If you’re anything like us, you’re always curious to find out what the latest hair trends are. But with new colours, techniques and unexpected ways of styling bursting on to the scene every day, even we’ll be the first to admit: it’s kinda hard to keep up!
So if you want to find out what trends we think will be hot in 2019, simply scroll through our gallery above or keep reading for all our expert tips and tricks.
The hair trends blowing up our office Slack
Adult hair slides
The All Things Hair Team have been swept up in this trend from the get-go. Whether you’re a naturalista, curly-haired queen or a straight and sleek kinda girl, the styling possibilities are endless with this hair slides trend.
Not sure what to look out for? We say if you think it’s big enough, go even bigger. For extra style points go for pearl or jewelled varieties.
This stylish accessory is the answer to all your hair woes. Whether you’re pushed for time in the mornings or need a desk to date night look, simply slide a headband on and voilà, you have one of 2019s hottest hairstyles.
Pstt.. With rumours of a Gossip Girl reboot, get the Blair Waldorf look by adding a headband to your hair wardrobe now!
Ever since The Handmaid’s Tale hit our screens and we spotted actress Madeline Brewer’s crimson hue, we have been obsessed.
Hot on the trend was style icon Kate Bosworth who debuted copper hair at the end of 2018, and needless to say now we all want this luscious looking shade.
Editor’s tip: If like us you’re ready to book that appointment with your hair colourist, remember to switch to a wash and care system formulated with coloured tresses in mind.
Help keep your colour vibrant for longer with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Colour Shampoo and Conditioner. With Keratin and Moroccan Argan oil, this duo helps to control frizz while keeping your style effortlessly smooth.
So if you want a style update that is current and still shows of your curls (because when they look this good, why wouldn’t you), this is the trend for you.
Blunt jawline bob
Turn to Dua Lipa, Aimee Song, Brittany Xavier and Tiffany Hsu who are leading the charge when it comes to this hair trend.
Editor’s tip: Whether you’re blow-drying your hair or using straighteners to achieve this look, be sure to use a heat protectant before using any heat on your hair.
We recommend using VO5 Express Primer Spray on damp hair from root to tip to help protect your hair from heat while reducing flyaways.
When you’re not looking at the charming copper hue (we did tell you it was the hue to be wearing in 2019), take a moment to spot the cool crimped waves.
We know what you might be thinking, not another hair tool, but with this pressed braids trend you can get the look with just your hair straighteners.
Start by braiding your hair in single braids (the smaller they are, the tighter the wave) and press your straightener on the braids. When cooled, unweave your braids to reveal this fun and playful style.
With the cold weather brings the knitwear, big coats and scarfs, but we don’t let that dampen our style, we use it to up her hair game. But how?
The tuck might just be the lazy girl’s dream as it requires zero effort. Simply wear your hair down and let your item of clothing do all the hard work by keeping the lengths of your hair covered.
This is also pretty amazing for giving the illusion of a faux bob too!
The hair trends you’ll see everyone wearing in 2018
We all know what the New Year brings, yes, lots of New Year resolutions (sigh). And if you are anything like us, it’ll be packed full of health and fitness aims – so what better way to kick start your New Year, than by looking fierce and fabulous as you make your gym debut?
From messy buns and ponytails, gym hair doesn’t get much better than the much loved boxer braids trend. It may have been hot-to-trot in 2017, but expect to see much more braided styles throughout 2018, too. Credit: @carottedeschamps
Editor’s tip: Ensure your braids withstand any HIIT class by spritzing your final look with the VO5 Extra Hold Hairspray. Trust us, there won’t be a flyaway in sight with this product in your gym bag!
Ultra violet hues
You may have already heard, but Pantone (AKA one of the biggest taste makers in the fashion and beauty industry), has released their colour of 2018 and, you guessed it, it’s purple – or to be more exact, ultra violet.
So what does this mean for your hair? Well, you can expect to see all your fave Instagram babes and A-list stars rocking purple shades in their hair. From all over purple hues to cool purple ombres (and even shadow roots), there is a host of ways you can try the hair trend for the year ahead. Credit: @melhairworks
With the launch of our fave ’90s and ’00s TV show hitting Netflix this month – we are talking about about Friends, ofc – expect to see the return of the scrunchie.
Already a popular hair accessory in 2017, scrunchies will be popping up everywhere in 2018. For full ’90s vibes, style your hair in a high ponytail or, for a modern update, you can’t go wrong by replicating this Instagrammer’s half-up pony. Credit: @blowinnbrisbane
Whether you are a fan of Marvel Comics or not, there is no denying how influential comic book movies are on the beauty industry (hello Harley Quinn).
And with 2018’s hotly anticipated Black Panther movie coming to cinemas in February, the biggest trend we can see emerging is the TWA – that’s a teeny weeny afro, BTW. Why? Because leading lady Lupita Nyong’o (who is one of our curly hair heroes) rocks the short style in her role as Nakia. Credit: @lupitanyongo
Editor’s tip: Tame rebellious curls and make them slay with the TONI&GUY Curl Lock Oil. Work a small amount of the product throughout your mane, for a frizz-free, high-impact finish!
Just like the scrunchie, you may remember barrettes from your school days, but mark our words, they will become the It accessory for 2018.
From metallic to embellished, the best way to wear your barrette is in a simple half-up, half-down style. Alternatively, smooth hair back into a low ponytail and finish with the barrette of your choice. Which will you go for?
2016 & 2017 hair trends we still love
This hair trend was inspired by a photography series by natural-haired blogger Dazhane Leah from North West London. The series is called “Afro Bloomin'”, and is the first segment of Leah’s Black Power Series. It celebrates natural afro hair with large, full ‘fros decorated with pretty bohemian blooms.
Glitter and confetti
We saw the trend for glitter and confetti emerge at the end of last year, with lots of trendsetters decorating their partings and manes for special occasions. It’s still going strong for 2016/2017, so if you’re playing catch-up, there’s still plenty of time to try it out, don’t worry.
Drawing inspiration from Ashish’s spring/summer 2016 LFW runway show, confetti takes the look a little bit further. Just be prepared to shine bright like a diamond – and find glitter practically everywhere for the next few weeks. Credit: @eboneeshanay
Editor’s tip: Just apply a little VO5 Classic Styling Mega Hold Gel Spray to your hair and parting (where you want the glitter to stick to) and then sprinkle glitter on top.
So, we’ve seen a hair trend with Photoshopped blooms, and now we’re also seeing people recreating the beauty of flowers with their hair! Sounds and looks complicated, right?
Rest assured, flower braids are far easier to create than they may seem. Plus, there are a variety of styles – ranging from simple flower buns to intricate garlands – to choose from. Pretty, aren’t they? Credit: @hair_name_is_rio
Latest hair trends: Hair gems
Think that glitter and confetti are a little too much? Then hair gems might be more up your street. These pretty, decorative gems have a far more carefully curated look (this trend sees sparkly little hair accessories placed on the hair in fun and cute formations) and they won’t create as much of a mess.
Now all you have to do is decide on whether you want studs, stars, dots or hearts! Credit: @scunci_hair