There’s no denying it. 2015 was the year of the bob. From Kerry Washington and Gigi Hadid’s crafty faux-lobs, to Sarah Hyland’s tousled Emmy’s ‘do and Lara-Zoe-LC’s textured crop, all the leading ladies got the memo: it was time to get shorty. Meanwhile, on the colour spectrum, things were a little bit more out there, with granny grey and paintbox palettes making it into the mainstream.
So, what’s our hair going to look like next year? Will we be rocking long locks again, and sticking to more solid, as-seen-in-nature colours?
To get the skinny on the new year hair trends, we sat down with hairdresser extraordinaire, Joey Scandizzo, Co-Creative Director of ELEVEN Australia and three-time Hairdresser of the Year. Here are his predictions for 2016.
“Colours are more natural, with subtle shades of light and dark; it’s all about beautiful, healthy looking hair and warmer tones. There will be lots of peachy blondes and rich chestnut browns with lighter shades of the same tones coming through.”
“Playing around with different up dos is definitely something I am into at the moment – lots of braids and twists and adding a bit of interest to up styles instead of just a pony or top knot. It’s also about using different styling products to enhance natural movement and encourage a wave – I think nothing too over-styled always looks best.”
“I say fringes are always in…if your face shape allows for it and you are prepared to style it – rarely does someone wake up and have the perfect fringe! You also need to have it trimmed professionally to maintain it at its perfect, most flattering length for you. You can get away with a bad hair day as long as your fringe is in place! Both long or short fringes work – they can really highlight your eyes and cheekbones and frame your face.”
“I’m really into working with people’s natural texture and movement and giving them the best haircut that suits that. Your hair will always look better if you have it cut to suit how your hair sits and use styling products that work for your hair type.”