Shumaila’s guide to summer hair trends

June 5, 2013

There is something about summer that seems to scream reinvention and revamping your look and with that often comes a fab new hairdo. This is especially true if you have summer events to attend such as weddings and holidays, when a new hair style will help you feel more confident and at your best. So what key summer hair trends should you be working this year?




1920’s Gatsby style

It is probably one of the biggest films of the season and The Great Gatsby is inspiring fashion trends. The 1920’s are having something of a renaissance at the moment, both for fashion trends and beauty looks. When it comes to hair styles you are looking at chic and sexy pin curls and stylish short bob styles. In the film Carey Mulligan wore a gorgeous short bob but also showed that the look is never boring with gorgeous accessories while Isla Fisher showed how great pin curls can be.


The key to the look is refined elegance. It’s not about having a boho relaxed vibe, instead your hair needs to be sharp and neat but if you get it right it can look uber-stylish and sexy.



Perfect for the relaxed boho vibe that sums up the festival scene, braids are definitely having a fashion moment. The look was particularly popular at the Cannes film festival while Emma Watson wore her hair in a braid at the Bling Ring premiere in LA. Her chic updo was the perfect example of how to pull off the plaited bun proving that they are not just for festivals but can also be perfect for events like summer weddings.



If there is one thing that your hair needs this summer it is a fringe. Whether it is a blunt fringe, a side swept fringe or a peek-a-boo, the fringe is in this year. When it comes to a new fringe the best bet is to talk to your hairdresser who will be able to talk you through the best looks to suit your face shape and hair style.

Ombre hair

When it comes to hair colour it is still all about the ombre look. Celebs like Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde and Selena Gomez are still dip-dying their hair, and there is something quite summery about the look. Lighter dyed ends have a real beach look and make your hair colour look far more interesting then plain dyed hair. This look has a nice relaxed vibe about it.


Whatever look you opt for at Shumaila, we can help you decide what trends will suit you best and find the right hair style for you. This means that whatever the summer throws at you, you will always know you are looking your best with a great new hair do.