Every decade has its iconic hairstyles. From the 60’s bouffant to the 90’s “Rachel” cut, hairstyles reflect not just personal choices, but cultural movements. Today, we’re living in a time where self-expression reigns supreme, and hair is our canvas. I’ve been fascinated by how the hair scene has evolved, bringing together a mix of past trends and futuristic ideas. So, I thought I would put together this journey through today’s hair revolution, where cutting-edge is name of the game.
The Tool Game: Innovation at Its Best
When I think of the foundations of a great hairstyle, I immediately think of the tools that make them possible. We’ve come a long way from the simplistic hair tools of yesteryears. With technology intertwining with beauty, the tools we have on hand are nothing short of spectacular. I recently came across the Muk Curl Stick Black V2.0, which is available at Oz Hair and Beauty, and was blown away by its efficiency and the lasting curls it offers, showcasing just how advanced hair styling gadgets have become. My curls always tend to fall out of my hair, which I know is an annoyance for many, so I’m glad the inventions are still coming through for our problems!
I’m always personally using a blow drying brush, something that never existed even a few years ago, but is an absolute game changer in the blow out drying technique at home. I can’t be without it! It makes smooth blow drying yourself, such an easy thing to do! No more holding a brush and using both hands. What will they think of next?!
The Return of the Classics: Old is Gold
Bob, But Make It Modern
The bob cut has been a favourite for ages, but today’s versions include asymmetrical lengths, undercut details, and vibrant colors that give the classic a fresh twist.
The shag haircut, reminiscent of the 70’s, is back and wow! With messy layers and tonnes of volume, it’s the go-to for those looking for a laid-back, chic look. This can also be called the wolf cut.
No longer just a gym hairstyle! With added braids, buns, and accessories, the humble ponytail is now a statement on its own.
Embracing Textures: Curls, Waves, and Everything In-Between
Gone are the days when stick-straight hair was the only trend everyone was chasing. Now, it’s all about embracing natural textures and experimenting with them.
Curls for Days
Whether it’s tight ringlets or loose beachy waves, curly hair is in! With tools like the Muk Curl Stick V2.0 and others, even those with straight hair are hopping on the curly bandwagon.
The Magic of Braids
Braids have become a canvas for creativity. From the simple three-strand to intricate designs, braids are not just a hairstyle but an art form.
Colour Me Beautiful: The Dye Revolution
Pastel hues, especially lavender, mint, and blush pink, have taken over the hair world. These soft colors are perfect for those looking to make a subtle yet striking statement.
Why settle for one color when you can have them all? Rainbow hair, with its mix of vibrant shades, reflects the fun and freedom of today’s trends.
This colouring technique, which involves hand-painting highlights, has been a game-changer. It offers a natural sun-kissed look, making it a favorite among many, including me!
Longer Lengths: Layers, Face Framing & More
The 90’s Supermodel Cut
This was super popular in the 90’s – long, flowing locks that were healthy, voluminous and glamorous. Long hair like this has been trending again lately and I’m currently growing my own out.
The Butterfly Cut
This is a gorgeous face framing cut that has layers galore! We’re talking about shorter layers by the face, that taper down to the lengths. The result is a cut that’s full of movement and style.
Birkin bangs are the perfect way to mix up your longer hairstyle, giving you a different look if you don’t want to cut it. It was made popular by French actress and style icon Jane Birkin. It boasts long flowing hair for a timeless look, but the fringe alone makes a statement.
Beyond the Look: Hair Care Innovations
With all the styling, colouring, and experimenting, hair health remains paramount. Luckily, today’s hair care products are designed to protect, nourish, and rejuvenate.
These are products that rebuild the broken bonds in your hair caused by chemical processes. They’re a lifesaver, ensuring hair stays healthy even after colouring.
Natural Ingredients Takeover
With a global shift towards all things natural and organic, hair care products are now packed with nature’s best, from argan oil to green tea extracts.
Final Strands: My Thoughts on Today’s Hair Landscape
Being a part of this exciting era of hair has been nothing short of thrilling. Today’s trends are all about self-expression, breaking norms, and, most importantly, having fun. Whether you’re sticking with your natural locks or diving deep into vibrant dyes, the options are limitless. It’s a great time to let your hair down, or tie it up, or colour it – basically, do whatever makes you feel like the best version of yourself. After all, in the grand hair revolution, you’re the star of the show!