From bobs, ponies, and mullets to broad highlights and the trendy color copper red - the most important hairstylists: inside the beauty industry explain the looks that we all want to wear now.
Have you always wanted to wear a pony and just haven't dared to have one cut? Now is a perfect time - Sophie Turner, the star of "Game of Thrones" definitely seems to see it as her pony reveals. If you'd prefer something a little more dramatic, consider a classic mullet like model Ella Emhoff wears or something even shorter, like the pixie, cut that Rihanna recently presented to the public for the first time.
You can now experiment with the color too. Should it be broad highlights like the one that Evanie Frausto recently gave Bella Hadid? Or full, soft curls like the one Billie Eilish shows on the cover of British VOGUE? The world is yours.
We talk to the experts about the best trend hairstyles and their most important inspirations for summer 2021.
Sam McKnight is a celebrated British hairstylist and the mastermind behind Princess Diana's elegant short haircut in the 90s. His career spans five decades and he has worked on countless catwalk shows, cover stories, and ad campaigns for clients including Fendi, Chanel, Balmain, and Tom Ford.
"I would say something like an innocent-fresh Charlotte Rampling of the 70s will be big this summer. Sunny-shiny mobility with youthful abundance. We will see outgrown bobs with 90s appeal and a modern finish. People will be their faces framed by gentle steps, with feather-like bangs that can be combed on one side or divided subtly in the middle."
"We'll also see textures that are fuller but with softer ends. Hair that feels like it has been air-dried, with slight waves when tucked behind the ear."
The legendary hairstylist Guido Palau began his career in the 90s with cover stories for "The Face", the cult video for George Michael's song "Freedom! '90" and several Calvin Klein campaigns with Kate Moss. Today, Palau inspires entire generations with his work for some of the most important fashion houses from Prada to Valentino.
"The days of summer and winter haircuts are over. Today people want to express their chocolate side, whether that's bright pink hair, highlights, or natural waves. After everything we've been through in the past 18 months, there is." now a tendency to find out how we are most comfortable with ourselves."
"Some of them are perhaps more willing to take a risk because they find 'what the heck... it's just hair' - they are then possibly a little more experimental. It is not very inclusive to talk about trends because a style may be like a certain person and not another. If I had to name a trend, it would be to find your true self, the one you really feel good in. Also, healthy, clean hair, good scalp care, and products that have great shine because these things make you feel good."
Evanie Frausto is one of the new stars in the fashion world. As such, the Mexican-American hairstylist is not only a favorite of Bella Hadid, he has also made a name for himself with his surreal “bubblegum” aesthetic and fantastic, sometimes gigantic wigs, as he recently created for US singer Lil Nas X. Name made.
"I would think it would be good if people had meaningful haircuts again - we have just had a year of pandemic, so most of them couldn't have their hair cut or styled. Dare to try the bangs, the chin-length bob, the mullet!" Get the cut you've always wanted, but didn't dare to do. Hairstyles should become a personal form of expression again."
"At the moment I like everything in warm tones that look like they've been kissed by the sun with a touch of blush. It can work with all skin tones - you just have to find the right shade. As far as the color is concerned, I'm looking forward to the comeback of the broad highlights of the 90s or a surprisingly colored streak."
"People should try their hand at different colors and styles, whether it's a very high ponytail, a zigzag part, or even a puffy hairstyle. It would be nice to see a wider variety of - if Showing people a personal style that is out of the ordinary."
Leading hairstylist Gary Gill has worked with everyone - from Balenciaga to Vetements to Loewe and Versace. Inspired by music and youth culture, it is celebrated for its innovative aesthetics. Gill is not only a freelance beauty editor at "Dazed & Confused", but he is also the art director of the salon and the talent factory Emotive Hair.
"For boys an all-around shaved short haircut, a crew cut or a military flat top, creamy bleached, with a certain rawness and subtly grown out. For girls, short behind and on the sides, with long, loose top hair, or medium-long top hair, the height and It gives structure, also colored creamy blonde and grown out slightly or with broad highlights, especially at the front. In addition: short and easy-care cuts with sun-bleached colors for a happy, carefree summer feeling."
Shiori Takahashi is a London-based hairstylist and beauty editor at Dazed Beauty. She is inspired by subculture trends. Her playful style in combination with her cross-border aesthetic has already made her work visible everywhere, from British and American Vogue to i-D magazine, as well as in campaigns for Byredo, Jil Sander, and Vivienne Westwood.
"I'm particularly fond of plastic hairstyles right now. The 'princess cut' is absolutely gorgeous, and I'm always inspired by old-fashioned Vidal Sassoon cuts. I also love the fact that all the magazines now see tight cornrows with oblique patterns are."
