The ‘extreme' haircut people have been opting for after lockdown

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With hair salons closed again over lockdown, people across the country are now desperate to hit the hairdresser for a haircut.

When hair salons opened up on what was known as Super Saturday, people rushed to their local stylist to try and fit in a haircut appointment. 

It seems that people were torn between two ‘extreme’ cuts. 

“Some clients embraced their lockdown longer hair length and were looking for a cut that maintains the length but adds shape and deals with optimising their hair condition. Other clients wanted a complete change, something radical and much shorter,” said Craig Taylor, Creative Director at HARI's salons at the time.

But what will we opt for when salons (hopefully) re-open on December 2nd?

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Hairdresser to the stars Larry King also weighed in on the upcoming haircut trends, revealing that ‘re-emergence hair’ is set to be a big trend.

He explains that this focuses on the idea that after emerging out of lockdown, people are likely to want to something slightly more dramatic with their hair.

However, while opting for a dramatic haircut, people are also going to want to pick a style relatively sustainable in case further restrictions are imposed over the coming months.

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“As we are re-emerging from lock-down women are looking for transformational changes that are not only sustainable but impactful,” says Larry.

“We’ll see fringes, a return to the layer and hair length.”

Explaining the three styles he thinks will see a jump, Larry outlines:

  1. Fresh-face fringes: Arched to frame the face. A fringe will add structure and hide a multitude of sins
  2. The return of the layer: Shorter disconnected layers that embrace the texture of your hair opposed to thinning it out at the baseline
  3. The Great lengths: Due to lock-down, many will now have their dream length but will want to start to manage it moving forward

When you book in for your post-lockdown haircut, prep your strands with these products:

Prep locks for post-lockdown haircut

Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo

Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo

£18.95, Look Fantastic Get rid of build-up and debris pre-hair appointment for the cleanest cut possible.

Redken Extreme Conditioner

Redken Extreme Conditioner

£20.60, Look Fantastic Restore hair resilience and reduce breakage for a stronger post-cut finish.

Drunk Elephant Wild Marula Tangle Spray

Drunk Elephant Wild Marula Tangle Spray

£21, Cult Beauty Keep hair detangled for a smoother cut.

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

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