hottest hair trends 2018

The Hottest Hair Trends 2018

Which hair trends, colours, cuts and styles will inspire you in 2018?

From bright to balayage, beach waves to top knot and lob cut to bowl cut – we will cover 2018 hair trends right here!

The Bright

With bright coloured hair being ‘the norm’ now-a-days, no one looks twice (unless they’re boring or stuck in their ways), which, in essence means you can push the boat out and really experiment with different hair trends in 2018 without the judgement you may have got 5 years ago!

Bright blue is very much in this year – I have personally had blue hair and had no end of compliments and comments! Majority of them being positive.

Bright pink, bright yellow… screw that, in fact, any bright colour goes this year. Last year we saw the pastels – this year we’re bold and fierce! If you do opt for bright hair, you HAVE to be aware that it’s very high maintenance and you’ll likely need a few sessions to get that light – if you’re not sure what to do, book in a consultation with me and we can talk through options for you!

My beautiful client with her beautiful new pink hair!

The Balayage

Balayage, Bolayage, Blayage, Balay, Balalyage… However you say it or what ever you might call it (its pronounced Baa-Lay-arge, lots of emphasis on the ‘arge’ if you’re from down south ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Balayage is probably one of THE biggest hair trends going, along side the ‘I want grey hair in 2 hours’ trend. I definitely specialise in it and do all kinds of Balayage.

Balayage is just hand painted highlights, so you can be as creative as you like with them, build up the blonde, stick to babylights, go multi-tonal but whichever one you pick, you’re likely to need several sessions. The great news is, once you’ve achieved the required look, its extremely low maintenance. Perhaps just book for the occasional toner to stop the lightened bits from going brassy af. Click here to book a consultation or for me to work my magic on getting you balay-ready.

Subtle balayage on another lovely client

the Beach Waves

Beach waves can be done on any length hair and are absolutely perfect for the tousled summer look. You gals who have a great balayage will totally rock this style better than anyone else, especially the natural looking balayages – the biggest tips for achieving this look at home is using some professional salt spray – I recommend Oway Salt Spray (which will beย in stock soon to purchase from the salon) after curling your hair loosely with flat irons or curling irons, brush out with your fingers and add some salt spray and again texturise with your fingers for some beach ready curls!

Blond Bombshell!

ย The Top Knot

Top knots are not new to 2018 – This applies for men and women – but they are still at the height of hair trends. Top knots are just hair tied in a messy bun situated on top of the head. It goes well with the wavy, undone look that recent years have brought to us.

They’re not for everyone but they are loved by many and so easy to achieve.

Baby top knot (cute)


Oh my goodness – this haircut is as popular as the mullet cut was in the 70’s! But it suits so many people and there are so many variations of it. Definitely my most asked for hair cut. (Again, suits the balayage gals and the beach waves) The lobย  (Long Bob) is not as short as the bob, but not as long as shoulder length but somewhere in between. It tends to be a straight cut but also looks great with some texturising. If you’re looking to go shorter, this is the hair cut for you. Its a mid way point. Easy to grow but not to much to cut off to go shorter either! Click here to book your Lob restyle! If you are looking to grow your hair, read my last blog post for 3 trade secrets on how to grow your hair!

The Lob – See how it transforms hair!

The Bowl Cut

The bowl cut is coming back into fashion just like drain pipes/skinny jeans did. I swore to my mum, I would never wear them in a million years… 10 years down the line, here I am, in skinny jeans and STILL looking fashionable! The bowl cut is slowly crawling back, although, not to everyone’s taste. It can give a modern classy look as well as a more vintage ‘edgy’ look. I have to say, I’ve not done a bowl cut yet… Who wants to be the first?

edgy af

If you’re still unsure about what style or colour to go for next, just book online for a consultation and we can have a chat to see what will suit you and your lifestyle.

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  1. Alice says:

    I didnโ€™t know there was such thing as a baby lights? Sounds like it would be something perfect for a wuss like me! ๐Ÿ˜‚ would be great to see some photos!


    Ps. I bought some of the hair mask from your first blog โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ So good!

    1. admin says:

      We could definitely do you some baby lights! i’ll send you some photos of babylights that would suit you ๐Ÿ™‚

      So glad you love the hair mask! Good stuff eh? I’ve got a new one thats just recently won awards for when you run out of that… this one is like silk! ๐Ÿ™‚

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