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Hottest Hair Trends of the Year

January 31, 2013

Hottest hair trends — what can we expect? This year is set to be a year of manageable, everyday hairstyles with a chic and stylish twist, with the usual celebrity influence, with a taste of the cinematic.

Think classic ponytails, elegant buns and beautiful braids as well as fabulous accessories from sporty inspired headbands to 1920’s style flapper headdresses.

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Here are the hottest hair trends to master this year:

UP STYLES

Up styles in 2013 are all about going back to basics by bringing a sexy and stylish twist to some of the most well-loved hairstyles. Not only do these add a touch of elegance to any occasion – they are also extremely easy to achieve. Some of the most popular looks on the runway right now include the simple knot bun with a sleek side part.

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THE BRAID

This another classic that’s been spotted in a variety of forms lately, including a full head braid or a detailed strand of small braids criss-crossing the scalp. Ponytails have also seen a revival but forget the high pony; this season is all about long and low styles. Hovering just at or below the nape, the modern ponytail is ironed straight in order to emphasize the length beautifully. If you’re struggling to grow your hair long enough for an elegant straight ponytail, ethically sourced hair extensions are perfect for providing enough length for even the most intricate styles.

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LOOSE & OPEN

When it comes to wearing your hair out, fun and femme is where it’s at. Ninties grunge and the tousled look are back in force, creating a barely styled look that follows the natural shape and arc of the hair.

Following on from years of loving the pixie cut and the bob, long hair is now back in fashion. Soft, thick and romantic, long hair, just like Lauren Conrad’s (pictured below in her fashion LC Lauren Conrad spring line from Kohl’s) is versatile enough to sculpt into a range of styles and is also beautiful when left open. For anyone tired of waiting for their hair to grow out, clip ins are an excellent quick fix solution which can give you the style you want whilst waiting for your natural hair to catch up.

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MICRO FRINGE

The cut that’s getting a lot of notice on the catwalk this season is the micro fringe. Made popular by songstresses like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, the micro fringe requires regular upkeep but is ideal for those looking for something striking and beautiful.

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COLORS

A dye effect that is predicted to boom in popularity this year is dip dye. This combination of darker hair with lighter tips is loved by celebrities such as Drew Barrymore (below) and Alexa Chung and is perfect for loose, tousled locks.

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ACCESSORIES

Hair accessories have proven the star of the show at recent fashion events, with everything from chunky sports headbands to over-sized fabric flowers tucked into hair. The release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (below) is bound to see a revival of 1920’s headwear fashion with intricately beaded and detailed skullcaps epitomizing the style of the era.

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  • Steph
    January 31, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Oooooh, love these! That up-do might have to go on the Wedding pinterest board! I’ll only need about a thousand bridesmaids to cover all of the looks I like! Great article.

    • Shannon
      January 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks Steph 🙂 I love a loose braid for bridesmaids. Have fun planning!