Around the World Haircuts
Around the world there are some amazing things happening with hair. I’m not gonna lie. If I want to keep up with what is really happening in the world of hair, I have to do my research. Sure, continuing my education is important, but due diligence is a must. There are many places that I find out what is going to be hot here in Seattle next season; because, it takes about a year for use to catch up with Europe. I can look at an Italian Vogue, see what is happening with millenials on the streets of Paris and London. Models that strut their stuff down Milan’s high fashion runways often have magnificent hair too.
In Paris long layers that softly frame your face are very “french” right now because they are easy and effortless. “It works so well because it’s multi-functional, low maintenance, and enables you to wear it your own way,” hairstylist Sam Burnett, owner and creative director of Hare & Bone, told us. “You can move it forward to frame your face or tuck it back to open up your features. It essentially offers a 2-in-1 cut without the maintenance of a full fringe.”
This beautiful girl has the quintessential French girl cut. That is, soft layering that allows your natural texture to air-dry perfectly (slaving over your hair is so not French) and, of course, effortlessly-windswept, long bangs.
Let it be known that Australia has a high-end hair scene. I love Insta-stalking Melbourne’s Salon XVI to source cool haircut inspiration from the land Down Under. The Aussie salon does blond, balayage, and crazy color transformations — but when it come to cuts, it’s all about a shiny finish and sharp ends. Even when they curl the hair they use a straightening iron to straighten the ends and show off the blunt ends. For them it is all about the bluntness.
Famous for birthing the Scandi wave, hairstylist Nicci Welsh knows about the haircuts trending in Denmark — because she’s setting them. “There is a big trend right now for curls and embracing your natural texture,” she says. Welsh tells us that more designers are embracing individualism, choosing models with a wide array of textures, which is inspiring the cuts.
So why are people taking their curls shorter now? “In spring we saw more big, curly styles,” Welsh explains. “This has led to the curly bob being the sought after cut of the moment.” Så sjovt! (So fun!)
Seattle, United States
Around the world and back home! We love our Lob (long bob) because it grows out back to our long hair and beachy waves that we can curl or straighten. I think the thing that Americans love so much about their hair is the versatility of being able to wear their hair straight one day and the next curl it. What is trending globally is a desire to wear more of a natural look that requires less maintenance. This is the main difference that I see between the U.S. and the other countries. I believe that the trend of cutting the hair so that it falls into the best possible style with the least possible maintenance is already here.