Unless you've been living under a rock, you've likely heard of Frozen the movie, right? Let It Go, and all that? Everyone — and by everyone, I mean everyone, including your mum, your grandmom, your pop, all of the kids in your kindergarten — basically, the whole wide world knows the whole song word for word and if you don't, you're probably one of the very few people who haven't. Anyway, onto the most important thing — the hair! Almost every little girl wants to be Elsa (or Anna), but a lot of grown up gals also want to be just like Elsa too. That gorgeous platinum blond hair is just the perfect party look, and Anna's auburn layered locks with pretty side bangs are super flattering.
You're probably only going to be able to achieve Elsa's super pale platinum if your hair is pale blond or brown to begin with, but if so, you're lucky! Get started either with an all over color, or by getting highlights if you don't want to be overwhelmed with your blond all at once. The key here is to choose an ashy hue, rather than a golden color or a caramel color as otherwise, you risk the blond turning orange or yellow. Once you've settled on a color, maintain it with a silver toned shampoo and conditioner - something that's purple in color, a) because it'll neutralize any yellow in your hair and b) because use it often enough and your hair might end up with a lilac hue, which is adorable and will give your hair even more of a Frozen vibe.
Anna has an auburn color, which works well on pretty much all skin tones — it's gorgeously flattering and works fabulously well year round. Depending on your skin color, you can go for a darker auburn with deeper red lowlights, or a paler auburn with blond highlights or ginger hues. In the films, Anna has a few blond strands, so if you're being super true to the story, go for a paler auburn with a orange tone rather than a red tone with pale blond highlights rather than red lowlights. Gorgeous! Maintain it with red shampoos, as red color, especially when dyed, lasts for hardly any time at all, so you have to take really good care of it. Wash it as infrequently as you can get away with as the more often you wash it, the more dye'll come out and the more you'll dry it out.
Elsa Or Anna?
It all depends how adventurous you are. Anna's look will suit pretty much everyone, regardless of skin tone or color. Pale platinum isn't a look for the faint hearted, but it actually suits more people than you'd think. We'd recommend just checking with a stylist to see what they think and whether they'd recommend it, and if they wouldn't, well, unfortunately it might not be for you. If a stylist won't dye your hair platinum blond, never, ever try to do it yourself!
Frozen Hairstyles: Lovely Layers
Both Elsa's and Anna's haircuts are really simple but really lovely - gorgeously long, and gorgeously layered. The layers make them really versatile and the length means that you can do virtually any style, including the gajillion braided styles you'll see in Frozen, while the side fringe helps to soften a strong jawline and make any up-do more interesting, including a plain old pony.
Ask your stylist for long layers of about two to three inches and get them to feather the ends, so that they all blend beautifully together. Feather the hair around your face and from the bangs through the lengths of hair, so you don't get a really blunt finish, and if your hair is particularly thick, thin the layers out with a razor so that your hair doesn't fall awkwardly.
Long hair weighs more, and so if you have curls, it'll pull them out. If you have straight hair, layering it will give it extra body and movement and will stop it from feeling boring, which unfortunately, is how long, straight hair can often be described (even though it is anything but).
The ubiquitous French braid is probably Frozen's most famous hairstyle, and luckily, it's pretty easy to do. Brush the hair back from your forehead, pull around one side and tuck behind one ear, then lift a section of about four inches long and one inch wide from the tip of the head near the forehead. Backcomb just underneath this section to add volume, then let a few strands drop over the forehead. Run a comb over the section to smooth, then pull back and clip into place toward the back of the head. Begin French braiding the hair at the back of the head, then pull it around to the side, before braiding around one ear. Hold it in place either with a clear elastic band, or a regular hairband, then wrap a tiny piece of hair around the band, before fixing into place with a hair grip.
If you're trying to create a more modern look, take a section of hair around an inch thick from just underneath one ear, then start French braiding, taking hair from around the hairline, until you reach the other ear. The idea is to create a braided hairband. Once you reach the other ear, use hair grips to secure the braid. This 'do looks gorgeous with curly hair, but it's also a lovely way to get your fringe out of your face on holiday. For a softer style, divide hair into 8, braid each section loosely, then twist each section into a small bun and secure into place on the back of the head with grips.