The beautiful thing about hair is that no matter what you do to it, or how tragic the cut a stylist gives you, your hair will always grow back.
By the time a woman is in her twenties, she usually has a style that she’s rocked for a few years. She might add a few layers here or there, or take a few inches off every summer, but she knows a cut that looks good on her and she leaves it at that. That’s all well and good, and it’s important to know what looks good on you.
Life is short, so jump off the deep end every now and then. Here are five of the trendiest movements in the hair world that every woman should try at least once in her life.
5 Hair trends every woman should try at least once
1. The Pixie
Here’s where the whole “hair grows back” thing really hits home. Sure, it has to be terrifying cutting off almost all of your hair, but that’s the exhilarating part, and it’s definitely better than being bored.
Women like Miley Cyrus and Emma Watson rave about how freeing cutting their hair off was. And here’s the pacifying bit: Even the people who hands-down look better with long hair still look pretty good in a pixie.
2. Colored Hair
I don’t know about you, but ever since Nicole Richie did it I’ve been lusting after lavender hair. For those of us in the working world, however, it might not be exactly practical to dye our hair a color found only in the rainbow.
For a subtler version of the trend, there’s extensions, hair chalk or even dip-dying.
Bangs are wonderful because they’re a huge change of pace without being too contrary to the status quo. Bangs are the solution to those times when you’re wanting to switch up your look, but you don’t want to be stuck with something you hate for months on end (cough, pixie).
Channel your inner Zooey Deschanel and get ready to rock a sultry stare underneath your sexy fringe.
Remember when ombre was a thing? Let’s have a moment of silence for that style of hair trend’s past and then never speak of it again. Balayage is ombre’s more stylish and grown-up older sister.
Rather than hair that switches from brown to blonde halfway down, balayage looks like you spent your summer getting sun-kissed highlights on the beach, and now they’re just a little grown up. It brightens up a brunette and spices up a blonde.
5. Super Long Hair
Let’s clarify the limits of long hair: It’s passed your shoulders but please, don’t let it go any further than your waist. You could have the prettiest hair in the world and it would still look odd if it goes much further than that. But long hair is the signifier of youth.
The older you get, the more brittle your hair will become, and for most of us long hair isn’t a viable option forever. So let your hair grow now and enjoy every moment of skipping some hair appointments. Bonus points if you go straight from super long hair to the pixie!