If you haven’t gotten a haircut since The Before Times, you’re not alone. Thanks to our year-plus in isolation, longer hair is trending, and although salons are finally back in full swing (yay!), there’s a divide between those who want to keep their growth and those who are ready for a dramatic change. “It’s been interesting, and we’re actually seeing some people being more daring and favouring a shorter style,” says Ryan Trygstad, celebrity stylist and co-founder of Mark Ryan Salon in New York City. But the hard truth is that some hairstyles may require more than one haircut after all that time away. And for others, the longer hair has become the new normal.
If you are sticking with the length for the meantime (*raises hand*), the great news is that long hair has tons of versatility. “We’re absolutely loving shaggy layers for long hair,” says Trygstad. But don’t feel like you have to curl your hair to show off every layer. “It feels like we’re moving away from beachy waves and more towards early ’90s styles that are sleek and shiny,” says the stylist. But to achieve that glossy, healthy look, you'll need a couple of products to help.
“At-home hair treatments are great,” says Trygstad. “I recommend that my clients use a hair mask once a week.”
The stylist also recommends using a clarifying hair treatment, which removes build-up from your hair and scalp while it conditions.
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