After a year of the same old, same old, we’re all ready for new hairstyles. Spring is the perfect time to try out a new ‘do, not only because it represents new beginnings, but also because this year, we’re slowly beginning to re-emerge from our protective shells. Celebrate the world turning a corner with one of these hair trends:
Forget everything you think you know about mullets. They’re back in a big way, but instead of being the go-to 70s style choice for men, they’ve been commandeered by women in high-fashion. Even fashion queen Rihanna has hopped on board to show us all just how stylish a mullet can be. Today’s mullets are softer in the front and frame the face, while the back is cropped closer to the neck.
It was just a few years ago that pixie cuts started popping up everywhere, and it looks like it’s that time again. Celebs everywhere have decided that a year with the same hair is too long, so they’re starting fresh. Spring pixie cuts have shorter bangs to let that beautiful face take center stage, but if you don’t think you’re ready for the big chop, you can keep a little length so you have something to work with.
Bobs are always in, aren’t they? Instead of a plain old everyday bob, though, stylists are seeing a demand for asymmetrical bobs that are easy to maintain and practically style themselves. Asymmetrical bobs can be almost any length, from shoulder length to just above the chin. Start with the shortest length you’re comfortable with, then see how you feel about trimming a few more inches!
All the Bangs
Curtain bangs, long bangs, rounded bangs, full bangs - you name the style, and it’s in. Everyone is wearing bangs, and everyone is loving them. Curtain bangs in particular are having their moment in the spotlight. The 70s style is easier to maintain than other bangs and looks good with any face shape. And remember, you can use all those hair cutting techniques you learned during lockdown to take care of your bangs in between appointments.
The shag was a favorite of the 80s, and like the mullet, it’s experiencing a comeback. For a ‘do to qualify as a shag, it needs layers, and plenty of them. Choppy, textured, and just a little wild, shags are exactly what we all want to be: free. The longer your hair is, the more layers you can incorporate, but don’t be afraid to give it a try even if you’re lacking in length.
The best (and easiest) way to feel like a completely new person is to change your hair. If you’re ready for spring to bring some excitement into your life, get a head start with one of these trending hairstyles.