Three Hair Stylists Weigh In On The Trends Set To Dominate This Spring

New season, new look.

Spring has officially sprung and with it, the desire to shake up our look. Spring is undoubtedly the season of change, seeing us take on everything from cleaning out our wardrobes to planting a full-blown herb garden and watching it bloom. While these activities spark a lot of joy, it’s fun to indulge in a little self-care at the same time, and your hair is the perfect place to start. 

While changing your hair can feel like an incredibly daunting decision, it’s all about arming yourself with the right information. But, if you don’t have anyone trusted to turn to, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. 

So, to help you cut through the noise and lock down a new hairstyle, we consulted some of Australia’s leading hairdressers to get their expert takes on the trending cutscolours and styles for spring 2021.

From the latest bob haircuts to the growing out some luscious layers, read on to discover the leading looks of the season.


The French Girl Bob

Marie Uva, Owner of UVA Salon 

The French Bob is a chic blunt bob paired with bangs. The style sits at the cheekbones and highlighting the face structure. This style is perfect if you fancy a fresh chop post lockdown and you don’t want to spend much time styling it. 

Blunter styles, such as the French Bob, generally have more shape so require less styling to look good. Effortless styling using a heat tool to emphasise the natural hair texture works best.

Products such as Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray, Oribe Swept up Volume Powder Spray and  Oribe Supershine Moistursing Cream are all great for an easy & effortless styling look.” 


Shag Cut

Barney Martin, R+Co Educator & owner of Barney Martin Hair Salon

“This spring there will be an embracing of natural hair texture with a definite 70’s/90’s vibe and an emphasis on great hair condition.

 Having come through lockdown with minimal styling and no cuts or colouring the hair has a very shaggy, grown out  look and with a few tweaks some great styles can be achieved. 

Variations on the shag cut work well on most hair types, especially wavy and will be really popular, needing minimal styling.” 


Long Layers

Renya Xydis, Creative Director and Founder of Valonz and Salon X by Renya Xydis

A classic for a reason, long layers bring a lived-in look for spring. Easily styled many different ways, long layers are low-maintenance and are flattering for most hair types and colours.

Ask your hairstylist for long layers that suit your face shape and hair texture, this will ensure that you get the most flattering layers for your hair and face.”


The Lob

Marie Uva, Owner of UVA Salon

“Lobs are universally flattering as there are so many different variations. It looks great on all hair textures and has so many styling options. It ranges from mid-neck to collarbone length and can be worn with natural curls, waved or flat ironed straight. It’s the perfect style to cut away COVID. 

Discuss the style with your hairdresser and come to an agreement on where the length will best enhance your features. This is really important! Consider your face shape, talk about the texture of your hair, let them know about your daily hair routine etc. This will determine the length and line of the bob cut.”


Varied-Length Bob

Barney Martin, R+Co Educator & owner of Barney Martin Hair Salon

“The bob will still be around but angled from ever so slightly longer in the back to slightly shorter through the front with beveled ends and minimal layers.” 


Natural Curls

Renya Xydis, Creative Director and Founder of Valonz and Salon X by Renya Xydis

“Those natural locks will be coming out with the sun this spring! Embracing the natural curls gives your hair a break from heat styling and prioritises natural, healthy hair. 

Chat to your hairdresser about the best way to style your natural curls. A haircut specifically tailored for your curl shape and desired look is the start!”

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