Hair Trends in 2018

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As we all know, hair has always been a woman’s best accessory because it boosts her confidence and makes her feel more feminine. We tend to experiment a lot with our hair- dye it, cut it short, let it grow again, straighten it, curl it, or go to a hair saloon to get hair extensions done by a professionalist. One can tell a lot about a woman merely from her hairstyle because it can depend and vary from her mood, how busy her life is, how she feels in her skin, even her occupation. Now, let us dig into the Hair Trends for 2018 so we can give you some fresh ideas on how to style your hair.

Short and center-parted

short and center-parted hair style trend in 2018

Short, middle-parted hair is going to be a huge trend for 2018 because it is easy to maintain, effortless, neither too messy, nor too fancy  which makes it a great choice for women whose life is too hectic and busy. Furthermore, this hairstyle creates the illusion of a longer, skinnier and more feminine face.

At the runaways Michael Kors’ models are seen with center-parted straight hair, whereas Nina Ricci’s models have short, center-parted hair with curls starting from the level of the ears. If you choose to cut your hair short you will not only be following the latest hair trends but also save some time in the morning.


One-side parted and pushed behind the ears

mid-parted and behind the ears hair trend in 2018

It is a well known fact that men like to see their woman with a ponytail or a bun because there is no hanging hair to cover and hide their partner’s beautiful face.  This leads us to the next hair trend which is the parted to one side and pushed behind the ears hairstyle. Even though the hair is loose one can still see a woman’s beautiful and feminine cheeks, jaw line and ears. Long earrings go so well with this hairstyle. This is yet another easy to maintain, classy and feminine hair trend which will highlight your beautiful features and make you more confident.



Braids, braids, and more braids

loose braids hairstyle trend in 2018

Braids have always been in style because they come in so many different shapes, forms, color, style, and texture. Emporio Armani’s models were seen with loose braids at the fall show, Valentino’s models had well-styled micro braids, H&M’s models for the sport collection had braided pigtails which were such a hit for summer 2017 and are likely to stay as such in 2018. Other models had thick cornrows braided along the head which created imaginary mohawk.

Looking at such a huge icon as Rihanna herself and her Fenty models who were wearing cornrows, and other celebrities such as Halle Berry with her messy braids, Alicia Keys and her orange braids, Beyonce’s beaded braids, Coverne Cox’s honey blonde messy fishtail, Nicki Minaj’s microbraids, and Keke Palmer’s red box braids, we can assure you that braids will dominate in 2018. Messy braids, loose braids supported not by an elastic but just a few bobby pins stuck straight up into the braid, big braids, fish braids- no matter what type of braids you choose you will be following the latest trends.


bobby pins hairstyles trends in 2018

Other trends are pinning the hair by using countless bobby pins, thus creating the illusion of a short hair. This way women can see how they look with a short hair without having to cut it short and then regret having done it. Tom Ford’s models are seen with such hairstyle and everybody loves it. If you ever wondered how you would look with short hair then you should definitely give this hairstyle a try.




Pump it or curl it!

pump and curl hair trends for 2018

Pumping up the volume of your hair is going to make people turn their heads after you! Nina Ricci and Max Mara’s models have 60s inspired volume done by teasing the hair. This hair trend will make you feel like a diva! Last major trend are the curls- you will not go wrong with any type of curls- from beach waves, to Louis Vuitton’s  model’s big curls and Max Mara’s and Fendi’s models’ soft curls. Curls have always been so feminine and classy – you will not go wrong with any type of curls.




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The Emotional Side of the Haircut

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Hair frames the face and is one of the most important and essential features when it comes to first impression. This is valid for both sexes but women, in particular, use it as their strongest weapon when they want to attract someone or express their feelings and emotions.

According to the psychologists, hair is one of the features that not only attracts attention but is most often recalled after a social interaction. Besides, the haircut is one of the things we are in charge of, when all the rest is out of our control.

A new haircut can be both emotional and empowering.

Here is how to approach it.

Why appearance matters

Let’s face it – we are living in a culture, dominated by selfies and saturated by images. Hence, we shall admit that appearance matters. And it matters a lot. Therefore, the decision to change one’s hairstyle is always an emotional one. For women it is much more emotional than for men, though.

Our general sense of attractiveness and beauty is determined a lot by hair. Long, healthy, shiny hair makes you feel like a goddess and you are often treated as such. Shaggy, unkempt, thin or greasy hair automatically puts you in a lower division.

Therefore, if you want a boost in your confidence, you can try changing your hair style. Sometimes, this is the only thing that you are truly in control of and can be quite empowering for your overall emotional state.

Catch the spur of the moment… or not

In some cases, people believe that dramatically changing your hair style after an unpleasant event will help them. Lots of women grab the scissors after a breakup in an attempt to express their bitterness with a cut. In some cultures, women cut their hair to show that they are mourning the death of a beloved one.

While changing your hair style can be liberating in some cases, in others you may end up regretting that you cut your hair as a spur of the moment decision.

