The Spring hair trends you need to know about – High Life North
The Spring hair trends you need to know about now hairdressers are reopening
By Sophie Swift
At HLN, it’s safe to say we’re more than a little excited to get out mops chopped professionally, rather than giving our hair a tidy up with the kitchen scissors! And as the hairdressers are opening again soon, we wanted to have a really good think about what we wanted to do when their doors reopen. We’ve got so much extra length than normal – should we hang onto it? Or chop it all off as soon as possible?
Of course, we’ve always got one eye on the current trends, just for a little inspiration, and have lost count of the number of different hairstyles we’ve been poring over as Monday edges closer. But all of a sudden we stopped and thought to ourselves – hey, why don’t we share all this research with our readers? So that’s what we’ve done. Here’s our shortlist:
Long hair is in right now. It kinda has to be. As we’ve not been able to get our hair cut professionally for the longest time, more people than ever are rocking the mermaid lengths and letting their locks hang loose.
We’re big fans of the uber-long look as it really lets you show off your hair’s natural beauty. Only problem? If your hair won’t grow for love nor money. But that’s where your hairdresser comes in.
If you fancy getting in on this trend with the hair growth for it to work naturally, just ask your hairdresser to work their magic with a good set of hair extensions. They’ll soon become your new best friend.
MODERN PIXIE CUTS
More people than ever have taken the dramatic step to go for a pixie cut in the last year. Lots of ladies are sick of the maintenance that having long hair requires – all of the brushing, drying and treatments, especially while in lockdown, just felt like too much.
As a result of this, lots of us have taken the plunge and cut it all off – and we’re loving it. Having a short pixie cut can really frame a face and make you look both chic and sophisticated.
For those of us who don’t want to put the effort into washing long hair every few days, but equally don’t quite feel brave enough to go full-pixie, then the low maintenance bob could be just the cut for you. The bob is an absolute classic haircut – for better and worse – but we love that it’s come into its own again in recent years.
Bobs can look uber-sleek and professional or can be left more unedited for that effortless, bed-head factor. The key to making them look cool is to embrace your natural texture, working with the kinks, frizz and “imperfections” in your hair to create character.
What goes around comes around, and currently, the trend to make a comeback is 70s ‘bangs’. Although French curtain bangs or a full fringe is something that we’re always tempted by, the current popularity is focused specifically on the ‘70s-style ‘waft’ fringe. Think Farrah Fawcett in the OG Charlie’s Angels – or Jenna Coleman in The Serpent.
Defined by its longer length – shorter towards the centre of the forehead and graduating downwards at the side of the face – the waft fringe is your ticket to an easy, super-flattering Spring haircut and can be styled in pretty much whatever way you want it to be. Bangin’.