Are you stuck in a hair rut? A new year is a great excuse to look at your cut and colour.
Whether you’re looking for a subtle style refresh or a complete overhaul, take inspiration from the spring/summer 16 catwalks.
Below we look at what hair trends are set to be big news in 2016.
Usually when we go blonde, we try to avoid brassy, yellow tones, but 2016 could be the year we embrace these fake, “trashy” colours. At the Moschino fashion show, models had eighties inspired blonde hair, which had a fun and playful attitude.
Tip: Ask your colourist for a touch of pearl or lemon to soften the colour slightly, so it doesn’t look too DIY.
The twist cut
Texture is big news in the hair industry this year. This follows on from last year’s trend for more lived-in looks. This type of cut chops into the hair in a rough way for an undone vibe. The twist cut creates natural movement, leaving the ends looking ‘raw’.
The 70s were a strong influence on the spring/summer 16 catwalks, and the hair reflected this. There was also a distinct nod to the 50s and 60s, appearing in the form of super high beehives.
If you have a special occasion coming up, why not ask your stylist for a modern beehive?
That’s right, the strobing trend is moving to our hair. In make-up, strobing is a technique used to highlight the face. In hair, it is similar to the balayage, dip-dye and ombre trends we have come to know and love.
Strobing involves a mix of lighter and darker colours placed to lift the hair colour in places it would naturally catch the light. This can help to give the illusion of thicker hair while giving a naturally shimmery quality.
Fringes are going to be bold and beautiful this year, so now is the time to be brave. Short styles with choppy edges were rife on the catwalks along with contrasting colours.