WHAT’S ON TREND FOR SUMMER WITH ANTHONY NADER
Summer styling is all about looking like salon clients have just stepped out of an editorial photo shoot or better still… just off the beach. 100%. Here’s my take on what you can offer your clients to stay on trend.
In every length and shape as well.
Are you vibing a long shag with a micro fringe? A short straight shag? Or perhaps the ever-present wolf shag haircut?
This cut is going to be seen everywhere for the summer months and not just a hairstyle once deemed only for the counter culture crowd, truly enter the mainstream.
THE BOYFRIEND BOB
Boyish as the name suggests, this bob haircut is short, sharp, and a little bit floppy. The inspiration behind the cut is all your favourite 90’s heartthrobs and celebs. Think Nick carter meets Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic with a sprinkle of our very own Natalie Imbruglia in her “Torn” music video… Welcome to your new boyfriend HAIRBIZ readers.
One length manes are getting a re-vamp and more energy to hair strands are to be celebrated and seen. My absolute go-to inspo is Alexa Chung. I’ve always been such a fan of her understated cool girl vibe.
The secret here is all in the haircut as I’m sure you all agree, a beautiful strong baseline, a few shorter seamless interior layers, a casual centre part line and keeping the top flatter (which is key) and then letting the natural texture quietly move.
ON THE LONGER SIDE
Model and bestselling author Emily Ratajkowski is the perfect example of having a longer mane but also showcasing #ModelOffDuty intentionally longer curtain bangs. This hair has length which speaks loud to all the long-haired Summer rejoices but adding bangs so you can have the versatility of shifting in different directions.
Also works beautifully for when you’re going from the beach to the bar, securing the length into a low pony-knot and letting baby tendrils frame around your face delicately with focus on your cute bangs.
And finally… QUICK AND EASY SUMMER STYLING
EMBRACE THE LO-FI AIR DRY
Check your hair strands out in these warmer months and give them a vacation as well and don’t feel guilty about either!!!
Hailey Bieber, Kaia Gerber, Lou Doillon and of course Alexa Chung are your trophy winners here of #SoftPower styling of flat-at-the-top and wavy through the middle section and the ends left natural which suggests you’re not trying too hard overall.
My go-to hair products for this runway look are your hydrating creams, nourishing oils, and your UV protector.
I’m such a fan of this styling method and besides, do salon clients really want to look like they’ve just stepped out of the salon in a big cloud of hairspray?!