Winter comes with a number of unpredictable variables — like whipping windchill or the ever-present scarf static — that make getting a haircut seem nonsensical at best (and, at worst, a waste of precious holiday money). Still, if you’re itching for a hair change as the end of the year nears, there are plenty of trends to consider, should you be willing to make a statement.
“I predict the haircuts this Winter will be healthy, thick, geometric normcore,” said Devin Toth, hairstylist at Salon SCK in New York City. “They will make statements — whether you do that with accessories or incredible color — but they won’t be flat-out funky and in-your-face. Winter tends to be a time for covering up and contracting; it’s not a season that people typically flaunt their hair full throttle. Lately, my clients have been really happy to just get rid of every last remnant of their wispy, unwanted, Summer-damaged split ends.”
Ahead, Toth and celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway are breaking down five specific haircuts people will be copping during the colder months, from the up-and-coming bowl cut to a new take on the shag. Maybe Winter’s not so predictable after all . . .