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
Those with angular facial features should embrace the androgynous look with both hands this year. However, this isn't just a look reserved for high cheekbones and sharp jawlines.
Celebrity hairstylist George Northwood says: 'Nothing can be as transformative to a face as a crop but it's a dramatic change. The softer the face, the stronger and more angular cut you can go for and vice versa.'
It's important to emphasise this isn't a look for the faint-hearted.
'Do keep in mind you are looking at a couple of years to get to shoulder length or longer so it's not a change to leap into. Having said that, if you love changes then it's great because you can enjoy every stage from crop to length again. As with any dramatic change you may need to adjust your clothes and make-up to feel like 'you',' adds George.
This time of year plays havoc with our hair, resulting in flyaway curls and kinks no straightener can tame.
Co-founder of Bleach London Alex Brownsell urges us to embrace the curls in a big way this year.
'Westworld was my biggest hairspiration of 2016. Get that existential crisis on the prairie look by attacking your hair with curling tongs and hoping for the best. This isn't an every day look because of the time it takes, but is a perfect way of killing a few hours between narrative loops. Or try a triple barrel tong to give more of an 80s style.'
To keep the curl, Alex suggests using Bumble and Bumble thickening spray before blow drying before setting the curls with L'Oréal Paris Elnett Hairspray. 'Don't be shy – the more the better as it will keep the style in for longer,' she adds.