Summer Hairstyles and Where to Get Them

Summer calls for a slinkier haircut. We spoke to top hairdresser, John MacPherson – just back from the Star Wars LA premiere and now in Cannes – about this season’s trends. ‘Street style is important – I watch what people are wearing and work with that’, says John. That means a nod to the 90’s with bobs in many guises and colour is everywhere. Here are the essential cuts and styles to try now:

Messy Bob

@domdomhair

God forbid that your hair should look in any way ‘done’, the beachy, bed-head look is great for summer. Hairdressers achieve this by ‘dry cutting’ and then tonging small amounts of hair and shaking it out.

Where to get it: John MacPherson, Notting Hill  020 8969 8873 – best for bobs.

Spanish Bob

@salsalhair

They’re saying the perm is back. If you’re not quite ready for it, opt for this loose and wild Spanish bob. The curlier the better.

Where to get it: Charles Worthington, Tottenham Court Road – a very safe pair of hands.

The Bob with Short Fringe and Silver Hair

@brookshair

There are two trends going on here; the playful short fringe and silver hair which is definitely having a moment. Make sure yours is silver rather than grey by going to a trusted hairdresser rather that dying at home.

Where to get it: Aveda, High Holborn – great for both cut and colour.

Pixie Crop with Art

@windleandmoodie

You can really go to town with this look. We love this chic, simple take that packs a punch.

Where to get it: Windle & Moodie, Covent Garden – a fashion favourite.

Pastel Colour

@brookshair

It couldn’t be more timely to colour your hair – preferably a pastel colour – pink, lilac or purple.

Where to get it: Bluetit, Brixton – super edgy and great for a bold colour option.

DIY: Feeling brave? DIY colour with Schwarzkopf Live Pastel Colouration.

Rainbow Effect

This is a bang-on-trend, bold look and probably one best suited to the young.

Where to get it? Brooks & Brooks – winner of British Hairdresser of the Year 2017.

Oversized Plaits

The vogue for plaiting of all kinds, from tight braids to oversized plaits, is still huge; accessorise with velvet bows.

Where to get it: Hersheson’s Braid Bar, Toyshop Oxford Circus

 

 

 

 

— Annie Reid
16th May 2018