A celebrity hairdresser says this is one of the most flattering haircuts that will suit every 30-something
If you only buy one item for the upcoming season, make it a bow. It can be bold, neutral, oversized or mini – whatever it may be, just make sure you’ve got one to hand – and in hair. Just. So. Pretty.
Tempted to experiment with a fringe but not sure how to pull it off without resembling your mum in the 80s? We feel ya. That’s why we’re loving this fresh new take on the classic fringe: the baby fringe. Tempted to grab the scissors?
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.
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.
Read our guide to choosing your parting based on your face shape
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 our list of the best hair straighteners to suit every budget.
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
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
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 fringe hairstyles as seen on our favourite celebrities.
Choppy punk fringes
A little more edgy and a little less hair in your eyes. Both Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski rocked faux versions last year, but the truly badass will make it a permanent change.
Glossiness equals greatness
Want your hair to be as blinding as your highlighter? Amal Clooney and Kate Middleton have been giving us glossy blow wave envy for years, and it ain’t going to stop any time soon.
Here’s how to get your shiniest hair yet.
But undone is equally fun
Lazy girls, we got you. Matte, textured, “I don’t give a shit” hair is the look we’ll all be spending 20 minutes trying to make it look like it took us only two to whip up. Think bed hair in a bun – simple!
Check out these effortless top knots for more inspiration.
Bringing back the bowl cut
If Zendaya can do it, you can do it. Despite what you might think, a bowl cut can been adapted to suit any hair type and face shape. “It can be classy or edgy, it can be androgynous or ultra-feminine – it’s all about choice.” says Melissa Timperly, owner of Melissa Timperely Salon in Manchester.
After shaving her head last year, Cara Delevingne will be one to watch for this trend.
Embellish a little
Add a little glitz and glamour to your ‘do with hair jewellery, perfect for pixie cuts. Pop some bling in your braids, sparkly studs in your hair updo or simply slide in a headband for easy elegance.
Here how the A-list wear hair accessories.
Beach waves, always
Have your sea salt spray and curling wands at the ready because beach wave hair isn’t going anywhere. You don’t need to live by the sea to look like a bronzed beach goddess, just add some fake tan and you’re good to go.
We adore red hair, whether it’s bright and fiery or a muted strawberry blonde. And this year, Charlotte McKenna predicts we’ll all be adding a little warmth into our hair colour, “Most will abandon granny chic in favour of warmer pallets. 2018 will see more and more copper tones, from brunettes and golden copper balayage to full on vivid coppers.”
Ready to go red? Here are our favourite red hair colours to inspire you…
Go for gold
Blondes in particular will be steering away from silvery platinum tones and going back to their golden roots.
Keep it classy, not brassy by popping one of these blonde toning shampoos in your shower.
Crimped and primped
Crimped hair has been biding its time in the style sidelines, but we’re ready to welcome it back with open arms. Those with thin hair will find it particularly handy for creating volume and the illusion of thicker hair. Andrew José recommends prepping with Thickening Serum £15 Salon Science to hair before styling for extra bounce.
Touch me texture
A little texture here, a little kink here and a freshly washed finish that’s hard to fake. Those who are lucky will be able to wash and wear, but for the rest of us: blow-dry straight, but leave your lengths slightly damp. Twist and pin into place while you finish getting ready, and then release just as you walk out the door.
Check out our list of the best texturising sprays to nail the perfect tousle.
Curls, curls, curls. Big like the 80s, but tighter tendrils and more frizz control thanks to today’s smoothing products.
We absolutely love curly hairstyles here at GLAMOUR HQ but know the frizz can be a struggle. Try taming your strands with these shampoos for curly hair
Not straight and not quite curly, but something in between. This new wave isn’t overly styled, but isn’t messy either. Kaia Gerber is leading the pack with this one.
Get your groove back with by chanelling your inner hippy. “70s hair is going to be a huge trend for this year. The loose, bouncy curls with dishevelled edges that made the decade so memorable, have now returned and are guaranteed to be seen everywhere.” says Andrew José.
Here are the best curling wands for nailing that tousled wave.
Sleek low ponytails
The perfect second or third day hairdo, channel J-Lo’s effortless ombre hair. Use your natural oils to sleekly comb back your strands and tie tightly at the nape of your neck. Smooth your ends with a serum for an extra glossy finish.
Need some new products in your hair wardrobe? Here are 11 of our favourite styling heroes.
High retro ponytails
Sleek in the front and volume in the back. The higher and more voluminous you can make your ponytail for this look, the better. It’s an ideal style for getting extra wear from your curls or blow-dry.
Want more inspiration? Here’s our favourite ponytail hairstyles as seen on our favourite celebrities
Rose gold is here to stay
The hair hue we all fell in love with in 2017 is still making our hearts race. And because we’re also 70s obsessed, super hair stylist Larry King predicts pinks and rose gold colours will be appearing more as a muted wash in 2018 – reminiscent of an old polaroid photo. Glamour tried the
rose gold hair trend and the results were amazing.
More and more curly haired queens are moving away from weaves and relaxers to embrace their natural curls. Whether yours are big and bouncy, frizzy or kinky – they’re all beautiful!
Silver and light grey hair have been huge hits on Instagram in the past, but Katie Williams, Senior Stylist at Code Hair predicts we’ll darkening this shade to more of a charcoal in 2018. “By taking the grey deeper, the hair will look more glossy, nourished and healthy. Moving on from light grey and silver balayage, charcoal grey is a soft transition and at the same time, really striking. This trend is perfect if you’ve spent hours in the salon to achieve lightened hair but want something different for the New Year.”