Every hair trend, treatment and colour we’ll be chopping and changing to in 2019
When it comes to refreshing your look, nothing quite beats getting your hair cut or dyed. Not only is it a visual change, a great hair refresh can inspire a whole new wardrobe, boost your confidence and represent a brand new you. From a subtle chop to a dramatically different dye job, whatever the change is it’s guaranteed to make you feel like a brand new woman — and moving into the new year there’s never been a better time to take the plunge.
As the years pass, hair trends come and go. From pixie cuts to balayage and even toasted coconut hair, we’ve become used to chopping and changing our ‘do based on what celebrities, models and magazines are touting that month. So as we come into 2019, what can we expect to be doing with our hair? We’ve enlisted the help of three top Australian stylists – Barney Martin, Paloma Garcia and Anthony Nader – to see what they predict to be big in the months ahead — and trust us, there’s a lot to look forward to.
The cuts we can expect to see everywhere
“We will see androgynous pixie cuts through to side parted 70s inspired, loose layered waves. Side parts and strong, healthy looking hair [is going to be big].” – Barney Martin.
“The hot trend that I’m seeing is shorter crops, but with some length in the interior of the haircut which gives enough hair to play around with. This is key! Choppy length will make your haircut feel directional and fashion forward.” — Anthony Nader.
“Fringes are huge, with a 70’s influence. Lobs are being grown out and hair is longer now with more layers throughout for shape and movement. Women are air drying their hair more now than ever so it’s going to be natural and undone.” — Paloma Garcia
“A beautifully cut curtain fringe will be one of the biggest trends for the year ahead. A sneaky overgrown fringe, with a length that floats just below your eyelashes is the go-to for many models, looking beautiful, cool and modern all at the same time.” — Anthony Nader.
The celebrities we’ll all be looking to
“I love the fact that with social media there is so much influence at everyone’s fingertips, so hair inspiration is utterly personal. Mainstream, the Hadids and Jenners of the world will always be key influencers, but all of the new looks share clean and healthy looking hair — you want to make sure your hair is in optimal health.” – Barney Martin.
“Kendall Jenner’s hair look is relatable and achievable, with her bob moving from a shorter length to a medium length. Gigi Hadid wears her long hair with great shape and gives it lots of life. Keira Knightley still has the hair goods with her polished brunette strands which are the envy of most Hollywood A-Listers. For her incredible poker straight locks, don’t be afraid to use a flat iron. All eyes will be on Zoë Kravitz in 2019, and with a slew of movies coming out, I can’t wait to see what her next hair move is. Zoë embraces her natural texture which we will see more of during 2019.” – Anthony Nader.
“2019 will continue to be all about texture in many forms – the 70s shag, feathery bangs and big curls. Model Freja Beha Erichsen will therefore continue to be a big influence for this, as she does the look so very well.” — Paloma Garcia
The hair trends that will disappear in 2019
“I would love to see the final nail in the coffin for balayage (or that word at least!). More bespoke, hand painted colouring techniques are now prominent. Vibrant artificial colours that scream at you are gone.” — Barney Martin.
“Anything that doesn’t suit! Suitable is the most important thing with haircuts for the face shape and hair type. There is no point having a haircut that you love and desire if it doesn’t work with your best features and suit you.” — Paloma Garcia
The colours we’ll all be trying
“Personalised, hand painted colouring will continue to be big in 2019 with emphasis on bringing colour back to the root, especially around the face so as to brighten and lift the skin tone. Pretty, muted pastels will still be popular: think dusty pink or orange.” — Barney Martin.
“Warm golden blondes are big with rose gold influences. Blondes are less coloured overall with pops of brightness around the face and through the ends.” — Paloma Garcia.
“Alannah Walton, our own Australian Victoria’s Secret model wears her locks in a stunning ash brunette, that removes that brassy warmth from making an unwanted entrance. Keep your brunette looking more ash by using an ash or cool coloured shampoo at least once a week.” — Anthony Nader.
The treatments to try
“We are really excited about creative waving. This is essentially perming, but with new technology and winding techniques that help to give full curls or soft texture and then volume can be given to the hair, and it’s also ultra low maintenance.” — Barney Martin.
“Styling and tonging hair to look like you have just left the beach. This is hot! More wearable treatments for the hair to ensure great hair health and as always great products to give you that perfect texture.” — Paloma Garcia.
“In 2019, make your new year’s resolution to be kind to your locks and make the move from thick cotton fibre scrunchies or elastics to a silk hair tie. These are not only perfect for putting up your hair, but also prevent you from placing unwanted stress on your hair delicate strands.” – Anthony Nader.