14 Aug 5 Top Hair Trends
Thinking of making a change? Updating your hair is a great way to change up your style. Whether you’re looking to reinvent yourself in a big way (think Taylor Hill’s pixie cut) or keep it simple with a no fuss style, we spoke to the experts and got word on the most on-trend ways for you to up your hair game.
Short Hair is the Trend of 2016
Low maintenance and edgy are key. “Short hair is really big so pixies, lobs, bobs, and undercuts are a great way to go,” says Aveda Global Artistic Director, Allen Ruiz. That’s right, the lob is here to stay. “The lob is a cut that universally looks good on all face shapes so I don’t see this style going away any time soon,” he says.
Yes, hair contouring is a thing. Similar to contouring with makeup, hair contouring uses darker and lighter colours to make your hair look thicker and less dull. Hint: look out for a new colour contouring service coming soon to Aveda called Eclipting.
Change Your Part
Want to change your look in an instant? Just switch up your part. It’s low commitment and if you’re not a fan, you can just switch it right back. “If you normally do a middle part, try a side part,” says Ruiz.
Play with Texture
If you’ve taken the plunge and got the chop, you’ll need to change up how you style your new look. Chances are that you may need to invest in some new styling products to get the most out of your cut. “If you have gone from long length hair to a textured lob, play around with texture and make the most out of the subtle layers,” says ELEVEN Australia Co-Creative Director, Joey Scandizzo. Embrace the change and play around with different products to see what you like.
Bangs are without a doubt trending, but there are a few things to consider before calling your hairdresser for the chop. Firstly, they aren’t exactly low maintenance. “Quite often for them to look on-point you need to straighten and flat iron them,” says Ruiz. They also don’t suit everybody. “If somebody has a very square face shape I would also recommend you stay away from a fringe,” he says.