As 2018 draws to a close, the time has come to take a look ahead at the year of fashion that lies before us, particularly as it pertains to hair. This year saw some fascinating and stylish trends in the world of cosmetology, and while some of those trends may carry on into the New Year in some form or another, stylists at the Cutting Lounge look forward to seeing these exciting newupdo hairstyles for womentake hold.
Here is a look at some of the trends we expect to see become increasingly popular once the calendar rolls over to 2019:
This past year, we have seen a huge return to several accessories that originally were made popular in the 1990s. As is the case with fashion, history always repeats itself, and we have seen that start already with a return to everything from scrunchies to banana clips, but we are seeing more and more these get classed up and added to more hairstyles for special occasions. Yes, even stretch combs could have a home in formal hairstyles in 2019.
The top-knot has made a huge comeback over the course of the last couple of years, but the most recent trend involving the low-maintenance updo is the messy twist, which makes it look as though it was thrown together (albeit flawlessly) in just a few motions.
1960s Throwback Styles
The 1990s aren’t the only decade that could see a hairstyle resurgence in 2019. Blowouts and bobs—especially of the style women wore in the 1960s—also are increasingly popular for formal occasions. All the things that made Jackie Kennedy beautiful 50 years ago can make women beautiful today.
To say that braids will be popular in 2019 is like saying that braids are popular in every other year. There always are ways to work braids into updo styles, but these days the preference is leaning toward more creative braid-focused styles. They can be thin or thick, split or twisted into a crown, but people are more interested in creative, unique styles involving braids than they ever have been.
Rebellious Updo Styles
The 1980s were not completely absent from this past year’s most important hair trends, but we likely will see a further evolution of some of that punk-rock style in 2019 with an extension to grungier, rebellious updo styles. If it requires a lot of hairspray, mousse, and/or gel, there is a good chance it will be precisely the sort of renegade look that certain woman are looking for.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are interested in making an appointment to receive one of these trendy updos here at The Cutting Lounge, give us a call and we will be happy to get you on the calendar with one of our skilled stylists in plenty of time for your event. The forthcoming year will be an exciting one in the world of hair, and we can’t wait to bring these new styles to life!