It doesn't matter if you have waves, curls, or straight hair—just get ready to screenshot. These are the trending spring and summer haircuts to show your stylist at your next appointment.
1. Angular Blunt Bob
This year is all about blunt, retro-inspired haircuts. We love how Margot Robbie's angular cut is just long enough to be styled up or down.
2. '70s Swoop
Victoria's Secret Angel Elsa Hosk proves that a '70s haircut can look just as gorgeous in 2018. This style is all about layers—from the long bangs to the flippy ends.
3. Razor Sharp
Take the bulk out of heavy or thick hair by cutting the ends with a razor and not a scissor, as seen here on Hailey Baldwin.
4. Curly Bob
Short hair is as versatile as any other hair length, and model Jourdan Dunn is here to prove it. We love how a day after wearing her hair super-sleek and center-parted, Dunn hit up NYFW wearing perfectly messy bends that helped accentuate the layers in her cool haircut.
5. Baby Bangs
Some of us have accidentally worn this trend, seen on Emma Watson, when we got a little too scissor happy while trimming our bangs. But baby bangs (or micro fringe) is having a moment—whether you like it or not.
6. Fuzzy Fringe
Rowan Blanchard upgraded a shoulder-grazing lob with wispy and light bangs perfect for spring.
7. Wavy Lob
Kerry Washington proves that hair doesn't have to be long or short to make a major beauty statement. That awkward in-between length isn't awkward at all, especially when parted deep to one side and styled in glossy curls.
8. The Subtle Side Bang
Side bangs are ripe for a comeback, but you don't have to dive head-first into the trend. Angel Sara Sampaio's haircut features a a subtle side-bang, thanks to long face-framing layers.
9. Cloud Ringlets
If your hair is naturally curly but you haven't worn it like that in years—now is the time to start. Ask for a haircut that takes weight and bulk out of your hair, particularly near the mid-lengths, so that your curls can spring-up naturally, then invest in a good hair diffuser.
10. Wispy Bangs
If you don't want to chop any inches of your long hair but you're itching for a change, get bangs. Selena Gomez just debuted choppy side-swept bangs at the Coach NYFW show that could very well be faux. It's a haircut even the most commitment-weary among us can't resist trying.
This article first appeared on Harpers Bazaar
It’s time to bid adieu to that perfectly preened barnet. Both texture and length are going to be key over the next 12 months; think the collar-brushing locks of Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in All The Presidents’ Menand Chris Hemsworth in Thor.
Not that it will grow in overnight, mind. However, start now, and you’ll be able to pull off that ‘straight out of the ocean’ surfer swagger in six to eight months.
To go hell for leather hair, ignore anyone who brings up ‘peak beard’ (again). Providing it suits the face it calls home, 10-day stubble gives off the desirable impression of a man that’s been too damn busy bringing his A-game to bother with shaving.
Of course, we all know that ‘just got out of bed’ hair does require a little bit of effort. Though the right products, such as a salt spray or matt pomade scrunched into the hair, will help produce a natural, textured finish.
This first appeared on FashionBeans
Spotlight on the latest men’s cutting and styling techniques, so you can up your game for 2018 in the barbershop, and create the cool new looks everyone will be wanting in no time!
If you’re following any trendy barbers on Instagram (particularly the ones based in Europe), go take a look at your feed right now. What do you see? Texture, longer hair and fringes? Yes, we’re definitely at a crossroads when it comes to new shapes and haircuts for men.
The European Influence
This latest transformation for men (like so many other big hair trends over the decades!) has taken off in the U.K. more than in any other country, it seems.
“I’ve been seeing this coming out of the U.K. for over a year and a half now,” says Tay Atelier (@TayAtelier on Instagram), Redken for Men artist and Y.S. Park Canada brand ambassador. “We’re seeing hair transition from very defined side parts and undercuts to a modern crop with much more texture on the top.”
There’s a big shift in fringes coming, too. “It’s really short now, with a length of about two inches and sitting high on the forehead, definitely above the eyebrows. The inspiration comes from the Caesar haircut, but it’s done in a really modern way.”
“There’s a very fresh look in barbering right now coming from Europe,” says BaBylissPRO educator and freelance barber Sofia Pok (@staygold31 on Instagram). Traditionally, we’re used to seeing more of a square outline for men’s haircuts but now the shape is rounder and not based on cutting structure anymore. “That being said, hair is definitely longer but cleaner on the sides,” adds Pok.
