I don’t know about you, but the past year has felt long. I’ve got more grey hair and more wrinkles, and despite going to bed earlier, I’m still tired. There’s no denying that I’ve felt like I’ve aged faster in lockdown. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with this (I have no issues with changing hair colour or a few lines on my face), the speed at which it has happened has been a little disconcerting. I want to feel like myself again, and for me, that means getting a haircut.
Over the past few months, I’ve lost count of the number of people who have said their hair needs cutting, from my husband to my colleagues as well as my parents. The craving to get a chop has been strong. Personally, I’m desperate to get my hair cut back into a bob. I want to feel like that new and improved version that always comes post-chop. I don’t think I’d be exaggerating to say that we’re all looking to hairdressers to give us back our former selves—how we looked pre-lockdown with a cherry on top.
With this in mind, I spoke to two hairstylists—Peter Burkill and Efi Davies, the international artistic director for Toni&Guy—on the haircuts to go for once heading back to salons feels more like the norm. Plus, they told us which cuts will make us look and feel more youthful to combat all the accelerated ageing we feel like we’ve undergone (although, I’m certain that’s not really the case).