Hairstyles and trends take inspiration from all sources, from fashion editorials to films, and reviving previous much loved trends with a contemporary twist. Perhaps you’re stuck in a hair rut at the moment and unsure of where to turn next. At Additional Lengths we’ve put together our hair trend predictions for 2017, so get yourself a cuppa and discover a new hair look to try out this year.
The High Ponytail
This look may be reminiscent of our school days but we’re telling you – this look will be huge this year. It’s so simple to achieve and super flattering, showing off your face and neck perfectly. You may be used to sporting this hair look in the gym or whilst doing your makeup in the morning, but with some extra care you can really make the ponytail work for you. Suitable for work and nights out, we’re certain this simple hairstyle will suit everyone.
How To: Use hair-friendly hair bands and grips to avoid snags and damage to the hair. Hide the hair band by wrapping a small piece of hair around it and securing. Smooth down any frizz with a light hair serum which will also provide a touch of shine. For nights out, add some texture with a salt spray or lightly backcomb the hair for an elevated, fashionable finish.
Last year we saw lots of beautiful pastel shades and silver hair trends on the street from girls who like to experiment with unusual hair colours. For 2017, pops of vibrant colours or a rainbow mix of hair shades will take centre stage. Primary colours placed side by side with pastels make a statement, whilst ‘streaks’ of blue or red visible through braids is bang on-trend.
How To: Fake it! Our Additional Lengths feather hair extensions are a fantastic way to incorporate bright colours and unique texture to your hair. They can be cut to size and positioned wherever you like, attached with micro rings for a long lasting finish.
This hair trend is taken straight from the catwalk with the likes of Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner all rocking the deep side parting. It’s such an effortless way to change up your hair if you’re looking for an quick and easy change with no commitment. Get cute by using hair accessories or hair clips to keep hair parted, or simply tuck behind your ear. Extreme side partings look great with sleek straight hair which emanates shine with every turn.
How To: Take a comb to gently part the hair either just off centre, or more towards your ear depending on how much you wish to mix up your look. Keep flyaways in check with a touch of product around the parting smoothed towards the mid-lengths.
Go for the Lob
The ‘lob’, or long bob, is a modern take on the classic bob hair cut. Conveniently, if you’re already growing out a bob and your hair is in that in-between stage, you’re already halfway there! Pros: you’re still able to tie your hair up, ombre can still work well at this length and it’s achingly on-trend with celebs such as Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne displaying the perfect long bob. This cut is also a great option for keeping some length whilst getting rid of any damage caused by over styling issues or dryness from bleach.
How To: Ask your hairstylist for a long bob that ends just above the collar bones. This is an easy to style haircut so it’s perfect for those girls who like a low maintenance cut. Create gentle waves with a heated curling wand or straighteners from GHD and use a flexible hold hairspray to set the look.
Pump up the volume
It’s the bigger the better when it comes to hair trends this year, and a more wearable version of this mantra is voluminous Hollywood waves. Don’t worry if you have thin or flat hair which struggles to hold a wave for more than ten seconds because at Additional Lengths we have some excellent Remi Cachet human hair extensions which will add that much needed volume and oomph. Whether you’re keen to have the volume stick around with fitted hair extensions, or you’re wanting a way to spice up your look for a night out with clip-in hair extensions, we have something for you.
How To: There are plenty of volume boosting hair products on the market to choose from, from root lifting mousses to volume shampoos and conditioners. For a fail safe voluminous hair look, we suggest investing in premium quality hair extensions which can be matched to your natural hair colour and styled with heated hair tools to help you achieve your desired hairstyle.
So there you have it, our top hair trend predictions for 2017 – why not try something different this year?