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 tongs 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.
Need a good texturising spray? These guys will help you nail the perfect tousle.
Curls, curls, curls. Big like the 80s, but tighter tendrils and more frizz control thanks to today’s smoothing products.
Got a serious case of the frizz? Try taming your strands with these shampoos.
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 6 of the best curling tongs 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 how your favourite A-listers wear a sassy pony.
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.”