THE_BLOG

Just in Time for New School Year, Teen Choice to Set Hair Trends

You can already hear the high-pitched squeals! Teen Choice Awards are this weekend and we're sure to see a train of beautiful trend-setting hair for a massive audience of eager young fashion mavens heading back to school.
This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.

You can already hear the high-pitched squeals! Teen Choice Awards are this weekend and we're sure to see a train of beautiful trend-setting hair for a massive audience of eager young fashion mavens heading back to school.

Here are just a handful of the nominees. I loved their hair styles and can't wait to see what these and other celebs bring to the red carpets leading into the Galen Center in Los Angeles on Sunday.

If there is one word to describe the "look" we've seen recently among the truly young and restless teens it is "variety" -- cuts and color all over the place, but with lots of tailored individuality. Lea Michele is a perfect example. Nominated for a Teen Choice Award as a TV comedy actress, this Glee star has been wearing her hair in long layers with caramel highlights and soft bangs that draw attention to her distinctive eyes.

Lucy Hale does a lot of long brown layered wavy hair, and for good reason. She looks fantastic. She's also done a ponytail with a deep side part and soft, face-framing waves, another great look for her. Incredibly talented Hale is nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her work in Pretty Little Liars as a TV actress in the drama/action adventure category.

Zendaya has done just about everything with her hair, including a layered bob with heavy bangs. Her deep, rich, dark brown color brings out her features beautifully. She's up for Teen Choice award for TV actress in a comedy for her adorable, heart-throb role in Disney's KC Undercover.

Can you believe how cool Shailene Woodley looks in a slick-back pixie? She's nominated for a Teen Choice award for her gripping performance in the blockbuster Insurgent.

Demi Lovato has been wearing a deep side part, giving her hair that great asymmetrical look to frame her beautiful features. She's been nominated for a Teen Choice female summer music star award. If there is one thing that has been consistent overall it is a trend of soft colors with subtle transitions.

Always, there are exceptions, but even in the new move toward silver hair with vibrant colors, a lot of the transitions are pretty soft and cool, not abrupt. I'm betting, and hoping, we see some color at the Teen Choice Awards Sunday. Maybe a new trend will emerge.

Cheers to the kids! Love change!