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Looking for headspo? May we present our favourite stylists’ top trend predictions…

Pre-Rapha elite Red

Zoe Irwin, creative director at
John Frieda Salons and Wella
brand ambassador

I’m really loving the trend for soft coppers and reds, which I am seeing emerge in a huge way. The biggest influence for this is soft, pre-Raphaelite tones and the palette that colourists can use to create just the right soft copper or red for you is almost endless. If they match your skin tone well, your eyes will pop and it will look super flattering.

The new-wave Mullet

Neil Moodie, session stylist and L’Oréal Professionnel ambassador

With everyone embracing their natural texture and the longer lengths that have grown through lockdowns, the mullet is making another comeback. The severe mullets of the 1970s and 1980s are a thing of the past, however, and the new mullet is all about being longer on top and less extreme, with some natural waves coming through to soften it up for 2021.

Bardot’s biscuity blonde

Adam Reed, founder of Adam Reed London and UK editorial ambassador for L’Oréal Professionnel

Blondes are really wanting to embrace a luxe and polished finish that they’ve missed from the salon. We’re seeing a lot of nostalgia and a nod to the Seventies coming through in both cutting, styling and colour, so biscuity and retro blondes are making a comeback.

The wartime headscarf

Paul Percival, founder of Percy & Reed

We’ve seen Bella Hadid and Alexa Chung sporting the bandana-style headscarf already this year and I think it’ll be a great trend for summer. I love this look because the scarf is such a versatile accessory and the range of patterns you can experiment with is huge. When wearing one, simplicity is key, so simply fold it in half and tie at the nape of the neck.

The Mane

Ricky Walters, founder of Salon64

Last year was all about the curly bob, a polished, graduated look for those with ringlets and tight curls. This has progressed to ‘The Mane’. Designed to turn heads, it’s all about ‘bigger-the-better’ hair that can still hold its shape. Best cut freehand without using a comb, it has many shorter, scattered layers while retaining length.