The Summer 2018 Hairstyle Trends to Know About Before You Hit the Salon
‘Tis the season when we all start dreaming of drastic changes for our hair, mostly because Philadelphia’s summer heat and humidity can cause us all to start wondering if we could pull of an Amber Rose look. But before you go chopping off all your tresses, take note of the summer 2018 hairstyle trends Architeqt Salon owner and stylist Alexey Kats and stylists Sequoya Yeagle and Alba Karabina are seeing and doing behind the chair.
Before we dive into the more specific hairstyle trends for summer, a few across-the-board trends and tips to note: First off, natural textures rather, than big blown-out Kardashian-like ‘dos—which can feel like a pipe dream to maintain during a heatwave—are in, regardless of age. So no need to overheat under a blow-dryer at home, only to have your hair frizz up once you head out the door. Another trend that’s being seen across most styles and age groups is blunt cuts, rather than choppy layers. And secondly, while you may see fringe-like bangs infiltrating your Instagram feed, Alexey warns that summer is not—I repeat: NOT—the time to get them: You’ll just end up with hair plastered to your forehead and plenty of regrets.
Okay, let’s get to the top hairstyle trends the stylists from Architeqt are seeing for summer 2018.
Summer 2018 Hairstyle Trends for 20-somethings
Jaw-length bob: The Amelie look is back, y’all. As Alba points out, while this look requires some upkeep maintenance, with trims roughly every six weeks to keep the length just right, the actual styling of this look is veering toward less pin-straight and more textured and tousled, which means it’s possible to maintain with a natural air-dry for some, depending on hair type.
Less Fairytale hair color, more natural hues: This is good news for anyone who moans and groans at the time spent in the salon chair to get their locks to a lavender hue. Sequoya says the pastel pinks and blues are out, and embracing more natural hues while embellishing with soft copper balayage is in. This means less time spent in the salon , because frequent upkeep isnt required, and less fading from the sun, pool and ocean.
Summer 2018 Hairstyle Trends for 30- and 40-somethings
Lob: Lob is short for long bob—so this isn’t your super-duper short ‘do, but rather a shoulder-length take on the shorter style. As Alexey notes, while this style used to often be paired with a voluminous blow-out, now it’s shifting more toward a more laid-back, natural styling. Meaning: Less work for you each morning.
Asymmetrical cuts: As Sequoya points out, asymmetrical cuts—which can range from pixie-length to lobs, and are paired with a deep side part—are having a moment. A nice bonus, along with the versatility in length, is that they provide you with a strong hairstyle without necessarily requiring too much everyday styling on your part, depending on length and texture.
Summer 2018 Hairstyle Trends for 50- and up-somethings
Long looks: Surprise! Long hair is no longer a “don’t” as you get older, Alexey says. And the stylists at Architeqt are seeing more and more women embrace longer tresses. Instead of swearing off long hair once you reach a certain age, it’s all about knowing how to make long locks work for your face: The goal with a long style should be to frame your face in a way that gives the illusion of volume added to your face—something we naturally lose as we age.
Clavicle-length bob: Yep, there’s a bob trend for every age group! This bob, which lands smack-dab in between the bob and the lob, works to do what we just talked about above: Framing the face to add volume. Again, you’ll want to stay on top of your trim appointments to keep this cut at the perfect length and doing its job.