Summer is finally officially here, which means that everyone is getting into the trends of the season – and there are a lot of them to unpack. Among some of the most noticeable beauty trends are new, bold haircuts. Sure, long hair extensions are having a little bit of a moment, but do you know what’s having more of a moment? Shorter haircuts. It could be because of the warm weather, but I think it’s because short hair kicks butt, and it’s just taken the beauty world a really long time to realize that. Long hair has reigned supreme for, well… it feels like forever honestly, but now is the time for short hair to take over.
Speaking of which, this is the perfect time to take a hair risk. You don’t have to go to school to see everyone else’s reactions, and if you hate it, you have a month or two to let it grow back in before you do have to see everyone else’s reactions. Plus, going short in the summer makes life a lot easier (and cooler). If you’re feeling inspired to make a hair appointment, get the push you need by checking out summer’s biggest haircut trends. They’ve been spotted on celebrities, bloggers, and, well, everyone – so don’t worry, even if you chop off all your hair, you’re in good company. Check ’em out, and then do something fun with your strands this month.
Blunt BobsFor years, wavy, carefree hair has been at the top of the charts when it comes to hair trends - but this summer, that's changing a bit. Blunt bobs are huge right now, the more straight and perfectly cropped, the better. If you're ready to chop off your hair, go for it! This will be an easier cut for people with naturally straight hair, since they won't have to do much to it - anyone with wavy or curly hair? It will be a little more difficult to deal with. Source: Instagram
Buzz CutsKeke Palmer got tons of attention recently for buzzing her hair off into this badass cut, and she got even more attention when she just dyed it bright purple. It looks amazing! Don't let anyone tell you buzzcuts are just for boys - anyone can rock them. If you're into this hair risk, think about going one step further with some bright dye like Keke did to really stand out. Source: Instagram
Curly BobsRemember how I said blunt bobs were tough with wavy or curly hair? Well, good news - bobs featuring a head of wild, natural curls are also in. I got my naturally curly hair cut into a bob once, and I spent most of my time making it straight, thinking, "Never again, this is too tough." But curly bobs look amazing, and there's never too much volume. Source: Instagram
Angled Pixie CutsLena Dunham just snipped her hair even shorter than before, into an angled, cool looking pixie cut. It's trendy, it's a little edgy, and it's definitely different. Plus, you don't have to deal with your hair being in your face and on your neck all the time, which makes hotter weather a lot more bearable. It's definitely a bold look, but if you're willing to do it, you're going to look kickass! Source: Instagram
LobsYes, it's true: the lob is still holding strong on the list of trendiest haircuts. And also, yes, it's true: this is a photo of me because I am shameless. Anyway, long bobs, or shoulder-length medium hair, is still really popular right now. This is a great cut if you have long hair and want to do something different without taking too much of a risk - it grows in easily and doesn't look super jarring. It's also great as a transitional cut, like if you want to go super short but want to take steps. And it's just good in general! A wavy lob is the best. Source: Instagram
A ShagKind of similar to a lob is the shag. It's a haircut that was super popular in the '70s, and it's not surprising that it eventually made its way back to popularity. The sag usually features an angled lob cut with shaggy bangs that hang low and uneven. It's a little messy, carefree, and vintage - but overall, it's a truly awesome look. Source: Instagram
Bob With BangsWant to take your blunt bob a step further? Add some short, blunt bangs. Bobs with bangs are huge at the moment! You don't even have to do it blunt and short - you can do longer bangs that hang down to your eyelashes, or something in the middle. Bangs can be a pain, I'll admit, but this look is very cool, so if you're committed - go for it. Source: Instagram
'70s BangsAnother big look for bangs right now is '70s style - long, uneven, wavy, and parted right in the middle. Is it super vintage? Yes, but in the best way. Wear these with a shag cut, but they look good with any cut, to be honest, especially something medium-length or long. Source: Instagram
Which one of these haircuts is your favorite? Are you going to try one this summer? Tell me about it in the comments!