From Zendaya’s new fringe to Ariana Grande’s zig zag parting or Beyoncé’s honeycomb hair colour, these are the looks that we’ll be wearing this season and beyond
With a new season comes the opportunity for a new cut and colour. And, after two years of staring at our overgrown locks on Zoom everyday, you better believe we’ll be booking in with our hairdresser soon.
If, like us, you’re looking for a picture to show your stylist, look no further than the heads of some of our favourite stars of stage and screen. From nostalgic parting switch-ups to warm, autumnal tones and brow-skimming fringes, there’s something for every taste, hair texture and time restriction.
Here are three that we’re loving from Ariana Grande, Zendaya and Beyoncé (what a line-up!) to provide valuable hairstyle inspo to carry you through the colder months and beyond.
Ariana Grande’s zig zag parting
It’s official – 90s throwbacks are making a comeback, and we couldn’t be happier. Whether it’s 17 Makeup relaunching into Boots on 21 February (we’ve got it marked in our diaries) or frosted eyeshadow enjoying a resurgence, we’re massively into the wave of nostalgic beauty that’s hitting our shores (and shelves) at the moment.
One of our favourite 90s hair trends? The zig zag parting, seen on no other than Ariana Grande in her latest Instagram post to tease her new beauty range, R.E.M. A recent go-to of Bella Hadid’s too, it’s making its way from our memories to the mainstream – hopefully to stay.
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A great way to mix up your parting, the zig zag parting is also one of the easiest hacks for adding volume to flat or fine hair. It also can work for any hair type. If you have Afro hair, this TikTok shows how to master it with braids using a comb, while this how-to shows you how to use your fingers for a less ‘perfect’ line that matches brilliantly with a 90s-inspired updo (we’re getting serious Spice Girls vibes).
Zendaya’s brow-grazing fringe
When it comes to hair inspiration, Zendaya is a firm favourite of ours. A haircut chameleon, her most recent look, as seen on the London leg of the Dune press tour, has filled us with the type of fringe envy that’s tempting us to go all DIY (don’t worry, we’re resisting the urge!).
“When in London...wear @viviennewestwood” the Euphoria actor wrote on Instagram, with her designer get-up teamed with a 90s nude lip and of course, the choppy fringe we’re certain will be a hair stylist reference point for the next few months.
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Choosing to get a bold fringe like Zendaya’s can feel like a big step, but with the right research (and a good consultation with your hairdresser) it could be worth the step outside your comfort zone.
Key factors to take into consideration are face shape and hair texture to find a style that enhances your already perfect features and, more importantly, fits in with your lifestyle. If you have fine, straight hair, try a fuller fringe to give it enough weight so that it doesn’t require too much maintenance. If you have thicker hair, an equally full-on cut or subtle layering could be the way forward. If you have curly or coily hair, look to book in with someone with experience with your hair type and who knows their 3B from their 4C.
Most salons also offer free fringe trims in between cuts – something that’s definitely worth looking into in our experience – to keep ends looking and feeling fresh and healthy.
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Fringes can be prone to breakage and heat damage due to overuse of blow dryers and hair straighteners. With that in mind, this hair softening blow dry cream, that offers heat protection up to 230°C, is a must-have for keeping your fringe in tip top condition.
Beyoncé’s honeycomb hair colour
When it comes to blonde, not many people do it better than Beyoncé. And, as of late, her Instagram posts have shown her embracing a darker side, with Queen B’s golden locks transitioning from summer brights to equally gorgeous warm autumnal honeycomb hues with flashes of brunette.
Characterised by contrasting light and deep shades, her highlights complement the undertones of her skin tone beautifully. It’s a masterclass in how hair colour can almost act like makeup – highlighting bone structure and making skin glow all at the same time.
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If you have darker hair, this sort of hair shade shift is best left in the hands of the professionals. Unlike what appears on Instagram – celebrities changing colour in what seems like a 24-hour period – it can take multiple appointments to get to the tone that you’re aiming for or else risk completely wrecking the long-term health of your hair.
What’s more, they’ll also be able to recommend what shades would work best with your skin’s undertones – whether they be warm, cool or neutral – and find your perfect blend to add dimension and depth with the least amount of damage.
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If you’ve lightened up your strands by a shade or two, hair masks and deep treatments will soon become your hair care staples for helping ward off split and dry ends and keep your colour looking vibrant and healthy. This hard-working mask fits the bill perfectly thanks to its nourishing ingredients that care for both scalp and strands.