Salon trends are always changing and it can be key as a stylist to keep up with the latest and greatest styles and trends dominating the industry. But with the fast pace of trends and the busy nature of salon life, it sometimes helps to play catch up.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the hottest salon trends predicted to dominate 2019 and posted it here, for your quick reading.
Implementing some of these trendy styles and techniques into your repertoire can help you stay competitive and ahead-of-the-game. Below you’ll find the hottest salon trends we anticipate will only grow in popularity as the year goes on.
Bob and lob cuts are back in a big way. But it’s not just the resurgence of this iconic style that we expect to be big in the upcoming year. This cut’s modern life incorporates creative and stunning texture. Think smooth and voluminous. A classy look is perfectly on trend.
Intentionally messy buns are back in a big way for 2019. These low-maintenance styles are all about perfecting the mess. Finding that Goldie-locks balance between messy and neat is key to pulling off this look.
We’re already finding this new style everywhere on television, in Hollywood, and on the fashion runways. Expect 2019 to bring plenty more of this timeless style.
An interesting trend of late has been the short and tight buzz cut with or without bright colored hair dye. This eccentric look is unmistakably urban and modern: sleek, low-maintenance, and expressive.
On the total other side of the spectrum are long, sleek hair styles that many women have made a leading trend for 2019. These styles are simple and beautiful a classic that seems to be always on trend.
There’s a lot happening at salons besides the cuts, however. The industry is dynamic like any other, and new tech, business processes, and customer services are always being developed.
Below, we take a look at some of the business trends to keep your eye on.
As with most years, tech will take center stage in the changing salon landscape in 2019. Technology is here to stay, impacting just about all aspects of big and small business alike. To be successful in the coming decade, you’ll want to be adaptable to tech.
Services today use technology for just about every purpose, from online shopping to ride share. The salon industry has incorporated technology to various aspects of store operations. The obvious one is booking.
If you are still using an outmoded booking system, you can easily save time and money by switching to a convenient app or computer based booking system. This is a customer favorite, as it gives them more options for booking their appointment.
It will also save your front desk time manually booking clients, helping them focus on the less transactional, meaningful work you need done.
This also might involve equipping your waiting and seating areas with WiFi internet access, modern tech amenities, and charge-up equipment for phones and iPad’s.
There was a day when spas and salons were separate locations. But the rise of “spalons” challenges the bright line that used to keep these two establishments apart. Now it is common for a salon to offer some of the amenities associated with a typical spa.
Customers love the “two-for-one” convenience you can provide by offering relaxation and beauty services all under one roof.
Salons can invest in both depth and breadth by offering a wide range of services and products for all kinds of different hair.
This is a key step to increasing market share and competing with online retailers for product. Pairing consultation and product offerings for non-traditional hair styles is on-trend.
Customers are more conscious than ever about the ingredients and chemicals that go into the products they use daily. As a result, the popularity of organic products has been on the rise.
Organic products provide safer, more environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional beauty products. As a salon owner, you should consider keeping a line of organic products in your inventory to meet the growing demand.
The salon and beauty industry is always changing. From trending hair styles to new ways of doing business, it pays to keep updated on the exciting changes happening to this very dynamic industry.
We believe all these trends will be on the upswing for the upcoming 2019 year. By keeping ahead of the curve, you can gain a competitive edge and enjoy happier customers and heavier profits.
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