Three new-fangled looks for hair: Pixellated tresses, man buns and wet look

(From left) Mr Eric Ang, Mr Jerek Khoo, Mr Sanveer Gill and Mr Juraji Yasmin. -- PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES
(From left) Mr Eric Ang, Mr Jerek Khoo, Mr Sanveer Gill and Mr Juraji Yasmin. -- PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES
Jeanette Aw. -- PHOTO: JEANETTE AW/FACEBOOK
Jeanette Aw. -- PHOTO: JEANETTE AW/FACEBOOK
Hairstylist Rina Kil loves that the wet look is easy to achieve. -- PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES
Hairstylist Rina Kil loves that the wet look is easy to achieve. -- PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES
Pixellated hair dye was created by a Madrid hair research and development company called X-Presion, and it named the dye technique xpresionpixel. -- PHOTO: X-PRESION CREATIVOS/INSTAGRAM
Pixellated hair dye was created by a Madrid hair research and development company called X-Presion, and it named the dye technique xpresionpixel. -- PHOTO: X-PRESION CREATIVOS/INSTAGRAM
Events manager Amelia Koh’s job gives her the flexibility of sporting daring hairstyles so she decided to give the pixellated look a go. -- PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES
Events manager Amelia Koh’s job gives her the flexibility of sporting daring hairstyles so she decided to give the pixellated look a go. -- PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES

These three coiffure fads – pixellated hair, man buns and the wet look – have their fans and detractors

These three coiffure fads - pixellated hair, man buns and the wet look - have their fans and detractors.

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Pixellated hair

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Technology has taken over our lives and now it has even seeped into hair colours - in the form of digital pixel patterns.

Hair fashionistas, the future is now. A new hair dyeing technique, the pixellating process involves colouring squares or rectangles onto hair in different layers.

When the colour has set, the blocks of colour blend into one another to create a graphic effect.

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Wet look

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Typically, leaving the house with wet hair is a sign of someone not having a hair dryer or not giving a toss about appearances.

But recently, this wet look is not just an accident that dries up over the course of the day, but a style statement.

Fashionistas are sporting what appears to be slicked- back, forever-damp tresses all day.

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Man buns

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Look around and you might spot some men here with a hairstyle usually associated with samurais, or, well, just women.

We are talking about buns. In this style, the hair is pulled back from the face and tied into a knot at the back of the head.

Purists say that the man bun has a specific height. It cannot be too high, like a Sikh topknot. The ideal placement is just below the crown of the head.

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