Now that summer is approaching and temperatures are soaring, we thought it was time to sneak a peek at this summer’s hottest hair trends.
Ft pastel pink shades, some throwback styles and a whole lotta glitter, this gorgeous edit should provide you with some much needed #hairspo, and help you get the new season off to a fabulous start.
1. Pastel Pink
From vibrant and playful shades of bubblegum, right through to softer hues of lilac or fuschia – pastel pink hair is dominating our Instagram feed rn and we’re absolutely loving it.
This hair trend may have started way back in 2017, but its enjoying a bit of a resurgence right now and our top stylists think it’s really going to come into its own this summer. We saw Winnie Harlow sporting some super bubblegum pink waves at Coachella, and seeing that Khloe Kardashian and Katy Perry are also partial to a bit of pink hair these days? Well, lets just say that we’re going to be seeing a lot more of this striking hair trend in SS19.
There’s lots of ways to wear pastel pink hair too. You can opt for a subtle shade, swing for a multi-toned balayage or do like KP and leave your roots dark for maximum contrast. When most vibrant pink shades wash out (sorry to break it to you, but yes, they do fade!), it transitions into a softer pink which is also very on trend – so, getting two shades for the price of one? Yeah, that’s just how we like to roll.
The only thing you *must* do is visit a professional stylist, cos getting that soft, pastel look is going to involve a lot of time and effort. We’re talking successive rounds of lightning, toning and blending with a series of salon-quality products, which means that DIY dye jobs are not a good option.
2. Super Straight
Mirror-smooth and irresistibly shiny, super straight hair has been a catwalk mainstay ever since Kim Kardashian started the whole #glasshair trend, back in SS18.
This year, it looks like celebs and fashionistas are bringing back those super-polished locks, and we can’t think of a more suitable way to usher in the summer. Especially if you’re blessed with long, flowing locks ala Gigi Hadid at her recent @Variety Power of Women photoshoot.
This look is all about that glossy sheen which means that it can be tricky to translate into real life. That said, if you take care to nourish your hair and invest in a good pair of stylers, there’s nothing stopping you imitating those flawless, shimmering locks.
This style also suits quite edgy, sleek styles. Think bobs, long layers and dramatic fringes that create plenty of sharp lines and definite contrast. If you’re quite keen to get the look, you can always ask one of our expert stylists to help you match it with the perfect cut. They’re always happy to help you live your best life and they’re incredibly well-placed to help you adapt super straight hair in a way that’ll suit your look.
3. Blunt Bobs
Speaking of super-edgy styles, the blunt bob is already shaping up to be one of SS19’s most requested hairstyles and we can’t get enough of its super-sharp lines.
See, we think the bob is more than just a cut. It’s an expression; a dedication to sleek and effortlessly chic styling that can instantly elevate your look. Particularly if you opt for a blunt, sleek bob with a super-smooth finish.
Karlie Kloss, Charlize Theron and Khloe Kardashian have all been rocking this look on Instagram, and we’d heartily recommend it to anyone that’s looking to make waves. It pairs with smart or casual attire, and it’s incredibly eye-catching. Team your choppy new ‘do with our #scandiblonde or #whiteblonde trend, and you’ll be the talk of the season. With a good chop, it’s likely that it’ll leave your hair in a much healthier condition, you’ll have gotten rid of those pesky split ends and it should now be the perfect canvas for you to go Go Blonde.
Bob haircuts are also the perfect choice for that hot summer weather; leaving your neck and shoulders exposed, and framing your face beautifully. That said, it is important to remember that bobs do require a bit more upkeep than your average hair cut (head over to our blog post that details everything you need to know about bobs). You have to have them trimmed every 3-4 weeks (especially if you’re going for a sleek, choppy style like this) and you can’t just throw your hair up into a quick pony on busy mornings, so be prepared to spend a lot more time in front of the mirror…
Still, we can’t think of a better style for SS19!
4. Adult Hair Accessories
Sleek and sophisticated hair accessories were all the rage at this spring’s catwalk shows. We’ve also seen a profusion of glamorous hair pins, clips and headbands at Coachella 2019 so if you’re looking to stay on-trend and stand out this summer, it might be worth hunting down some ultra-striking accessories.
We’re talking pearl pins, crystal clips and oversized headbands . Kylie Jenner’s cross-encrusted braid makes for great #hairspo, or you can just take a look at our Oscar and Valentine style roundups to see a whole host of celebrities rocking the look.
Bonus points if your chosen accessory is literally encrusted with diamantes…
The great thing about these accessories is that they can quickly transform a relatively mundane style; allowing you to glitz up your look without spending hours in front of the mirror. They’re also a great choice for summer because – guess what – getting your hair up is one of the best ways to stay cool.
Oh, and did we mention that they’re super low effort > high reward? Yeah, we’re happy this trend has really kicked off now, cos it’s gonna save us a whole lot of time come summer 2019.
5. Modern Topknot
If this year’s Coachella festival taught us anything, it’s that carefree, boho vibes are the order of the day. And what better way to lean into that effortlessly chill vibe than the top-knot; that simple and oh-so useful style that we’ve all used to hide our second day hair at some point…
That’s not to say that we’re advising you to throw your hair up into a messy bun though. Far from it in fact. See SS19 is *all* about a sleek and modern take on the perennial classic: blending it’s carefree, flyaway lines with polished, half-up waves and super-glam accessories
This look dominated this Spring’s runway shows. We’ve also seen Hailey Bieber and Nicki Minaj rocking the look, which is a sure sign that it’ll probably catch on this summer.
Which is great news, because this style could not be simpler. As long as you’ve got a bit of length to your hair, you literally just need to brush it out, section it off and then wrap the hair from your crown into a gorgeous little top-knot; leaving the sides free to give it a 100% chillaxed vibe.
We love that the stars have been combining this gorgeous style with light, summary colours too. Pinks, blondes and even pastel greens are all a great match for this effortless look so if you’re trying to shake things up for summer, why not combine your next cut with a hands-on color treatment and really lean into one of SS19’s bolder styles…
Found your next look?
If one of these super-hot trends has captured your imagination, make sure you book into your local Regis salon, and kick the new season off in style. Our expert stylists will be able to help you pick out a style, and mould it to suit your look. They’ll also be able to provide you with advice on color treatments and other – super exciting – options. Not to mention walking you through some of the other styles that are sure to emerge between now and Summer 2019…