Summer 2024's Haircut Trends Include Short Bobs, Long Bangs, and Lots – Ouielle

Summer 2024's Haircut Trends Include Short Bobs, Long Bangs, and Lots of Volume

Summer 2024's Haircut Trends Include Short Bobs, Long Bangs, and Lots of Volume

While a trip to the salon is more synonymous with springtime (spring cleaning and all that), the biggest summer haircut trends are still something to behold. With humidity at its peak, your locks are living their life how they want to live it—you can only adopt a carefree attitude and go along for the (windows-rolled-all-the-way-down) ride.


The Long Lob 

This summer, bobs and '90s blowouts will still be the most popular requests at the salon, with more textural, wispy looks also holding their own. The theme here? Playing around.

"Trial and error is necessary for curating your look. You won’t be a pro at styling your hair the first time around and that’s totally okay," says Emily Cable, a stylist at Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles.

Ahead, all the info you need to plan your summer 2024 haircut. (If you even want to plan! You can also just see where things go. Armed with a claw clip for when the heat gets too intense, the world is yours.)

Yes, bobs are still in. And the way things are going, you'll probably be seeing them through the fall and beyond. But do you know why they're so popular?

"As we have unfortunately learned, Covid has caused hair loss for many of us. I would say 90% of my clientele has experienced some degree of shedding post Covid infection," says stylist Jenda Alcorn, who recently gave Elle Fanning a very chic bob. "This bob trend feels very inspired by women wanting their hair to feel full and healthy again. Starting fresh feels like the all-around theme."

Adam Livermore, a hairstylist and global educator for Oribe, adds that bobs are a great palate cleanser; you can eliminate a lot of layers on a solid line.

"It’s kind of minimalist, and it’s great worn in a natural texture if there’s any wave there," he shares. "Chris McMillan recently cut Gigi’s hair off, and I love how it kicks out on the ends. It’s got a nice little wave to it and it looks great, but it's still very versatile."

As for summer 2024-specific bobs? Celebrity hairstylist Dana Boyer is personally loving a cropped moment that hits around the lip and (here's the big trend, if you haven't caught on) keeps some of the wearer's natural texture in motion.


If you cant creat the fullness in the front we recommend filing in the sides with a few extensions to create these looks without feeling too heavy. 



Curtain Bangs 

Curtain bangs aren't going anywhere anytime soon—they're just so flattering and easy. "The most popular bang right now is the soft curtain bangs around the eye to cheek bone level," says Cable.

"I would say the curtain bang is still having its moment, but for summer it’s a longer, more grown-out look," Alcorn adds.



Butterfly Hair Cut

Coined by hairstylist Sunnie Brook, the butterfly haircut features both face-framing and long layers. With the short, choppy sections partitioned around the face, you get length, volume, and movement. Three words Palombo uses to describe the style? "Layered, sexy, and long."

"It's really accessible long hair, broken up to create that sexy volume that we all want," she shares, noting that at the end of a butterfly haircut she often throws her client's hair up in a claw clip so she can customize the face-framing strands to the their exact taste. "The butterfly haircut is period-ed for that look; you can wear it down, but when you throw it up it's not a mess. It's cute."


90's layers


We're still loving volume when it comes to styling, and this summer is going to be all about the round brush.

"I’m so happy to see your '90s classic blowouts with lots of volume and bounce," says Palombo, whose go-to for styling is a YS PARK round brush. "Boar bristle gives the best tension for that fluffy, beveled look. The ceramic you can get away with, but sometimes I think it heats up too quickly and can burn your forehead! I also see nothing wrong with a round brush blowdryer. And then you get to wake up with the memory of the round brush and rock it for day-two hair."

Another tip? "Styling your bangs with a round brush away from the face will give you the perfect crescent shape falling off the tips of your cheekbones."

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