The 8 Most Requested Haircuts at Salons Right Now
Instagram and Pinterest is full of haircut inspiration, but the only problem with relying on your feeds to find your next cut is that there's too many to scroll though.
Instead, we turned to stylists from some of our favorite salons to find out what cuts are most requested by their clients. Unsurprisingly, the styles they find themselves doing most often are some of this season's biggest hair trends like the popular bob, plus classic looks like long, face-framing layers.
Keep scrolling to find your perfect haircut before you go ahead and book that appointment with your favorite stylist.
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"Long layers with a long length is a gorgeous, versatile look that adds an effortless flow throughout the hair, plus it suits all hair types," says Jenny Balding, stylist at Cutler Salon. However, if your hair is really thick, she says to ask your stylist to have the weight removed underneath to keep the look flowy.
Long With Face-Framing Layers
"A long layered haircut with shorter face-framing pieces is a great cut when you want to keep your length long but want more movement throughout the hair," says Jen Matos, stylist at Rita Hazan Salon. "By having the face frame that's a little shorter, it will take out the heaviness around the front of the hair, and it will add more movement and softness around the face."
This cut works well with all hair types and textures, but keep this in mind when you and your stylist are considering how short to go with your layers.
Shorter in the back, longer in the front, the asymmetrical bob gives the classic cut more edge, but works on every face shape just like the original cut. "Depending on the angle or elevation of the cut, you can create a low, medium, or high graduated bob," says Edward Tricomi, master icon, stylist, and co-owner of Warren Tricomi Salons. "You do want to make sure it’s slightly longer in the front so it frames the face very nicely."
You've seem the uber-popular blunt bob everywhere, but clean ends work on a longer mid-length like Kerry Washington's hair, too. Tricomi says to ask your stylist for a cut that's blunt all around with no layers or framing of the face.
Like its bob counterpart, the lob is an extremely versatile cut. "It's a great cut when your transitioning your hair from a long length to a medium/shorter length," says Matos. " The lob works well for all hair types, but consult with your stylist on how short is too short."
Felicia Rials, a stylist at 901 Salon, says that if you have thick hair, you can always take the weight out of it to make it blunt or make it super piece-y. She recommends prepping the hair with a heat-protecting primer like In Common Magic Myst Universal Elixir, blow-drying it straight, and then adding in texture with a wand. The result? Effortless bends as seen on Sandra Bullock.
As far as bangs go, curtain bangs are about as low-maintenance as you can get. No wonder the style is so on-demand at salons. "They're a game-changer because they switch up your whole look without doing anything drastic," says Clark. "They are versatile and work on any hair structure."
When you're styling curtain bangs, part them down the center like Camila Cabello for a '70s vibe. A little bit of hairspray will hold them in place.
Blunt or soft, the bob's versatility (plus the fact that it looks amazing on all face shapes) is what's made it one of the most popular haircuts of the past few years. If you have fine hair, Rials says to have your stylist make it super blunt so that your hair appears thicker and fuller.
Another volume-boosting trick? "Use a flat iron only on the ends to keep this look sleek, but still maintain volume throughout the hair," says Balding.
And if you're not into a sleek look, you can fake fullness with big, loose curls like Mandy Moore.
The beauty of the shag is that the cut works for every hair length — whether you're on the shorter side like Julianne Hough or have a long length like Halley Berry. "I'm loving the shag at the moment, because it brings in lots of layers and loads of texture, making it airy and breathable, which is exactly what we need with the humidity rising," says Amy Clark, a stylist at Rob Peetom New York. "This style gives softness to curls and waves while providing volume for those with fine hair."
For straight hair, Clark recommends spraying damp hair with Davines This Is A Sea Salt Spray and drying hair upside down for a lived-in look. And for curls, the stylist suggests using Davines Curl Cream to hold and enhance their shape.