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2018 hair trends

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

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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

hidden colour hairstyle trends

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

warrior tribal braids hairstyle trends

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

floppy boy haircut trendThis 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

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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

silver hair colour trends

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 Goldwell).

2018 Hair Trend #7: Rose Gold Hair

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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 Goldwell Elumen 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 Styling 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 Curls styling 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.

There are so many hairstyle buzz words around these days: ombre, sombre, balayage and bronde …it can be hard to keep up!

Don’t fret, we’ve created a simple outline so you know exactly what to ask for on your next visit. This way you can gain understanding of the techniques we use to achieve perfect Instagram ready colour. As colourists reinvent and improve techniques, the resulting colours are “re-branded” to differentiate it from other techniques and keep hair colour exciting for clients.

Traditionally, foils are used to achieve different hair colouring techniques. Balayage and ombre are modern, massively popular trends in hair colouring.

Where foils produce a uniform, defined colouring, balayage and ombre produce a more random or blended transition of colour for your hair. It can be done with blondes, browns, auburns, or bright colours like red, purple or even grey. The technique has developed to such a level of expertise that now the best hair colourists have down pat the perfect blend or fade for your hairstyle. Read more

Grey Hair

grey hair styleGrey hair can look stunning. Just because you have grey hair doesn’t automatically mean that you are unfashionable or your hair will look ugly. But you do need a tailored approach for your colour and a killer cut.

At Lily Jackson Hair & Make Up, we create bespoke colour and style solutions that work with your hair type, lifestyle and sense of personal style.  Going grey is a big decision, and a process.

Read on to find out the many options on how to wear grey hair fabulously and go grey gracefully…

 

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asian hair

Asian HairAsian Hair is unique and with the right hairdresser it can hold amazing shape! The biggest misconception about Asian hair is that you need an Asian hairdresser, however you just need a great hairdresser.  About 35% of our clients have Asian hair.

Asian hair is just like any hair type that we look after – it requires understanding of the client, how they live their life and what they want from a hairstyle.  The rest is talent and experience.

Read on to find out some great advice on which haircuts suit, and what works best when styling, Asian hair from Lily Jackson’s Sydney Hairdressers.

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colour correction

If you’re considering dying your hair, when consulting with a new hair stylist, there’s a good chance one of the first questions they will ask is whether your hair is currently dyed or coloured. The reason, according to Lily Jackson Hair and Makeup Director, Jules Peacocke, is that colouring hair can be complex.

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Modern Makeup Siren

Marilyn MunroeSophia LorenEgyptian LadyThe women who we admire from bygone eras all have strong personal image and great personal style. When we think of these diva’s of the past, some names that spring to mind are Marilyn Munroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren. Who would fall into the category of Modern Sirens? There are many successful, glamourous and beautiful women doing their thang in this world, but lets take a look at 3 Modern Sirens who have a very strong public-image and a definite style that they showcase not only in what they do, but also in their signature hair and make up style….

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super hair color

With an estimated 75% of women colouring their hair, we know they can’t all be going to a hairdressing salon. Home colour is big business.

We have witnessed so many problems with DIY colour that we could write a book! Being a master hair colourist takes years of experience and practise and most of all requires a significant amount of technical knowledge. Read more

Style Icon Liv Tyler

Liv TylerWe love how Liv Tyler stands on her own merits as an actress and exudes her own sense of fashion and style. She seems seperate from the pressures and monotonous trends of the “celebrity-machine” and has an absence of fear in the way she pieces together her looks….

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kelisLet’s explore some of the amazing hair, make up and body painting creations that the R&B turned Dance artist Kelis has brought to life in her music videos, on the red carpet, in her everyday life and for her album covers as well as editorial shoots. We love Kelis as she is not afraid to try something different and she allows the hair, make up and body painting artists imaginations to run wild!

 

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