Recently Shaun SureThing and other stylists around the country were contacted by The List about what to expect in hair coloring and what haircuts will start trending in 2018. Bowls, shags, rooty color... Here's what they had to say:
Androgynous mullets and shags
Gender fluidity has become such a powerful, amazing cultural and societal construct in 2018. It will further assert itself in the hairstyles that come to prominence in the next year. SureThing suggests that "styles venturing into mullet territory will be hot for the androgynous set, moving away from Barber-inspired and even militaristic-looking cuts."
These genderless looks will have both a 1960s vibe==and an international one, as well. "Think soldiers coming home to the 'Summer of Love' and deconstructed mod looks from swinging London," SureThing said.
Geometric bowl cuts
Strong, structured looks will also dominate in 2018. Shaun SureThing, co-owner and lead stylist at Seagull hair salon in NYC's West Village, told me, "2018 will be the year of cutting it all off. Bowl haircuts and strong geometry will dominate styles, as we trend out of the retro-1990s looks that have been making the hair scene for the last few years."
A geometric cut with an unusual shape is super sexy but it can be high maintenance, since you can't simply toss it into a ponytail on lazy Sundays and when you don't have time to deal with doing your hair. It also requires plenty of confidence with your overall style in order to pull it off, but you've so got this. Try it.
Quiles and Fishman also told me that these "modern, geometric haircuts wear like wigs," which also contributes to the commitment factor and having to maintain the cut on the regular.
This particular trend has been "creeping in all year," but is about to become more prominent for those of you who have loads of natural texture. De L'isle, Head Mixtress of color recipes at Happy Curls, Happy Girls, told me that 2018 "will definitely belong to the TWA/Tapered Afro for those with kinky, curly tresses, [which] allows you to enjoy all the volume and glory of curly hair without too much of the hassle… and it's so versatile!"
A Tapered Afro will never be boring, since, as De L'isle says, you can go with "an undercut with graphic design, lots of length on top or a shorter finish, marked edges, or a natural finish!" The options are endless and experimental, since "they definitely add a touch of fun and personality to your everyday look." Go for it!
These are just a few of the ideas stylist came up with. For the full article click here: Haircuts you'll be asking for in 2018 - The List