Whether it’s the curly perms of the 1980s or the iconic ‘Rachel Haircut‘ made famous by Jennifer Anniston in the 1990s, you can truly define a decade by the hair colours and haircuts that were popular at the time.

As trends inevitably come and go, some of the old favourites will return, perhaps with a little tweak here or there to make them more current and relevant. 

How do Hair Trends start?

All it takes is a prominent influencer to sway the movement or a groundbreaking haircutting or hair-colouring technique to take centre stage. Trends keep hairstyling fun by shaking up techniques and keeping us all on our toes.

Here, we are taking a deep dive into each of the key hair trends that we’ll see emerging and developing throughout 2024, as well as a rundown of the essential products to help you achieve each trend. 

What Are The Key Hair Trends Of 2024?

  1. Glass Hair.
  2. Low Maintainance Layers.
  3. Natural Hair Colours.
  4. More focus on Hair Health.
  5. Fringes or ‘Birkin Bangs’.
  6. Modern Midi Hair Styles.

1. Glass Hair 

You’ve likely come across the concept of ‘glass skin,’ but now that trend is making its way to our hair as well, and we are so here for it! Glass hair embodies an ultra-smooth and refined hairstyle, boasting a glossy, mirror-like sheen.

Achieving glass hair requires helping your clients maintain hair hydration and health through the regular use of masks and oils.

Nail the Glass Hair trend with Salons Direct

Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural SprayColor Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray



The Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray is a de-frizzing product that lasts 3-4 shampoos and transforms all hair types, creating silky, glossy, frizz-free results.

The formulation of Dream Coat Supernatural Spray is unique, as it utilises a humidity-resistant polymer blend. When applied to damp hair and heat-activated with a blow dryer, the spray creates a lightweight, hydrophobic “raincoat” for the hair strands.

This raincoat-like shield helps to repel moisture, preventing frizz and unwanted volume, even in high-humidity conditions.

Key Features

  • It acts like a mini Keratin treatment.
  • Transforms all hair types, creating silky, glossy, frizz-free results.
  • No sulphates, no conditioning agents, cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan.
  • Protection from UV-rays.

Elchim Hot Honey Care Sublime Liss Smoothing Treatment Pods x12 

Elchim Hot Honey Care Sublime Liss Smoothing Treatment Pods x12 



Key Features

  • The Elchim Hot Honey Care Sublime Liss Smoothing Treatment Pods are designed to smooth hair and add shine.
  • Immediate effect: gives your client’s hair a visible shine.
  • Hot Honey Care uses heat to spread evenly during drying and styling.


Compatible with:

Color Wow Pop + Lock High Gloss Finish



Create glass shine with the Color Wow Pop + Lock High Gloss Finish. It delivers sparkling, shiny hair and brilliant colour.

Key Features

  • Transform dry, dehydrated hair into silky, sleek strands.
  • Instantly revive dull, faded hair colour.
  • Repair split ends.
  • UV protection for your clients hair.

2. Low Maintainance Layers

Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed the wolf cut, the fox cut, and the butterfly cut. Layers are really having their moment!

Whether it’s a tousled bob, a textured lob, or a retro-inspired 70s shag with curtain bangs, low-maintenance long layers are perfect for clients looking for a considered style…without the effort.

Nail the Low Maintainance Layers trend with Salons Direct.


When it comes to creating low-maintenance layers, every hairdresser needs the right pair of scissors to work more efficiently on every job.

Here at Salons Direct, we stock a range of hairdressing scissors for all budgets and requirements from leading brands such as Jaguar, Leaf Scissors and more!

How to choose the perfect Hairdressing Scissors

When selecting the perfect hair-cutting scissors for your needs, consider your predominant cutting style. Are you inclined towards creating layers and soft edges, or do you prefer more blunt styles?

This preference will dictate the ideal scissor shape for your technique.

Additionally, determine the size that suits you best. Smaller scissors, typically ranging from 4.5″ to 5.5″, offer precision for detailed haircuts. Conversely, longer scissors, 6″ and above, are better suited for techniques like the scissor-over-comb method and basic trims.

To ensure a comfortable fit, measure the blade length against your middle finger and the overall length against your palm. Most scissors span from 4.5” to 8”, providing a wide range of options.