“At the salon where I work in Brampton, Ontario,” says Atelier, “we’re seeing very young, cool high school kids come in and want something drastically different they’re loving on social media that’s reminiscent of the ’80s. Perms are high on their radar and there’s a lot of movement in the hair.”
For Pok, barbering is entering a new phase and merging with more traditional hairstyling. “Yes, there’s still a bit of that old style barbering, but with a new finish and feel. A lot of the modern haircuts are not standard, and hybrid styles are really coming on strong.”
What exactly are “hybrid styles”? The merge between barbering and hairstyling techniques are still making their way in the industry, and barbers should learn how to work and perform better with longer hair, says Atelier. “For instance, if your client isn’t ready to go for a perm, start working with hot tools—say a flat iron or a wand—to create those curls.”
Texturizing is King
Pomade used to be the big thing to finish a traditional barbering hairstyle. But, according to Pok, the trend now is for a puffier haircut, which you can easily achieve with point cutting. “Hair on the forehead is bigger and worn forward. So, to balance all that, you need to create more texture on the top of the head.”
To create these looks, focus on clays, putties and sea salts, as well as curl lotions and products to retain curls while eliminating frizz.
Also fading away are pompadours, particularly for the type of client who wants the latest and boldest hairstyles. “Keep in mind, though, that it always depends on the style of the client you have in your chair. The clean cuts do have staying power for the more classic and traditional man,” explains Atelier.
The main thing to remember is to make a point of learning something new every year that takes you out of your comfort zone. Taking classes for cutting and styling longer hair may also be prudent as it’s an important time to cater to the very specific desires of a discerning male clientele.
Fading and blending are still super important, says Pok, but the main thing is to understand the use of all the tools you have at your disposal and to practice as much as possible. “For instance, sometimes you don’t need to apply that much pressure on a clipper to get that kick-ass fade, but that’s learned [with much time and experience].”
This article first appeared on Salon Magazine CA
(A Comprehensive Buying Guide)
A hot roller is one of the most effective, and yet least appreciated, hair styling device on the shelves today.
And, although these products have been on the market for decades, their concept hasn’t changed (only the technology).
Today, they use the most advanced technology to curl and keep your hair healthy and hydrated.
The best hot rollers for fine hair might seem simple to purchase, but you should only buy the best. But how do you know which is the best?
Here is a comprehensive buying guide and a review of the top tools for you.
How to Choose The Hot Rollers for Fine Hair
If your hair is really fine and thin, curling it might it a bit tricky. First, you will certainly need hot rollers that provide your hair extra volume because it looks boring and flat in its natural state.
Lack in volume is a common issue if your hair is fine, but if you get great hot units to give your head added texture and body, then you will be fine.
Another issue with fine hair is that it usually doesn’t hold curls.
Thin and fine hair is typically straight and when you try to style it, it reverts back to its natural form and you will just end up stressed. This is the reason why you require the added element of heat in your rollers, which locks your curl in place and enables it to remain there for a long time.
However, you need to be careful when dealing with heat because fine hair gets damaged easily by excess heat. This is the reason why you need to choose an effective hot device and make sure that your hair has additional protection beforehand.
Finally, you need to remember that the best hot rollers for fine hair that work for this type of hair are often different from other products (those that work for other hair types).
You might be fortunate and get a set that works for more than one hair type, but understanding what devices work for different hair types will surely guide you in styling them.
Types of Fine Hair Rollers
The number of firms producing hot devices for fine hair is huge, but all these brands use one of the following three technologies to generate the heat needed to form the curls. It’s vital for you to know these basic kinds of rollers before you make your choice.
Best Hot Rollers for Fine Hair Review for 2018
The best hot rollers for fine hair are here to stay and will still form beautiful hairstyles that will last for a long time. The come with advanced technology that features tourmaline and ceramic to protect your hair from the heat. They also feature ionic and infrared technology to heat your hair from the inside to avert frizz and damage.
These tools also come in a wide range of prices, so you will be able to get a tool that won’t break your bank.
With that in mind, one of the best rollers on the market today is Caruso Professional Caruso Ion Molecular Hair Setter.
Compared to other tools, this device set is easy to carry when going on a vacation. It is solid and comes with a beautiful carrying case that is ideal for transporting your device anywhere you want. The product produces three times heat more than other brands.
This article first appeared on Hair Magic In Motion
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