This year we’ve witnessed a parade of wild and wonderful hair trends. The frontrunners have included long bobs, lived-in colour, rainbow shades inspired by opals and oil slicks, and every bottle blonde’s new BFF, Olaplex.
It’s only November, but we can’t help wondering what 2016 has in store. In the absence of a crystal ball or time machine, we asked award-winning hairdresser Jules Tognini of Brisbane salon AKA Togninis for his expert predictions.
1. The lob will go “shorter and tighter”.
It’s been the reigning ‘It’ haircut for a while now, but Jules foresees lob converts taking it “shorter with a little more texture” in 2016.
“I think it’ll still be around, but I see it going more cropped, more interesting, a tighter shape. It’s easy to go just that little shorter,” he says.
2. Head shapes will have their moment
We hear a lot about complementing our face shapes, but Jules wants our actual craniums to get some love. “Head shapes are really sexy but a lot of people are wearing their hair really heavy at the moment … hairdressers are starting to change they way they do hair and working with head shapes,” he explains.
Techniques like ‘disconnection’ and texturising underneath are key. “It’s like taking a section, working internally and taking all the weight out and letting it fall over the top,” Jules says.
“It’s not like that ’90s concave bob where they’ve built up all the weight. It’s almost reversing that — taking away the bulk and letting your head shape shine through.”
3. Matte, texturising products
Wave goodbye to super-shiny strands — matte-feel products are coming to the fore.