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By Tallulah Ray
It’s a brand new year. For most women this means a change in fashion and whole new versions of themselves. While we should never aim to change our personality, our hairstyles and cuts are a different issue. Check out some of the latest in hair trends for the winter of 2014.
#1) Long, Side-swept Bangs
I’ve seen this trend around for a while now but it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. For me, long side-swept bangs have been a part of my life for a long time, not because I get it cut that way on purpose but because I have a tendency of getting bangs, then growing them out, and getting them again in a few years. Call it indecisiveness or call it hair.
Like I say, “Why not give it a try at least once. It’s just hair, it will grow back.”
The great part about long side-swept bangs is that even if you don’t like them, they are long enough that you can pin it back until it grows out (which won’t be too long anyway).
Side-swept bangs go with almost any hairstyle and can be adapted to be whimsical and fun to sophisticated and classy. So the best part about it is it’s versatility and it’s ability to adapt to whatever situation you are in.
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Highlights will always be in as far as hairstyles go. It is a great way to add a little bit of flair to your otherwise monotone hair color. Highlighting in unique colors is totally in right now as well. Since I have jet black hair, I like to add red or blue highlights to mine.
#3) Medium Length Cuts For Round Faces
Particularly a demi bob. Vogue seems to prefer this medium length cut for any face shape, really. They called it the latest trend in hair because of its versatility. It can be fancy. It’s long enough to put up if necessary. It can be curled, straightened, wavy, or messy and still look good.
It is also a great compromise for the women out there who can’t bear to part with their long locks. It can be both sophisticated and classy or fun and whimsical.
If you’re looking for something a little different and you have a round face, make sure that you keep a few things in mind. Your hair should be at least chin length or longer. Avoid curls (tight or soft and fluffy) because it will add more dimension to your cheeks. Instead go for straight. If you want something less boring than just a straight-cut, have your stylist add some loose waves and give you some layered, side-swept bangs.
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#4) The Pixie Cut
I’ve always loved this particular haircut and have always been jealous of the fact that I can’t really pull it off, myself. Since I have a round face, a bob looks best on my head. However, if you have a square jaw or an oval face, I would suggest getting a pixie cut.
This year, it’s been given a choppy make-over (think of Jennifer Lawrence’s latest hairstyle) which is both fun and timeless at the same time.
#5) Wind-Blown Until Spring
If you like your messy updo or your wavy bob, then hang on to it for the rest of winter because come spring Vogue is speculating that the hair trends will change. They are forecasting straight hairstyles for this March.
So, since it is in the middle of this season, why not go for a haircut that can be both wavy and bouncy for winter and straight for the spring?
For the rest of this winter season try some of these hairstyles at home:
Dramatic up-do’s are in. This is great if you have short hair (think Miley Cyrus) or long hair. If you have long hair, add your own twist to the old beehive up-do: add curls, barettes, or create a messy beehive.
If you have luscious, long locks, add some loose curls to the bottom half to add some volume. Let your hair down and try some big hairstyles as well by blowdrying it up at the roots (think diva-style, big hair like Beyonce).
If you have medium to short hair, why not try a curly angled hairstyle. Scrunch your hair with your hands. Enhance your curls if you have them by blowdrying your hair (don’t forget the protective serum to keep you hair healthy despite the heat treatment) or add some tight curls to otherwise straight hair with a curling iron. Apply some anti-frizz serum after it’s all dry. Fluff it up in the back but brush the front back and pin it with bobby pins.