5 Hair Trends That Came Out of the Covid-19 Pandemic
From face-framing to going natural, we’re shining the spotlight on the hairstyles, colours, and trends that popped up from lockdown
9 September 2020
We spend so much time fussing over how our hair is cut, shaped or coloured, that when salons, barbershops, and beauty centres closed in the UAE for months due to the pandemic, it gave residents a lot of time to rethink their regular appointments.
With fewer options for professional hairstyling, most women in the emirates began changing how they maintain their locks.
Below, check out five hair colours, hairstyles, and more that we've noticed came out of the Covid-19 lockdown.
1. Low maintenance hair colour
With most of us having limited access to a salon in the UAE, or refusing to step outside of our homes, there are more reasons for us to return to low-maintenance hair colouring.
Some people simply don't want to have to worry about the shades of their hair, and it costs less without all the necessary upkeep.
Face-framing colour is fabulously low-maintenance, as well as colour-melting.
Others may look to natural hair colour instead, as we've spent a lot of time with ourselves in the past few months, giving us plenty of time to get used to our natural hair textures and colour.
2. Hair bangs
During lockdown, some people decided to cut their own fringes at home.
Hairstylist James Pecis told Allure in an interview: "[...]They [are] looking for a big change in their life at a time when everything [is] out of control."
And grabbing a pair of scissors to give yourself some longer or shorter bangs does the trick, like what singer Dua Lipa and model Bella Hadid did during quarantine.
3. Bold hair colours
On the other hand, people who aren't afraid to explore bolder looks and seek more dramatic changes in their life may opt for wilder colours.
The opposite end of the low-maintenance route sees pinks, blues, reds, and purples.
4. Protective hair styles
For the ladies with kinky or curly hair, protective hair styles such as faux locs, box braids, and Senegalese twists offer longevity, texture, and are easy to take care of.
These hair styles tend to last for a very long time, so you'll have less appointments to make with your hair stylist in the UAE.
5. Blunt cuts
During lockdown in the UAE, many resorted to cutting their overgrown long hair by themselves, with some going for a blunt lob.
Blunt lobs provide a refreshing look to your locks, but do require some maintenance particularly at the ends in order to maintain its bluntness.
Plus, they always look cute. I mean, how great does La La Land actress Emma Stone's lob look?