Spring|Summer 2016 Hair Trends

With the change of seasons, we usually turn to our wardrobe to update and change our look but instead of shaking up our garment choices, the secret to the most powerful transformations lies in our hair! Instead of spring cleaning your wardrobe, why not have your hairdresser create a bespoke seasonal look that will totally transform not only your face shape but your overall look? A change of haircut, colour or even style is the easiest way to update your look and stay on trend. But, don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Read on to take note of the hottest spring/summer 2016 hair trends that you can achieve in your local Stefan Salon.


The buttery blonde hair colour is a warm hue with splashes of honey-yellow. This sunny colour is best for pearly complexions that are light to medium in tone and looks stunning with any eye colour. To replicate this colour, take your style ques from celebrities like Kate Hudson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Margot Robbie & Reese Witherspoon.


Jump on board the hair contouring band wagon this season! This hair trend is all about bringing out your best features. Just like when you contour using makeup, hair contouring is a technique using darker colours to create shadows and lighter colours to highlight certain features. The new hair trend can elongate round and square face shapes, shorten diamond and rectangular face shapes and soften triangular face shapes. Sounds amazing right? Run, don’t walk to your local Stefan Salon!


Whoever said black hair was a no-go during the warmer months was clearly not living in the spring/summer of 2016! Raven black hair is IN and has a whole posse of celebrities batting behind the trend. This colour will shine bright like a diamond when you’re soaking up the sun during the warmer months and will have everyone asking “How do you keep your hair so healthy?!”. Be bold this season and cross over to the dark side.


Didn’t think your love for rose gold could grow any deeper? Be prepared to change your mind because the pretty-as-can-be hue is taking the hair world by storm. For our Auburn haired sister’s this is the perfect opportunity to shake up your hairstyle while not veering too far away from your natural root colour.


The biggest hair trend we’ve seen celebrities sporting this year is the fringe – in all shapes and sizes! If you ever wanted to bite the bullet and get a fringe, now is the time. From the shaggy side swept fringe look a la Taylor Swift and Emma Stone, to the full body fringe a la Gigi Hadid and Dakota Johnson or the super cropped fringe a la Beyonce, there’s a style for everyone in this hair trend. Before you make the chop, consult with your hair stylist to discuss what style would best suit your face shape.


Ain’t no better way to beat the heat than to chop all your hair off! This hairstyle is refreshingly cool for summer (pun intended!) and will add a sophisticated edge to your look this season. This style is super Lo-Fi in the maintenance department and will allow you to pretty much roll out of bed and straight to the beach without even having to touch a hair brush or styling tool. Sound like your kind of style? Be sure to take your face shape into consideration to get the best result. If you have a heart-shaped face, you can pretty much do anything. If you have a long face or a bigger forehead, you need something with less volume – it should be softer and more swept over the face. If you have a round face, then it’s better to have more volume on top with a slightly longer length.


Is your hair lacking body and movement? The answer to your hair dilemma is long layers! Adding a few subtle layers will seriously change your whole look as it will soften your hairstyle. But, don’t think long layers a la 90’s Jenifer Aniston. This season it’s all about choppy long layers. This style is great at framing the face, suits anyone and can be styled both curly or straight!


This cut is universally flattering, but you probably already know that because every celebrity under the sun has taken the chop this year to sport the texturized bob! This look is uber cool and looks best styled with tousled waves. Also, it suits any complexion and/or hair colour. So, what are you waiting for?


Who would have thought that braids would come into style for our mid-aged selves?! Believe it or not, braids are the biggest trending hair style to come out of 2016 and are appropriate to wear in any situation, from the beach to a special event or even work! The design styles are endless, think milkmaid braid, Dutch braid and fishtail braid! The only thing that you should worry about is how creative you can get because the more flamboyant, the better. Happy braiding!
Head to your local Stefan Salon to update your hair look for spring/summer 2016!