Long or short? Modern or classic? Demure or bold? There are so many options when trying to choose a hairdo that one can often be overwhelmed. With fashion moving at a very fast pace, many hairdo trends only last a year or so.
Imagine finding the perfect style for your hair and having it become out of style faster than your hair can grow back. That’s just how fast trends change these days.
Afros first appeared on the scene in the swinging 60’s and have stuck around ever since. Afros have become one of the most recognizable nuances of African-American culture. They are one of the most admired hairdos to date.
Afros tend to work best with African hair naturally. A frizzy and dry hairstyle, it requires a lot of care and upkeep to keep it from becoming unruly. Afros are popular in different colors and different types of curly hair, affording a bunch of options when it comes to styling.
The afro is typically styled and maintained with a wide-toothed comb, often known as an ‘Afro pick’.
The ponytail is one of the most popular summer hairstyles since forever. It gives a lot of space for air circulation, which makes it perfect for hot weather. The ponytail can be styled in many creative ways and is a safe, classic look that you can’t go wrong with.
It gives off a fresh, classy look that many people can be seen sporting in any country in the world. When mixed with new hair dyeing and styling trends, you can come off with a unique look for the season.
The ponytail is as equally suitable for the gym as the office environment. Its also a suitable hairdo for schoolgirls since it does not involve much effort and still results in a tidy, presentable look.
The long bob, or lob as it is popularly known, has been around for a few years and shows no signs of slowing down. Lobs have lorded over trendy haircuts season after season and it’s easy to see why. Its not too long, not too short and it looks great on just about every face type.
A lob should ideally hit above the shoulders but below the chin. This is because a bob right at the chin does not offset round faces very well while super long bobs don’t look good on diamond shaped faces
. On the other hand the lob is perfectly balanced for all face types and looks trendy and hip while still looking professional. The lob works well with most outfits on most occasions.
Feathered hair has been around for a while but gained serious popularity with Farah Fawcett back in the 70’s. Since then it has always been popping up in trendy haircuts for any season.
The feathered hairdo works best with straight hair. The hair is layered with either a side or center parting. Its then brushed back at the sides to give the appearance of the feathers of a bird.
Feathered hair makes for a bold and fashionable statement that works well on both formal and casual occasions.
The Pixie Wedge
Pixie wedges are fairly common these days. You may have seen people sporting them with a combination of silver hair with black roots. Keeping the top and sides slightly longer than a traditional pixie cut makes the wedge stand out more.
The result is a hairstyle that is a throwback to the signature style of American Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill in the 70’s. This is one reason why the pixie wedge is such a classic look that has endured decades of fashion changes.
It works with many face types and is a great way to define features like cheekbones, jawline and chin.
When looking for the best hairdo for yourself, its usually a good idea to do some research beforehand. Instagram and Pinterest are good sources but sometimes you have to broaden your perspective.
I made good use of Cox Internet Packages to get enough bandwidth to stream fashion shows and hair tutorials in HD.
This not only gives you a good idea of what you want, but also helps if you take a detailed screenshot for your hairdresser to visualize your styling needs.