We've all felt the urge to book a haircut in the midst of a major life change. It's the reason bangs suddenly feel so tempting right after a breakup, or why so many brides chop their hair the minute the wedding's over (sometimes sooner). It's also why, weeks into the current social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, so many people (celebrities included) are already turning to at-home haircuts.
According to Temur Hamilton, a hairstylist at Manhattan's Sally Hershberger Salon, we can predict a surge of appointments once salons can open their doors again. "You'll want a haircut — any cut, really — just to get rid of the dead weight," he says. "If I had to choose a specific style, it would be a variation on the bob, which is a classic favorite for spring and summer, and it almost always feels refreshing."
Coupled with the fact that short hair tends to surge in popularity during times of economic downturn, it's not a stretch to assume that many of us will be looking at losing some length in the coming months. If you can already tell that's going to be you, here are six styles to pre-book — and pre-pay, if you're able to — with your stylist. (Take it from us and don't try these at home.)