New Year… new trends? We talk with Jordi Pérez, artistic director at La Barberia de Gràcia, about what we would found in 2018.
What do you predict for the beards in 2018?
Despite what we have been hearing for a long time that beards are going to disappear, that they no longer will be wear,… My answer is an emphatic no. It is not true. Beards are still worn. They are no longer a trend as marked as two or three years ago, when they were the most modern and also took an exaggerated length, but they’re still trendy. Now we see them shorter than before, not as much as an incipient beard, but shorter, and with a slight disproportion between the moustache and the beard. My bet is that they will continue to give people something to talk about in 2018, 2019 and maybe even in 2020. There’s still beards for time!
And for men hair, what trends will we have this year?
In 2018 it will continue to be seen the fade, but less. We are not going to see as many gradients as we have done so far, and this measure will give way to longer hair. We're going to see length at the nape of the neck and on the sides, and curly hair is coming powerfully! We will have a clear influence of the 80s. You can already take good note of Stranger Things and movies of that decade because they will be the source of inspiration for the season.
In colouring we will continue giving touches of colour in those more daring men. We are not up to the female hairdresser but it is a field where little by little we are moving forward. We will see some highlights, or for the more daring we have colour silver, or fantasy colours, even fluorescents! By the way, the ultraviolet colour, chosen 2018’s colour by Pantone, is not on the men’s wish list, for now ;-)
And what plans do you have in La Barberia de Gràcia for 2018?
During this year at La Barberia de Gràcia we will continue moving forward, as always. And we have prepared some surprise that I still cannot reveal. We are working on very interesting things, including our new collection! Which, by the way, is not going to look anything like what we've done so far. When my colleagues tell me every year that the collection has surprised them, for me this is a great satisfaction, and this year I plan to surprise again with what I have in mind. However, to see it, you will have to wait ;-)