Natural hair has been on the rise in the beauty and hairstyling industry since the turn of the century. Since 2015, natural hair transitions, and protective styles have become a million-dollar industry. ShearShare hosts and booth-renters alike have to stay on the cutting edge of beauty trends, but it can be difficult with an ever-changing industry. Here are some of the trends coming out of 2021 that are likely to stick around until 2022. Upping your skill to complement the rising demand for these styles and techniques can be the move that takes your business to the next level.
Before 2020, protective styling usually meant either box braids or a sew-in weave. Of course, with time, protective styling has become much more advanced. The variations seem to be endless with styles like: Crochet, faux locs, lace front wigs, braids that are sewn into the head, and more advanced box braids such as butterfly braids are becoming the future. Many people with natural hair choose long-term but easy styles such as crochet or lace front wig installations. There are definitely more options, which means much more styling trends and of course, more clients for the individual beauty and barbering professionals.
Men and women alike have turned to wearing their own fros and do’s like celebrities such as Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson. These days, stylists are often hired for their experiences creating healthy hair regimen for natural hair as well as for natural styling such as bantu knots, twist-outs, braid outs, or curl definition. Deep conditioning and hot oil treatments have become one of the most searched hair terms since 2020. It is rare to find a stylist or salon owner that is an expert in natural -hair care; you can diversify your clientele and increase business with natural hair expertise.
Locs & Faux Locs
Faux locs sprang to prominence within the last 5 years, and there’s a surge of young men and women opting for crochet locs, faux locs, or actual dreadlocks. Dreadlocks also come in many forms- sisterlocks being most popular for women and the traditional loc being most popular for men. Barbers and stylists can upgrade their skills and learn how to tighten and reattach locs for more business, and an increase in economic flow as locs are priced at a higher value than most other styles.
ShearShare is constantly shifting to support the ever-changing beauty industry and we are here to help! Download ShearShare today to book your next client!