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
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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Working their way down the runway at Tory Burch and Marchesa, ribbons are officially back.
Why? According to hair stylist and owner of his eponymous salon, Paul Edmonds, it's because 'They're versatile and add a feminine touch to any occasion. I love the little black navy bow or ribbon loosely tied in a low pony tail which is slightly pulled away from the scalp. This can be worn either straight back with a classic centre parting or side parting for added glam.'
Anything we should avoid? 'Don't wear the big bow, it's a bad throw back!'
From Ruth Bell and Kristen Stewart, to Katy Perry and Cara Delevingne, the A-list are all over a bleached blonde buzzcut.
'It's the femininity of it. Consumers are going for a short crop but keeping texture in the hair while the blonde retains femininity,' says hair stylist and one half of Percy & Reed, Adam Reed.
'Most people can pull it off as long as you're taking into consideration your face shape. For a rounder face, keep it a little longer on top to elongate the face.
'I always say that hair condition is the most important . If it looks shiny, glossy and healthy then it'll always looks better than if it's dull and dirty looking. Good hair condition will make it look like you've done the look on purpose which is key.'
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