North America’s top hairstylists predict a season of “no nonsense” beauty.
Jon Paul Holt of Avant Garde Hair Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, and winner in the North American Hairstylist Award Makeover category, predicts a season of short, full bobs and cropped necklines.
“We’ll be seeing fuller hair and the demise of the flat, slicked, greasy looks that were so popular on the runways in and early ,” Holt explains.
Andrea Lucier of Currie Hair-Skin-Nails in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, and winner of the Student Hairstylist of the Year, forecasts long-haired clients will sport classic styles, worn swept off the face in an elegant updo or in a sassy ponytail.
“This fall we’re moving toward simpler hairstyles,” Lucier says. “Ponytails will be a dominant force in hair fashion, with most appearing untamed and textured.”
Hair is given added texture and dimension this fall with bold color, running the gamut from translucent blue-blacks to extreme blondes. Softly permed waves also make a comeback.
“A variety of textures will play important roles,” says Terese Broccoli of David Ryan Salon in New York city, and winner in the Classic category. “There will be a return to waves that are non-traditional for movement, creating an edge for classic curls.”