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Just think, it’s a chilly December morning full of Holiday shenanigans and you’re standing on the sidewalk waiting for the light to turn, the bone-chilling breeze whips across your face, leaving your chapped lips quivering and your hair is a hot tangled mess. Sounds like you should’ve stayed in bed. But now, consider the same day, but you’ve just had a haircut. All of a sudden, the cold air is fresh and crisp, and mother nature is your personal wind turbine, flipping your ends to perfection and life is wonderful.
Now, all you need to turn your winter hair into something along the lines of the latter scene — a style you can’t wait to wear out the door and refuse to cover with a Boggin
— is to schedule a salon appointment. Not sure what cut you’re looking for? Try one of the five chicest, most versatile styles that are poised to be huge
Ahead, we’re breaking down the hair trends that are picking up major cool girl traction right now, only to hit fever pitch come the new year. More than just photo inspiration, we have partnered up with pro style line IGK for tips and product recommendations
for how to rock the cut all winter long. Take this handy guide to your next appointment and prepare for warmer walks to work.
The Blunt Jawline Bob
The popular fashion-girl cut is only getting shorter in the new year. Sergio Pattirane, stylist at Rob Peetoom salonin Williamsburg, Brooklyn states that the cut should fall somewhere between your ears and chin. “Ask your stylist for a straight bob in line with your jawline, shorter at the back, longer at the front, an inch or two below your ears,” he says. “The result is a modern, streamline bob, that can be elevated through styling. Use a large barrel curling iron to create a tousled appearance.
If your hair is on the finer side, Pattirane recommends thinning out just the ends for a choppy, sexier finish that gives the cut some dimension. You can also add a little texturizing spray (We like to suggest Oribe Beach Apres Spray
) through the ends for extra definition.
Celebrity stylist Kahh Spence
agrees that the bob cut will be even bigger come 2019. “Depending on the cut or angling of the bob, you can achieve a chic style that flatters any face shape,” he explains. “Bobs are universal, and will work all year long — styled curly, pin straight, or with a soft, barely-there wave.” Adding grip with a Sea Salt
spray will get you there!
The Grown-Out Pixie
If you’re looking for an short extreme cut — but don’t know what to ask for — consider the sweet shaggy pixie cut. Acording to Erickson Arrunategui, stylist at NYC’s popular Bumble and bumble salon suggest that 2019 will be the year of the pixie. “All my clients want newness right now, but they also want a cut with a little body,” he explains. “The grown out pixie stye is short and fun and still maintains length to style.” For styling, we recommend using a texture paste, such as Ouidad Clear Control Pomade. For straight hair, work it thru damp hair, and scrunch to create body and natural wave without weighing your hair down. If your hair is curly, consider combing thru damp hair and letting air dry. This is light weight and controls flyaways.
The Heavy Mid-Length Lob
For the “between short and long” cut, a mid-length lob is the perfect way to stay on-trend. “This cut has invisible layers, if any, to create a look that feels weightier, more structured, and less textured,” Unite stylist Graham Nation explains. “Ask for your length to be between a bob and a mid-length, with a blunt perimeter.” Using a Balm will keep the style in place and frizz free. We suggest R+Co High Dive Moisture Cream
If your hair is thin and you’re itching for a little body, Nation recommends talking to your stylist about blending in some soft, interior layers that are very subtle as to maintain the strong shape. Before a blowdry, consider spraying a little volumizing mist
through your roots (Nation loves this one
), to make sure you’re getting the fullness you want.
A long, blunt and weighted lob allows for versatility in styling. Read: It looks great with big curla, messy bends, or worn pin straight and glossy
. Use a Flatiron
to enhance the shape and sleekness of the cut (always use heat protection
Curtain Fringe ~A shorter, Bardot-esque bang spilling into gradual layers provides a gorgeous, effortless frame around the eyes. Enhancing cheek bones and Slimming the face! Finish with a Leave in Balm.
Or you can keep your fringe long — falling down around the chin — for a subtle shape that’s still long enough to be pulled back into a chic ponytail.
On curls, this cut will maintain the chin-level length and the blunt bags while some gradual layers thrown in will provide even more fullness. Ouidad is the supreme
when it comes to curls! Using a Soufflé Cream
will help hydrate and condition curls.
If your hair is thin, try introducing some edge to the chic style by adding a very thick, eyelash-skimming bang with heavy layering throughout, then just style it with texture spray (Arrunategui likes this one
) for even more body.