Whether it's a blunt fringe, short layers, dip-dye or a whole new shade of hair, the new year brings with it the perfect opportunity to test out the most coveted hairstyles and hair trends sported by celebrities and street-style stars.
We asked the UK's top hairstylists and colourists to find out what they predict will be the biggest hair trends of 2017.More
2017's update on the braid? Twisted updos. More Khaleesi than boho bride, everyone from Lily James to Amy Adams has been working the edgy take on a classic updo.
The best bit? It's so easy to do. If you're all fingers and thumbs when it comes to braids then twists are your friend for sure. Split a bun into three parts and twist each section into a knot for a chic 2017 take on a mohican, or do as Lily does and go for a twisted twist (sorry) on french plaits.
Plaits might not be anything new but this year it's all about leaving things loosey goosey.
'The fact that they are soft and slightly undone gives them an element of modern romance,' says Adam Reed, 'Not every hair is in place and it's not over clean and over tidy. The braid itself is the dominant feature of all of these looks.'
How to do it at home?
'Keep it soft with a bit of movement so it looks deliberately like you've done it yourself', says Adam, 'It's a good idea to use a hair oil to prep the hair so it looks healthy, glossy and shiny.'
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