While it is always a good time to try out a new style, there is something undeniably exciting about the beginning of a new year that makes us feel a little bit braver when it comes to switching up our hairstyles and hair routines.
If you are feeling an urge to try something different for your locks, or are merely curious about what styles are going to prevail over the next 12 months, read on for four hair trends to try this New Year.
1. Ultra Glossy and Healthy
This year, it is all about having the healthiest and glossiest hair possible — whatever that means for your unique tresses. After all, everyone’s hair is different, and this is all about making yours the healthiest it can be.
There are plenty of ways to boost the glossiness of your hair, including utilizing a clarifying shampoo, argan oil, and an overnight, shine-boosting mask. Generally, it is suggested that you use a natural-bristle hairbrush, as it will extract natural oils from your roots and spread it throughout your hair which, in turn, increases your natural shine.
Additionally, you should look to increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids (found in salmon and egg yolks, for example) as they are not only good for your whole body, but they will also boost your shine wattage up a considerable amount.
2. Hair Extensions
There are several reasons why ladies around the globe love to get hair extensions regularly. For starters, if you opt for high-quality hair extensions, you are almost guaranteed to feel a lot more confident in your appearance as they help you obtain fuller and longer locks. Additionally, they give you the opportunity to change up your look and experiment with new styles without committing to something permanent.
Regardless of whether you choose tape, clip-ins, loops or pre-bonded extensions, this is the best way to lengthen your hair instantly. As long as you go to a highly regarded hair extensions salon and speak candidly with your stylist about what you are looking for and how much you are committed to maintaining them, you can expect your extensions to be fitted in the healthiest and most suitable manner for you.
3. Embracing Natural Hair
Gone are the days when you felt you needed to shy away from your natural color or volume, as this year it is all about embracing your natural hair, regardless of whether it is as straight as a pin or you were blessed with a fabulous curl pattern. Wherever you are on the spectrum, look for ways to encourage your natural texture and volume and to style it in a suitable manner. This may be as simple as changing your part or back brushing your hair with with a fine-toothed comb.
When it comes to styling, to increase the volume, look to blow-dry your hair upside down, or boost your roots with specially designed products. Additionally, using hot rollers or sleeping in a bun (while your hair is still wet) are proven ways to up the drama.
For more tips and tricks suitable for your mane, make a consultation appointment with the top hair experts at a trusted beauty salon in your location.
4. Lots of Sophisticated Accessories
Remember when you used to decorate your hair with plenty of adornments? Sure, it may have been several years ago, but the good news is that adult hair accessories are all the rage. Kids are no longer having all the fun!
Seen in fashion magazines around the world, accessories such as bows, ribbons, clips and slides, hairbands and statement bobby pins are making a comeback in luxurious materials and attention-grabbing colors.
There are plenty of sophisticated versions of these childhood favorites suitable for different seasons, so you have no excuse not to spice up your outfits with some hair bling.
What hair trends are you predicting for 2019? Are there any from this list that you are considering trying out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma & Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.