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Hair trends: What’s hot for spring

It looks like 2023 is the year of the big chop, with short hair trends hitting the headlines and the runways. And we can’t think of a better way to kick off spring than a fresh haircut.

The sassy shag

Rock this undone look for natural texture and movement in your hair and cool-girl rebel vibes.

The shag is the very opposite of a precision haircut – the more texture, the more sexy and edgy the cut becomes. There are many options, including the Pixie Shag and, probably the most popular of all, the Wolf Cut.

There are no styling rules with the shag. It’s really versatile, letting you play around with looks: sleek and smooth, super-textured, or somewhere in the middle. Experiment with styling products to find your perfect look or create varied looks for different occasions.

Consider your lifestyle when deciding the length of your shag and intensity of colour. This cut lends itself to almost any colour from pink punk-esque shags like Kaia Gerber to Suki Waterhouse’s soft beachy hues and even balayage.

Ooze confidence with ‘the Bob’

Has the classic cult bob ever gone out of fashion? Absolutely not!

Hailey Bieber has embraced the trend, switching up her look to a choppy bob. While Lily Allen’s recent precision-cut bob conveys serious style and confidence with her sharp, one-colour ‘do’ complementing her simplistic clothes styling.

A simple (and relatively easy to maintain) one-colour bob can make a stunning impact. Bobs look their best when kept a straightforward colour such as a deep chocolate mocha, a fiery red or an icy cool blonde. Pair with your favourite lippy like Lily for maximum impact.

Toying with a bob? Your face shape is key to this style and for those with square or round faces, this cut might not be for you. Let’s have a chat.

Get Lily’s look

Reach for your straighteners and Miracle Creator by Matrix for heat protection. To achieve that super-sleek look, wrap sections around the width of your finger, then do one smooth and steady run-through of the straighteners from roots to ends. This reduces static and leads to sharper styling results rather than repeatedly using your straighteners quickly on the same section.

Let’s not forget the guys…

Short on the sides, with hair groomed back is a popular classic.

Typically, this timeless look has been well-groomed, almost slick. But our muse, Austin Butler, star of ‘Elvis’, gives it a modern twist embracing his curls and waves for confident yet laid-back styling.

Straight hair? Perming could be an option to achieve Austin’s look, but ensure you’re a dab hand with a brush and dryer, as without styling, those curls could be too strong to carry this look off.

If you have strong natural waves opt for a softer grooming cream like Forming Pomade by Davines But if you need to boost volume, ‘Strong Moulding Clay’ by Davines will be your best friend here. Ask your stylist for their tips and product recommendations – we love to help.

Inspired to go for the chop this spring or maybe a seasonal colour reset? Book a consultation at Raymond Bottone hair and let’s talk. Call 01277 263060.

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