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7 Hair Trends for 2018

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See which looks made the cut. 

There are a lot of reasons to switch up your hair. A new year or season, a breakup or even a bad hair day can prompt us to make a dramatic change. But before you act on impulse, consider this year’s hair trends—most of which are easy to execute and won’t trigger any remorse.

  1. Bangs
    Cue Elle’s friend in Legally Blonde: “I got bangs! My hair’s so now.”
    Now, is the time to consider accessorizing your forehead with fringe. It’s an easy way to switch up your look with a lot of impact. Longer “curtain bangs,” parted down the middle, are Rachel Zoe–approved.
  2. Extensions 
    The style guru also believes long “Cher Hair” will be a thing. In addition to the iconic ’70s singer, you’ve seen the look on Kardashians, Beyoncé and Naomi Campbell. Execute by wearing long and straight, and also parted down the center.
  3. Wet hair
    Luckily, your locks can take a break from too much heat this year. The Kardashian-popularized, slicked-back look is here to stay, and air-dried locks, slightly-undone locks 
    will also be a thing.
  4. Accessories 
    Somewhere, Carrie Bradshaw’s head is about to explode: Scrunchies could be making a comeback. In addition to the ’80s essential,
    headbands, ribbons, barrettes and even more hair trends bling is an easy, on-trend way to update your look. 
  5. Natural curls
    Move over straighteners—naturally textured hair trends is having a moment. And we love seeing women celebrating their true strands. This year, curls are set to be even bigger, so ladies embrace your coils! 
  6. “Dirty” blonde
    Ombré and balayage techniques have become mainstream, and the grown-out look isn’t going anywhere. Blondes and brunettes alike are going lighter and lighter, and celebs like Selena Gomez are paving the way for upkeep by letting darker roots show. 
  7. Blunt ends
    We haven’t had a blunt cut since we were little, but the dramatic chop is having a moment. On your next trim, consider trading the natural look for a sharper one by asking your stylist to hold off tapering the ends.