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A peek at my new short hair and the most fashionable styles for 2018

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On Saturday I had my haircut to the shortest it’s ever been!  I’ve nearly always had long hair, rib length type long, so it’s quite a difference for me.  I also always have layers put through my hair, long layers, so it’s not blunt, but I didn’t this time.  So I now have a blunt above shoulder cut.  I did ask for layers, but the hairdresser (who I’ve never used before) thought with the new length and how thick my hair is, a blunt cut would look better.  She also kept remarking it’s so fashionable right now like I cared.  I don’t follow fashionable haircuts as I just get my haircut how I think it will look nice or suit me, but I thought it would make an interesting blog post to see what actually is fashionable for hair this year.

Here are some of the top hair styles for 2018 according to my internet research:

Curly Hair

A few years back all the rage was poker straight straightened hair and no one seemed to celebrate their own natural curls anymore.  Having such straight hair myself I’m always so jealous of anyone with curls or at least wavy hair they can get volume and texture.  I’ve never known volume!  In 2018 it’s all about big curls and showing off your natural curls if you have them.  If you don’t have them naturally, have you considered hair braiding?  If your hair is suitable for braiding and you know someone who can do this for you, consider buying synthetic curly hair and creating your very own curly hair.

Scrunchies and Head Scarves

Oh yes, bring back the 90s scrunchies!  Well, actually, I’m not sure if I’m on board with this trend as they totally remind me of being at school.  In fact, primary school!  Models on the Marc Jacobs catwalk have been sporting head scarves, so expect these to be everywhere this year.


I’d already seen a few posts suggesting plaits were big news in 2018 and my research confirms it.  But seriously, have they ever been out of fashion?  Pretty sure everyone loves a good plait.  I’m useless at them, but my sister-in-law does the most amazing French plait on my daughter!  Time for me to learn.

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Bobs with fringes

I was actually considering a fringe with my hair cut, well before I was going so short.  I didn’t want to shock my system too much though (or look like I was wearing a wig) so I just opted for a much shorter look.  If it suits you though, bobs with fringes could be all the rage this year.

Blunt cuts

Well my hairdresser was right, blunt cuts are apparently big news this year, especially if teamed with the above bob and fringe.  I’m still partial to some layers and have serious doubts about how my blunt do will grow out, but I’m giving it a go.

Final word

So my hairdresser was right, blunt cuts and bobs are in fashion this year.  I’m still not too fussed about what is fashionable as I prefer to just have my own style, but I do quite like my new haircut.  If you’re thinking of updating your look, then a chop could be just the thing you need.

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