With clients steadily making their way back into salon chairs across the United States, many will be looking to revamp their look after more than a year of pandemic life. Hairstylists can embrace the renewing energy of spring to revive lockdown locks with these predictions from four of Wella Company’s top artists/ambassadors.
Sonya Dove (@sonyadove)
My biggest spring prediction is blondes that are more expensive and exclusive looking. For example, a taupe, mushroom bronde that is light but has cool undertones within the shade.
Another trend will be red and copper shades that have a lived-in look. These colors can start out looking vibrant but can lose their vibrancy to a softer tone with lots of dimension because of the way the color technique was done.
Patricia Nikole (@paintedhair)
I am all about the “melted pastel” trend. Pastel tones are being used lately to complement a balayage or hair painted look. I love using the Color Fresh Masks from Wella Professionals to give my clients a zero damage and low commitment, customized look—the Pearl Blonde and Rose Blaze Color Fresh Masks are some of my favorites!
Diane Cole Stevens (@dianecolestevens)
The top trend that I am predicting is healthy hair and everyone is enjoying their natural texture. Clients has been at home for a year with minimum hot tools, i.e., blow dryer, wave irons and flat irons. Everyone has taken a break from hot tools and are now controlling their frizz, waves, curls and coils with products and air-dry finish—one year’s worth of new hair growth.
Additionally, the explosion of the money piece has brought a new dynamic to an explosion to hair color on wavy, curly and coily hair. The trend is really hot, and it goes from a color pop to full blown blonde.
Shay Dempsey (@shaydempsey1)
I think all hairdressers are going to be super busy over the next six months with salons starting to reopen around the world. Clients will be so happy to sit in their hairdresser’s chair and get a professional consultation. I believe clients will be crying out for a change, maybe that is a fresh cut or a new color. When it comes to color trends, I predict healthy, rich colors with dimension. Blondes will look more natural, maybe even keep some shadows at the root, but the look will be perfectly blended through to a clean, soft blonde on the middle and ends.
For spring’s top haircuts, I think bobs, shags, lots of layers, and even pixie cuts will be popular. Stylists are going to have to be on top of their skill set game, but I am sure every hairdresser can’t wait to start transforming again.