Summer is traditionally thought to be the start of a lot of new things: romances, adventures, and friendships...so why not add a new hairstyle to the mix? Here, Philly experts on their favorite trends to try out.
“When it comes to summer hair trends, the effortless, rooty look is very much the hot style right now with Balayage being the go-to method. To style those locks, curling the hair while leaving the end pieces out of the curling iron or wand creates that effortless, wavy, beach hair that is so on trend. For a more natural, sun-kissed look, we opt for baby highlights with lots of hand painted pieces. For those with darker hair wanting more dimension, the chocolate mocha tones are extremely popular.” 1528 Walnut St., 215.496.9966, toppersspa.com
“The last few years, we have seen the ‘lob’ stay strong in hair trends. The shoulder-grazing length is suitable for pretty much anyone and isn’t a full commitment to short hair. With this said, I urge women to be a little bit bolder this summer and take the length up some more. The bob will never go out of style, but how it’s cut and styled will always vary. Right now, the 90’s are inspiring how this classic cut is being worn. The length is cut with a strong blunt line and is the same length from back to front. To create the look when styling, turn the ends under with either a round brush or iron to give a more rounded, bouncy look.” Multiple locations, adolfbiecker.com
“Bangs are all the rage. From the French baby bang to a curtain bang and a sunglass bang with center partings, there’s not one that isn’t in style right now. For men, high fades with a longer top are really in style for this summer. The beloved ‘man bun’ is also a summer trend. Longer hair for men is on the rise—think Bradley Cooper and Mathew McConaughey. ” 205 Race St., 215.608.8685, moxiebluesalon.com
“For hair color, a natural rooted look is what's really trending. A lot of our clients like to go lighter for the summer, but adding a natural shadow root really enhances the color of your highlights. It helps blend everything together for a softer, more natural look. 265 S. 10th St., 215.567.5005, architeqtsalon.com
“The loose bun: this low-key hairstyle is perfect for the hot weather in the summer. Loose buns can be played up for formal occasions and played down for running errands. Once the weather gets hotter, it is nice to keep the hair off the neck. The best summer hairstyles for men offer a balance between a stylish haircut and the ability to stay cool in the heat! A classic buzz cut is a good way-to-go to keep the head essentially ‘hair-free’ during those hot summer days.” 308 S. 12th St., 215.568.3040, giovannipileggi.com
“Embrace! That's the 2019 summer trend. Summer is all about easy and carefree living—so let your hair reflect that. Stop fighting that warm tone and natural texture. I love educating my guests on the difference between intentional and unintentional warmth, aka brass. By keeping up with a quick, simple and routine glaze (every four to six weeks), you can make sure those sunny, strawberry and sandy tones stay pure and don't wash away to that dull brass none of us want to see.” 2550 Huntingdon Pike, 215.947.2963, bluehairstudio.com
Photography by: From top to bottom: Vilma Devole, Photo courtesy of Kali Biernbaum; Allison Day Munz, Photo courtesy of Allison Day Munz; Daniel McLennan, Photo courtesy of Moxie Blue Salon; Pawel Jan, Photo courtesy of Pawel Jan; Giovanni Mele, Photo courtesy of Giovanni and Pileggi; Corinne Anderson, Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Kross