How’s your 2018 looking? Not dull, we hope! We’re almost halfway through the year, but is your hair able to keep up? 2018 is pretty awesome, especially where hair trends are concerned; it’s blessed us with all the gorgeous hairstyles we’ll ever need to look fab and pretty all year round!
If your hair is still looking very 2017, now’s the time to give it a bit of an upgrade. And if you’ve started the year right with a fantastic makeover, you’re on the right track, don’t stop there! We’ve got enough hairstyle ideas that will allow you to change your look every month!
2018 Hair trends: Styles that will breath life into your looks
1. Head scarf
Head scarves are back and they’re chicer than ever! Wear it with your hair down or tie it flat around your head to accessorize an updo. Go for a silky one for a luxe vibe, or wear it bright and patterned for a much younger feel.
2. The wet look
The wet look hairstyle has never looked cool since the 90s, but as models sashayed on every runway looking like they came straight out of the shower, we instantly fell back in love with this retro style. To give it a 2018 vibe, give your hair a bit of texture and keep it loose and tousled instead of making it poker straight.
3. Tousled lob
We don’t think the lob will ever go away, and we definitely won’t mind having it around for eight more years or so. It’s a super stylish cut that flatters everyone and really looks good no matter how you style it—straight, curly, polished, messy—it’s a no-fail ‘do! We’re particularly loving its tousled version, which we see a lot on red carpet.
Editor’s tip: TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray will help you achieve the texture and body that you want. Give your hair a quick spritz before styling, add some relaxed waves, scrunch and shake, and you’ve got the tousled lob of your dreams!
4. Black ribbon
Different hairstyles adorned by a single-strand black ribbon started to become popular late last year, and it definitely crossed over to 2018, with more charming styles that showcase the sophisticated charm and feminine touch it lends to any look. Why not create your own festive bow ponytail and look fab every time?
5. Jewel-toned hair colors
Wearing them on your finger or your ears are so last year (and also so expensive!), so if you’re going for a hot trend (or avoiding one that costs an arm and a leg), jewel-toned hair colors are your best bet. Choose from lovely birth stone shades like amethyst, teal, sapphire, or emerald!
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair color looking like a total gem! Make sure you wash it with products that are specifically formulated for color treated hair. We recommend Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner—it gives your dyed locks enhanced vibrancy and up to 80% color protection.
6. Natural texture
2018 is a great year to shine the spotlight on your natural hair. Give your flat iron a break and allow your curls to see the light of day! Use a golf-ball sized amount of hair mousse on your curls (we recommend TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse) to define and tame and keep it beautiful and bouncy!
7. Curtain bangs
This face-framing fringe is absolutely flattering and can complement any length. And because they’re split down at the center, you won’t have the ends poking your eyes! Pretty and functional—what more can you ask for?
8. Parisian chic
Think Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction—dark, blunt, and edgy. The fabulous French women have always rocked the blunt bob with blunt bangs style and it would definitely lend your look an instant Parisian glam!
Editor’s tip: For sleek, perfectly straight hair (which you need to pull off this look), wash with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. This pair will your leave your hair gorgeously sleek and manageable, and frizz-free.
9. Long pixie
This haircut allows you to enjoy a short ‘do while still leaving you with a number of styling options. If you want to look feminine without having to bother with too much length, long or grown-out pixie is the look for you.
10. Curly bangs
Because who says you can’t have bangs when you’re curly? The curly bangs look is actually very fashionable and chic, you’d look like you came straight out of the runway!
11. Short and blunt bob
It’s nothing new, but it’s still as trendy and as chic as ever! Go for length that doesn’t go beyond your chin, keep it slick and straight, and make sure to throw in a bit of attitude to complete the look!
The ’90s hair accesories have been making a major comeback, but we gotta say, the barettes are our favorite. We used to be happy collecting them in all colors of the rainbow, but hey, they’ve gotten a fab upgrade! The 2018 versions are looking real sweet, with pearls and jewels and blings!
13. The bowl cut
Boyish, androgynous cuts are totally in, and the bowl cut is one of the looks we’ve been spotting a lot on the red carpet lately. Take your cue from Zendaya and Rihanna—they totally nailed the look right on the head!
14. Hair contouring
In case it hasn’t reached your radar just yet, hair contouring is a combination of highlights and lowlights tailored to your face shape. The result is a beautiful face-framing effect that draws the attention towards the features you want to highlight and away from those you don’t want too much focus on.
15. Rose brown hair color
Move over rose gold, rose brown is the new thing! And awesome for us brunettes because this shade will look more natural and flattering on our features and skin tone—plus, it won’t require some major bleaching so hooray—it’ll save our hair from major damage, too!
Told you, 2018 hair trends are gorgeous. So, which one are you gonna try first?