These Haircuts Are Going to Take Over Salons in 2018
Ringing in the New Year always brings along fresh starts and new beginnings of all sorts. Our resolutions—made at least with good intentions, if not much motivation—beckon our best selves to come forth; and for Southern women, our hair is no exception. According to Fashion Week runways, leading hair professionals, and our favorite famous ladies, there are some new hair trends on the horizon. We’ve seen what’s to come this year in terms of haircuts for all lengths and textures—and we like what we see. 2018 is going to be all about embracing natural, no-fuss textures with fresh, interesting haircuts. It’s going to be the year of the unabashedly un-done and effortlessly stylish. Low maintenance short cuts, easy bangs, and enhanced textures are the name of the game; but we’re seeing long, relaxed styles and middle parts make a comeback, as well.
No matter which haircut fits your style, it’s bound to be low maintenance and celebrate your natural beauty, making this upcoming year even more exciting to ring in!
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We’re talking a minimalist style that lets you wash and go. It stays away from too many layers, and it works super well for fine hair. Some adventurous ladies are bringing it up to ear-length, but we always love the chin-grazing length. For a modernist spin, go with a middle part; but a classic side part makes it look simple and easy.
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The super short pixie isn’t quite as in as last year anymore, but we’re loving this long pixie you can tousle with texture if you have wavy or curly hair or create a sleek, refined look if you have straight hair. Keep the front section of bangs swept to the side for a flattering frame.
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Low Maintenance Bangs
Shaggy bangs are in full-force due to their low maintenance styling and cool-girl feel. We’re seeing many bangs that aren’t full fringe or blunt, but instead go a little more wispy or part in the center. It’s going to make having bangs a less stressful affair!
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This shag cut came into its own throughout 2017, and we aren’t seeing it slow down. It might not be brand-new, but it’s embracing the natural texture and easy styling of these upcoming trends (while adding for a much-needed mid-length cut to the mix).
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This blunt shag is all about texture and, unlike the New Shag, hits a little higher up near the chin. With or without bangs, it’s all about getting that mid-shaft volume with texturizing sprays. This style is perfect for the bob-lovers that want to try something new and cool.
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Deep Side Part
Though middle parts are extremely popular on the runway, we’re seeing a lot of deep side parts that go Old Hollywood in nature, but accompany natural textures of all types (enhanced with styling creams or mousses and often air-dried) and lengths that range from bobs to ultra-long locks. A deep side part is especially fun to accessorize with fun barrettes and pins.
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If you want to go a little bolder than the long pixie, take it shorter with this super pixie that welcomes volume and texture more than your usual simple pixie. It works amazingly with curly hair. Air dry with a volumizing mousse and finish with a texturizing spray.
If you’re anything like us, sometimes your hair just needs a quick beauty pick-me-up. Believe it or not, achieving salon-worthy style at home is easier and quicker than it may seem. We’ve teamed up with the Birmingham-based bloggers at Irrelephant to show you how to get the perfect blowout without a trip to the salon.
Having the right tools on hand will make creating the perfect blowout at home a breeze. Ready to get started on your new go-to hairstyle? Wet your hair, pick up your round brush, watch the video, and get ready to follow these simple steps as you go. You’ll have a beautiful new hairdo in no time. And, the best part? After you’re done, you will be armed with the know-how to recreate this easy, at-home style any time you want.
Step 1: Apply volumizing mousse to the crown of your head. You’ll also need to apply smoothing serum to the midshaft and ends of your hair.
Step 2: Blow dry through your roots roots vertically. Be sure to dry small sections of hair one at a time, focusing on giving your hair lots of volume as you blow dry.
Step 3: Section off your front bangs. Next, grab take a round brunch and roll forward as you blow dry. A round brush is key for this step.
Step 4: Pre-dry the rest of your hair using your hands as you go. You’ll want to get your hair about 90 percent dry before you move to the next step. You do not need for a brush for this step.
Step 5: Section off your hair. Finish drying the rest of your hair with a round brush to achieve a polished blowout look.
Step 6: Finish with some light hairspray to complete the perfect blowout at home.
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The overwhelming consensus of industry professionals is that many clients are longing for long, silky locks that look great with their natural bends and waves. It’s another wash-and-go style that keeps hair straighteners and curling wands at bay unless needing to touch up just a couple spots.
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Of course, everyone is trying to oust the lob as the most popular cut ever—and we get it, maybe its time has past. People still love the perfect length, though; and you can make it fresh and modern by going all natural. Long layers are added for some major volume and shape, but styling is only to emphasize, not change.