Shadow hair is the trend for women who want more time between their salon trips

Shadow hair

2018 is official the year of dimension if the latest Instagram trends are anything to go by. More people than ever are avoiding flat colours like the plague, opting for midlights, balayage, ombrè and more to get depth of colour. But it’s not all about highlights, you know.

Shadow hair

According to [link url=”https://www.allure.com/story/shadow-hair-color-highlights-trend” no follow=”true” nofollow=”true”]Allure[/link], ‘shadow hair’ is growing in popularity, and involves adding natural-looking shadows to your hair to make your colour look seamless, and save you in trips to the salon. “‘Shadow hair’ is a new hair-colour trend that mimics the ombré of yesteryear,” explains Nikki Ferrara, colourist at Serge Normant at John Frieda in NYC. Combine shadow toning with babylights and balayage to create a “soft, organic root” and you can actually go 4-6 months without retouching them – sign us up!

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Coffee balayage

Coffee balayage

There’s a new balayage in town and we’re loving the concept! Coffee balayage mimics the usual technique but using coffee colours from the dark espresso to the soft latte shades, combining to make this glossy bob a tonal dream.

Gem roots is the current Instagram-trend fulfilling our crystal-obsessed dreams. From magenta to pastel shades of green and pink and silvery blonde ends, it sounds like it shouldn’t work but OH, it does.

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Fruit Juice Hair

Fruit Juice Hair

Another trend that will have brunettes jumping for joy, the latest colour style dubbed ‘fruit juice hair’ is total hair goals. Coined by hair guru Alisha McAlister, she explained: “I’m not sure what to call this! It’s a mix of blended fruit colours. I started this hair colour thinking I was doing a simple base and tone. Then my amazing client surprised me! She said, “I want something different!” So yay for stylist choice night!”. We think it’ll be a big hit this summer.

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Rose Brown

Rose Brown

Finally! A pastel trend that brunettes can get involved with! The rose gold trend isn’t done just yet, as rose brown is gaining traction on Instagram. Instead of having to dye your hair bright blonde to achieve the look, this works with darker hair colours. Created by hairstylist Thi Thao Tu, it’s done by using a combination of bleach, Olaplex treatment, and brown and red dyes. We’re SO into this!

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Oversized braids

Oversized braids

We’re almost at the end of fashion month, and it’s fair to say that this season hair was kept simple on the catwalks – we’ve seen a lot of side partings, tousled waves and low ponys. But at the Simone Rocha show oversized braids took centre stage, tied with a black velvet ribbon, the romantic ‘do is perfect for the colder months.

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Ghosted hair

Ghosted hair

This gorgeous look has nothing to do with the dating term, but rather what’s hiding in the shadows of the gorgeous hue. Why’s it different from platinum or silver? It’s the addition of carbon, quartz and oyster white that you don’t see at first glance. First crafted by Jason Hogan of Josh Wood Atelier on this wavy short hairstyle, it’s definitely going to be a biggie this year.

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Statement middle parts

Statement middle parts

Changing your part can change your life (well, your hair look at least). This year it’s all about splitting it straight down the middle. The more dramatic, the better.
Find out if a middle part will suit you.

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Straight up luxe

Straight up luxe

We’re going back to 2001 when ghd first launched and the only way to wear your hair was super straight.
Need a new tool to do the job? Here are 13 of the best hair straighteners to suit every budget.

Ballerina buns

Ballerina buns

Ballerina buns are back, only this time we’re keeping them smaller (RIP donuts), sweeter and slicked back. Add a braid to your lengths before twisting into a bun for a little something extra.
Love a good ‘updo? Check out our favourite hair updos of the season

Wet-look waves

Wet-look waves

Finally, a look that won’t be ruined in the rain! But it does take some talent to perfect – start by curling your hair in different directions, then run a generous amount of treatment oil through your lengths and finish with a soft wax for hold and shine. Try Frizz-Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir £9.99 John Frieda with Styling Wax £4.39 V05 Andrew José for SALON SCIENCE® haircare predicts the wet look will making many red carpet appearances in 2018.

Soft fringes and undone layers

Soft fringes and undone layers

Is it just us or did all the Victoria’s Secret Angels immediately head to the hairdresser after Tokyo to have a fringe cut? We’re looking at you Taylor Hill and Romee Strijd… but we all know Vanessa Moody (pictured) got there first.
Need more fringe-spo? Take a scroll through the best celebrity fringes of all time.