2018 Hair Trends
December 21, 2017 3:05 pm
As 2017 draws to a close, ‘new year, new me’ is quickly approaching and what better way to start 2018 than having a fresh new hairstyle?
This year we have seen short hair cuts that are styled to create lots of texture, along with the classic pompadour. Don’t worry, these styles will keep going strong next year and added to these will be classic partings, slick backs and messy locks. So, no matter what hair type, face shape and styling time you have, there will definitely be an on-trend look that will suit you.
Take a look at my top 4 hair trends for 2018, including my expert advice on what to ask for at the barbers and how to style your hair at home.
This type of style suits those with a square face shape to complement the blunt cropped fringe. Sticking to tight and faded sides along with a loose textured top will certainly give you an on-trend style.
To maintain this look at home, after washing your hair, use some styling paste if your hair struggles to lie flat and then dry it forward using the nozzle of the dryer. To finish, add a small amount of clay on top to give it that added texture.
If you have fine hair, the classic parting is a style that you will be able to maintain. Ask for the definitive short back and sides with an accentuated side parting, but keep the top long so it can be styled into a quiff. Ensure to ask your barber to keep it clean around the ears.
When your hair is wet, apply some paste and comb it back using a wide toothbrush to get those line effects and to smooth the sides down.
Textured Slick Back
A slick back style is great for all hair types and it can be worn smart or casual. So, if you are struggling to find a style that suits the workplace, this is your go-to look.
It is easier to maintain once the hair is wet as it can be blow-dried by brushing it backwards. If your hair is frizzy or wavy, add some hair cream to ensure it stays in place.
This cut has become increasingly popular towards the end of 2017 and I am expecting it to really take off in 2018, so it is definitely one for you if like you being on trend.
Make sure your barber knows you want to grow curtains because even if your hair isn’t long enough, they can begin creating the style for it to grow into. To show off the curtains even more, make sure the back and sides are kept much shorter.
All you need to do to maintain this look is to blow dry your hair forward and flat using a paddle brush. To finish, add some hairspray whilst pushing your hair back off your face.