7th March 2024

Well I have to say this is my favourite time of year. The birds are singing, the blossoms are on the trees. I start to panic diet at the thought of summer clothes! And then there’s the hair! What do I want my summer hair to look like?  What cuts and colours are trending for Summer 2024.

 Well we have a wide selection to choose from, whether it’s the slicked-back buns or the short bobs. Bows or hair ribbons the choices are endless.


I have to say though, this slicked-back style has major staying power, it’s been around for decades and it still comes back strong.

It's a clean, polished look that everyone loves — hair that’s been styled but not overdone. It snatches the face for a naturally sculpted look, which is always a winner in my eyes and it truly is a simple enough style to create.


Slicked-back looks and middle partings are all the look too this summer. 

I'm obsessed with sleek hair, I think it goes with everything, from jeans and white shirts to a red carpet look. I just think it makes your entire look so much cooler.

Whether it's in a tight bun or sleek ponytail, these simple hairstyles can be edgy or polished, and they allow hair pieces and accessories to shine, making them a go-to for designers and stylists.


Bows and ribbons. 

From Chanel to Jean Paul Gaultier, an outfit simply wasn't complete at last months fashion week without a ribbon to tie back the model's hair and bring the look together.

So what is the art to wearing a simple bow as part of an outfit?

Maybe start by figuring out what type of look you are going for. If you want a more laid back look, opt for a bow that is softer and will fall freely. For a real statement, go for a stiffer bow such as those made from taffeta.

The placement will change the overall look, too. 

At the front with a teased updo they feel playful and a little bit sex kitten, but when they are at the back placed lower down the head, it’s more of a Sloaney, duchess vibe. 

I would suggest just having fun with it and figure out what fits you and your style.


So how about the short bob? Yes it's still with us. As I mentioned in my blog on New Year, New Hair a couple of months back; short bobs continue to dominate for 2024. 

While you can never go wrong with a classic bob, the trend is to get even shorter. Sitting at chin length, these short bobs look effortlessly chic no matter how they are styled.


So we’ve covered styles and trends for your hair this summer, let’s now talk about how to get your hair in its optimum condition. 

All that sun might be great for your state of mind, but you need to put in a little bit of prep to ensure strands stay healthy and hydrated in the heat. 

Summertime is known for being particularly hot and UV rays are responsible for dehydrating our hair. Therefore, it is important to hydrate your hair before this period to prevent it from becoming dry as soon as the good weather arrives. 

For this, we advise you to use oils. Oil whenever is humanly possible. When you go to bed, slap that oil on and tie your hair up. Do a sleek ponytail with as much oil as possible. If you wash your hair every day then this is a great way to skip a day and try one of our sleek looks as we’ve just mentioned by slapping that oil on and doing the slicked back middle parting or bun. We just need as much hydration back in the hair before we dehydrate it in the sun.

My recommendation would be Davines Oi Oil.

 It’s a Multi-function oil, that adds shine and softness to hair while also detangling and fighting frizz, it works especially well on coarse or dry hair. 

The hair structure is left protected, without weighing it down.


If you’re wondering whether to book in a cut and colour before or after a trip well to me this is a no brainer. Freshly-trimmed ends will ensure the hair is in the best condition to handle the heat, while recently-refreshed hair colour will look incredible in your holiday photos. 

So there you have it. All you need to know about what prep and style you need for summer 2024. If you have any questions on anything in this blog or have any hair issues or queries please talk to one of our amazing stylists at Avalon Crouch End or book in for one of our complimentary consultations

Have a great summer!

Written by Debbie Newman owner of Avalon Hair Studios Ltd

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