Salons are finally reopening and your clients have never been more excited to sit in your chair. After months of waiting for an appointment, many will be looking for a simple refresh, while others will want to dive into summer with a trendy new look.
“Seasonal trends may have been put on hold, but we’ll be seeing new emerging trends as we reopen our doors,” says Akin Konizi, international creative director for HOB academy in London, U.K. “I predict clients will fall into two camps—those who have grown their hair and want to keep it long, and others that can’t wait to get a haircut and keep it short.”
With that in mind, Konizi shares the four post-lockdown trends that your clients will want to rock this summer:
1. 2020 will be the year of the bob. This classic style suits many clients and is perfect for those who might have grown out their shorter styles and want to keep some length. There are no rules when it comes to a bob—it can be worn blunt and sleek or soft and feminine, frame the face or sit on the shoulders.
2. Long hair is always popular in the summer and this year clients will be embracing their layers. Gone are the days of mermaid waves; clients will be embracing their natural texture, but still want it to look beautiful, groomed and healthy.
3. The shag will be one of the most popular post-lockdown styles—face-framing layers, soft fringes and an effortless finish.
4. Many people tried a homestyle fringe during lockdown and will want to keep it. If a client only wants one new change, give them a fringe as it will shake up their style right away, can be blunt and strong or soft and skim the eyelashes.