Rock star hair is predicted to be the â€œitâ€ look this coming spring, along with peace signs, beads, and headbands.
Ross Bartolomei, owner of Salon Hype in La Grange, Illinois has built his 20-year reputation as a colorist and master of wearable hair. In his salon, he has seen a tremendous up-tick in the number of clients requesting the â€œrock starâ€ look. â€œTo make this style work the cutâ€™s proportion needs to be absolutely rightâ€”whether itâ€™s longer on top, on the sides, somewhat shorter in the backâ€”it all has to work in balance,â€ says Bartolomei. â€œYou also canâ€™t overlook color. It can be chunky and random as long as there is a certain flow.â€
True rock star Jim Peterik, best known for his band Survivor, has been sporting the look for decades and for the past several years, has only trusted Bartolomei with his â€˜do. To make the look work, Peterik says it must be worn with attitude, confidence and fashion. Says Peterik, â€œIf you arenâ€™t ready to wear the clothes, you shouldnâ€™t do the hair.â€
According to Bartolomei, the rock influence has staying power. â€œThe forecast for spring and summer is pin straight hair and the rounder, concave shapes from the â€˜70s coming back with the fuller, bigger look of the â€˜80s still lingering,â€ he says. â€œWhat was old is new and itâ€™s my job as stylist to make it fresh.â€