The Low-Maintenance, On-Trend Haircuts For When Salons Reopen


Hair trends for summer

The pandemic has categorized the world into two groups: those who gave themselves a DIY haircut in a last-ditch attempt to tame their locks, and those who embraced the grow out. Regardless of which category you fall into, the good news is the salons are reopening soon and we’ve curated the ultimate mood board of trending styles to inspire you ahead of your long-awaited cut.

This season’s trends are all about low-maintenance haircuts. Many people will be dealing with the aftermath of DIY cuts (some more drastic than others), pushing many into cropped styles. For the opposing category, the extra length is staying put. Spoiler: the bob is back with a modern, lowkey makeover.

The bottom line? We’re welcoming no-fuss trends that don’t require a lot of upkeep because if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that planning doesn’t always work out.

1. Rounded Crop

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A rounded crop is the ultimate summer cut. It’s chic, hassle-free, and wears well in the heat. Plus, it can work with any texture and looks great when paired with a fringe – another 2020 hair trend! As with any haircut, consider your face shape and where you’d typically part your hair, then work with your stylist to work out the ideal cropped length.

2. Long Layers

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We’ve seen a major comeback of long, flowing tresses recently and we’re loving it. So, keep it simple and ask your stylist to maintain the length and opt for long layers, and face-framing tendrils. A major bonus about long layers is they can be pulled back and styled into any look.

3. A Mid-Length Cut

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The mid-length cut is another popular trend among A-listers and meets our 2020 hair cut requirements – simple, manageable, and requires minimal upkeep – particularly if you opt for a blunt cut. It’s also a lot cheaper to maintain as you won’t have to maintain an obvious length. Finally, it’ll grow out well and has enough length to be styled easily or thrown into a messy topknot.

4. Bohemian Box Braids

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Undone braids are the perfect style for summer; they’re effortless and have a cute beachy vibe. Another braid trend to embrace right now is knotless braids – not only do they look gorgeous but they don’t put as much stress on the scalp and hair strands.

5. The Overgrown Bob

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If you’ve been enjoying the extra length during quarantine, opt for an “overgrown” bob. The length should fall anywhere between your jaw and your collarbone and then the rest is up to you – we’d pair it with a split fringe like Dua or be bold and go for a blunt trim. When styling at home, a quick blow out paired with some texturizing cream will create a chic look perfect for a summer’s day.

6. The Modern Shag

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The shag is one of 2020’s most popular hair trends! Everyone from Selena to Zendaya has sported the classic 70s style. Think shoulder-length locks, undone texture, lots of layers, and of course, the split curtain fringe. It’s the perfect post-lockdown cut as it has longer and shorter layers that’ll disguise uneven DIY trims. However, our fave thing about the trend is that it can work for anyone regardless of your face shape, length or hair texture.

6. The French Bob

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Lockdown has resulted in many drastic hair transformations, and if you’re looking for a radical change, the French bob is it. A French bob is typically cut in line with the mouth and is often accompanied by a brow-skimming fringe. However, you can take the length anywhere between the jaw and the cheekbone. It ticks every box: it saves on drying time, it’s low maintenance, and incredibly chic.

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