As a stylist, it’s your job to be up on the latest haircut trends. With that constantly changing, it can be challenging to stay on the up and up. The easiest way to check out what cuts will take each season by storm is to keep an eye on celebrities and celebrity stylists. Sometimes something as outrageous as say… a full 80s mullet can be brought back into style with one Miley Cyrus Instagram post.
We’d wager that 2021 will be a big year for stylists as people are slowly but surely making their way back into the salon. If you’re prepared to give your client suggestions or execute precisely what they’re hoping for, it gives you an edge as a stylist.
And even if business is still meh, you can impress your clients by posting online about your industry knowledge. Instagram and TikTok tutorials are huge right now, giving professional stylists their social media chops (along with thousands of views and followers). Sit back and make a few bucks at home by teaching your followers how to style these trendy 2021 haircuts with FHI Heat Tools. If you’re in the FHI Heat Pro Commission Program, every purchase they make puts money in your pocket!
Long bangs have been a trending hairstyle since Bella Hadid began rocking them in quarantine. While short bangs are cute, longer bangs tend to give off a je ne sais quoicool-girl vibe. Tell your followers that longer bangs sharpen the jawline by casting flattering shadows on the cheekbones.
What To Tell Your Clients:Even with straight locks, long bangs should never fall flat. If your client opts for this style, let them know that a heated round brush is going to be their new best friend for styling full and voluminous bangs.
Did you ever think you’d see the day when the mullet was back in style, unironically? We have Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and Zendaya to thank for that. Those three women are powerful, like those before them (David Bowie or Joan Jett) that have adorned this ‘business in the front, party in the back’ style.
What To Tell Your Clients:Mullets are looks that are best served with texture. The Elite Pro Series Digital Dual Voltage Hair Dryer comes with a diffuser, which is the perfect way to master this look. For extra bounce, show your clients Volumizing Mousse, which they can use before they dry.
The Kardashian-Jenner family has solidified themselves as the ultimate influencers. Following them on social media platforms is definitely entertaining, but it also means that you have your finger on the pulse for fashion, beauty, and hair trends. Lately, we’ve been seeking Kylie Jenner and other celebs show off their ultra-long locks.
What To Tell Your Clients:Caring for taped or sewn-in extensions is difficult. A gentle brush, like the UnBrush, is a must.If they style frequently, they should also protect the extensions and natural strands with heat protectant primer each time if they want the life of their extensions to last.
In 2020, supermodel and It Girl, Kaia Gerber, cut her hair shorter than it’s ever been, taking the traditional bob to new heights. While bold, it’s also very sweet, soft, and surprisingly flattering. Sitting on the contour line, this haircut draws a viewer upwards and brings attention to the eyes.
What To Tell Your Clients:Hair this short requires styling that can only be handled by a thin-barreled curler like this Platform Bounce Pro Curler. It’s a ceramic curler that’s infused with tourmaline, which will protect and nourish those short strands.
This 70s cut that Hilary Duff is modeling has been a popular request as of late. It’s perfect for the client who wants the look of bangs without any of the commitment. It’s one of the few types of fringe that never renders a client regretful (we’ve all had those clients who cry in the chair after insisting on micro bangs).
What To Tell Your Clients: To get the full 70s style, your client is going to have to curl those curtain bangs outwards. Suggest a titanium tool, such as the TI Luster Titanium Pro Curler as it transfers heat to hair quickly and is optimal for longer locks.
Cinco de Mayo is a colorful and inclusive holiday which features dancing, music, cocktails, costumes, and cuisine. And today is as good a day as any to take control of your busy schedule and hit the refresh button. Below are some tried and true tips to make the most of this spring holiday.
Gratitude is the kind of thing we know we should practice more, but in the busy daily life of the salon, practicing gratitude often gets overlooked.
Fill your life with color
You don’t have to wear a Mexican costume to fill your life with color. This springtime holiday is a great time to fill your home or station with a bouquet of flowers to brighten your day, or to wear a colorful piece of clothing while you relax.
Mom knows best. It was true when we were little girls trying to sit still while our moms braided our hair or brushed it out after a trip to the pool. And it is still true today while we are the ones standing behind the chair and making someone else’s hair more beautiful. Some of us had moms who were stylists, and some of us did not. But no matter what our moms did in the office or in our homes, they always had time to help us look our best. These are the kind of lessons that stick with us, and Mother’s Day is a great time to remind ourselves of all the important things our moms have done for us! Where would we be without her beautiful example and ideas for a beautiful head of hair?