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2018 hair trendsDid you know that 80% of people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions by the second week of February? Pretty depressing statistic, isn’t it?

If you want to keep your hair looking fly (and who doesn’t?), we’re going to show you how to keep your New Year’s resolution.

We’re going to break down the top 2018 hair trends for you. No more broken resolutions!

1. Natural Curls

Got curls? Stop trying to hide them and fighting nature’s magic! It’s time to let them come out and play.

People will be honoring their natural textures more than ever in 2018. This means rocking the curls, waves, and everything in between.

Lose the fancy curling irons and heat methods. We predict that natural air-drying with chemical-free products will be the greatest 2018 hair trends.

2. Bangs are Back

Maybe the last time you had bangs, you were also missing your front teeth and carrying a backpack. As it turns out, they’re not just for kids anymore.

Like the weather, bangs ebb and flow with the season. With that said, we predict it will be one of the hottest 2018 hair trends.

Go for side-swept or center-parted fringe (curtain) bangs. Opt for a lighter fringe, as heavy, block fringes can look heavy on the face. Best of all? These bangs are incredibly low-maintenance- all you need to do is clip them back up if you don’t want them in your face.

3. Jaw-Length Cuts

For decades, long hair has been the domineering female trend. Sure, it’s a preferred look for many, but maybe you’re tired of the same old thing.

Ready to finally take the plunge and chop off all that long hair? 2018 is ready for you. We predict that 2018 will bring hoards of people liberating themselves from extra inches of hair.

We’ll be more daring and be going shorter than ever before. Think slick-back bobs and chin-length haircuts. They’re easy to maintain and incredibly polished.

4. All the Ribbons

Ribbons aren’t just for toddlers or coordinated cheerleaders anymore. They’re about to be on everyone’s head, from your coworkers to your mother’s friends.

Ribbons are as simple as they are beautiful. They’re also incredibly versatile and can be used for ponytails, braids, and other updo styles.

Don’t be afraid to get funky with color! These accessories are a great way to express your personality and let your unique self shine.

5. Lots of Barrettes & Clips

Just like ribbons will be trending, we expect barrettes will be as well. And, they won’t just be for cute toddlers.

We expect to see them all over the runways and splashed throughout fashion magazines. That’s because they’re stylish, incredibly easy to customize, and fun.

Double barrettes, in particular, will be popular, with people using them to hold braids, buns, and ponytails. Get creative with it!

6. Braided Buns

2017 was all about the braids, and we saw gorgeous fishtails on all kinds of Instagram pages and Youtube tutorials.

Here’s the good news: braids aren’t necessarily going anywhere. 2018 is about to polish that trend up just a bit, with ponytails knotted into braided buns.

It’s a great look for both the office and for the hottest holiday party, and it’ll even hold up during a tough workout! Pair the bun with statement earrings and some classy red lips, and you’ll be well on your way to rocking one of the sexiest 2018 hair trends.

7. Blush Pinkish Tones

Not a big fan of bold colors? We hear you. They’re not for everyone. In 2018, however, we expect that there will be a more subtle trend to the fuschia-colored waves we’ve seen over the past few years.

We expect to see calmer blush and pink hues (think your favorite blush) that are as spicy as they are sweet, as unique as they are calm. Not ready to commit to coloring your whole head? Consider coloring just a few strands.

8. Sleek, Straight Hair

Don’t put your flatiron away just yet. Even though it’s been one of the biggest trends in the hair industry for the past decade, we don’t foresee straight hair going out of style anytime soon.

Sleek, straight hair looks shiny and healthy, and it’s a universally flattering look for anyone.

If you don’t feel like you can compete with all the latest trends, be sure to stick to this tried-and-true style.

All you need is a good blow-dryer, heat protectant spray, and the right flat iron. You’ll look polished up in no time!

9. Bowl Cuts

Easily one of the most minimalistic and simple hairstyles to maintain, it looks like the bowl cut will have its shining comeback in 2018.

Popular in the 1980s for its androgynous appeal, we expect this retro vibe to make a grand entrance on runways, fashion magazines, and among your friends.

For one, it’s flattering for most any age and bone structure- and the style time is so minimal, you’ll wonder what to do with all your newfound freedom.

10. Metallic and Pastel Blondes

Thinking of going blonder when the weather warms up? This year, you can start preparing much earlier, as it looks like 2018 is going to be a shining year for blondes.

Metallic and pastel yellow blondes particularly seem to be trending. Even bayalaging for blondes will be popular. Consider achieving your lighter and carefree look at your next appointment.

Final Thoughts on 2018 Hair Trends

At Shear Genius Salon, we want to help make all your hair dreams come true. Ready to get started on your new look for 2018?

Contact us today for an appointment! We can’t wait to hear from you.

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