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.
Thinking of Cutting Your Hair Mid-Length?
It seems that at one point or another we all have gone from longish hair to mid-length hair. Maybe we are even considering something a little shorter for the New Year! Going shorter can feel like shedding the old to make way for something new.
Mid-Length haircuts don’t require as much commitment. After all, you can still wear your hair up. You still get the benefits of faster blow drying, heat styling, and less product. Plus, if you end up thinking that long hair suits you better, growing it back out is relatively painless.
Although it is always tempting to go for a new look, please consider the mid-length haircut for awhile first. Although these cuts are fantastic, it will take awhile for you to grow your haircut back out. According to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ human hair grows about 6 inches per month.
There are some really cute photos of mid-length hair out there. Hair color looks amazing with it too. I love it waved with a curling iron. When you get a moment, browse Google for some looks! Here are a couple of before and afters that I have done recently.
Here is the before:
And the after, she is still able to put up her hair.
Styling mid-length hair can be a lot of fun too! Rather than wearing it straight, or cutting it more one length, like the person above, you could either go a little shorter, more layered and curl it a bit.
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Puff Me also comes in a white bottle which is there light formula. It retails for $19.95, adds a ton of body and kinda feels like a dry shampoo, but stickier.
I also wanted to show you some pretty mid-length hair with color:
If you are looking for something new and are considering a mid-length (or shorter) https://www.studio229.net/short-haircuts/haircut I would love to help you out. My name is DeAnna https://www.studio229.net/deanna/ and I love doing both haircuts and hair color. I look forward to hearing from you!
Getting Amazing Curly Hair
Three things are for sure when it comes to curly hair. Curly hair is dry. Curly hair is inconsistent. One needs a great haircut in order to have any shape. Get a grip on these three things and you too can have amazing curly hair!
Let’s tackle the issue of dry hair first. We both know that your hair is sooo thirsty. Therefore, buy your products in the litre size. If the salon you frequent doesn’t sell them ask them to special order the size. It will save you a bundle in the long run. Also, curl creams are fantastic. However, make sure the ones you use are not going to break the bank. I suggest using ones that last, like Moroccan Oil and Mixed Girl. Also, if you have very curly hair, leaving a little moisturizing conditioner in your hair works well.
Because curly hair is inconsistent, it is important to keep your hair well shaped. I recommend trimming and cutting the hair while it is dry. This way the stylist can see how the hair is going to fall and not worry about how much it is going to spring up once it drys. The hair can be shaped perfectly. Check out this well shaped doo:
I know that not everyone will want to wear their curls this short. The point is, there has to be shape in every haircut. Even if you choose a longer haircut for your amazing curls make sure there is some shape to it. Let’s look at some longer curly haircuts.
Notice how this haircut has layers that add shape. The hair is also dried to enhance the curl. This means the hair is shaped when it is wet. Usually by scrunching, adding product or even wrapping it around your finger for shape. Then it is left to dry unencumbered.
Here is another image of amazing curly hair that is worn naturally:
This haircut looks looser on the ends because it is so long. The length of the hair weighs down the curl. It is also a bit frizzy. A smoothing serum could do wonders for this and would also add some shine. This would make this head of hair an amazing head of curly hair. Adding hair color also goes a long way in getting amazing curly hair. Here is a link to some ideas for that https://www.studio229.net/amazing-holiday-hair-color/
If you are in the market to find an amazing curly hair stylist feel free to contact studio 229. They specialize in curly hair and will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
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