Don’t forget to consider your personal needs as well. Do you require a specific coating on the scissors? Are you allergic to nickel? Are left-handed scissors necessary? Taking these factors into account will guide you towards selecting the perfect pair of scissors tailored to your unique requirements.

3. Natural Hair Colours

In 2024, we’re seeing a lean towards natural hair colours, with more clients likely to opt for natural hues. In line with broader lifestyle trends favouring minimalism and simplicity, natural hair colours offer a low-maintenance option.

Nail the Natural Hair Colours trend with Salons Direct.

Check out our range of semi-permanent and permanent hair colours to create beautiful natural hair colours for your clients, from blazing brunettes to bombshell blondes and everything in between.




Discover How to achieve natural-looking colour results with IGORA ZERO AMM.

4. Focus on Hair Health.

A focus on hair and scalp health continues throughout 2024, with more clients prioritising the overall health of both.

As a salon professional, you can provide personalised recommendations and treatments to promote a healthy scalp by understanding your clients’ specific scalp concerns and needs.

Nail the Hair Health trend with Salons Direct.

Of course, OLAPLEX needs no introduction! But what they say is true: you can count on OLAPLEX to help your clients maintain healthy locks!

It is a multi-step hair treatment regimen renowned for its ability to effectively repair damaged hair and expand the possibilities of chemical hair treatments.

OLAPLEX No.7 Bonding Oil 30ml



Key Features

  • Highly concentrated, weightless, reparative styling oil.
  • Repairs damaged and compromised hair.
  • Strengthens and protects hair structure.
  • Restores healthy appearance and texture.
  • Improved lustre, shine, and manageability.
  • Suitable and beneficial to all hair types.
  • Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free & Phthalate-Free.
  • Cruelty-Free & Vegan.

OLAPLEX No.6 Bond Smoother 100ml



Key Features

  • Leave-in reparative styling creme eliminates frizz, hydrates & protects all hair types.
  • Excellent for all hair types, including coloured and chemically treated hair.
  • Strengthening, hydrates, moisturises and speeds up blow-dry times while smoothing.
  • Eliminate frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours.


Related: Everything you need to know about OLAPLEX


5. Fringes or ‘Birkin Bangs’.

Fringes are having another moment in 2024 with the rise of ‘Birkin Bangs’. We’re talking about that gorgeous face-framing side split fringe made famous by the iconic Jane Birkin.

When coupled with the’ long layered’ trend we saw earlier, ‘French Girl chic’ will look even stronger than ever.

Nail the Fringe trend with Salons Direct.

Mermade Hair Interchangeable Blow Dry Brush Pink



Introducing the Mermade Hair Interchangeable Blow Dry Brush in Pink, a versatile 3-in-1 solution designed to breathe life into your client’s hair.


  • 1 x Base
  • 1 x Pre-styling Dryer: Effectively dries roots and eliminates excess water.
  • 1 x Volume Head 60mm Attachment: Ideal for achieving a lavish, voluminous blowout.
  • 1 x Curling Head 32mm Attachment: Offers targeted drying and facilitates stunning curls.

Key Features:

  • Flexible, tangle-free bristles crafted from a hybrid of boar-free nylon, making styling and adding bounce a breeze.
  • Three heat settings: Cool, Low, and High heat for customized styling.
  • 360° airflow with a vented design around the barrel ensures swift drying.
  • 60mm barrel promotes curvature and amplifies the volume.
  • Ionic technology seals hair cuticles, enhancing shine and reducing flyaways.
  • The detachable design enables versatility, convenient storage, and travel-friendly portability.
  • Powerful and professional-grade 1200W motor paired with a 2.5m swivel cord for optimal performance.
  • Suitable for both wet and dry use.

6. Modern Midi.

Over the last couple of years, we have seen short and longer bobs, and now we’re welcoming the ‘Modern Midi, ‘ which is a mid-length hair that sits just below the shoulders with face-framing layers.

Clients with the ‘Modern Midi’ really do get the best of both worlds.

Nail the Modern Mini trend with Salons Direct.

Style your client’s modern midi with Goldwell StyleSign a range of high-performance styling products ranging from texturising sprays to shine sprays, heat defence and more!





We’d love to see the different styles, cuts and colours that your clients are asking for in 2024.

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