I just got back from the Paul Mitchell signature gathering in Las Vegas. Myself and 5 other stylists from my salon saved our pennies and make the trek out there to experience it and to learn the latest and greatest styles and tricks to bring back to our clients. I have always been a hairdresser who has to constantly be inspired and wants as much education as possible. I believe to be the best, that is what it takes. I wanted to take this time to share with you a few things I saw.
Many clients are going to ask us what was “THE” trend there in cut and color. I am here to tell you that the trends are everywhere. COLOR is the trend and lots of it! Bright, lived in, ombre, blonde, dark, red, pastel, you name it and it is there. The trend is to have color in your hair and for it to look shiny and healthy. In fact Paul Mitchell is about to launch a new color line to give you all just that! Shines XG is coming and the results I saw were amazing.
When it comes to haircuts I have been saying that THE trend for fall is going to be short hair. I believe it is time for the trend to come back and for everyone who paid big bucks on extensions to rebel and cut it all off. I also think that the Great Gatsby movie will play a huge part in the trend as well and most movies do set the current trends. Bring back the 20’s, the clothes and the short hair. These haircuts are considered “precision” cuts and I would recommend a experienced stylist if you are ready to make the change. Beyonce, of all people just cut her hair all off. I saw a lot of great short haircuts in Vegas from all over the world. It’s coming, I am here to tell you that.
Mens hair cut and color was something else I saw a shift in. Men want a quality haircut and they too don’t like going gray. Mens color has come a long way and the men are starting to wear clean and sharp haircuts. Not your average clipper job either. I saw some men with some really great hair in Vegas (some nice suits too).
Updo’s and hair styling was interesting as well. The trend I saw the most and one I actually learned hands on (straight out of Italy), was sleek and classic styles. Chignon, barrel curls, twists. They all had a twist to them to make them new and fun, but still the look was sleek and classic. The good news there is that once you get one of these styles you will not have to worry about your hair the rest of the night. Fix it and forget it.
I loved the experience I got in Las Vegas. It is such a thrill to be surrounded by 4,000 hairdressers from all over the world. We got to connect and learn from each other and it didn’t matter that we didn’t actually speak the same language. We had a common language and it was the love for what we do and for hair!