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


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


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


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


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


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