Hairbrained Trend Forecasting: The Cut

In 2015, distinctive color techniques were in the limelight. From the ever-popular ombre, to flirty pastel hues, heads of hair everywhere were elaborately and daringly hand painted. Yet finishes were curled and loose, and as a result, the haircut took a backseat.

Since the start of 2016, our team has seen tens of thousands of photos, allowing us to engage in a unique type of trend forecasting. This year, HB is seeing the resurgence of shapes; and happily, haircuts are coming back into the frame.

There isn’t a single statement cut – but without a doubt – we are seeing strong, geometric shapes, plus bold elements, that use the hair as fabric to build form. Ultimately, these statement-making cuts will put the attention back onto bone structure, and of course, suitability.

Here are ten shapes that clearly capture 2016’s bold new direction.

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