Bored of your regular old hairstyle? If your looking to experiment with some of the latest hairstyle trends, there's a plethora of new looks to choose from. Whether you're looking for a drastic change, or just something to add a little flare, there's many options this year. Update that old hairstyle with one of these hot new trends that have been at the top of the hair scene.
Bobs and Bangs
Precision cut bob hairstyles are a big hit this year, with smooth sleek styling, a blunt fringe and loads of shine. Your bob should be carefully styled to accentuate your facial structure, or highlight a long beautiful neck. Bob hairstyles range from ear level to shoulder and are best for straight or slightly wavy hair. If your hair is too curly, a bob can take on the shape of a triangle, widening at the bottom in an unflattering way. Only go for bangs if it works with your facial structure.
Bobs with Attitude
Side swept bangs and blunt lines characterize this cut. This hairstyle is similar to a normal bob; it's the texture and direction that adds the edgy feel. This cut uses a generous amount of slicing or texturizing to lighten up the bluntness. Your hairstyle should be styled with a swooping motion, directing the hair around the head from the crown, or a deep side part. Using hair products like waxes, clays, or muds will help add texture for a more rougher look.
Peaks, Swirls, and Waves
This look is a lot of fun and offers room for individuality. Use a wax, clay, or mud hair product, something with a little grit, and a little hold. Emulsify the product in your hands so there's a thin veil of product all over your palms and between your fingers. Then dive right in there and move the hair around with an eye for an appealing shape. Swoop it, swirl it around, change directions suddenly. When you've achieved the start of a good look grab your blow dryer on a low setting and maximize the peaks and waves your hands.
Asymmetric bob hairstyles look classy in a modern way with unexpected texture and length differences. The asymmetrical look can be done on a range of hairstyles from a short cut, to a longer layered style. And the angles can range from soft and gently sloping to extreme. This year, asymmetrical bangs are in, and whether they are cut blunt or heavily textured, sloping bangs adds interest and can highlight your features nicely.
Sexy, feminine highlights never go out of style. Summer brings popular multi-tone highlights and lowlights for several shades of color that adds dimension and reflects light. A great haircut combined with subtle highlights ensure a hairstyle that will get noticed.
Hair coloring can make an otherwise plain hairstyle into something more interesting. Rich dark colors are very hot this year, combined with a few equally rich highlights peeking out from underneath. Deep tones of burgundy and mahogany are a great compliment to a dark brown or black hair color. Strategically placed highlights and lowlights can accentuate texture and add tons of character to your hairstyle. Compliment your features and skin tone, and add an edge to your haircut with some artful hair coloring.
I'm sure you have noticed how celebrities these days can show up one day with a bob and the next with long flowing natural looking hair. Hair extensions have been all the rage this year as long hair is coming back into fashion. Hair extensions involve attaching human or synthetic hair to the natural hair by one of many different methods in order to create instant natural looking long, thick hair.