Ballet Buns, Butterfly Bobs and Blow-Outs: Our Spring/Summer 2024 Trend Report


January to April is such an exciting time in hair, fashion and beauty. From New York and Paris Fashion Week to the Oscars, BAFTAs and Brits, beautiful hair is everywhere! 

One of our favourite hobbies is tracking trends, whether that's on the runways and red carpets or on social media. So, to bring you the best hair inspiration for this spring season, here are our trend observations for Spring 2024!

Big blow-outs

Move over curly blows, the bouncy-blow is back! What is the difference, you may ask? Well, you might know a bouncy-blow as a 90s blowout, characterised by big layers and even bigger volume. Very Cindy Crawford-Esque, these styles are universally flattering and can be obtained both in salon and at home. This style can be created using heatless curlers, but to get maximum volume and bounciness, we prefer blow-drying and rollers. 

Don't forget, heat protectant is ESSENTIAL when creating styles with heat. For light hold, heat protection and a little extra volume, we use Blow Dry Lotion when creating this style. 

Butterfly bobs

Butterfly bobs, kitty cat bobs, lobs etc etc. If you're a TikTok user, we're sure you're well acquainted with these terms. In essence, this style is a long, layered bob (hence 'lob'). Think of it as the shorter sister of the 90s blowout. Worn and adored by Zendaya amongst other stars, this style is fun yet sophisticated. If you're not ready to commit to a full chop, maybe give a long bob a try. 

Again, Blow Dry Lotion is the star of the show for us when styling long bobs. If you want a bit more hold and texture, you could also finish your look with Firm Hold Hairspray or a touch of Gel Definer

Sleek styles

Confession: We adore a sleek, shiny up-do. Sleek dos have been dominating fashion for a while, but with a bigger focus on wearability and replicability. Sleek ponies and ballet buns are perfect examples of relatively low effort, everyday styles that you might want to recreate at home. As a society, we're also becoming more conscious of our health and especially our hair health. We've seen some ingenious ways of combining sleek styles with hair treatments, such as hair masks and oils. 

We might be biased, but we think our Gel Definer is perfect for those ultra-sleek, smooth styles. For the health-conscious amongst you, consider using Hair Treat as a leave-in treatment and styling product. 

Need some further style inspiration? Keep an eye out for our next blog where we bring you our takes on these spring styles. 

Signing off, 

Collinge & Co

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