Short is back! The 2018 hair trends are proving to be shorter, mussier, and more accessorized than the last decade. The recent Grammy awards highlighted many of new Hollywood trends that will soon overflow into salons across the US.
The Bob is back! Short and minimalist, there are many people happy to see the bob return. Jaw length seems to be the preferred length, with some layers, but not many. The cut should be easy to manage, with just enough layers to add bouncy body.
The short pixie of 2017 is finding its way out the door. This year, the modern pixie is longer and shaggier than we have seen in some time. Shoulder length is ideal, with the option for side swept bangs or a side part. Whatever color or texture your hair, the shaggy pixie will work with your hair type.
The 2018 mantra for hair: The mussier the better. You don’t want to look like you just rolled out of bed, but you also don’t want to appear manicured enough for the Oscars. Messy hair can work with any length and texture. If your hair is fine, you will need to add volumizer and blow dry upside down for the best results. For coarse hair, you can add a de-frizzer and dry your hair with a diffuser to keep it sleek, yet messy.
Bangs tend to come and go in the style world. Luckily, this year we are dealing with long, low-maintenance bangs. Wispy and a touch shaggy are the way to go for this year. If you need to update your fringe or blunt-cut bangs, simply grow them out for a few months. Then visit your trusted stylist to have them trimmed into an updated, wispy style.
Love it or hate it, accessories are back on the scene. Reminiscent of 1995, barrettes and scrunchies are predicted to make a comeback this year. Barrettes are helpful to keep your new shaggy bangs out of your face, and scrunchies are must gentler on your hair than previous years’ slim band styles. Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin has already released her own line of fuzzy scrunchies. Don’t be surprised when you see them worn as wrist accessories!