Sun-kissed strands and effortless styles- StyleSpeak rolls out the perfect guide to summer hair 2024

Summer is beating us down, and clients are craving fresh looks that are as hot as the weather. So, it’s time you up your game with the latest and trendiest hairstyles and colours reigning the industry for the season. From sun-kissed hues and effortless beach waves to chic cuts that are easy to maintain, summer 2024 is all about being comfortable. So dive into StyleSpeak’s guide and discover the looks that will have your clients booking appointments all season long!

Hairstyles that are Slaying this Summer

Summer brings some chic trending mane styles that keep the heat at bay.

Jellyfish cut – Get tentacled

Jellyfish-inspired cuts are going to be this summer’s major theme, with it being one of the most searched hair trends on social media. The look entails sharp and distinctively contrasting layers of varying lengths. The longer layers reach up to the shoulder, while the shorter ones stop at the chin, mimicking a bob. To look like the sea animal, the ends of the shorter layers are curled in, and the bottom longer layers are curled outwards.

A tweak on the Pixie cut

The pixie cut gets a makeover in the form of velvet buzzcut. In this new avatar, the otherwise cropped head has marginally longer grown-out tresses. It is ideal for those with an angular face cut and it looks great on oval, heart, and round faces as well.

Fringes galore

Fringes will be in vogue this summer. Try the Curtain fringe, which looks great on voluminous hair. This breezy fringe frames the face, flattering all features while keeping the neck cool. Perfect for beach days, breezy nights, or just adding a touch of Brigitte Bardot vibes to the summer look.

Even the Eyelash Fringe is doing the rounds this season, as seen in Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian sporting this summer-friendly cut. It gets its name from its eyelash-grazing length and can be styled by blow drying. Also called the Birkin Bangs after the French actress Janes Berkin, who carried this style, this look is best suited for thicker hair.

Spice up the summer with the ‘Midi’

This versatile style sits just below the shoulders, making you look cool and chic. It is highly

customisable with textured layers for volume, sleek blunt ends for a modern edge, or playful bangs for added personality. It is excellent for thin hair with the correct volumising products. The Midi cut is a surefire way to boost your salon buzz and keep clients cool and confident all season long!

Embrace the sizzling summer palette with low-maintenance hues that add a playful note, sun-kissed warmth, and a lot of character to the tresses.

Muted Blonde – A Taylor Swift favourite

Hair colours are tilting towards more organic-looking shades. This subtle blonde hue is between neutral and gold and can range between beige and honey-toned, depending on the client’s skin tone. The soft, cool-toned blonde adds effortless dimension and a natural glow and is highly versatile, suiting a wide range of skin tones.

The return of the Balayage

The beloved bronde and sun-kissed highlights technique is back in a big way.

This summer, the focus is on creating natural, lived-in looks with a playful twist. Think textured, beachy waves with ribbons of colour that enhance dimension and flatter various skin tones. Play with a broader range of blonde and bronde tones for a customized, sun-kissed effect, and don’t be afraid to experiment with strategically placed pops of colour for clients seeking a touch of summer fun. Brunette clients are in luck, too – rich, chocolatey bases with balayage highlights in caramel or honey will be trending. The key is creating a seamless blend that looks natural, effortless, and perfectly beach-ready.

Make a statement with the Expensive Brunette

“Expensive brunette” reigns supreme this summer. It’s not just a colour; it’s a vibe. With its rich, multi-dimensional browns and a high-gloss finish, this elegant hue screams healthy hair. Think warm chocolate, cool espresso, or even hints of auburn, all expertly blended for a luxurious look. Strategic highlighting and low lighting are pivotal here to creating depth and movement. Don’t forget the gloss! This adds incredible shine, making hair appear healthier and more expensive. This low-maintenance colour is perfect for busy clients wanting effortless yet glamorous hair all summer.

With summer right upon us, it is time to get prepped for a hair makeover. With these sizzling summer trends in your arsenal, you’ll be the hottest salon in town. So grab your scissors, crank up the beach vibes, and prepare to splash!