2019 hair trends our team are Slacking about

Adult hair slides, headbands and fresh new hues - which hair trend will you pick?  

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!

Taking hairstyles we spotted from fashion week, Instagram and the red carpet, we’ve shortlisted the most note-worthy hair trends the All Things Hair team are currently slacking about.

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

Hair trends 2019: Street style woman with shoulder length straight brown hair with bangs styled with pearl hair clips wearing a baby blue jacket.
2019 is the year to have fun with hair accessories. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Hair trends 2019: Street style woman with long dirty blonde hair wearing a satin pink headbands and sunglasses.
To answer to all our hair woes. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock


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!

Next read: See how the ATH editors are wearing the trend.

Hair trends 2019: Kate Bosworth with copper hair styled in a smooth low bun with a side parting wearing a red pattern dress and red lipstick.
Try this celebrity loved hue in 2019. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Copper hues

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.

Hair trends 2019: Street style of woman with natural curly shoulder length hair with a curly fringe.
2019 is all about adding fringes to curly manes.

Curly bangs

If you have big and beautiful natural curls, you want to show them off right? Which is why we think this curly bangs trend spotted at New York Fashion Week is perfect.

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.

Hair trends 2019: Street style of woman with straight dark brown jawline bob wearing a beige jacket.
If there is one cut to define 2019, it’ll be the blunt bob. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Blunt jawline bob

We’ve seen the tousled lob and the choppy bob, now it’s the year of the blunt jawline bob. But how do you wear it? Super straight of course.

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.

Hair trends 2019: Street style of woman with dark copper long crimped hair wearing a dark green coat.
The new wave. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Pressed braids

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.

Hair trends 2019: Street style woman with brown hair tucked into her pink jacket.
The hair hack the whole office is wearing this winter. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

The tuck

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

Hair trends: Long blonde ombre hair in double dutch braids.
Chic and practical, just what we like. Credit: Instagram.com/carottedeschamps

Gym hair

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!

Hair trends: Woman with purple wavy long hair
Expect to see a lot of purple in 2018. Credit: Instagram.com/melhairworks

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

Hair Trends: Brown haired model with half-up, half-down ponytail with scrunchie winking at the camera.
Yep, scrunchies are back with a bang for 2018. Credit: Instagram.com/blowinnbrisbane

’90s scrunchies

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

Hair trends: Lupita nyongo with short afro hair wearing sunglasses looking out of the window.
Lupita will tempt you to go for the chop in 2018. Credit: Instagram.com/lupitanyongo


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!

Hair trends 2019: Brown straight hair in high messy bun with statement girlpower barrette hair slide.
Barrettes are the chicest way to secure your hair in 2018.


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

Hair Trends: Woman with natural afro hair covered with flowers.
Afro Bloomin’. Credit @dazhaneleahphotos

Floral ‘fros

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.

And while Leah’s floral afros were created through clever montage techniques, we suspect this one will become big for summer festivals and weddings alike. Credit: @dazhaneleahphotos

Hair Trends: Woman with dark brown hair in high space buns with blue glitter parting.
Glitter and confetti. Credit: @eboneeshanay

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.

Hair trends: Woman with blonde hair in half-up, half-down flower buns.
Flower braids. Credit: @hair_name_is_rio

Flower braids

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

Hair trends: Woman with medium length auburn hair in half-up, half-down with stars accessories.
Hair-gems. Credit @scunci_hair

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





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