"For the summer I find a natural look suitable to slowly come out of the lockdown, but once we have arrived in the post-pandemic world, then all lines are loose - time for crazy experiments! I am wondering if I want my long ones Just shave off your hair - a different twist on 'natural'."
Syd Hayes is why model Lila Grace Moss had almost all of her hair cut off, inspired by a hydrogen-blonde buzz cut wig he recently gave her on a shoot. Hayes is always inspired by youth culture and has worked with some of the most important photographers in the industry, including Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, but he also enjoys working with the new generation of fashion. She is a brand ambassador for BaByliss Pro.
"For me, this summer should be about the actual cut - the freshness of a short, shaggy, modern cut with heavy bangs is super chic. The energy of a good cut ensures that we feel different; that gives us strength and freedom, something we are all ready for now."
“Scruffy steps are back in fashion - think of the super cool models Mica Argañaraz or Freja Beha Erichsen. Trimmed with a razor to keep the ends loose. So cool, so effortless. And use hair oil in your curls to protect the tips from the sun!"
"Broad highlights are currently making a bold appearance. If you combine them with a smooth, medium-length bob, with trimmed tips and rounded off with a little hair oil, then you are well on the way to a great new look for the summer."
Hairstylist Louis Ghewy was born in Brussels, learned his trade in Antwerp, and moved to London in 2011 to pursue his hairstyling career. Since then, Ghewy's multi-faceted approach has enabled him to work with countless brands, including Raf Simons, Versace, and Fenty Beauty.
"I see more individuality than ever - so many extravagant colors and different Afro styles. I also have the impression that bobby pins in all shapes and sizes are making a comeback. For the Spring / Summer 2021 Coperni Show we have girls with an exciting Looking for hair structure - and what's more exciting than a girl who has danced and sweated all night?"
Whether looking at his recent work for Miu Miu or the current obsession with the Blumarine fashion world, Anthony Turner is one of the most celebrated names in the industry these days. With his unusual and daring aesthetics, Turner, who also works as a beauty editor for Dazed & Confused, does not allow himself to be restricted by any limits.
“I like the revival of the early noughties. It's so fun! I love this whole style of the Euphoria generation that mixes the noughties with some sort of manga vibe - it's refreshing and interesting. In this style, the textures are polished and well cared for, bobbing curls in the hair ends - like in "Mean Girls". Any color is possible as long as there are two stripes in front that contrast with your own hair color."
Inspired by her teenage years as a fan of the Harajuku street style magazine FRUiTS, the Japanese hairstylist Kiyoko Odo creates original hairstyles that seem almost surreal. She now lives in London and works with some of the top fashion figures from Junya Watanabe to Balenciaga.
"At the moment I'm into the 60s mushroom head - a perfect bob and a few geometric Vidal Sassoon styles. On the other hand, I still like the distinctly layered style of the 70s. As far as the color is concerned, I feel that it is very lively Shades are on the rise."
American hairstylist Jimmy Paul is an industry legend. His mother was already a hairstylist. He followed her into the fashion world and created some of the most iconic looks in history. He has worked with everything of name and worth, from Alexander McQueen to Dior. And he's the man responsible for Gigi Hadid's Rapunzel locks on the cover of the March issue of American VOGUE.
"I love the hairstyles I'm looking at right now: all kinds of bobs, hairstyles with and without bangs. It's a great time for color - something charming. It's also a great time to lighten things up and get highlights. Something More daring, almost like homemade. And I've seen braided hair that changes color when you go out!"
As the grandson and son of a hairstylist, Kei Terada's hairstyling career was practically inevitable. Since moving from Japan to London in 1998, Terada has made a name for himself as an industry darling, with customers including Paul Smith, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, and Gucci.
"So many people cut their own hair during the lockdown, which resulted in really interesting shapes. For example, a lot of people cut their bangs short so they can see with a mask. So I think we have a lot of natural styles and that is something that I have drawn a lot of inspiration from."
"I'm currently into natural structures, nothing that looks too perfect, rather something more real. I also like steps on top of the head, almost like a mullet, so that it doesn't fall so flat - just messier."
California born and raised James Pecis is one of the leading hairstylists. He's done the hair of all sorts of well-known personalities from Kendall Jenner to Kaia Gerber - he even shaved Alexander McQueen's head once. He is the world brand ambassador for ORIBE.
"I like hair with tips that have been perfectly lightened by the sun and sea. A deeper shade at the roots and then a lot lighter from the middle to the tips. If you don't have time to lie by the pool or bathe in the sea, then you can get a lightening spray and help out."