New Year, New You…..

But, but….I liked the old me just fine. So, while the changing date digits shouldn’t mean you need to overhaul your whole life and stop being you, a new year is the perfect excuse for a fresh haircut we think. In 2018, we saw the hair industry embrace bold new colourful shades, baby bangs and lots of volume. But what’s in store for this year? With the help of celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo, here are 5 IDEAL hair trends for 2019.

CURTAIN BANGS

This iconic 70’s look inspired by Bridgit Bardot is set to make a comeback. Curtain bangs are similar to a regular fringe, but with an inverted V in the middle similar to how curtains hang. Hence the name. The centre-parted layers work with any length of hair, particularly with medium-length hairstyles.

HALO LIGHTS

You will most likely have heard of highlights and low lights, but how about halo lights? This colouring is quickly becoming the best way of creating a show-stopping blonde look. Colour is applied through the top layers and placed around the halo section of the head, framing the hair and your face precisely. We’re sure you’ll be seeing plenty of this look in 2019.

WET LOOK

This is a very high fashion look which, although may appear easy to recreate, takes a lot of styling. It’s all in the detail, or you’ll just look like you’ve stepped out of the shower and not bothered to properly dry yourself.To recreate this deliberately rough look, start with damp hair and use a styling gel on your roots, brushing through. Finish with a glossing spray.

HIGH PONYTAIL

Inspired by the likes of Ariana Grande, Bella Hadid and Kim Kardashian, a very high slick ponytail is set to be as high in visibility as it is in structure throughout 2019. The key to recreating this look is to blowdry your hair in the direction you want the base of the ponytail to be. Then, tie the top section of your hair and smooth back. Once you’ve done this, add the rest of your hair. You can use hairspray and a toothbrush to make it extra sleek, if that’s what you’re after.

ACCESSORIES

In 2018 we saw hair accessories ruling the runway and royalty (as glamourised by Kate Middleton) and this year, the trend is not set to die down. From head scarves to pins, hair accessories are going to be big news in 2019. The aforementioned Ariana has even started off the year wearing earrings in her hair. A step too far? Perhaps. Will everyone be doing it soon? Quite possibly.

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Rachel is the beauty and fashion director at IDEAL. She loves trying new products and is an avid fan of London's fashion, from the high end to the high street.