Hair trends

Hairstyle Trends for 2008 – Predictions

by sophieh / January 10, 2008

Hairdressing never stands still – and 2008 will be no exception. But what key trends will we be seeing on the catwalk? Here’s what the experts think…

“The big story for 2008 will be short hair for women. The trend will have a retro 1920s feel with hair cropped short with an androgynous edge; not masculine but rather highly glamorous. Bobs will be shattered and more dressed next year. In fact, all hair will have a really dressed feel as we see the return of blow-drying, finger waves and heated rollers. Men’s hair will also have a retro feel, with a return of the ‘college boy’ look. Cuts will be very precise and groomed, but still retain texture. Shine, texture, glamour and precision are going to be the buzzwords.”
Beverly C

“I think 2008 will be all about volume and condition, and hair will have gorgeous texture and shine. Big volume and glamour will be big news so texturising products will be too, enabling people to build volume and that backcombed look without the damaging side effects.”
Steven Goldsworthy, Goldsworthy’s, Swindon

“In 2008, the focus will be on texture. The trend will move away from straight styles and move towards volume and curls. Styles will be matte with volume on top with a resurgence of 80s style.”
Antoinette Beenders, global creative director, Aveda

“Hair is rougher, with a matte finish. We’re using products to take down shine and give hair a second-day look. We’re seeing everything from full and exaggerated shapes, to interpretations of classic 40s and even natural, unfinished, understated looks. Volume will be a key player, but what makes it fresh for 2008 is where you place it. Instead of placing height up-front, hair will be lifted at the nape and crown and teased at the sides.”
Guido Palau, session stylist

“For the coming season hair will be natural, beautiful, simple and well-groomed. Crops, like the one sported by model Agyness Deyn, epitomise the look of the moment. The Posh Spice look is over, and shorter, sexy looks are definitely in.”
HJ’s 2007 British Hairdresser of the Year, Angelo Seminara, Trevor Sorbie, London

“If you’re blonde, you’ll be in fashion for 2008. I predict we’ll see more tonal blondes, with less of the full bleach look. Oyster and champagne tones will give blondes a warmer look, which is set to be big.”
Josh Wood, Real Hair, London

“Wavy, textured hair will become even stronger. Think deep finger-waves with shiny finishes. Setting and tonging are coming back with a vengeance. Sophisticated, natural chignons and ponytails will be big and hair accessories will continue to be on trend. We’ll be seeing heavy, wide fringes of varying lengths; also brunettes and strong beige blondes will be prominent.”
Charlotte Murray, session stylist



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