The start of a new year is a good time to take stock and envision the year ahead. New Year’s resolutions are one thing, but what about your hair?
What are the styles we’re getting excited about for 2024 and beyond? Spoiler alert: there’s some Great Hair trends ahead.
Enjoy – see you in salon soon!
There was a new haircut trend every week in 2023, but this year we’re adopting a more simplistic approach to our hair. Think clean, minimal and expensive-looking, but not fussy. “It’s the quiet luxury version of hair,” says Luke. “Less-is-more, simple and it’s all about healthy condition and elevating fresh skin.” There is devil in the detail – even if it is subtle. “It’s all about a tuck of the hair behind the ears, a centre parting or just really clean textures,” adds Luke.
There’s a new way to wear your curtain bangs – even if they are growing out – and it takes its inspo from the 1970s. “You blow it out as if you would a proper old-school blow dry – with a round brush and the Great Hairdryer – and create lots of root lift, and then you brush it out with a wide-tooth comb so you get this ’70s sweep,” says Luke. “A bit like a young Brooke Shields.” With a brushed-out front like this, you get lots of face-framing but with a cool ’70s vibe – the perfect partner to a shirt and rollneck.
Cast your mind back to Elizabeth Hurley, Christy Turlington and Kate Moss in the late ’90s and early Noughties and you might remember their midi-cuts. Simple, mid-length styles that fall just below the shoulders, they’re the perfect style to flip to the side or wear as is – and a great example of the less-is-more movement this year.
The bob – especially the chunky version – isn’t going anywhere this year. While some of us are growing ours out right now (cue the midi-cut), bobs that feature chunky ends and a lived-in flick, with lots of volume and movement, are trending.