We’ve covered the five hair colour trends set to dominate in 2024, but what about the cuts and styles we can expect to see? The experts at Live True London have revealed their much-anticipated forecast for the top cuts and styles set to take salons by storm in 2024…
Mega Crops and Mixies
The reign of short hair is set to continue into 2024, with an emphasis on crops like the Mixie and other short and choppy cuts. These are ultra-cool but less intimidating to wear than clients expect, plus are low maintenance to style!
“The mega crop is achieved with no layering, just a sharp crop across the chin. This works well for everyone, although the more textured hair, the more styling it will take to create a more sleek look. For clients with curlier hair, we’d recommend this style with some layering to prevent it from looking too triangular,” shares Tyler Moore, Expert Stylist at Live True London.
Aimed to make the most of any face shape and features, this look is achieved by strategically layering the hair to draw attention to certain features. This is the kind of cut that can work on all clients as it is shaped for each individual, so be sure to ask your client which facial features they are looking to emphasise.
In terms of celeb trends, we’re seeing a rise in ultra-long wavy hair. Soft waves paired with long hair with minimal layering offer a classic pre-Raphaelite look.
“For the fastest method, a mermaid hair crimper is best. For a more natural look, separate the hair into sections and use a large barrel curling tong,” advises Tyler.
We’re seeing box braids get chunkier and longer, and we’re here for it! XL braids are impactful and unapologetic.
“When creating braids, sectioning is key. Make sure you are splitting the hair into clean sections, ensuring the hair is all detangled. Products such as gel and a pomade will also help lock the style,” shares Tyler.
Sleek, Wet Look Lengths
During NYFW we saw a focus on wet look hair as well as sleek lengths and ultra-shine. Both wet look hair and Mixie cuts both make sense together in that they’re slightly androgynous, purposefully carefree looking, and relatively easy styles.
“To create the look, use gel or mousse to slick back the hair with a dense brush. For something a little more tousled, apply a generous amount of gel or wax to your hands and comb through the hair with your fingers,” says Tyler.
Treatments Set to Dominate Hair Health in 2024
Hydration remains the most popular treatment concern at the salon, with an emphasis on prevention rather than treatment. Preventative care for hair before it gets damaged, providing it with moisture and protection is a key concern for many clients. More and more emerging treatments are science led and are bringing ingredients traditionally found in skincare to hair.