Short Hair Trends For Summer

Turn Up The Heat With The Hottest Short Hair Trends
at Simone Thomas Bournemouth Hair Salon

It's that time of the year when long hair can start to feel hot and heavy and we feel the urge to trade our long locks for a shorter hairstyle. 

If this is you, or if you simply feel you're stuck in a hairstyle rut and want to make a radical change, we've got good news!   This year, there are a wide range of cool shorter hairstyles to choose from, so you won't have to sacrifice style for comfort.

We know you will have plenty of questions before you decide to go for the chop, so in this article we're showcasing some of our favourite Summer 2022 Trends plus answering your Short Hair FAQs.

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French Inspired Pixie Cuts

For a hairstyle with plenty of "va va voom" this summer, choose a French inspired gamine crop.  This continental version of the classic pixie has the traditional short cropped back and sides, but the hair is left longer on the top.

The aim with this look is to channel the chic nonchalance that French women are famous for, with tousled layers and waves lending themselves to an undone style.  You will be pleased to hear that you can put away your styling tools for this look: it looks best styled with your fingers and a little mousse.

The Heartthrob Bob

Nostalgia for 90s style has made its way into women's hair trends this year with the arrival of the popular Heartthrob Bob.   This choppy layered bob is cut into close cropped layers at the nape of the neck with longer sections sweeping the cheekbones at the front.  This relaxed hair style designed to fall naturally around the face in a casual, lived in style.   

It works well with all hair types and textures and having your hair off your neck will keep you cool over the summer.  The good news is that this another style you can just wash, tousle and go!

Collar Bone Grazing Lobs

If you aren't quite ready for a full crop, the fashionable Collar Bone Grazing Lob is for you.   This face-flattering style is great for warm summer days as it allows you to style it in multiple different ways, putting it up if you want to.  

Losing just a few inches off your hair offers a major style reboot.  Shorter layers can breathe new life into an on-trend Shag haircut, and will add volume and thickness to fine, straight hair.

The Lob works equally well of all hair textures.  Take a look at Laura Harrier's chic locks for inspiration.

The Modern Diana Haircut

Princess Diana was a style icon for all time, and her look still has an impact on the fashion world today.  The Modern Diana Bob is everywhere on Instagram and TikTok this summer as people continue take inspiration from her look (see also: blue eyeliner, cycling shorts and co-ordinating suits).

The Modern Diana Bob references the princess' famous side parting and multiple layers for volume.   It's a versatile, low maintenance look when it comes to styling.  You can simply add some products to enhance the volume for a fashionable messy look.  Alternatively you could choose to blow dry it smooth, or wear it slicked back as the princess sometimes did.  

Short Hair FAQs

We hope you're inspired to go for the chop!  If you've still got questions, take a look at the answers to our Short Hair FAQs, then call our Westbourne salon on 01202 760003 or use our online booking system to book your summer hair cut!

Will short hair suit me?


Yes! There’s a short hairstyle to suit everyone. We’ll take into account your face shape and hair colour to make sure you get the cropped look that suits you and enhances your features.

Will I still be able to style my short hair?


Yes, with most short hairstyles there are multiple different looks you can try out.  A buzz cut or seriously short haircut offers fewer options, but slightly longer short hair can be straightened, curled, slicked back, texturised, or even given a cool quiff!

Will my short hairstyle look fashionable?


Absolutely!  More and more models and celebrities are rocking a variety of short hair looks.  Simply take a look at Instagram or TikTok for more inspiration!

Why should I choose a short hairstyle?


We think there are plenty of reasons why now is the time to go for the chop!  Here are our top ones:

#1. Styling Short Hair Is Much Easier!

Short hair can be fun to style using styling products alone!  Speak to your Simone Thomas stylist for recommendations from our Davines range.

#2. Save Time On Washing and Drying!

Cut down your styling time with a short hair cut!  Great whether you're dashing to work or enjoying your summer holidays.

#3. Short Hair Frames Your Face

Don't hide under long locks!  Having short hair can enhance your natural features such as highlighting cheek bones, jaw line and neck. It is also a fabulous way to create a bold statement!

#4. Keep Cool For Summer

Embrace the summer heat with a cool and edgy short hair style!

#5. Short Hair Can Be Healthy Hair

Maintain your new short style with regular visits to your Simone Thomas stylist to keep your hair in shape and encourage healthy hair growth.  We can recommend the perfect products to keep your hair bouncy and shiny.

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