If you’re anything like us, you have two voices in your head. One is screaming “Omg! How on earth is it 2018?!” while the other joyfully exclaims “Yay! New haircut!” The coolest thing about those ever-changing hair trends is that there’s always another one around the corner – and no matter what style you choose, there’s always new hair waiting to sprout so you can start experimenting yet again.
So whether it’s something familiar, a retro revival, or something new entirely, the new year is the perfect opportunity to experiment with new styles. 2018 is set to be the year of relaxed styles with bold and blended colours creating effortlessly stylish haircuts. Get ready to be inspired! By the time you’ve looked through our 2018 hair trends you’ll be booking an appointment with your local hairstylist:).
2018 Hair Trend #1: The Uncut Haircut
It’s a hairstyle trend that looks like it has grown out – the shape still looks great, it has texturised ends, and lots of movement and shape. It’s not a bad haircut but rather a great haircut that has seen the passing of time.
Sitting between the ear lobe and shoulder, it should be noted that the uncut haircut is NOT the same as just letting your hair grow out. When your hair grows out, your hairstyle naturally loses shape as your hair grows at different lengths. You still need shape and balance and loads of texture and only a good haircut will help you manage this look well.
2018 Hair Trend #2: Hidden Extremes In Colour
This hairstyle is worn by someone with natural looking colour all over, but sporting some extreme colour underneath the top layers – like a strong vivid colour.
This style can be enhanced by undercuts and is perfect for the person who wants something bright and creative but needs to maintain a certain level of professionalism at work.
2018 Hair Trend #3: Tribal Braiding
With summer braids always on trend, tribal braiding is closer to the scalp – but the style is definitely not “Heidi of the Hills”.
There is something more visceral about tribal braiding and you can personalise the look by adding different coloured ribbons, coloured hair strands and being more organic in the way the braids are laid out. Think more American Indian or African corn rows or warrior goddess braids such as those worn by the Mockingjay in the Hunger Games.
2018 Hair Trend #4: Floppy Boy Cut
This hairstyle trend is great for wavy or curly hair for both men or women. It’s reminiscent of 90s men’s haircuts without the short back and sides. This hair cut is long on top, and carries more weight on the edge and sides.
2018 Hair Trend #5: Close Crop
The close crop means shaving your head to a level 2 – which is really close to the scalp. Add extreme colour on top and you’re close to the on-trend look.
The upkeep is quite high, but you can pretty much change your hair colour every six weeks – and that’s a lot of fun.
2018 Hair Trend #6: Silver Hair
Last year, we saw a lot of dirty pastels and grey hair colour trends – but for 2018 it’s all about bringing the shine back. We’re starting to see a lot of requests for silver hair, which is not to be confused with platinum blondes.
Super shiny, matte grey hair gets an upgrade into something a little more magical. We’re loving the hand painted balayage colouring with the slightest root fade, and purple shampoo is a must (try Oribe Silverati Shampoo).
2018 Hair Trend #7: Rose Gold Hair
We can’t get enough of these rose gold hair colour ideas, and we’re not the only ones! This hair colour trend is almost strawberry blonde but with a little more pink. It’s a colour that’s a beautiful change from the usual dirty pastels. It’s luminous and shiny and so attractive and feminine on any haircut.
Rather than an all-over roots to ends colour, we’re loving darker roots with a quick transition to rose gold. Lasting luminous rose gold is best achieved using Wella Professionals colour.
2018 Hair Trend #8: Curls, Curls, Curls
Despite the never-ending requests for keratin smoothing treatments and permanent hair straightening, a small army of women is saying “yes” to flaunting their natural curls.
The key to every beautiful hairstyle is a great haircut, and curly hair needs a specialist who knows know how to create shape without hacking senseless layers into the hair or doing the usual curly bobs.
The biggest mistake with curly hair is brushing it – just don’t! Bring out your curly hair best with insanely amazing products like Oribe Curl Control Silkening Creme for soft curls with some hold. If you want curls with a little more staying power and oomph, then you can’t go past the Oribe Curl Shaping Mousse. Forget crunchy tacky mousse’s of the 80’s – this mousse is amazing.
Hairstyles in 2018 – Get On Trend Today With Lily Jackson
A new year means a fresh start, new beginnings – and a bold new style for your hair! The hair trends we’re spotting are extreme and exciting, the textures are fresh, the do’s and cuts are un-done, uncut and easy. No matter what takes your fancy, the haircut and hair colour trends 2018 savvy clients are choosing can all be done at Lily Jackson – so will you be giving one a try next time? Let us know in the comments and we’ll see you soon.