Changing your hair style dramatically is a significant decision, which needs to be well thought of. Make sure that you are cutting or shaving your hair for the right reasons – because you want it, because it will good on you or your long hair is damaged and needs a relief. Never change your style simply because the others do it as it is currently trendy or just because you cannot tame your hair today. Here are a few suggestions to try – put it in a ponytail or braid, try some waves or choose funny accessories.

All that said, we shall also admit that sometimes good things happen exactly at the spur of the moment. You have been thinking of a hair style change for long, but you didn’t have the guts to do it. Then one day you pass by a professional hair saloon and you jump in. You can end up cutting your hair short or adding hair extensions to rock the long tresses you have always wanted and walk out of the saloon happy, revived and feeling in control of your hair and life.

Changes in style are never only good or bad and it is nice to have someone to consult you if you are in doubt.

Consult with your stylist

Your stylists knows your hair best. So, if you are considering a dramatic change – in style, length or color, make sure to go to your saloon and not to a random one. Your stylist will be able to give you advice on which hairstyle suits you best, depending on your hair type, face shape and other features. They will know if short or long is the style for you (link to article). Your stylist can also figure out whether you are in the right emotional and mental condition for a drastic hair change and offer an alternative style that will suit you best.

The good thing with hair is that it grows back and there are many options. You can always cut it more, add hair extensions to compensate for length, volume and even color. Therefore, it is worth being bolder and rocking a new more avant-garde style from time to time.

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Short or Long: Which is Your Haircut?

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We can state that the hairstyle represents a woman’s personality and therefore women should be more daring with their haircuts. If you want tons of people to come up to you and compliment you on your hair, then it is time for a change.

Cut it short or add some quality extensions for more length or volume. Let your inner self shine through your hair. Do not be afraid that men will find you unattractive because of your avant-garde hairstyle! On the contrary – dull haircuts attract dull people, so the bolder you are, the more interesting people you will attract.

Since ancient times hair represents our personality, thoughts and believes. Longer hair is associated with feminine strength, health and reproductivity. But it also means that you will spend something around $50,000 on your hair maintenance over your life span.

If you are wondering if it is time to cut your hair drastically, perhaps this quick Cosmopolitan quiz can help you.

Otherwise, if you want to feel feminine and glamorous follow the advices below on what kind of a hairstyle will suit you best depending on your personal features.

Depending on your face shape

The shape of your face pretty much determines much of your hairstyle. If you match your haircut to the shape you have, you will feel more confident and much prettier.

There are basically four main face shapes – oval, round, square and heart. Here is what hair length passes to each:

  • Oval face – if the shape of your face is oval, then you can sport just about any hairstyle. Collarbone length bob, bangs, longer hair with beach waves – just name it and it fits you. This means that you can try any of the hair trends fashionable this autumn.
  • Round face – if your face is round, then you should opt for diagonal lines or asymmetry. The round shape of the face is not suitable for very short or very long hairstyles. Side swept bangs or collarbone length with long layers are the best cuts to try. Avoid at any cost chin-length hair as it will make your face look even rounder.
  • Square face – those with a square face should go for a short or medium length hair. Shag styles and wispy side-bangs will soften such a face.
  • Heart face – having a heart-shaped face means that you should rock heavy or sweeping bangs or uniform layers and curls below the years. Choose any hairstyle that will add width to the jaw line and will not emphasize the upper-face.

Depending on your body structure

Another factor that should play a role in choosing the best hair style and length for you, in addition to your face shape, is your body type.

  • If you have a tall, athletic body, then you don’t have to worry as virtually any cut, style and length will look good on you.
  • If you have a slim, straight body, then you should go for medium to long hair. You can add bangs and curls as well. The pixie will suit you too. You should opt for volume and not so much for straight and long hair.
  • If you have a petite frame, then mind the proportions. Great lengths will not work for you. You’d better choose short crops.
  • If you have a curvy, full figured body, then steer clear from the short hair. It will make you look heavier than you are. The other opposite – too long hair, is also to be avoided as it has the same effect. Choose medium-length hairstyles and add volume for a better balance.

Sometimes, you have to work your haircut around a specific feature on your face. If you have a prominent nose, for instance, go for bangs, simple lines and short cuts. An angled bob will make your small mouth look bigger, while bangs will conceal a high forehead.

In line with your interests

If you consider cutting your hair make sure that you are honest to yourself why you are doing it. It might be because you are tired of its maintenance or look or how heavy it is. Or you want your true personality revealed via your mohawk or shaved head? Share your thoughts with your stylist and they will be able to give you a professional advice.

If you plan to cut significant lengths like 10 or 12 inches consider donating your hair for a good cause.

Last but not least, your haircut depends a lot on your hair type. Thick curly hair behaves differently when cut compared to straight or thin hair. Thick, frizzy hair will not look so good if cut short. While thin hair should not be too long as it will look even thinner. There are other tricks how to hide thin hair, that you can find here.

So, are you ready for your next haircut?

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