It's official: Hair salons are opening for business across the US and hairdressers are busier than ever. Yes, after months of neglect (with the occasional haircut at home or color thrown in for good measure), many of us are desperate to go back to the hair salon to let the professionals take care of our fibers. But with my own hair appointment booked for next week, I must admit that I was suddenly a little excited.
There's a lot of pressure on a haircut back in the salon: should I go all over the transformation and chopped my hair into a shorter bob or hug my current hairstyle which is in length by adding some fresh layers? There are many hair possibilities to choose from and I know friends and family feel equally confused.
So who better to approach than the experts themselves for some guidance? While the beginning of 2021 saw many hairstylists predict that bronze colors tapered cuts and maxi fringes would be some of biggest hair trends of the year, what hairstyles are people really asking for once they're in the salon chair?
"I had many guests who showed me pictures of shag haircuts," said Roman Sys Stylist at Trevor Sorbie Bristol for L ' Oréal Professionnel . "They're all different lengths but certainly the loose, independent look styles are very popular. I certainly think with the trend of more shag haircuts, there's less of a technique that works well: Letting your hair that is air-dried to maintain some natural movement then scrunching in some light but hydrating mousse. "
" As we exit the lockdown, many of us have no choice but to let our hair grow and experience longer lengths," explains Dylan Brittain ambassador of Schwarzkopf UK, and owner of Rainbow Room International George Square Salon . " Now that the salons have reopened, many clients are looking to keep their length but get rid of any damage and split ends and opt for a gorgeous, dull, mid-length style that keeps the length not too long. Plus, it looks healthy and trendy for the season. The great thing about this style is its versatility: it can be styled with many others &# 39; the other way around. "
" We were excited to be back at the salon and had various requests in our first weeks to open tomorrow," said Adam Reed UK editorial ambassador for L ' Oréal Professionnel. “A lot of people opt for a shorter look to really get rid of some weight (both physically and figuratively!) And we’ve seen bobs of all variations leave the salon: from Shoreditch Shag, a shaggy textured look, to the Brick Lane Bob, a clean, dull and healthy look. "
"I really see the resurgence of longer hair," said George Nort hwood celebrity hairstylist and founder of Undone. "A lot of my clients with hair have asked me for just a trim, because they haven't grown it long before and they realize it's really beautiful. Lockdown has given people too much time to grow theirs. hair despite what they think is possible. "
"When it comes to color, there ' s different directions that people go," explains AJ Lordet colourist in Frederic Fekkai Salon New York. "One kind of client is coming in and looking for something really different. They completely change what they do and they're lighter, brighter, even with even a pop of fashion. tones like a pink or blue or whatever their favorite is. "
"The balayage captures the bladder at the requests of a child's golden tone," said Samantha Cusick Redken advocate, and owner of [19459058UnitedKingdom] Samantha Cusick London . "Clients are still keen to keep the root of their natural root color."
"I feel like opening salon doors at this time is vastly different when we open following the previous lockdown. My clients seem more positive and less wary of they want to do with their hair, ”said Jack Baxter promoter of Redken, and owner of Baxter Salon Glasgow. "I've cut a lot of styles and shapes around the face, and I've also seen a massive increase in fringes. I don't think I've cut a lot of them in the past in a short time."
"Since returning to work most of my guests have been opting for the chop and going for a super choppy, low-maintenance lob," said Vicki Anne Hoskin supporter of Redken, and owner of The Grove Cornwall. "This look is very current and completely effortless and clients can still tie or wear their hair in tousled waves."
"Stuck in lockdown for a long time, a lot of people want to try something new, fun, and a bit weird when it comes to their hair," Dylan Brittain said. "Broken hairstyles and pixie cuts are a great way to do this. This style is also great as we enter the warmer months because it takes too much weight into our hair and it's easy to style. style products rather than hot style tools. "