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Spring Haircut Trends: Embrace a New Style!

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Spring Haircut Trends: As the transition to spring unfolds, we bid farewell to trench coats and prioritize sunscreen, marking the official start of the season. With this change in the air, the desire for a fresh look becomes palpable. If you’ve already tackled tasks like rearranging your bedroom and revamping your skincare regimen, perhaps it’s time to consider a new hairstyle. Recent trends like the “butterfly” lob (a long bob featuring elegant layers) and the softer “kitty” cut (a more feminine version of the shaggy “wolf” cut) have offered abundant choices. However, if you’re seeking something unique, you’re in luck. We consulted with leading hairstylists in London to unveil their predictions for spring haircut trends, ensuring there’s something to suit everyone’s taste.

The “Hydro” Bob

According to Tom Smith, a hairstylist and trend forecaster, the “boy” bob is an excellent choice for experimenting with the wet look. Smith suggests styling it by tucking it behind one or both ears and pairing it with the popular side parting or single strands trend of the season, similar to a look created by hairstylist Jacob Rozenberg. Instead of using heavy hair gel, Smith advises opting for a leave-in cream such as Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother to provide the necessary definition and hydration without weighing down the hair. Additionally, Smith recommends using a hydrating hair mask to achieve a semi-wet look effect while also benefiting from moisturizing properties. For those looking to save some money, alternatives like Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask or Not Your Mother’s Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Nutrient Rich Butter Masque are suggested.

Barely There Layers

Styling layers can be challenging without proper tools, but according to Joel Goncalves, a senior stylist at Nicola Clarke x John Freida Salons, long layers, or what he refers to as “barely there” layers, are quite simple. To achieve this look, invest in a paddle brush for blow-drying your hair straight, and enhance its shine using a leave-in cream such as Amika Supernova Moisture & Shine Cream.

The Side-Swept Bob

According to Stéphane Ferreira representing Live True London and FUL, the side-swept bob is versatile and simple to style. Ferreira describes the cut as falling anywhere between the chin and the shoulder. To achieve the look, simply create a side parting and secure it with hairspray or texturizing spray to add volume and hold. This style, as seen on digital creator Bella Sabo, can be replicated by using tools like the Shark FlexStyle 5 in 1 Air-Styler and Hairdryer to create similar flicks and waves.

Spring Haircut Trends

The Bouncy Bob

Known as the “bubble” bob, this hairstyle features long layers that frame the face, forming a rounded shape, as demonstrated by Kirsty Anne Sekulla-Sage’s cut. Francesca Spirito, a stylist at the Neil Moodie Studio, notes its recent resurgence, describing it as highly versatile and suitable for all. Wear it natural with plenty of volume by flipping it to the side, or opt for a sleek look by blow-drying it straight using a heated brush like the Amika Blowout Babe Thermal Brush.

Big Hair

According to Eugene Smith, the style director at John Frieda Salons, this trend aligns with recent prominent fashion movements such as shoulder pads and wide-leg jeans. Smith emphasizes the sense of freedom that comes with it, highlighting a departure from the sleek hair trends of the past towards a look that is big, bold, and full of character. Embracing the natural nuances of curly hair, including frizz, is key. Take inspiration from a layered cut shared on Instagram by the acclaimed afro and textured hair specialist, Michelle Thompson.

The “Uncut” Bob

For those with wavy or curly hair who find the traditional bob haircut to be too demanding in terms of maintenance, consider opting for the “uncut” bob instead, advises Michele Antiga, a signature stylist at Gielly Green. This variation maintains the same blunt, chunky ends reminiscent of a classic bob but is slightly longer with softer layers throughout the mid-lengths, encouraging the natural hair pattern to shine without relying on heat styling. This style, as seen on digital creator Jennifer Garcia, can be effortlessly styled by using a sea salt spray to enhance texture, scrunching the ends, and allowing the hair to air-dry. Products like Ceremonia Guava Beach Waves Hair Texturizing Spray or BondiBoost Sea Salt Texture Spray are recommended for achieving this look.

The Ultra-Choppy Mullet

Ferreira attributes the inception of the ultra-choppy mullet to Kristen Stewart’s portrayal in Love Lies Bleeding. While it’s suitable for straight hair, it’s particularly striking on curly locks. If Stewart’s edgy cut feels too vintage for your taste, consider a softer rendition, as showcased in a post on Instagram by New York hairstylist Kiyotaka Tsutsumi.

Feathered Layers

Feathered layers remain popular, but this season they’re styled inward rather than outward, as seen in this example by hairstylist Denice Corea. To achieve this look, consider investing in a versatile blowdry brush like the BabylissPRO Nano Titanium Professional Hot Air Dryer Brush, or if you prefer using a hairdryer, opt for a ceramic brush such as the ghd Ceramic Vented Round Brush recommended by R29. Smith suggests collaborating with your hairstylist to determine the shortest comfortable length for your layers, whether it’s at your cheekbone, chin, or collarbone, for instance.

The “Halo” Cut

Smith suggests that “halo silhouettes” are ideal for individuals with curly hair. This trend involves haircuts featuring shorter layers, positioned either around the face to create a framing effect or slightly higher up, giving the appearance of a crown or halo. Draw inspiration from a curly hairstyle shared on Instagram by Michelle Thompson.

The Classic Lob

Antiga predicts that the timeless lob, or long bob, will be highly popular this spring, particularly advantageous for individuals with fine hair. Typically resting just above the shoulders and featuring a subtle upward flick, it creates the illusion of thicker hair strands. Anastasia’s hairstyle perfectly embodies this trend.

The Soft Crop

Ferreira describes this hairstyle as a gentle, grown-out pixie cut featuring delicate layers. He anticipates a trend towards slightly shorter haircuts, a departure from the recent popularity of chin-length bobs. Draw inspiration from this slightly tousled crop with bold curtain bangs, shared on Instagram by stylist Katsutoshi Nambu.

Natural Shapes

During autumn, there was a surge in popularity for extremely short afros; however, this spring, the trend is leaning towards a slightly longer and more rounded shape, as seen on model Londone Myers. Spirito emphasizes the continual embrace of natural hair. Consider investing in a highly moisturizing conditioner like Amika Hydro Rush Intense Moisture Conditioner or Camille Rose Algae Renew Deep Conditioner if you prefer a more budget-friendly option.

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