Every year has its own trends for hairstyles. For example, the short bob was a popular and rebellious style for women during the Roaring Twenties. The forties and fifties were all about impeccably curled and coiffed glamour, while styles of the sixties and seventies ranged from the giant bouffant to long, untamed tresses. The eighties, as you may remember, were all about big hair and wild styles. In the nineties, hairstyles were low-key, sleek and chic with “The Rachel” being the most popular cut. In 2013, there is no one defining trend, but rather a combination of trends from days gone by.
For short hair, the bob and the pixie are still two popular styles. A modern twist on the bob is a chin-length, razor cut straight style which curves towards the face a bit. The pixie is a style made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow and Halle Berry in the nineties, and is very flattering for women with petite bone structure. Spikier, edgier short styles are cropping up, too. Women are going for short styles swept up with molding wax. Accentuate a short, spiky look with chunky highlights which contrast with your natural haircolor.
Medium length hair also works well with a bob. But not everyone can go for the one-length style. Women with a bit of wave to their hair do well with long layers cut into their hair. If you prefer bangs, a long sideswept bang is totally modern and looks fantastic with a few strategically placed highlights. Medium length hair looks great down, yet can also look great in a chic high ponytail or messy, casual updo.
If you’ve got long hair, you can either go for sleek, straight strands or voluminous waves. Different face shapes look best with different parts and bang styles. For example, some women look best with sideswept bangs, while others look totally fabulous with thick, blunt bangs. Speaking of bangs, more and more women are opting for thick, brow-skimming bangs which provide forehead coverage and camouflage all those little expression lines.
No matter what style you choose for your hair, you need hair that’s healthy and well-cared for in order to look your best. Choose hair care products made for your particular hair type, and deep condition anywhere from once a week to once a month depending on how damaged your hair is. Keep heat styling to a minimum, and when you do style with heat be sure to apply a heat protectant to the hair first. To impart dazzling shine, mist hair with a shine spray after styling. Even if you have or want long hair, regular trims are crucial to keep split ends at bay.