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The 4 Summer Hair Trends We’ve Been Waiting For

Summer is all about new beginnings, and it’s the perfect time to unveil a big transformation, so why not ring in the changes with perfectly on-trend summer hairstyles befitting of the season? We don’t know about you, but we are super excited which is why we’re here with our bumper edit of looks to try for a new season. Below you’ll find a whopping 4 summer styles – think you’re ready? Let’s begin.

Rockabilly Roots

Rockabilly gets its roots from the ’50s and ‘60s, and is a hybrid-child of “Rock” and “Hillbilly”. Originally a music movement (rich in rock n’ roll and country) it quickly became a fashion movement with rockabilly hairstyles to boot. Some rockabilly fans will argue that the trend for rockabilly never really went away, but whatever anyone has to say – you can bet it’s here to stay!

Seen on stars like Gigi Hadid, Dita Von Teese, and Scarlett Johansson, rockabilly hair is all about extreme partings, height, and texture. It’s also ultimately about hair products that make hair look neat, sleek, and shiny (like pomades). Get inspired by our favourite American looks that scream ‘rock’ and ‘retro ‘chic’, no matter your hair length.

Modern Perm


If you are a child of the 80s, you might be au fait with the term ‘perm’. However, if you don’t know what a perm is, you are forgiven – old school perms died out several decades ago and have only just been resurrected with the modern perm.  When perms first had their heyday, they weren’t uber adaptable to all sorts of hair types, and couldn’t be applied to bleached hair. This was because both bleaching and perming are notably tough on locks and, when combined, they have the potential to cause real havoc. However, we’ve come a long way in the field of science and know that the secret to perming bleached hair lies in maintaining optimal hair condition.

Forget everything you might know about the frizzy power perm of yesteryear, and say hello to cascading and soft curls which can be tailored to your exact requirements. Instagram has already been infiltrated by #modernperm and #permedhair, so it might take some time to wade through the sea of awesome hair inspiration to find your perfect perm.

Festival Feels

Spring/Summer 2017 fashion shows have already hinted that this year, the festival hair kick-off will begin early. Forget about it seeming slightly premature and dress your tresses like they are fit for Glastonbury with floral garlands, feathers, and butterfly clips. 

This vibe is accessorised hair that has come undone, so forget about washing your tresses daily and invest in the festival staple of dry shampoo to keep greasiness at bay. 

Born to be bronde

We’ve discussed the styles of the summer season, so now it’s time to talk about the colour. Christened ‘bronde’, it appears blonde in some lights and golden blonde in others. This clever trickery is achieved with some on-point highlighting, so speak to your stylist about making the jump (and read this post). After all, you’ll be in the company of Brie Larson and Gisele Bündchen, and that is no bad thing. 


If you are local, and loving any of these trends, pop by to Sixth Sense Salon (your number one hair salon Sutton Coldfield) to learn more about how to get these looks.