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Hair trends for 2016.


Hair trends for 2016.

If you are trendsetter, or in a life-changing mood, and are contemplating a new hairstyle, be prepared- the new length for 2016 is the oft-despised mid-length.

We know that haircuts cause many a girl anxiety, so consult with a hairstylist before taking the plunge.  Meanwhile, we’ve rounded up the latest trends, to offer you a few ideas.

The Swag

Alexa Chung (left), Jennifer Hudson

A shag cut is a hairstyle that has been layered to various lengths. The layers are often feathered at the top and sides, this makes the hair full around the crown and fringed around the edges. It became popular after being worn by various celebrities, including Joan Jett, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, David Cassidy, Jane Fonda and Florence Henderson in the 1970s. But not just in the past, this haircut was glorious also during the 90s and made popular again by Meg Ryan in the early 2000s. In its new modern version, the shag has been renamed the Swag: more sexy, a bit longer and glamorous. Alexa Chung is the biggest fan of this hairstyle, but also Suki Waterhouse and Kerry Washington are the newest swag-addicts.

The Blunt Bob

blunt cut
Vanessa Hudges (left), Lauren Moffatt

A blunt bob with shorter layers worn to the side is an easy style that can be worn in countless ways and looks great with a part that is just slightly off-center. Fresh, stylish, sexy: it is the perfect haircut for women who prefer chic uncomplicated hair.

Fringe Benefits

Angelina Jolie (right)

Bangs are back in different ways. Celebrities love them in a sultry sweeping style. But there are so many styles its basically impossible not to find the right type for every face shape. Zooey Deschanel is the queen of the full fringe, but also Dakota Johnson, Taylor Swift and Angelina Jolie, are bangs-addicted.

The Extreme Pixie Cutpixie

Rihanna (left), Michelle Williams

Though going for the major chop can be an intimidating thing to consider, the style holds many unexpected benefits, and it’s a timeless look. A pixie cut with short bangs and volume at the crown is super flattering. This haircut also slims a round face and makes a small forehead appear longer.

The Contouring Cut

contour cut
Sienna Miller (right)

The Contouring cut, also known as the long layered bob, focuses on an angled, collarbone-length shape that plays up cheekbones and gives the face a flattering frame. Stick straight hair and center part create the symmetry that is the key of this hairstyle. To perfectly part in the center use a comb and put it at the bridge of your nose, use the point to trace it up to the scalp and then you can split perfectly.

About The Author

Nichelle Cole is the founder & creative director of The Fashion Plate magazine. A respected writer, stylist and influencer, she has been published in fashion magazines around the world.

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