Simplistic hairstyles with nostalgic influences are trending this season. If you fancy a change during quarantine, testing out a new hairstyle may be just what you need. Listed below are just a few of the biggest hair trends spotted on the runways and circling around on social media.
Messy pigtail plaits with a weathered, textured front have made a return, adding a playful aesthetic to the hair this season. The youthful style graced the runways during fashion month at shows by Dior and Max Mara. Hair stylist Tina Outen for L’Oréal Professionnel described these skinny double braids as “super messy and strong, yet unapologetically feminine”, reminiscent of the days of being a schoolgirl. This style removes all hair from covering the face drawing more attention to facial features, the pigtails can be seamlessly paired with bold eye makeup for a dramatic look.
Wet Look Hair
Wet look hair is back on the radar, a recurring styling option dominating the runways at Lanvin, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace and Balmain. Many hair stylists suggest using hair mousse with glossy finishes to create the perfect ‘fresh out of the shower’ aesthetic without the hair actually being wet. A versatile hair styling technique to create a simple everyday look by styling the hair in a messy knot, suggests Palau hairstylist for the Versace SS20 show. Or make a statement contrasting the wet look with bright colourful makeup.
This season the bob style of choice is the sleek, flat seamless bob with no added volume. Redefine your femininity with this androgynous style pairing with a sartorial outfit and smokey eyeshadow to complete the aesthetic. Hairstylists suggest adding anti-frizz oil after blow drying the hair on a low heat to create a glossy uniformed look without any flyaways. Supermodel Irina Shayk and Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke are just two of the celebrities that have recently tested out the look on social media.