7 Hair Trends Set To Dominate This Winter, According To The Experts
Is there anything better than a seasonal hair switch-up?
Whether you keep it lowkey with a subtle shade change or go for the full cut and colour transformation, new hair really does bring a new perspective.
And just because winter is often associated with being cold and dreary, it doesn’t mean your hair has to suffer the same fate.
Considering a visit to the salon? We scored intel from some of the best experts in the biz; here are hair trends set to dominate winter 2021.
#1 Toffee tones
Platinum blondes may feel the itch to go warmer in winter and we for one think it’s a stellar idea.
“Warming shades of blonde are trending this winter,” says Kirby Lago, Owner of Pelo by Lago, who suggests that for a subtle change to look no further than blonde balayage highlights, which she considers flattering on nearly everyone.
Starting dark? “Toffee hair is a winning mix of light brunette and dark blonde,” she says. “The multi-toned rich colour is making an appearance and can be an easy way to brighten up dark locks. “
“Try adding a few golden pieces to your dark hair with foilyage. The way these highlights hit the cheek bones bring warmth and brightness around the face.”
And remember, just because the blonde is warmer doesn’t mean it’s not still prone to brassiness. Keeping a purple shampoo in your wash rotation will ensure your colour stays clean and fresh.
#2 Curtain fringes
If you’ve been sitting on the fence about this style, winter is the perfect time to try it. With less heat comes less sweat, which means your new cut won’t stick to your forehead nearly as much while you perfect your styling.
As this style of fringe is typically longer, adding volume as you style is key to helping it’s sweeping shape. Try using a brush like TONI&GUY Bamboo Brush Collection - Styling Brush with your hairdryer to provide lift at the root.
#3 Deep coppers and auburns
Blame it on The Queen’s Gambit or Gigi Hadid’s colour change, but red tones are front and centre to fire up brunettes this season..
“Deeper copper and auburn tones are having a moment,” says Joseph Jacques of The Fox and The Hair. “I’m seeing a lot more variation in tone and a less-is-more approach working with clients' natural colour and enhancing it for a more ‘lived-in’ look.”
To ensure your new cherry shade doesn’t fade, protect the colour with a shine-enhancing superhero like Kérastase Paris Bain Chroma Captive.
#4 Layers are back
Blunt cuts have reigned supreme for a while now, but in good news for layer lovers, varying lengths are coming back into style.
“Face framing layers are a major vibe this winter,” says Kirby. “These layers really work to enhance your facial features and are flattering on any hair length.”
This kind of cut also helps in the styling department, particularly for those wanting to lessen their heat tool usage.
“Less is more when it comes to styling in 2021. It’s all about embracing your natural hair,” confirms Kirby.
#5 Claw clips will be the must-have accessory
Dig out your claw clips, they’re back in action.
“They are the perfect accessory for that chic up-do with minimal fuss,” says Kirby.
You don’t have to tell us twice.
bh recommends: Lady Jane Claw Grip and The Tangle Claw, $14.95 at bunchofscrunch.myshopify.com/
#6 Textured bobs
If you love a low-maintenance style, a tousled bob is the cut to consider.
“Above the shoulder hair, textured waves and short bobs will be big this winter,” predicts Code Blonde duo Sarah and Jammi.
Not willing to say goodbye to your length? Boho braids and messy waves will be just as sought after.
Whether you’re aiming to nail undone texture for long or short hair, try enhancing your natural waves with a spritz of Redken Fashion Waves 07. It helps to create beachy definition without the crunch.
#7 Hydration, hydration, hydration
When it comes to hair care in winter, hydration is the name of the game.
“Make sure you are using a professional hair mask,” says Kirby, who recommends Goldwell’s Kerasilk Reconstruct Intensive Repair Mask. bh also loves Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask for textured and curly hair types.
She also says to try lowering the water temperature in the shower when rinsing your hair and avoid using heat tools where you can. But if you do reach for the hair dryer or styling tools, just make sure to use a heat protector like KMS Therma Shape 2-in-1 Spray.
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