After dealing with long-term lockdowns due to the pandemic, it’s only reasonable that in-your-face hairstyles are going to dominate the summer. Bold, rich colors, cuts, and bangs are some of the maximalist looks that fashion editors, influencers, fans, and celebrities are rocking on the streets and high-fashion runways. Here's a round-up of the hottest hairstyle trends of the summer.
Bold and Voluminous Lob
It's high time to bid flat hair goodbye and embrace some wild, windswept styles. The edgy, bold, and voluminous lob is reigning supreme, and it is the perfect way to refresh and revamp your look this summer. This knockout look will help you evoke the charisma of a Hollywood diva.
Top it off with a little holding spray and tons of attitude.
Chic Baby Bangs
The baby bang agenda is in full swing with A-listers like Dakota Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, and Brittany Xavier donning the do’. Baby bangs are just hitting our radar and we can't help but fall in love with their quirky vibe. Their choppy razor-cut finish helps to frame the face and enhance your facial features.
The high puff in color is a carefree style that you can create in a hot minute. Many curly girls find this low-manipulation hairstyle a great go-to look during the summer, and the splash of color gives it texture and extra attitude. The high puff is not only cute, but it preserves the health of your hair and aids in length retention. Add gel and brush your hair with a boar-bristle brush for a sleek look.
Curly hair is magic. It can do almost anything. Embrace it.
Rapunzel-Length Extension Braids
Rapunzel-length extension braids are a trend that shows no signs of stopping. Celebrities like Eva Marcille, Zendaya, Lupita Nyong'o, and Yara Shahidi pioneered the ankle-length braids that have gained full momentum even on the red carpet.
These braids are versatile - choose ombre shades, multiple colors, different sizes, and everything in between.
If you want to achieve this look at home, use caution. Celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen recommends doing a hair treatment and trimming your ends before braiding. You should also do some research before the braiding process. Be conscious of your scalp's sensitive areas and don't put extra tension on your hairline if it is thin or weak.
Auburn tresses are gorgeous. They have some heavy, sensual vibes that are perfect for summer. No matter what outfit you wear, this rich auburn hue will add a touch of elegance to it. The most exciting thing about auburn hair is that it complements both warm and cool skin tones! If you know your way around a tinting brush, go auburn at home, but if you’re new to coloring your own hair, we recommend finding a colorist to get the job done.
You don't have to wait for a big move, a bad breakup, or a dream promotion to get a stunning haircut. The time to try a fresh new do’ is now! Let this list serve as some trendy style inspo for your next summer hairstyle.
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.