Outrageous skin baring outfits arent the only way to get noticed during a night on the town, whether youre at Pure in Las Vegas or at the club down the street. If you want to break out of your boring hair rut and make an entrance worthy of an A-list celeb, there are dozens of ways to do it. Expreiment with a dark Goth image, a wispy, playful emo cut, or create your own clubbing do. Heres a rundown of some of the wildest styles on the big city club scene.
Your imagination is the limit with punk hair. Worn with spikes, wild colors and mohawks for that outrageous night out, the key lies in the cut, not the color. Usually short and spiky, punk cuts can also feature hair cut long on one side and short on the other or one side of the head shaved clean. The mohawk and all its variations, including liberty spikes and the fanned hawk, in which the strip in the middle of the head resembles a fan, remains a favorite of adventurous teens and twenty-somethings.
To add a crazy tint to your punk style, try brush-on colors with products like Streekers. Apply colors with a wand to the strands you want, then remove them when you shampoo. This is a great way to get multicolored braids or sections of hair without time-consuming or sloppy dyes or sprays.
Short “Mod” Hair
Think about all those bright wild fashions in the “Austin Powers” movies-with hairstyles to match. The short geometrc hairstyles made famous by models like Twiggy and seen on hundreds of dancers in TV shows, these simple, angular cuts are geared to bone-straight hair. Revisit them for clubbing by putting a modern twist on them, ala the Posh Spice bob.
Long “mod hair” works well on teens and twentysomethings. Usually worn straight, you may add wave wiith curlers or a curling iron depending on the length.
Bouffants and Beehives
A 1950s or 1960s theme night at a club brings in all kinds of retro hairdos, includings the bouffant and the beehive. Of course, the Amy Winehouse version is in vouge now, but the troubled songstress wasnt the first to perfect the look.
Leather jacketed rocker gals championed the look in the 50s and First Lady Jackie Kennedy brought the bouffant look into the mainstream in the early 1960s. Achieve the beehive look by using a combination of different size rollers and sectioning the hair from front to back. The large curls required huge hair rollers secured with bobby pins. Clairol hot rollers or the drugstore bought soft rollers (yes, they still make em). The Amy Winehouse bouffant is simpler. Just section the hair and clip on a hairpiece to the crown of the head.
GOTH (The “Goth” look)
Hair color really makes a difference with Goth hair. This genre, characterized by deep black and burnished red colors, lends itself to longer hair, intricate braiding and the occasional choppy or spiky style.
If youre going out to a Goth or “industrial music” club, youll need a hairstyle that complements the PVC, leather or vinyl favored by patrons of such clubs, and longer hair just looks better with most of those outfits. Try browsing Goth music or fashion sites to get ideas for potentials hairstyles. If you dont have time to braid your own hair, try Sally Beauty Supply or other stores for clip-ons.