Top 5 hair trends for Spring 2018

Top 5 hair trends for Spring 2018

A change in season is often the best time for a change in your hairstyle. As the temperatures start to warm (supposedly), and layers of clothing reduce, perhaps it is time to give a new hairstyle a go. We have pulled together our top 5 hair trends for spring 2018 to inspire you into a new look:

The textured crop

This style doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, soaring to popularity from the Birmingham mafia, Peaky Blinders. It was the in haircut of 2017, evolving into 2018, it is seeing a slight change in a longer fringe with more texture. Minimal effort but maximum style.

WHO does it suit?

This look suits those who have a street style edge, defined features work well, a square head shape works best, those with rounder features should avoid as it can add emphasis in the wrong places.

WHAT to ask for:

Ask your barber for a textured crop. Ask to keep it nice and tight on the sides, either a 0 or 0.5 fade with a shortened fringe.  Emphasise on texture, the last thing you want is a flat crop.

HOW to style it:

Depending on your hair type, go for something matte. A paste or a powder will do the trick. Start from the back of your hair, working the product through the tips. Pull and twist some parts of the fringe for added definition.

The Tight Undercut

The undercut has been on the scene for decades, brought back in popularity by Brad Pitt in Fury. Since then, it has seen a drop-in popularity but is slowly making a comeback. This cut is ideal for the transition period, if you are in the need of a tidy up in the side whilst still maintaining your length on top.

WHO does it suit?

This suits a square shape more, if you have an oval face shape, taking the sides too high and tight may result in elongating your face. This sometimes isn’t a bad thing, but you want to compliment not accentuate. If your hair is on the thicker side, you may want to avoid this style, as it can be hard to maintain and take a lot of your morning time to style and define.

WHAT to ask for:

Ask to take the sides as high as you feel comfortable, and to be kept nice and tight. If you have slightly thicker hair, you will need the weight to be taken out of it for your hair to sit better.

HOW to style it:

Dry your hair in the direction you want your hair to fall with the hot setting on your hair dryer, then use the cold setting to make it stay in place. Finish with a strong hold grooming cream or pomade, ideally a water based product so that it washes out easily.

Textured Slick Back:

This is a look that is timeless all year round, but again is perfect for the transition period from winter to spring. This look required minimal effort, the messier the better really. This look is perfect for those who want a roughed-up look during the day, but can easily opt for a pristine slick back for an evening dinner.

WHO does it suit?

This cut suits those with longer, thinner hair. Those who have a rounder, longer face, this can help add weight to your sides.

WHAT to ask for:

Ask for an all over textured tidy up, addressing the length to maintain texture on top. Point cutting with scissors adding texture works best with this cut. Ask for more weight to be taken off than length if you are wanting to grow the top and sides. Tell your barber the direction of your hair growth and how you wear it so they can cut accordingly.

HOW to style it:

Dry your hair back, till it’s nearly dry. Ass some sea salt spray or styling spray then finish drying. Dry it in the direction that you want to style it. To style, use a matt clay or a styling mouse or cream and tussle your hair from root to tip.

Slick Side Fringe:

This look has been seen all over the runways, London fashion week saw this all over the runway. High shine doesn’t have to mean David Beckham’s 2009 Armani shoot, this look has been given an updated, current edge!

WHO does it suit?

Those who aren’t afraid to try something different, this look won’t be for everyone. It’s not the most practical cut, so those who lead a busy lifestyle may get tired of having hair on your face.

WHAT to ask for:

Ask for a swept side fringe, avoid the Bieber, but try to emphasise the sweep. Keep plenty length and weight on the sides, but try to keep volume at bay on top. Ask for layers in the fringe to give the cut some depth.

HOW to style it:

You want something that is going to be high shine, but that allows movement, a pomade or forming cream is ideal. Dry your hair in a downward direction with cool air. Add the product to your hair and fix with hairspray to set.

The Buzz Cut

This is a drastic option, but for those who believe a change in season warrants a complete style change. The buzz cut is always a good shout for those who have little to no time, or want to emphasise their jawline or wardrobe.

WHO does it suit?

Those who have more defined features. A strong jawline or dark features work well with a buzz cut. A listers and celebs have pulled this look off for years, if you own a strong wardrobe then this is the cut for you.

WHAT to ask for:

Depending on how close you want your buzz, I would recommend you go for a grade 2 or lower. Keep the neck line clean, or grow your beard for a real stand out look.

HOW to style:

The joy of this look is that is takes no styling. It’s a roll out of bed look, meaning you can take that little extra time choosing your outfit to take on the day.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *