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12 Post-Lockdown Hair Trends Predictions

by Wasifa Ahmad Hasan

How many of you have experimented with your hair in this lockdown period? Don’t worry; we are a judgment-free zone! I cut my hair short- twice, gave a buzz cut to my husband, and made a blunt bob to my daughter’s hair. Our lockdown hairstyle and habits are definitely ruling in the post-lockdown period hair trends.

You only need to look at history to see how cultural trends are often governed by what’s going on in society; flower power was a symbolic protest against the Vietnam War, disco was about gay liberation and post-Civil-Rights racial integration, and punk was an anti-consumerism statement. These trends heavily affect how people choose to express themselves through their clothes and how they style their hair.

We’re interested to see what effect a year’s worth of enforced isolation will have on our hairstyles and cuts. Yes, there have been lots of lockdown locks disasters with home-dye jobs and wonky cuts, but, in some ways, it’s been quite refreshing to experiment with our looks without having to worry about being laughed at. 

As salons start to reopen and socializing picks up, we hope that there will be a new wave of hairstyle exploration. The expert team at All Things Hair has come up with 12 post-lockdown hair trend predictions – think bright, think bold, think devil-may-care hair! 

12 post-lockdown hair trends predictions:

Bed Head – why break the lockdown habits we’ve actually enjoyed? Looking like you’ve just got out of bed has become much more acceptable this past year, and we’re keen to keep rocking it.

Buzz Cut – shaving all our hair off has to have been one of the easiest at-home hair cuts and requires little maintenance. The buzz cut can be worn very short or slightly longer by either men or women, and we love its gender-neutral versatility.

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Head Scarves – some people have used lockdown as an opportunity to grow out dyed hair color and embrace their natural shade. However, this transition can take months and create a visible demarcation line so that we may see increased adoption of headscarves!

Fifty Shades of Gray – finally, women worldwide have faced up to one of their greatest hang-ups – their grey roots! The grey revolution is now unfolding on social media; follow hashtags like #SilverSisters and #Grombre to see just how beautiful silver hair can be. 

Uber Long – it’s not surprising that some of us have decided against cutting our own hair after seeing just how much damage a pair of scissors can do! This has resulted in flowing tresses that are hard to cut off once they’ve reached such great lengths.

Big Bun – the best way to tame this beautiful abundance of long hair is to secure it on top of the head in a bun. When it comes to buns, we like to follow the ‘go big or go home’ mantra…and none of us want to go home now, do we?

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Pixie Cut – we predict a surge in shorter, edgy haircuts because people will be looking for a fresh start and dramatic change. Pixie cuts are a great option as they flatter bone structure and can be worn in many different ways.  

Braids – most of us have had a lot of time on our hands over lockdown, which is probably why our DIY hairstyling tutorials have grown in popularity, particularly the ones on how to create your own braids. Now we’ve mastered the art of braiding, and there’s no telling how creative we will get.

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Bold Colours – if you think the mermaid hair trend was adventurous, you ain’t seen nothing yet! We think people will be choosing colors to reflect their joy and relief that the worst is over –  there will surely be a rainbow of hair colors to admire. If you want to try an at-home hair color session, read My thoughts on- Schwarzkopf Keratin Color + Moisture Hair Color.

Wild Child – with more freedom to roam and connect with nature, we expect a relaxed and wild aesthetic to become popular. Many people have realized that they can do without regular grooming appointments and let their hair hang loose whichever way it chooses!

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Lobs – growing out a bob can be an arduous task, particularly when it reaches that awkward neither-here-nor-there length. Thankfully, the lockdown has allowed people to come through the other side, and we’ll be seeing lots of glossy, collarbone-length blunt cuts. 

Afros – a lot of women have shared their afro hair lockdown experience, saying that the break from braids, wigs, and weaves has led to an ever greater appreciation of afros’ true glory. We’re hoping to see plenty of afros, of all different shapes and sizes, on the high street. Read more on curl styling: How to Style 2C Curly Hair with ZOTOS All About Curls Collection- Stylers (Review & Tips)

For more expert haircare tips and inspiration visit All Things Hair.

Which post-lockdown hair trends are you loving from this list? Let us know in the comment section below!

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