfect this style. The instant face-lift is an added bonus.

As seen at: David Koma S/S 2012

Kenna and his ghd team created this sectioned masterpiece at David Koma. We love it.

As seen at: Hervé Léger S/S 2012

Section your hair into two or three ponytails and secure at the nape of your neck for this high-fashion style.

Trend: Side-parting

Not as dominant as it was for A/W 2011, the side-parting is still a force to be reckoned with for spring. This look will add instant sophistication to any occasion.

As seen at: Celine S/S 2012

Sweep hair back into a low-slung ponytail or bun for the perfect office-ready style. 

As seen at: J Mendel S/S 2012

This look can be cool and grungy too: just plait hair before bed and slick behind one ear to play copycat with this J Mendel style.

Trend: Accessorised Up-Do

Thought up-dos were boring? Think again. This spring’s up-dos are all about statement accessories, pretty hairbands and finishing touches. The devil’s in the detail...

As seen at: Chanel S/S 2012 

Add pretty pearly pins to low-slung buns to steal this style. 

To give a high-fashion finish leave hair wet, even adding a slick of gel (yes, you remember, the stuff from the 90s) for a high-shine style. 

As seen at: 3.1 Phillip Lim S/S 2012

Stand out from the fashion pack with Philip Lim’s quirky style. Leave a few sections loose as you scoop your locks into a bun and pin into the style at varying heights. 

As seen at: Gucci S/S 2012

Add a cool metallic clip around your ponytail like the girls at Gucci, and even try some metallic streaks if it’s a style statement you seek.

As seen at: Jason Wu S/S 2012

Go crazy with hair grips and clips for a serious statement style as seen at Jason Wu.

Just twist sections of hair into mini buns and secure with oversized grips all over the back of your head for a quick and easy take on this look.

As seen at: Louis Vuitton S/S 2012

Never underestimate the power of a pretty hairband to transform your look.

As seen at: Louis Vuitton S/S 2012

Why not prove you are style royalty with a seriously cute tiara? Add volume at the roots to soften the look. 

As seen at: Yves Saint Laurent S/S 2012

Thought buns were boring? Not at YSL. Stunning golden accessories brightened up low-slung coils on the catwalk. 

Trend: Glamorous Blow-Out

Last spring’s understated centre-parted style reigned supreme, but this season glamour makes a return: hurrah. Dig out those heated rollers and dust off that big round blow-dry brush: think Kate Middleton shine and Olivia Palermo bounce.

As seen at: Chloé S/S 2012

Simple centre-parted locks are given extra volume with subtle waves and a high-shine finish.

As seen at: Anna Sui S/S 2012

Veronica Lake’s enviable waves are back: chic side-parted locks with brushed out curls and oodles of volume.

As seen at: D&G S/S 2012

Blow-dry ultra-long locks into soft waves using a large round brush.

If you’ve got a natural wave in your hair let it shine through, adding extra bounce with a few loose curls. 

As seen at: DKNY S/S 2012

Don’t straighten locks: you’re going for that natural bounce, the added kink here and there will add to the glamour. 

As seen at: Issa London S/S 2012

Issa’s girls oozed Hollywood glamour with extra-large spiral curls, brushed out to soften the look. 

As seen at: Versace S/S 2012

Try blow-drying upside-down to add some extra va-va-volume. 

Trend: Wet Look

Too-cool-to-care wet-look locks and mirror-shine finishes: get ready for Olympic fever and dive into this sport-chic trend immediately.

As seen at: Alberta Ferretti S/S 2012

As seen at: Alexander Wang S/S 2012

Achieve this look by adding a generous slick of styling product to wet hair and leave to dry in plaits. 

As seen at: BCBG S/S 2012

Slick hair back with oodles of serum and finish with a high-shine hairspray.

As seen at: Diesel Black Gold S/S 2012

Throw your wet-look locks into a messy up-do. 

As seen at: Felder Felder S/S 2012

Tease wet-look locks into a casual, voluminous quiff letting the back of your hair hang loose. 

As seen at: Proenza Schouler S/S 2012

Slick mid-length locks straight back from your face for a rock ‘n' roll finish.

Trend: Braids & Twists

Braids and twists are a brilliant fall-back every spring/summer, but for 2012 the trend has been given an extra high-fashion twist. Opt for a head full of twists and tight braids to really commit to the look. Will you be brave enough to try McQueen’s beehive braids?

As seen at: Alexander McQueen S/S 2012

The 90s favourite, corn-rows, make a comeback this season: McQueen’s girls wore a wrap of tightly-woven braids...

Twist into a beehive finish if you dare/actually can. 

As seen at: Ashish S/S 2012

Not feeling brave enough for some of the quirky twisted styles? Fall back on a simple side-plait like the girls at Ashish.

As seen at: Giorgio Armani S/S 2012

Get twisted with a random swirly up-do like this one. 

Part hair in a pretty side-swept style to keep the look soft and feminine at the front. 

Just grab sections of hair and twist back into snakes and pin into place, gathering a larger section into a bun at the centre of the head.

As seen at: Moschino S/S 2012

Will we ever tire of a classic halo braid? Never!

As seen at: Valentino S/S 2012

Halo braids were softer and prettier than ever at Valentino. We adore this romantic style. 

Take the look all the way around your head for a low-maintenance statement style you’ll be rocking ‘til autumn. 

Trend: Centre-partings

Good news for lovers of cool and casual styles: after a winter of side-parted looks, things are going front and centre once again. Less time in front of the mirror, more time having fun.

As seen at: Calvin Klein S/S 2012

As seen at: Givenchy S/S 2012

Add a few twists and run through with a styling product for a cool, grunge-goddess finish.

As seen at: Isabel Marant S/S 2012

To make this look more polished, blow-dry locks so that they’re (almost) straight and finish with a slick of serum or shine-spray.

As seen at: Theyskens’ Theory S/S 2012

This look is perfect for layered cuts: add curls for extra texture.

Trend: Volume

The beehive is back. Like, really back. Not just a little bit of volume at the roots, but full-on, hair-raising, high-rise styles that you’d have to duck to fit under doorways. We’re in.

As seen at: Diane von Furstenberg S/S 2012

As seen at: Fendi S/S 2012

You’ll have to backcomb your locks at the roots before gently combing back into a chignon to replicate this style. Hairspray is your friend. 

As seen at: Rochas S/S 2012

Easter comes early with this egg-tastic look. Defy gravity with your own high-rise style. 

Trend: Quiffs

Cool, androgynous styling is sticking around for another season. Slick the sides of your hair back using a fixing hairspray, and add some styling product to the top section before back-combing.

As seen at: Haider Ackerman S/S 2012

As seen at: Ohne Titel S/S 2012

Sweep your towering quiff to one side for a preppy finish. 

As seen at: Aquila.Rimondi S/S 2012

Combine wet-look and quiff trends by slicking product through your locks before styling.