Here are 9 of the hottest hair trends for 2016, from freshly washed ‘glunge’ hair to to ‘lived-in’ highlights. There’s not one we don’t love!
1 – Freshly washed ‘glunge’ hair
New for 2016, the ‘glunge’ hair trend (that’s glam-grunge btw) is based on an undone texture but with a glamorous quality, moving away from the salty, dishevelled beach waves into hair that is more premium and luxe. You can create this look by blowing out wet hair with some Ghd Smooth & Finish Serum applied from mid lengths to ends, then use the Root Lift Spray and dry the rest of the hair. Create optimum shine and smoothness from root to tip but doing one stroke of your styler over your hair, before you wrap hair around a tong loosely to create effortless waves. This will create a look of ‘dream hair’ but with a grunge silhouette as seen on the catwalks.
2 – Embellished hair
Accessories are key for 2016 and you will see this trend range from young, bright and neon shades to high-end, chic embellishments as seen at Celine and Prada. This trend is great as it is a quick way to make any hairstyle look really chic and glamorous.
3 – Wide satin bands
Leading on from the embellished hair trend, thick ribbons and headbands are making a comeback from the 70s for 2016. This is a great way of making a very simple look seem expensive and luxury – seen at various shows with a mixture of textures and fabrics including crushed velvet, satin and leather. Hair can be worn with a soft kink / dishevelled wave – which ties in with the glunge trend and makes it more girly.
4 – ‘Just one night’ hair
Most recently seen on Gigi Hadid with her faux bob, we are seeing a lot of celebrities wearing styles that are temporary and can change their whole look instantly. Custom made wigs and hairpieces are becoming much more common and being embraced not only by celebs but by the general public – people are not embarrassed to be seen with fake hair. It takes inspiration from Japan and the Harajuku girls, especially in terms of colours woven into your own hair colour and vibrant accessories including fun pompoms in a very obvious and statement-esque technique.
5 – Blow out is back
Big bouncy blow-dries with volume are back but with a slightly less pristine finish. To create this look, blow out your hair as normal using a vented radial brush to create volume. Once the hair is dry, spray your hands with some hairspray and you’re your fingers through the hair giving it amazing structure, volume and lift. We’re calling this the ‘supermodel blow’ but with a lived in and modern feel – moving away from the Chelsea blow dry into something much cooler and sleeker.
6 – Natural hair
7 – Soft pop colours
Candyfloss tones and washed-out colour are going to continue as a prominent theme this year. The trend is becoming much more popular due to celebrity influence in summer months. Next year will see a shift away from baby pink and more towards apricot and an infusion of subtle hues.
8 – Bleach blonde
Linking well with the soft pop shades – girls are now embracing an all over bleach colour so they are able to experiment and mix up their shades week-in, week-out. This is also becoming a popular trend with men too as recently seen on the likes of Joe Jonas and Zayn Malik, but with more obvious, deeper shades e.g. aquatic blue and green tones.
9 – Lived-in highlights
Moving away from the traditional blonde and towards more of a softer focus. This is still very much a luxe trend with the use of caramel and moving your natural colour away from the roots to the front. Beautiful amber and nude soft tones create a feeling of luxury and an indulgent finish.