If you’re long overdue for a snip and are toying with the idea of a new look, make sure you’re informed on the latest trends before entrusting your tresses to your stylist. This season it’s all about balayage as opposed to ombre (see right for an explanation), beards for blokes, dishevelled braids and wet-look slicked back styles. We may not approve of her in some ways, but US popstar Miley Cyrus’s short asymmetrical cut has set the tone for what is sure to be the must-have hair style of the season.
As for colour, Dubai-based expert and stylist Rami Jabali, owner of Rami Jabali Salon & Spa in JBR, says anything goes. ‘It’s all about embracing change and reinvention in 2014. Hue isn’t important as long as it complements skin tone,’ says Rami. ‘Think complete overhauls, blondes moving to auburn tones and brunettes turning to blond, embracing complete change.’ Here, Rami sets the scene for this season’s must-have hair styles, plus how to get them at home.