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Days Are Getting Longer, But Hair (May Just Be) Getting Shorter!

Last week we talked about the best hair colours for spring and summer, and we might as well keep that momentum going, even though Mother Nature keeps throwing more winter conditions at us. But no matter! Forge ahead with your spring thinking, friends! And let’s see what’s in store for us in the world of hair!


The Living Aveda blog spoke to Global Artistic Director for Hair Cutting Ricardo Dinis about what he’s planning for spring and his answers might surprise you!


Dinis is looking at highly structured hair for the coming warm seasons, and since we tend to associate warmer temperatures with flowy, relaxed, beachy waves, it’s intriguing to see his take on what’s hot and in for spring and summer. 


We’re talking short cuts for summer – chin-length bobs, pixie cuts, strong fringe, and, of course, bold colour:


According to Ricardo, the New York look du jour is a short, colored bob with a strong fringe. “The kids take that [classic Anna Wintour-style bob] and put it on drugs so it becomes purple, and it becomes youthful.”


Dinis also references the recent Marc Jacobs show, with hair by Guido Palau as being an inspiration for him for the upcoming seasons. Palau used brilliant colours on sleek, short “Sassoon-esque” cuts, and you can see some of the highlights here, to understand where Ricardo Dinis is coming from. The colours are amazing, and the cuts are incredibly precise – like laser precise – and there is something to be said for a short haircut in the heat of the summer, isn’t there? And, in case you’re wondering if this is something that could work for you, heed Dinis’s advice here:


His best advice if you’re looking to change things up for warmer weather: make your cut work with the weather, not against it. “It depends on what you love about the summer and what you hate about summer. I personally think that humidity is a factor — think about products that are going to moisturize your hair. I opt for hair that looks less blow-dried, more finger-styled.” His favorite summer products include Shampure Dry Shampoo for grit and texture, Phomollient Styling Foam, Brilliant Retexturizing Gel and Texture Tonic. “They’re all good go-to products so that with whatever cut I have, I can scrunch and squeeze the hair into the desired style.”


Good advice indeed. Especially if you’re thinking of making a dramatic change.

Feeling inspired? Follow Ricardo on Instagram @ricardodinis for more incredible cuts and looks to get you ready for spring AND summer.

Have a great week, everyone! See you back here on Friday.


This article was posted in Aveda, Creations & Transformations, Hair, Trends.
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