The classic ’70s style gets an update with a deep side part and fewer layers A mom IRL and on TV, Anna Faris no doubt loves this low-maintenance style: Just part your hair on the side, then just let it air-dry — your natural wave will take care of the rest.
A ‘60S FLIP
Rihanna gives a fresh spin to this vintage look by keeping the top flat, not poufy à la That Girl. To get the look, start with dry hair. Using a 1½ inch curling iron, curl just the ends of hair. Finish with a strong-hold hairspray, like that old-school favorite.
HALF-UP TOP KNOT
Why 2018 is a year that will go down in hair history: Margot Robbie combined two classic styles — the half-up-half-down and the top knot —to create this singularly great look. Let hair air dry, then make a horizontal part from ear to ear. Twist hair up into a top knot, then secure with a ponytail holder.
A little gel gives Katy Perry’s pixie a punk vibe. Use your fingers to work a quarter-size dollop of gel through (dry) hair, pulling small sections up and in different directions to create a spiky look.
Leave it to Jennifer Lopez to set a big hair trend of 2018: the slicked back look. Use a flat iron to get hair as straight as possible. (Spray hair with a heat protectant first to prevent damage.) Then apply gel from roots to ends, using a fine-tooth comb to distribute gel evenly through hair and let dry.
So simple, so sophisticated! To get Freida Pinto’s red-carpet-worthy pony, start by flat ironing hair. Then make a deep part on one side, gather hair into a pony at the nape of the neck, then secure with an elastic band.
You probably haven’t worn these since middle school, but headbands are making a comeback in 2018. Jessica Biel matched hers to her outfit, plus it keeps her hair pulled away from her face.
LONG, LONG LOCKS
Kim Kardashian channeled her inner Cher by rocking long, luscious hair — and it works. You’ll probably need help from extensions to get the full length like Kim, but if you decide to grow your hair out instead, be sure to trim it every few months to keep your strands looking healthy.
Selena Gomez celebrated 2018 with newly blonde locks. But if you want to do the same, that doesn’t have to mean completely abandoning your original hue. If you’re changing up your color, keep the roots dark underneath and have your stylist blend out the top to a bright blonde or silvery grey.
No need to spend hours on your hair: Barely there waves are in, and they’re super easy to master. Just grab your flat iron and create a few subtle waves here and there by twisting it as you pull it through hair. It will take a few minutes, tops.
If you’re not into short ‘dos but don’t want to the upkeep of long either, a midi cut is a great option. Ask your stylist to aim for your collarbone, giving you a look that’s easy to style and take care of.
Not into the idea of fully committing to bangs? It’s easy to make fake ones for the night just by flipping over a section of hair from the back of your head, and putting the rest up in a top knot, like Chrissy Teigen. Use a wide comb and some bobby pins to make sure it holds.
Perms are back — just without, you know, the permanence. Use your curling iron to create tight, bouncy curls for an ’80s-inspired look that’s sure to turn heads.
It’s easy to beat the humidity when you sport a high pony. Slick your hair back, secure with a hair tie and some spray, and go about your day looking totally chic and cool. The heat doesn’t even stand a chance.
Ditch the hair dryer this summer for a look that’s pretty and damage-free. “Natural textures will be huge this season,” says New York City-based celebrity hairstylist Matt Fugate. “You can get the look by using products from the Kerastase Aura Botanicaline, which are made for air-dry perfection.”
Bangs are having another moment, but are you finally ready to give them a try? “Bangs are an easy thing to get into, especially for anyone who wants a change but doesn’t want to change very much,” says Joey Silvestera, celebrity hairstylist and founder of Blackstones salons. “Women with long hair who experience boredom can turn to bangs instead of a haircut. They’re better than Botox!”
Sorry, folks, but according to Fugate, the lob (long bob) is dead. “Strong architecture is back with super blunt lines for bobs,” he says. Silvestera agrees, saying, “Women who became comfortable going from long hair to mid-length hair have now built up enough courage to go shorter.”
It’s the season to go short — but not too short. “I don’t think a lot of women are going to take the shaved head plunge like Kristen Stewart and Cara Delevingne, but the funky messy chops like Jaimie Alexander’s are great,” Fugate says.
Farrah Fawcett’s iconic ’70s ‘do is back — 2018 style. The modern take on the look is longer, isn’t as layered, and has lots of volume.
If you still haven’t mastered the straight-from-the-beach look (it’s hard!), don’t worry: Straight hair is back. “No more beachy waves!,” Fugate says. Now that the housewives are doing them, the cool girls are moving onto a long, sleek, and healthy look.” Just grab yourself a reliable flat iron.
They’re a year-round trend, but braids are especially stylish during hot weather. “French braids and pigtail braids are low-maintenance and easy to deal with during high-humidity weather or on the beach,” Silvestera says.
Follow the lead of model Alanna Arrington — seen here at Paris Fashion Week — and wear your curls au naturel, freshly washed and completely un-manipulated. Use a wide-tooth comb on wet hair to untangle any snarls and evenly distribute a quarter-sized amount of styling cream, like R&Co High Dive Moisture and Shine Creme, to set. If you’re starting with straight strands, let air dry then use a large-barreled curling iron and curl one-inch sections in haphazard directions for the most natural look.
Who says a mid-height pony can’t be chic? Gabrielle Union’s hairstyle is a perfect example of how a slightly undone pony can still look polished. (The tendrils are key for an updated look.) And, yes, you can pair more casual hair with dressed-up makeup and clothing.
This is the year for even “the trigger shy to dabble with this cut,” notes Lorean Cairns, owner of Fox and Jane Salons in New York. The secret is the length — or rather, keeping the length long, à la Ruby Rose. To style, create an deep part on air-dried hair using a comb, then grab a waxy pomade, like Drybar Whiskey Fix Styling Paste, to help lock in the wet look — and keep every strand in place.
Basic buns, begone! Airy, romantic styles have refreshed the red carpets. “Soft layers around the face can change your hairstyle and add to the hair’s character,” says Guido Palau, Redken’s global creative director.
Elevate any look with an embellished accessory. Clipping in a pretty pin or bold barrette just behind your ear can make a major impact. So easy, so chic.
“Short lengths are in style, particularly with geometric ends,” says Simon Miller, KMS California Global Style Council member. Take the chance to chop it all off — you’ll be glad you did.
Amp up your hair withand a touch of . “On damp hair, start by working in a volumizing mousse at the roots,” says Miller. “Then twist two-inch sections of hair up, and secure with pins at the roots, allowing hair to air-dry. Once dry, remove the pins to reveal natural, wavy volume.”
A dramatic side part canwithout the commitment of a cut. Line the part up with the arch of your eyebrow. Add in loose waves, and tuck the less-prominent side behind your ear for a super glam style.
Mimic that easy,with just a little bit of effort. “Blow dry your hair with a paddle brush to straighten it; then using a large curling iron (try a 1.5-inch iron), take random sections, and curl your hair away from your face to give it movement,”
This style is the fast-track to showing off all of your favorite features. Simply comb back your hair, apply a dab of gel from your hairline to the crown of your head. It will keep flyaways tamed, and give you a sophisticated look.
Channel the uber glamorous hairstyles from the Old Hollywood era. “To get this look, apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair,” Fugate says. “Blow dry your hair until it’s 80% dry. Wrap your hair in rollers — Velcroor pillow — to boost volume and add bounce. Then, let your hair dry completely.” Then remove the rollers and brush through the curls to create a polished finish.