New Year, new you: what’s trending in 2016

Hair Ideas & Inspiration

New Year, new you: what’s trending in 2016

19 Jan 2016

Whilst a new exercise regime or promising not to text your ex may be New Year's resolutions you can't keep, we're committing to trying something different with our hair this year here at The Chapel--and you should too! So here are our predictions of what's going to be trending in 2016, to help you reach your hair goals this year.  

Glitter roots

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Nothing says 'new year, new me' quite like a splash of glitter. We've seen this trend pop up on Insta-bloggers globally and is a solid favourite for festival goers. Whilst festival style is not for everyone, give glitter a go next time you're planning on hitting the town. Whether your roots are in need of a cover up or your outfit just needs a bit of sparkle, adding a hint of glitter to your locks will take your usual look to a new level.

From sprays to concentrated gels, many hair brands have now released their own glittering products. But if you fancy the homemade approach, mix standard craft glitter with translucent hair gel--cheap and cheerful! You'll be sure to rake in the Insta likes with your sparkly new do, that doesn't require a cut and colour.

The chop

Denis Makarenko
Image credit: Denis Makarenko

We've always been fans of a drastic change: chopping off your locks will always have a big impact on your look. Whether you take inspiration from the blogosphere or look toward the red carpet, top of the crops this year is the choppy bob.

Think Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Watson, and choose a loose textured style. Keep your look modern with a rough side part and let your hair dry naturally. Not only will this look amazing, but you'll be causing less damage to your hair by avoiding heat styling.  Effortless hair will never go out of style, and the blunt cut will keep your look polished even when your unpredictable waves don't want to be tamed. Invest in a quality styling serum to add shine and control to your tresses. Pair with an all black outfit and dewy skin for that coveted 'off duty model' aesthetic, even if it does take a while to embrace your natural hair.

Playful pigtails

Miu Miu brought pigtails back on their SS/16 runway, paired with Blair Waldorf style headbands and vampy lips. To take this look from runway to real life, trade dark lips with a more wearable berry tinted stain--more 'girl next door' than Wednesday Adams.

This look works perfectly with day old hair: a new alternative to the out-dated top knot.  If you're anything like us, and can never find two of the same hair ties, disguise with your own hair. Leave a little strand of hair out of each pigtail, wrap around your miss-matched tie and discreetly fasten with a hairpin to keep this look sophisticated. This look works best for medium to long length hair, and will look extra sleek with straightened or softly waved strands.

Bouncing bangs

Helga Esteb
Image credit: Helga Esteb

With 90s and 70s trends still going strong on the catwalks and in the street, heavy bangs have been flooding our feeds. Adding a fringe to your style will instantly update your look whilst still allowing you to keep your lengths long. Blunt, strong bangs provide the most impact but do require maintenance, so make sure to keep regular appointments with your hairdresser. Trust us though, it'll be worth the investment.

Adding bangs to a long style will ensure that once limp tresses will look full and voluminous, whilst cutting bangs into short, choppier hair will add an edge to your look. It's important to find out which bangs are best for your hair type and face shape to get the most out of your new look.

We don't know about you, but we can't wait to see what the New Year brings, and what better way to start it than with a new look? Get in contact with us for your New Year makeover and start the year off with a bang, or bangs.