5 Hair Trends To Watch (and Try) In 2018

Hair trends may come and go, but they always come back around—eventually. Stylists are often inspired by celebrities and fashion from the past, and the looks you’ll be seeing a lot this year are no exception. Here, the top five tress trends for 2018 according to Rodney Cutler and Grace Kim of New York City’s Cutler Salon.


Trend #1: The curly shag
As seen on: Model Mica Arganaraz
The beauty of the curly shag is that the messier the better. There’s no need to stress about achieving perfect ringlets, and the layered texture adds volume to curly hair that may otherwise fall flat due to extra weight.

emma watson (Trend #2: The grown-out crop
As seen on: Emma Watson
Pixie cuts and other cropped styles may be having a major moment, but there’s no way around the growing-out phase when you decide it’s time for lengthier locks once again. Watson is proof that your coif can still be cute while transitioning from short strands.

Emma Roberts

Trend #3: The classic bob
As seen on: Emma Roberts
The bob dates back to 1915, when ballroom dancer Irene Castle cut her hair short for convenience, and the look really took off during the Roaring Twenties. The bob has been in vogue ever since, and countless celebrities have sported this straight, polished style with or without bangs.

Trend #4: Bangs
As seen on: Dakota Johnson
Whether you opt for long and wispy or short and spiky, bangs are back, baby. There’s a style that works for every hair length, texture and face shape, but just remember this bold move requires a bit of commitment—and an inevitable grow-out period.

Taylor Swift

Trend #5: Fifties-inspired
As seen on: Taylor Swift
Everything old is new again, including styles that give a nod to the 1950s. From glamour-girl waves to graceful up-dos, these vintage looks feel so right-now—especially when paired with a bold red lip.