An expert’s guide to the trendiest haircuts for the summer

  • As told to Manali Shah, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2016 22:15 IST
Singer Rihanna sporting an undercut - which is a huge trend this summer (Photo: Shutterstock)


Soft layers: Love your long hair too much to go short? Get soft layers that frame the face. That way, you can pull the hair up into a trendy top knot when it gets too hot. The half top knot is another sassy way to beat the heat while looking chic. It’s easy to style and can be done with just about any length of hair.

The half top knots is a cool way to beat the heat (Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)

Layered bob: A bob that sits just above the shoulder is a heart-throb this summer. It has beautiful movement and at the same time, can be worn scrunched or sleek straight. Use an anti-frizz leave-in cream to enhance the natural movement of your hair, or a high definition curling cream to define those curls.

A layered bob is a heart-throb this season (Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)

Undercuts: A rage for the bold this summer is the undercut. You can have the most classic haircut and still flaunt an undercut at the nape. This can be done on any length, texture and face shape as it stays under the main haircut. Go crazy with the endless shapes and design options.

You can have the most classic haircut and still flaunt an undercut at the nape (Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)

Also read: How short hair went from ‘undesirable’ to a major style statement


The dishevelled look: Go for a dishevelled or textured top and short blended sides and back. The idea is to keep it natural and not too structured. Light leave-in creams can help to achieve this no-fuss look.

This summer, keep it casual (Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)

Man bun: Keep the layers in a long, square shape, so it has a structured outline. When it gets too hot, tie it in a casual knot, like a man bun. If you’re feeling adventurous, try man braids — it adds to the appeal.

Make a style statement by sporting a man bun (Illustration: Shrikrishna Patkar)

- Avan Contractor, co-founder and creative director, BBLUNT

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