With daylight saving time on our side and positive news on the COVID-19 vaccine front, we’re heading into spring 2021 with cautious optimism. Instead of fixating on the news cycle, we’re doing our best to appreciate the small joys of this moment — like taking an evening walk with someone you love because it’s still light out at 6pm, or finally getting into the salon for the haircut you’ve been putting off for months.
In terms of the latter, we have the push you need to put an appointment on your iCal: a visual inspiration of what to ask for once you’re in the chair. Whether you’re looking to maintain your length and simply dust off split ends, or you want to go shorter with the promise of warmer weather on the horizon, find the haircut you want to wear this spring, ahead.
If it’s been many months since your last haircut but you’re kind of into your current length, most stylists will recommend a simple scissor dusting. “Regardless of the style, make sure you rid your hair of dry ends caused by the winter cold to prepare for a new look,” says NYC-based hairstylist Temur Hamilton. “If I had to choose just one cut, a blunt, mid-length lob is always a favorite for spring.” Here, model Leyna Bloom’s clean ends prove the power of a straightforward refresh cut.
If you have naturally curly hair, ’tis the season for a gentle reshape. As Dutch model Fia Hamelijnck can attest, a spring salon appointment can be used to reshape an Afro following a protective style like box braids, or to bring your fringe up a few inches.
Hair pro Aaron Grenia, co-founder of IGK Salons, predicts the classic bob haircut will trend in spring. “I think we’re going to see a lot of short hairstyles, especially bobs skimming the jawline. I love this look because it has the most effortless cool factor,” he says, referring to this cut by IGK stylist Olya Iudina, who calls the style a “textured bob” because it maintains movement at the ends.
R+Co content director Adam Federico says he’s noticing a steady uptick in pixie-cut requests, similar to this style done by Grenia. “For spring 2021, the trend will be shorter hair with longer, disconnected lengths through the top,” he explains. “I call this haircut ‘the shift’ for its versatility, styled from something edgy and undone to polished and sophisticated. The idea is to suit the individual’s personality and meet them for who they are within this moment.”
Hairstylist Wes Sharpton calls the asymmetrical bob a “slightly off chop” for its angular shape. As seen with The Mona Cut (created by Mona Balthazar) or this trendy red hairstyle on model Dehjiah Soleil, there’s something really striking about the sharp triangular edges that really open up the face.Credit: Original article published here.