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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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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!
- “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.
- 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.