Don’t get left behind in the style game…
Need one final push to convince you to try a hot new haircut for the year ahead? Well, if you’re anything like us, you may find yourself spending the majority of your time searching the internet for fresh, stylish cuts to try, yet never actually following through with it. But don’t be disheartened, because we’re here to help you finally take the plunge in style.
In the spirit of #NEWYEARNEWME, we’ve taken the time to find you all the unmissable A-list and Instagram haircuts that’ll tempt you to book that salon appointment ASAP! Want to see? Then keep on scrolling to find your 2019 dream ‘do…
Haircuts to try in 2019
Tap into two trends at once by styling your hair down the centre to give your tresses the latest It girl curtain bangs. These bangs don’t have to be cut super short, we suggest asking your stylist for face-framing layers around the front to give the illusion of curtain bangs. Credit: @franckhair
The Dua Lipa bob
Dua Lipa became the poster girl for the poker straight bob ever since cutting off her long raven locks into what has quite possibly become the most wanted style of 2018.
The key to this look is a smooth frizz free finish that looks best when styled straight. Add statement hair accessories such as pearl hair slides or snap clips for an added touch of style. Credit: @mavournee-hazel
Editor’s tip: We suggest using VO5 Heat Protect Serum for a gorgeously smooth finish that also offers heat protection from your hair straighteners, AKA your new styling best friend.
If you’re considering a short haircut for 2019, a pixie cut might just be the perfect look for you.
Easy to style on a daily basis, which in our world means more time for beauty sleep, short cropped pixies (think momager Kris Jenner hair) have been spotted on all the cool-girls on Instagram, and ties in perfectly with our next haircut idea for 2019, androgynous cuts. Credit: @janicealida
Tired of feminine stereotypes? Then you’ll be happy to know that gender-fluid styles are going to be huge in 2019. Guys are growing their hair long and women are going ever shorter, but it doesn’t stop there.
The key to rocking androgynous locks lay within the styling just as much as the cut. Short hair allows for more messed up and defined styles and slick back tresses like seen above are both extremely feminine with a sprinkle of boyish beauty. Credit: @resnyarenee
Editor’s tip: Thinking of trying out an androgynous cut for 2019? Then we recommend investing in a flexible pomade or wax, such as the VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax. It will help to keep your hair in check without leaving your hair feeling sticky or stiff.
Everyone went crazy for bangs in 2018 with Dakota Johnson’s split bangs and retro Birkin and Bardot bangs taking the lead (we still expect to see plenty of these styles throughout 2019 too, so if you haven’t already tried the trend, you still have plenty of time). But what’s the biggest fringe trend you need to know for 2019? Micro fringes of course!
Not one for the faint-hearted, the micro fringe trend is ideal for those looking for a restyle that will completely transform their look. Credit: @erickinvisbile
Haircut ideas for 2018
Blunt bobs with bangs
The much-loved Parisian bob trend is back (did it really go?) and we couldn’t be happier. Get the French girl look by asking your stylist for a chin-grazing blunt bob and a long, textured fringe that sits at your brows.
We all know how popular shag haircuts where for 2017, but if you treasure your lengthy locks too much to go for the shoulder length style, you will be happy to know that long shag styles are becoming one of the most sought-after haircuts for 2018 (hooray!).
Look to Parisian models and influencers such as Caroline De Maigret and Julia Restoin Roitfeld for inspiration. Credit: @carolinedemaigret
Editor’s tip: Shag haircuts are all about adding texture and movement to your tresses, and of course effortless waves. Create the look at home with the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray by simply spray over damp or dry hair to create rough texture and tousled waves.
Grown out pixies
There is no denying that 2017 was all about going for the chop. From Cara Delevingne to Zoe Kravitz, the A-list world went wild for buzzcuts and short pixies, so inevitably we can expect a tonne of grown out pixies to be filtering through onto our social media pages in 2018. Credit: @audreythestylist
Just look to OITNB star Uzo Aduba and Yara Shahidi for style inspiration when it comes to embracing large afro hair. Continuing on from 2017, women embracing natural hair textures will become even more popular through 2018.
Curls on curls
From embracing natural hair textures to making the most of your curls, 2018 is going to be one hell of a year for curly-haired ladies if this Instagram babes mane is anything to go by. Credit: @gevir
Editor’s tip: Keep your curls frizz free and fabulous with the TIGI S Factor Silky Smooth Moisture Serum. Not only will this smooth the hair cuticle but it will help to restore moisture and shine.
Step aside Bardot as it’s all about the Birkin bangs for 2018. Most recently spotted on Gucci muse Dakota Johnson and a host of Victoria’s Secret models no less, long piecey fringes are set to take over the classic Bardot fringe we have been loving for the last few seaons. Credit: @latenoverdressed
Time to get blunt
Blunt haircuts have been popping up on all our fave social sites recently and we predict they will become hugely popular in 2018.
The two main things we love about blunt cuts are that they work on all hair lengths and due to there being no layers, hair looks thicker (a great thing for fine-haired ladies). Credit: @salonxvi
2017 haircut ideas
The platinum bob
Platinum hair never strays too far from the red carpet and the runway, being the go-to colour to covet when you want to make a big style statement.
But for the year ahead, you should know that there’s a now a new way to showcase icy locks, with every It-girl taking the plunge! And the fresh way to work it, is by pairing your super-shiny white shade with a bob haircut. Honestly, the combination of these 2 hair trends are the stuff hair dreams. Credit: @erikabowes
Editor’s tip: If you do decide to get platinum hair, make sure to use a nourishing care system, like the TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo to help maintain your colour vibrancy.
If the spring/summer 2017 runways taught us anything, it’s that curls are here to stay, being bigger and better than ever!
Style tip: If you thought natural afro hair was limiting your styling possibilities, remember you can spruce your style using hair accessories – perfect for date night or drinks with the girls.
The Bardot fringe
You can’t talk about bang hairstyles without mentioning Pop and film icon Brigitte Bardot. And lately, her signature look is being brought back to the spotlight (yes, we’re looking at you Felicity Jones and Goldie Hawn), and has been given the official style seal of approval. Credit: @_onthedoubleblog
But the best thing about these bangs? They work on all face shapes and are suitable for all ages. So, if you’re after a look that’ll ooze sexiness and sophistication, you know what to do: get Bardot bangs!
The modern shag
Last year may have been all about the Rock ‘n’ Roll-inspired shag cut, but for 2017, the cut has been given a sophisticated upgrade.
The modern, reinvented look is more relaxed, natural, and hits just below the collarbone, which pairs perfectly with face-framing layers and long split bangs. But guess what? This ‘do also works with a full fringe too, so experiment with what works best for your look. Credit: @chanteljeffries
The sleek crop
Although it isn’t for the faint of heart, the crop is an on-trend hairstyle you should covet if you’re after a completely new, fashion-forward look. This short haircut is great for all face types, is low-maintenance, and can be styled to sleek perfection in a couple of minutes (yes, really!).
Editor’s tip: To get this super-shiny look a la Nelly Furtado, apply a few pumps of the TONI&GUY Radiating Tropical Oil, which will give your locks a mirror-like, frizz-free sheen.