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We lived and breathed the ombre hair trend, the lob fad had its hot moment (as did the unicorn-inspired colour obsession) and romantic long waves stood the course of time this year. 2016 was all about the fun, cool-girl vibe — and we loved it.

But with so many upcoming exciting brands and stylists entering the hair space, we’re predicting 2017 to be the hottest year of hair yet. And although we don’t know for sure, we chatted to some of the most influential stylists in the industry and have a pretty good idea of what’s coming our way.

Prediction 1: natural hair will be embraced more than ever before.


Last year saw natural, undone hair more than ever before on the runway — take for example the looks from the Rag and Bone SS16 show or Alexa Chung.

Celebrity Hairstylist Anthony Nader says, “I think it’s cool that we are all really starting to embrace our natural hair or opting for a strong haircut that accommodates wearing hair in a super relaxed manner. I’m feeling that French-girl vibe coming out way!”

Prediction 2: overgrown bangs will have their moment.


This trend has been sneaking under the radar for quite some time and we think it’s about to break out in 2017.

Anthony’s tips for achieving this look: “Just remember to keep them soft in appearance, not blunt or solid. Also keep the corners of your bangs a touch longer — this will frame your face even more beautifully.”

Who to look for inspo? Chloe Moretz and Karlie Kloss.

Prediction 3: the 80s are making a comeback


Pure Hair Food brand ambassador Jenny Kim shares, “There’s been a great change of pace and there’s a lot of 80s happening in style and it’s definitely my new go-to. Adapt by adding one (or all) of these elements to your hair: texture, sheen and height.”

If you’re anything like us and need a desperate dose of a Summer hair cure, we’re currently soothing our strands (and being thanked for it!) with Pure Hair Food Curl Your Hair Anti-Frizz Cream, $28.90

Prediction 4: the low-key ponytail is set to shine


“I feel that the ever-faithful ponytail is heading further down the head, being loosely secured at the base of the nape as to look more lived in,” says Anthony. “It’s not about a super-high ponytail from here on out and 2017 gives it a cooler vibe — understated but with confidence.”

We’re talking about that off-duty street style look that’s effortlessly chic in every way.

Prediction 5: plaits will get a whole lot softer and messier


Anthony Nader tells us, “Braids and plaits have softened up, so ditch the idea that you need them tight and polished.”

We’re loving the soft braid that’s graced the red carpet time and time again this year. Our 2017 inspiration is coming from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Hailey Baldwin.

Prediction 5: relaxed, beachy waves are just heating up!


Effortless beachy waves made their annual return at this year’s Victoria’s Secret show and the trend is just getting started.

Anthony Nader shares, “Gone are the months (or years) of wasting time sectioning and perfecting hair waves. We’re entering an era of effortless, deconstructed hair — this look is coming in hot.”

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Anthony Nader splashes out on who are the Met Gala 2014 Ball Red Carpet Hair Winners in vogue.com.au

Dree Hemingway, Georgia May Jagger and Riley Keough at Met Gala 2014

The hair looks that turned up on the red carpet for the Met Ball’s 2014 gala, in celebration of couturier Charles James, were in styles as varied as the gowns being celebrated. Here we profile our favourites and tell you how to re-create key looks.

Hair down

Red carpet waves are a consistently elegant look and were embraced by Dree Hemingway, Georgia May Jagger and Riley Keough. If you’re recreating the look for a special occasion be prepared to touch up throughout the night, as you would your makeup. Hair authority Anthony Nader says he advices clients to take a travel size hair spray in their clutch for the night. “When needed they can give any nasty flyaways a once over in the powder room.”

For Dree Hemingway’s Hollywood ringlets Nader says:

1. On damp hair squeeze a good size tennis ball size of firm hold foam into your palms and work through your hair from roots to ends, rake through and shake dry 80% with your hairdryer.

2. Create a deep side part then take four equal sections. Take three-inch sections starting from the nape area with your large round bristle brush and stretch sections upwards all the way up to the crown area. Do the same with the front sections.

3. Using velvet hot rollers, take horizontal sections parallel to your part line and wind the rollers under from top to nape area. Let them set and cool for longevity.

4. Once cool, unravel the rollers and brush the curls to create volume. Give hair a once over with hairspray.

Soft wave

A romantic take on glamour in the form of soft waves was favoured by Kim Kardashian, Gisele Bünchden and Victoria Beckham.

Short hair

A swathe of celebrities have gotten the chop of late and worked their shorter strands into elegant styles for the Met red carpet. Oscar Oscar master stylist Jacky Chan says the important thing to remember is to choose a complementary style. “Hair always needs to complement the dress and styling. If the dress is romantic and feminine, waves and pincurls always look beautiful and elegant, or if the dress is modern and structured sleek styling is best,” says Chan. His top tip? “Less is more with shorter styles.”

Deep side part

Lily Cole, Cara Delevingne and Emily Cole chose the flattering effect of a deep side part and waves.


Kristin Stewart and Joan Smalls chose to plait their tresses for a fresh take on red carpet dressing.

Joan Smalls

The back of Kristin Stewart's plait


Suki Waterhouse swept her signature fringe into a simple updo for an elegant refresh of her look.

Suki Waterhouse

High Bun

Lupita Nyong’o, Lily Aldridge and Ivanka Trump opted for a timeless style reminiscent of James’s models.

Tousled casual waves

Alexa Chung, Katie Holmes and Kate Mara all sported softly ruffled waves that lent an effortless feel to their ensembles.