Top Ten Summer Hair Trends to Watch

The top ten hair trends this summer are primarily a mixture of two different themes: The 70's and brightening, brightening, brightening!  Shags, bangs, highlights, and layers gone wild...


Summer 2021 trends are showing the obvious excitement to be creative, break barriers, and of course finally get to the salon for the blonding, highlighting services so many craved but couldn't access for the last 12-15 months. These summer styles have swept social media, including the "Wolf Haircut" so popular on Tik Tok, celebrities, and local salons.


And don't think these looks are just for the youngins either, as these looks scream on-trend and sexy at any age. 


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Chunky Highlights

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The chunky highlights of the 90's have returned, but this time with some subtlety and elegance. The money piece and shadow root make the updated style a definite do this summer. With chunkiness means it is easier for hair to look false, so keep your color longevity by adding a bond-building treatment, like Olaplex No. 3, and heat protecting spray into your weekly routine. Our fan favorite is Oway's Thermal Stress Protector


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The Modern Shag

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The sexy, wavy take on the shag is everywhere across social media as the go-to look for those wanting to make a statement. It is a great way to add some edge to naturally wavy hair. 


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Curtain Bangs

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Peter Thompson, owner of Chelsea Haircutters, is the bee's knees when it comes to the infamous cheek bang and curtain bang look. Inspired by the forever, sexy Brigitte Bardot, this fringe is timeless but especially hot this summer.  


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The Mullet

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#MileyMadeMeDoIt is right. Although Miley first debuted her mullet back in 2019, her recent trim by none only then her mom, Tish, over quarantine caused a stir reigniting the cut. If you are looking for a major statement and some edge, this is definitely the hot cut this summer. 


This amazing cut was created by Travis, at Treehouse Studio of Hollywood Hills.  When you visit Treehouse Studio's instagram account (@treehousehair), you will see that this adorable salon has become the go-to for edgy haircuts, including this season's go-to shags and mullets. 


Want to recreate this look? Travis breaks down his how-to styling here:


"I started by working Olaplex No. 6 into wet hair and blow drying the hair forward and side to side to knock out any partings or cowlicks and working the hair forward from the back of the crown. Next, to get a little extra lift and volume I used Davines Dry Texture Spray all over."


Travis loves using a styling dust, like Davines Texturing Dust, in the root to create extra grit and hold. To define the bang and tips of the length Travis goes for a light styling paste, like O&M C Paste Texture Cream, for some extra separation.


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Defined Curl Afro

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The #curlygirl and #naturalhair movements are here to stay. Yahoo!!! This underserved market is finally getting all the attention it deserves and WOW are the defined curls all over Instagram showing it.  Long curly hair or short curly hair, curls are this years go to.  Best way to tame frizzy hair is to make sure to use hydrating hair products for styling. @Rhijo.xo is a Oway Organics superfan, so here's is her go-to hair care regimen to achieve these amazing curls.


"🌸 Products Used 🌸⁣⁣

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➰ Oway Purifying hair bath for dry scalp ⁣⁣

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➰ Oway Volumizing root spray⁣⁣

➰ Oway Flux potion ⁣⁣

➰ Oway Frozen glaze ⁣⁣

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🌸 Styling method 🌸⁣⁣

As you guys know I’ve been loving damp styling and it saves so much time and product. There are different levels of damp styling but your hair should never be dripping wet. If it drips it’s too wet. I then just raked my hair from side to side applying product and then released the tension by pushing up on my hair (not scrunching) "⁣



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Tracee Ellis Ross shows that the afro is a major hair DO over 40.


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Beachy Hair

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Master Stylist and North Authentic Pro Ambassador, Michelle Zeller (aka Mane Ivy), never disappoints with her blonding expertise. For color longevity, Michelle ensures that her client's hair is strong and healthy before and after this type of service by prescribing that her client uses a moisturizing and reparative hair care duo like Davines Nourishing Shampoo and Davines Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Mask. Her go-to for improving hair condition.


When it comes to creating this sexy, beachy style, Michelle recommends to start with Davines Pliable Paste, directing to "...work the paste through the hair to maintain the natural shine and definition"


Next, use a curling iron, size of your choice to wrap curl your hair. Use sectioning, starting at the nape and working your way to the top.


Finally, Michelle says "...finish off with Davines Sea Salt Spray to add that lived in beachy texture."


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Mod Bangs

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Master Stylist and North Authentic Founder, Natalie Palomino, loves the fringe or mod bangs as they are popularly referred to this summer. Natalie cautions, "Bangs are awesome and sexy, but they do add an extra step to your styling routine. If you are okay with that, then go for it." Her favorite tool for styling a fringe? The mini wet brush...


According to Natalie, "You want to wrap dry your bangs across your forehead one direction then switch hands and do the opposite direction while aiming your hair dryer at the root area. This will eliminate any annoying cowlicks." 


"Once you have taken control of your cowlicks, then use a 1.38 inch round brush to create a slight bend at the ends." 


Shop Natalie's favorite brush for styling bangs: 

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Strawberry Blonde

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Strawberry Blonde has taken off this summer and we are oh so happy about it. This beautiful color however comes with a little more maintenance. According to North Authentic Founder, Natalie Palomino, "Red is one of the hardest colors to get out naturally and or keep in artificially." What does that mean exactly? If you are not a natural red head, then you are going to need to take some crucial steps in your hair care routine to keep that red hair looking vibrant. 


Here are Natalie's recommendations for lasting red hair:

1. Wash your hair with tepid water. Heat opens the cuticle, causing hair color to escape so keep heat off your hair AMAP.

2. Use a bond-building treatment, like Olaplex 0 and Olaplex 3, every week as the stronger your hair is, the more it can hold on to color. 

3. Use heat protectant. Again, if you need to use heat for styling with hot tools, then ensure you use a heat protection spray or serum. 

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Blonde, Blonde and more Blonde

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@HairbyBec is one to follow. Not only for her blonding, but for her great styling inspos that will keep you looking on-trend all season long. 


Recreate This Look:

1. Blow out hair using a volumizing product, like O&M Rootalicious.

2. Use a Beach Waving Iron like the Amika High Tide Deep Wave Hair Crimper or a  1 1/4 inch curling iron to wrap curl creating braid-like wave.

3. Apply a small amount of Reverie Rake Styling Balm on your finger tips, then softly pull the waves apart while creating definition to really show off those layers.

4. Pull your hair on one side over. Using a flat hand, hold your hair flat to your head in place then use multiple hair pins to slide into place. We love our gold and silver pin set


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Long & Uber-Layered 

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Last, but certainly not least, long hair, either natural or with hair extensions, with uber-layers is our last trend to watch this summer. As we have seen clients entering salons with massive hair growth, but also in desperate need of a haircut, this cut delivers the body and movement that we were missing all year.


Recreate This Look:

1. Blow out hair using a forming product like Cult & King Style.

2. Use a 1 1/2 inch curling iron to create loose, big textured waves.

3. Apply a small amount of Reverie Rake Styling Balm on your finger tips, then softly pull the waves apart while creating definition to really show off those layers.


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Top Ten Summer Hair trends to Watch - North Authentic

Not sure which look is your favorite? This cross between #10 Uber-layers, #2 Modern Shag and #3 Beachy Hair by North Authentic Founder, Natalie Palomino, is the perfect inspo pic to be on trend this summer.  




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