As the winter chill creeps in, we have asked hairstylists and experts in the field to talk about what’s going to be hot, or should we say cool, in the world of hairstyles this season. Winter’s 2024 hair scene promises a fascinating blend of retro revivals and bold innovations that celebrate individuality and redefine classic elegance.
From cuts to colors and all the popular styling hacks, get ready for a winter filled with hair trends that are bound to be the talk of the town!
Let’s kick things off with the cut! Face-framing layers are making a comeback, and boy, are they flattering! Regardless of your face shape or hair length, these layers work like magic, adding depth and movement to your locks. “Layered cuts are versatile and don’t require too much maintenance,” explains Jasmine Peterson from Next Luxury. “You can style them differently, like straight, wavy, or curly, and attractively frame the face.”
The ’70s and ’90s are making a fierce comeback with a modern twist on the shag cut. These shags come with choppy ends and layers that are just bursting with vibrancy and volume. “To achieve this look, ask your stylist for choppy layers and use texturizing products to enhance the texture,” Lauren Udoh, hair creative director of WigReports, recommends.
If bobs are your thing, get ready for a variety that’ll make your head spin! From sharp and sleek blunt bobs to relaxed grown-out lobs, there’s a bob for everyone this winter.
Kate Ross, hair and beauty specialist at Irresistible Me, predicts the rise of a mini bob with “shorter lengths, ranging from cheekbones to jawline, with a focus on precision in cuts” and a baroque bob for those rocking longer bobs and natural curls. “It combines voluminous curls with avant-garde geometric shapes, offering a blend of timeless beauty and modern artistry,” says Kate.
New York City haircare expert Sophia Bolotina claims that sharp, blunt bobs are also on the rise. “They’re sleek, easy to maintain, and can be styled in countless ways,” Sophia explains their popularity.
However, co-owners of Kenna Kunijo hair salon Kenna Ehman and Lauren Kunijo claim that “with long bobs, aka lobs, being the new it-girl cut, we will see those blunt bobs growing into more of an airy lob.” Your hair, your choice – pick the bob that speaks to your soul!
Speaking of soulful choices, let’s explore the world of colors that’ll make your heart skip a beat! Winter 2024 is all about embracing those warm, deep tones. Think rich tones like caramels, chestnut browns, and copper. “People are moving away from ashy tones in favor of hues that add warmth and glow to their complexions,” a seasoned hairstylist, colorist, and salon owner Amelia Thompson ponders over the popularity of the trend.
“While blondes may have more fun, darker hair will be all the rage in 2024,” Kenna Ehman and Lauren Kunijo reckon. “Right now, we’re trending darker in hue, and in 2024, we’ll see that continue with more effortless brunette looks coupled with some soft and subtle dimensions.”
Feeling a bit adventurous? Cowboy copper and jewel-toned reds are your go-to shades this winter. These rich, vibrant hues are going to turn heads and make you the star of the season. So, if you’re up for a bold change, these shades are your ticket to hair stardom!
Now, let’s talk about styling and accessories because who doesn’t love a bit of flair?
“As more folks embrace their natural hair, we are seeing a rise in natural textures,” notices Amelia Thompson. Embrace those natural textures, whether you’ve got curls, waves, pin-straight locks, or braids – they’re your unique signature, and they’re here to shine!
And what’s winter without a touch of elegance? Velvet ribbons, silk bows, and plush materials are all set to jazz up your hairstyles. “An easy way to elevate your style, hair ribbons and bows can be added to ponytails, buns, and other hair accessories,” Kate Ross adds.
Not to forget, clipped accessories – vintage-inspired hair clips, pearls, bows, and barrettes. They’re like little treasures that add a fun element to your hairstyles, making each look stand out in its own unique way.
Winter 2024 is shaping up to be a season of embracing your individuality and making bold statements. So, whether it’s those face-framing layers, the warm and rich tones, or those oh-so-elegant hair bows, get ready to rock the coolest hairstyles and steal the spotlight wherever you go!