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The Biggest Hair Trends This Year

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So, what’s it going to be. Are you going to go the Baywatch ‘big waves don’t care’ route, the Cher inspired poker straight look or a Blondie inspired pixie style? We asked celebrity hair stylist Teresa Chen to predict the biggest hair trends for 2018. So over to you Teresa.

“It’s going to be all about embracing natural, no-fuss textures with fresh, interesting haircuts. Styles that are un-done and effortlessly stylish. Low maintenance, easy bangs, big waves and straight hair with body. Plus, long, relaxed styles and middle parts will make a comeback. As far as colors go, a return to chocolate and all shades of brown, Ombre (dark roots that gradually lighten towards the tips) with a Balayage twist (that blends roots to ends for a multi-dimensional color).”

Here are the latest hair trends of this year:

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1. Real Girl Retro

It’s all about real girl beauty and 2018 will continue to get inspired by decades past. “We’ll see a mix of ’70s and ’90s-inspired looks. Healthy, fluffy hair is in. Just wash and condition. Brush it out and let it do what it does--no heat required.” When in doubt just use OGX Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo that works a marvel on all hair types.

2. Bangs Are Back

If you’ve always wanted to get them, there’s no better time to. One of the trending hairstyles these days, “The center-parted fringe is chic, laid back and flattering for most face shapes,” says Teresa. Side parted shaggy bangs also look great because they have a low maintenance styling and cool-girl feel.

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3. Big bouncy waves

“No tight curls please!” says Teresa. It’s time to put down the styling wand and grab some hot rollers like Denman TCR3 Large Self-Grip Hair Rollers.  “It’s about embracing your hair’s natural waves. So, buy some curl defining mousse like Wella Professionals EIMI Boost Bounce Curl Enhancing Mousse and rock your waves with a classic bouncy blowout,” she says. The look is all about relaxed, lived-in wave with a rock-n-roll edge.

4. Straight and chic

“This one will never go out of style.”  Plug in that flat iron because straight sleek hair is here to stay. Of serums and light leave-in oils are a must as are heat protection sprays like Wella Professionals EIMI Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray. “But the trend is now more towards straight hair with body rather than flat, severe locks.” We suggest Chaoba LCD Flat Iron Hair Straightener (Black).

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5. No-fuss bobs

Talk about latest trending hairstyles! Short hair made a resurgence in 2017, and with effortless chic being the name of the game, fuss-free bobs are popular too. “Not too many layers so it works for fine hair too. I’ve had clients who want to go really short—almost ear length—but I think the chin grazing length is more flattering.” For a modern spin go with a middle part; but a classic side part looks classy too. Plus, its versatile. You can wear it straight, curly, or wavy.

6. Structured updos

 “Nothing beats a well created updo for formal events or just when you want to make an impression,” says Teresa. Sleek and structured updos are beautiful ways of showing off your neck or a gorgeous necklace.

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7. Hair accessories

These will continue to be big, says Teresa. International runways—from Tory Burch to Philosophy—were awash with cutesy diamante, flowery adornments, bows and ribbons. “Don’t be afraid to experiment with cool textiles like leather and velvet. In fact, ribbon ties and hair accessories are such a great way to disguise a bad hair day and look chic! We recommend Elite Models (France) Designer Hair Jewellery Clips (6 pc Set) – Brown and Joker & Witch Butterfly Hair Clip.

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