As we transition into spring and begin preparing for the sweltering heat to hit, the search for the best summer haircuts and colour is on! After a year of chopping our own bangs and attempting at-home bleaching, it’s time to say goodbye to box dye and blunt scissors and hello to a fresh and luscious new ‘do.
This season, fashion-forward celebrities and models alike have been opting for simple, sleek cuts and warm-toned colours to elevate and brighten their look. But of course, in between swimming and sunbathing, healthy hair is nearly impossible to maintain without incorporating a few nourishing products into your routine. Below, we’ll delve into the latest and greatest hair care, cuts and colour trends that you can sport too.
Essential hair-care products you need this summer
Although colour and cut trends come and go, hair care reigns supreme. If you spend your summers under the sun or by the pool or beach, the harsh elements, salt water and chlorine can strip your locks of valuable moisture. Neglecting to rinse your tresses after a quick dip can also cause split ends, dryness and colour fade. To keep your mane thick, strong and luscious during the hotter months, try switching up your shampoo, conditioner and treatment masks for deeply moisturising alternatives. Opting for a hair powder that contains SPF will also help soak up the summer sweat and protect your scalp from sunburn.
Dry shampoo is another must-have in your summer beauty collection. If you select a product with rice starch, scalp-soothing aloe and powerful antioxidants, it will revive your hair, freshen up your locks and remove all traces of grease. A quick spritz is all you need for instant and long-term hair care benefits.
Bob haircuts are officially on-trend
There’s one look we’ll never go past — a bob haircut. Classic, elegant and always on-trend, bob haircuts are popular right now, with fashion-forward celebrities opting for this simple style to level up their already chic aesthetic. While there are plenty of bob styles to choose from, depending on your hair type and face shape, one-length bobs are a go-to this season and a great option for women who have fine or thin hair. A bob that’s cut just above the shoulders is also extremely easy to style and super low maintenance.
Thanks to the Kardashians and Margot Robbie, rounded bobs are also making a comeback. Delicately framing and flattering your face shape, this retro cut can be worn messily, seamlessly straight or slicked back behind your ears. Whichever way you choose to style your rounded bob, we can guarantee all eyes will be on your bold cut this summer.
Curtain bangs are back in style
This versatile style has steadily become a go-to for celebrities, and we can see why. Long enough to grow out and pin behind your ears, curtain bangs offer endless versatility. This style is often parted down the middle and looks gorgeous on both round and square faces. It’s also a great cut if you’d prefer to cover up your hairline. Not only does the wispy nature of these bangs mean far less maintenance than straight-across bangs, but it’s also a chop that will bring a stylish edge to your look. From messy waves and curly shags to soft blowouts and sleek high ponytails, it’s a beautiful haircut you won’t regret opting for at your next salon appointment.
Dark locks are in this season
Ladies, it’s time to forgo the bleach. Going darker for summer is officially on-trend and will shake up your look. We encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and opt for maple shades or rich tones of brown. Alternatively, ask your hair colourist to add warm or cool-tone brown shades to the locks that frame your face. Don’t forget to use a toner regularly so you can avoid the colour fading or appearing too brassy.
Chunky blonde money piece highlights
Once considered a fashion faux pas, this ‘90s trend is making a serious comeback. Whether you opt for bold primary colours or natural hues, chunky highlights are more noticeable than dainty balayage highlights — and a trend that won’t disappear anytime soon. Blending seamlessly into a slightly darker colour as you move away from the face, thick blonde highlights compliment your natural skin tone. To increase the high contrast look, opt for bold streaks but ask your hairdresser to keep the rest of your hair one solid colour. A strong root and a two-toned highlight is a fun and playful way to mix up your hairstyle while ensuring you’re keeping up with the latest hair trends.
Balayage is a simple highlighting technique that your hair colourist will hand-paint directly onto your mane, focusing mainly on the ends for a sun-kissed glow. Those with dark or cool brown hair usually opt for a light blonde balayage, while those with warm brown locks opt for caramel shades. It’s a reasonably low-maintenance way to go lighter while preserving your natural root colour, meaning regrowth is never an issue. If you’re chasing a light and bright look this summer, balayage will not disappoint.
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