Post Covid-19 apocalypse, women are emerging from lockdown with mangled manes, searching for a hairdresser who can scissor off their split ends and breathe new life into their neglected locks.
The hiatus from haircuts and colours has left many of us looking a little dishevelled, but also feeling restless and bored too.
And because jumping on a plane to go jet-setting isn’t so easy these days, adopting a radical new look has never been so tempting. As they say, ‘a change is as good as a holiday’.
This blog reveals the biggest hair trends that every woman should try at least once in her life. So, what are you waiting for? Remember: It’s just hair and it will grow back.
Go Out (of lockdown) With a BANG
A fringe is a classic and easy way to amp up your look. Why not try the 70’s-style curtain fringe, made famous by the likes of Farrah Fawcett and Stevie Nicks?
Or go for something softer, like baby bangs, which are wispy and feathered at the ends. If you’re feeling bold, get the blunt bangs – a sharp, thick and dramatic cut that’s sure to turn heads.
Be brave: Try a BUZZ CUT
Take a leaf out of Zoe Kravitz’ look-book and shave your head. It’ll give you some effortless edge.
A buzz cut is a liberating move for women, challenging gender norms and feminine stereotypes. It’s simple, wash-and-go style (if at all) is an added bonus, meaning your hair will be low maintenance for a good while.
Growing out your buzzcut doesn’t have to be all that bad either…
- A pixie cut will frame the face and chisel your cheekbones.
- Rock a variety of stunning pixie cuts like 1960’s Twiggy or modern-day Zendaya.
- Whether you have a fresh GI Jane head or a bit of length, be sure to have some fun playing around with colour. Beach-blonde, fairy floss pink, and rich, copper-brunette hues are top picks.
Get Va-Va-Voom Volume with HAIR EXTENSIONS
Channelling big hair vibes from the likes of Lana Del Rey? (Who isn’t!?)
Don’t just dream… Pop your butt in the salon chair and get enviable, voluminous, long locks in an instant (or a few hours tbh) with the help of hair extensions.
Not all hair extensions are created equal, so remember:
- While you can possibly get away with taking the clippers into your own hands to give yourself a buzzcut, hair extensions are best left to the professionals.
- The hair extension market is saturated these days, with tape, bead and clip-in options available. Look for a quality product AND service.
- A tape hair extension specialist will be able to steer you in the right direction based on your budget and hair type. Someone with short, fine hair will need a different approach to someone with naturally long, thick hair.
The PERM is Back Baby
Tempted to get a perm? Got for it, because the perm is having a major revival. This includes the 80’s-inspired tight perm, with ringlet or corkscrew curls, as well as a modern take on the perm – think soft, loose waves.
Again, a good hairstylist is key here – someone who is well practiced in the art of perming and will thoroughly assess your hair for suitability first. (Those with coloured or damaged hair may not be the best candidates)
Breakout of Boring with a Blunt BOB
If you have dull, tired tresses, getting the chop could be just the thing for you. Going for a shorter length, in a sharp style, is sure to spice things up and is an easy transformation.
A great hairdresser will be able to weave magic with the scissors, leaving you with a sleek, blunt bob that adds texture and density. This flattering hairstyle is versatile, timeless, and suits almost every face.
The MULLET is Making a Comeback
It’s confirmed: The mullet is going mainstream. According to Cosmetify, the mullet was the most searched hairstyle of 2021.
The controversial cut, with its ‘business in the front, party in the back’ philosophy, has been rocked in recent years by Miley Cyrus and Rihanna.
However, it’s not just celebrities game enough to give it a try – everyday folk are flocking to the salon for a fresh mullet.
The above hairspo ideas are sure to pull you out of any hair slump – whether you’re a straight-haired girl dreaming of curls, or a long-haired lass ready when to lose the lot.
If we’ve learnt anything these past years, it’s that life’s too short. Do the hair things you’ve always wanted to do – cut the mullet, crimp those locks, get creative with colour.
Your hair is an extension of your personality, so get out there and show the world who you are.
Dana Da Silva is a freelance writer for Orion Marketing who has spent the past decade working in PR within both the public and private sectors. She writes sharp copy for a broad range of clients and topics, and has a flair and passion for storytelling and creative writing, including novel writing, blogging and penning poetry. Dana considers writing to be an exquisite art, free therapy and a form of meditation.