What with all the great things happening in the hair world right now, we thought it would be fun to start doing a quarterly trend-report. We're super excited about what's going on in the hair world, and we just can't wait to share that excitement with you!
We're just loving this wash n' wear vibe! You're busy. We're busy. Everyone is busy!! This winter, no matter what your hair care routine is, you're guaranteed to find an awesome cut and colour that will look great AND fit your lifestyle. Say what?!!
We're seeing a ton of gorgeous, sleek, straight hair.
Hey you with the fine hair.. now is your time to shine and rock that wet look!
PRO TIP: Sometimes hair doesn't cooperate. Ask your stylist what products you can use to achieve that ultra-straight, fuzz-free, glossy look!
So what if you DON'T want long straight hair??
Luckily for you, we're seeing tons of bobs right now;
slicked back bobs, blunt bobs, angular bobs, beach bobs, messy bobs, vintage bobs.. you practically can't go wrong this season.
Another awesome and versatile cut that's hot right now is the pixie.. wear it long, wear it short, wear it with an undercut.. the choice is yours.
Get ready for scrunchies, bows, clips, pins, feathers, flowers, hair scarves, hairbands, fascinators, barrettes, blingie bits... we can't think of a time where hair accessory trends have been this diverse. Even the butterfly clip craze of the early 2000s doesn't come close to what's going on right now... and it's not showing any sign of slowing down! We are seeing these pieces well integrated not only into every day fashion... we're seeing it in magazines, on the runway and on our favourite celebrities.
So no matter what your style is, you are guaranteed to find accessories galore this winter.
We're seeing lots of fades- high, medium and low, as well as line cuts and side parts for ultra-short hair. We're digging the creativity we're starting to see with hairline mods.. so if you're coming in for a buzz, why not try something different?
Dress it up, dress it down, glam it up or punk it out... you can't go wrong with a nice high pony.
Center parts, side parts, parts with a line cut incorporated and everything in-between.. it doesn't matter what part you do, you can't really do it wrong this winter.
If you've been wanting to switch up your part... there's never been a better time!
Ok, we exaggerated a little.
But we're not exaggerating when we tell you that piecey is HOT right now!
Whether that means short, medium or long, if you want to play around with product and layers, it's like the 90's all over again.. but better ;)
Oh yes... it's fringe time.
Long bangs, short bangs, blunt bangs, choppy bangs, wispy bangs, side bangs.. forget matching your fringe to what's in.. EVERYTHING is in. If you're not sure which fringe is best for you, ask your stylist- they can give you some good suggestions and insight to help you choose.
This season, you can basically do no wrong. You heard it! So what are you waiting for? Come and have some fun with us. If you're really not sure what you want, ask your stylist what style would work best for your hair- they can help you narrow down your options to fit your hair-type AND lifestyle!
Because self expression is important.. which is why we're so excited about the colour trends we're seeing right now!
Speaking of trending hair, we are seeing a ton of shadow roots, and we're not surprised! Shadow roots are a great option for you if you aren't wanting to come in to have your roots done every three weeks.. they can extend your in-between colouring time to as long as 3 months! They also eliminate the dreaded "skunk stripe" of regrowth that can happen with traditional colouring and foiling.
Shadow roots are an ideal option if you're wanting to go for a more natural-looking blonde, and they can be done to help you transition your coloured hair back to your natural colour.
Alternatively, you can kick some style into your hair by pumping up the contrast, or adding a coloured shadow root- we've been seeing all different hues, so you can really get creative with this one if you like.
Next time you're in for a root retouch, ask your stylist if a shadow root would be a good option for you! You're gonna love it <3
We're starting to see a lot of people moving away from the full head of bleach, and instead going for balayages and dip dyes. At the same time, we are also seeing a lot of people doing the opposite.. and going as blonde as physically possible. We're seeing white blondes, platinums, ash blondes, yellow blondes... blonde has never referred to so many tones at the same time!
Safe to say.. this winter, don't worry about what kind of blonde you pick.. it's all good. Focus instead on what blonde is best for your skin tone, and hair type.
If you're not sure, ask your stylist for suggestions!
How great is it to be a redhead right now?!
We've got just about every kind of red there is making a splash this year- strawberry blonde is coming back full force, as well as plenty of copper reds. Auburn is also a big deal right now.. which is great, because it tends to last longer than your brighter reds.
Speaking of brighter reds.. have you heard of velvet red? Check it out.. because it's hot and it's happening right now! For those of you who have darker hair and aren't wanting to fully commit to a lighter or brighter red, why not give the mulled wine look a try?
PRO TIP: Reds have requirements!! Ask your stylist about the best home regimen to keep your reds looking their best between colouring.
Whoever coined the term "boring brown" obviously didn't foresee what this year has in store!
Winter 2019/2020 is all about the rich, delicious brunettes; cinnamon, toffee, caramel, dark chocolate, mocha, strawberry brown... are we even talking about hair anymore?!
Yes. Yes we are.. and our brunettes are guaranteed to satiate everyone's appetites this winter!
Are you stuck between blonde and brunette?! Don't think of it as a problem, think of it as an opportunity!
Enter the blended ombre.
Seriously.. this is literally the best of both worlds, and again.. we're seeing both warm and cool versions of these gorgeous ombres.. so this colour combo can be tailor-made.
If you're really not digging the ombre look, have you heard about bronde? Bronde is the greatest thing since sliced bread right now, and it might just be exactly what you're looking for.
BLACK is back! (Was it ever really gone?) We're seeing a real resurgence in black hair- both coloured and natural.. and we love it, especially with pops of colour added.
We're also seeing a lot of fabulous blue blacks, which are just so rad.. we cannot even.
For those of you who like it ultra-dark and want to kick it to the next level, we have one word for you.... blackberry.
It sounds delicious.. trust us, it LOOKS delicious.
You guys!!!! Before you give up on your black hair, heck.. before you do ANYTHING ELSE TODAY... check out your options!
PRO TIP: remember.. colouring your hair black is a big commitment- so make sure it's what you really want! Take it from us.. trying to go light again is both terrible for your hair and extremely difficult to do. Sometimes, it's not even possible. Talk to your stylist!
As for you colourful ones... we haven't forgotten about you!
We're seeing a whole lot of pastels right now- particularly lilac .. and we're loving it! We're also seeing pops of coral or purple. As we've been seeing more and more over the last few years, there has never been a better time to try out those colours you've always dreamed of having!
PRO TIP: never had funky colours before? Make sure you set aside plenty of time for your appointment; unlike traditional colours, punches of colour, pastels and bright colours all require a whole lot more work than you might think. It's worth it, though! The biggest smiles we see are from those who dare to be bold.
We look forward to bringing you more style updates in the future; we can't wait to see what spring will bring!
Copyright © 2020 Ascend Salon - All Rights Reserved.