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Top Hair Trends for 2018

2018 is finally here, and what better time to try out a new look? The new year is always a time of change, and your hair is the perfect place to start.

Asgar Saboo explains 2018's top 5 hair trends, giving you a heads-up on the most show-stopping looks of the year ahead. These chic looks will help you beat the January blues and start off 2018 in style!


"The Meghan"

Her recent engagement to Prince Harry created an instant icon out of former Suits actress Meghan Markle. With the royal wedding taking place this year, 2018 looks set to be the year of Meghan, and one topic on everyone's lips has been THAT hair. She is the queen of effortlessly long and glossy waves- a look that's easy to achieve at home and flattering on anyone, not just a future Duchess!

Top Tips

Straight Hair: If you have naturally straight hair but you want to create natural looking waves, you will need product to add movement and texture to your locks. Sea salt spray works perfectly for this. Add to damp hair before using a hair-dryer to roughly dry your hair, scrunching the ends as you go.

Curly Hair:If, like Meghan, your hair is naturally thick and curly, make sure to use lots of hair product. The best products to use are hair oils such as argan as they are easily absorbed into the hair rather than just coating it. This will leave your locks beautifully smooth and glossy.


Platinum Blonde

If you want to make a real statement in 2018, a drastic colour like platinum blonde will do the job. This colour has been seen on countless celebrities this year, from Kim Kardashian's long locks to Katy Perry's pixie crop, proving the look works for all haircuts.

Top Tips

Going ice blonde is never easy, as the colour is high maintenance and the bleach can seriously damage your hair. However, don't let this stop you! To protect your hair, try to avoid heat styling. Use air dry products to bring out your natural texture and beat the frizz without using straightening irons or blow-dryers.


Curtain Bangs

This mature look is more popular than ever, with a 600% rise in pinterest searches for the style in 2017. You can wear it up or down and is the perfect style if you want to enter the year with chic new hair, but don't want to make any drastic or risky changes.

Top Tips

Make sure the bangs are cut long enough so that they can be pinned up or tied back if required. To avoid your fringe going frizzy, blow-dry and straighten the bangs straight away rather than rough-drying them first. To keep the bangs perfect all day, carry a small tail comb to brush them out should they become windswept or tangled.


Blunt Ends

A blunt Ďlob' is the perfect way to get a fresh start for the new year. Eliminate any split ends created by the harsh winter weather and heat styling of party season by cutting your hair into a sharp and uniform shape. This will make your hair look instantly healthy and glossy!

Top Tips

Don't think that blunt ends have to mean short hair, as the look works for longer locks as well. This cut is all about the hair looking healthy, so regularly use a hydrating mask or deep conditioner to make your strands extra soft and glossy. To create the sharpest look, wear your hair completely straight and tease any pesky flyaways using a mascara wand coated in a thick layer of hairspray.


Brunette Amibition

Brunettes have long had to watch from the side-lines as blondes experimented with colour. Not anymore! 2018 will be the year where we'll see subtle but fun colours added to darker hair. The colours won't be screamingly obvious, but when the light hits them, wow!

Top Tips

The darker the colour, the more magical the effect. Darker colours will also be the least damaging to your hair, as less bleach will be required in the dye. Emerald greens, midnight blues and deep purples will be the most popular shades. To ensure the colour remains glossy, avoid washing your hair too often, and when you do, make sure to use shine enhancing shampoo for extra impact.

Author: Asgar Saboo

A renowned figure among celebrities and a regular on red carpets, the name Asgar Saboo is synonymous with headline grabbing, style-worthy hair. He is trusted by supermodels Cindy Crawford and Twiggy, Hollywood actress Eva Longoria, as well as A-list stars including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and legend Rekha. His name is tantamount with cutting-edge and sophisticated hairstyles and his hair creations have been showcased at glittering premieres, showbiz events and multiple awards ceremonies. Asgar is famed for the headline grabbing hairstyle he created for Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, which has been the inspiration for Hrithik Roshanís wax work figure at Londonís prestigious Madame Tussauds. The UK based hair maestro has worked his magic on scores of celebrities and dignitaries the world over, making the front covers of several leading fashion magazines and item publications. He is pivotal in the styling of business moguls, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and royalty, such as members of the Sultan of Bruneiís household and is sought after by the top names in the film, Royal and fashion fraternities.

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