Hair Styling Trends, Now and Then

Fall is here. The air is crisp, slowly changing the leaves into an array of warm colors, which reminds us of apple cider, warm doughnuts, football…blah, blah, blah.  New fall hair trends are in, yahoo!  Some of you may be wondering what is “in” in terms of cuts, color, and style.  Well, let me share with you so you can stay ahead of the game.  K Bella Hair Studio owner, Kristan Sayers keeps us well informed after her glamorous trips with her platform artist buddies (see photo), so we don’t keep following the typical Michigan lag (Runways display new trends, Hollywood sports them, we read about it in magazines, and 8 months later we catch on).

K Bella is here to help you stay informed BEFORE it’s too late!

Let us begin with cuts.  A classic favorite, bobs, are in at the moment, and let me explain why this excites me.  For a while, long hair was what everyone wanted, which is great for all of the ladies with thick locks.  For my ladies with hair on the thinner side, extreme length is not the answer…so sport those blunt bobs girls, and be fabulous.  Strong bangs are all the rage as well as a severe part to your bangs.  Bangs are an amazing way to change your look without removing cherished length.  Long layers, one of the “comfort foods” of haircuts, is also in right now.  For the gentlemen, we cannot forget to mention my personal favorite, that amazing classic haircut that is cut close on the back and sides while kept longer and swept back on the top.  Hollywood men are sporting this look and it is spreading like wildfire, along with the stubble beards.  Justin Timberlake (I LOVE YOU) is wearing this look very well.

In terms of color, we are talking about warm, solid colors, such as chocolates and coppers.  This happens at an opportune time when our tans fade and blonde may need to be toned down a bit.  Bold highlights are also an option if the solid color doesn’t fit your style needs.  As for the styles we are rocking with our fabulous colors and cuts, we are seeing neat high buns, messy low buns, big texture (love) and wet looks (slick if you will).  I am in love with the buns, let me say (I am not talking about Justin Timberlake anymore, but I Love You Justin) the little ballerina in me does a victory dance knowing such a beautiful, classic look is in style.  I will need a bit more convincing that the wet look is a good idea, however.  I am open for discussion.

One of my favorite topics to gab about with my clients is old trends.

Scary trends from the PastYou have the, “what the heck were we thinking” trends and occasionally the looks that were fabulous enough to come back into fashion.  Women did foolish things such as ironing their hair with, well, irons, teased their bangs to resemble a tidal wave (guilty), and wore mullets on purpose, all for the sake of style. Not all old trends were a bad idea however and sneak their way back into our playbooks with little tweaks along the way, such as the afro (I remind you that big texture is in), and the middle part.  Some of the small town trends I have questioned the past couple years include the “Bieber Fever” and the “Teenage Comb Over” (self-titled)  The Bieber cut got a little distorted by the time it reached our Michiganders, and turned into the long super shag accompanied by the nervous tick that was developed to fling the bang area out of the poor boys eyes. If any of you out there question your career path, study to be a chiropractor…these boys will need you someday.  As for the comb-over, the teenage girls began sporting an extreme side part that reminded me of my seventh-grade science teacher (his comb-over was remarkable).  They accompanied the side part with extreme breakage from the flat iron…I may have lost sleep over this.  Anyhoo, those trends are finally on the way out…wonder what is next in our future. Will we look back on 2013 and think we looked fabulous, or will we want to bury our photos next to the 80’s prom pix?  Discuss amongst yourselves =)

Have a beautiful week!

Kristan Sayers

Kristan is an International Design Artist with Neuma, and the owner of K Bella Hair Studio & Spa. She opened K Bella in 2009, where she also began her own Academy Program training students to become licensed cosmetologists. In 2016 she became the State Representative for licensing regulations to help watch for legislative changes that could hurt the beauty industry. Kristan is also known for working with salons to help them grow and train their hairdressers and guiding them in everything from salon design to training programs for salon owners and managers.

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