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The Owner of The Strand London Talks Fresh Spring Looks

Written By: Jessica Ourisman Corona del Mar Hair Salon

We’ve finally made it through a long, cold winter and it’s about time we start thawing for spring. “Fashion Month” just wrapped up in February, officially setting the trends for the upcoming season in hair. Everything from cuts, to colors, to the hottest styles-to-be were defined and debuted out on the runways. Hint: judging from what we’ve seen so far, shorter lengths are here to stay!

Mercedes Staley, the owner of Corona Del Mar-based salon, The Strand London, weighs in on the season ahead in hair. Keep reading to get in-the-know on all the lengths and styles this season, as modeled by celebrity muses. Plus, our go-to hair guru offers stand-out tips on making each look wearable and unique to you. Here are this year’s top five spring hair trends to slay both on and off the runway—and Mercedes’ exclusive tips and product recommendations to rock them right.

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Choppy Bob

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Muse: Lucy Hale

“My personal favorite for a new spring look!”

Pro Tip: Create beautiful, beachy waves by accentuating this look with a curling wand.

Product: Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair


Textured Pixie

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Muse: Zoe Kravitz

“From Audrey Hepburn rocking this look in the ’50s, I’m excited to see this fresh, edgy cut make a comeback.”

Pro Tip: Manipulate and style this look by emulsifying product well with your hands before distributing it throughout your hair with your fingertips.

Product: Kevin Murphy Rough Rider for matte texture; Kevin Murphy Super Goo for shiny, sleek texture  


Chin-Length Bob and Blunt Fringe

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World meet Bob. Bob… world. 💇🏻

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Muse: Nina Dobrev

“With or without a fringe, this look remains a classic that can be worn year-round.”

Tip: Blow dry with a product to score the look you want.

Pro Tip: Kevin Murphy Bodybuilder for volume; Kevin Murphy Smooth Again for frizz-free strands


Long, Layered Pixie

Muse: Ruby Rose

“This is my favorite style to cut—I get excited seeing clients wearing this look!”

Pro Tip: Wear this cut with texture, or smooth the hair back and style with hair pins for an editorial look.

Product: Kevin Murphy Doo Over for texture; Kevin Murphy Super Goo for slicked back style


Medium-Length Blunt or Asymmetrical Lob

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Muse: Margot Robbie

“This has become a popular alternative to the shorter spring looks.”

Pro Tip: Flat-iron it straight for a stronger, ‘power-look.’

Product: Kevin Murphy Young Again

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