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The Most Popular Women's Hair Trends Of 2018  

Jessica L. Yarbrough
November 19, 2018 286 votes 49 voters

List Rules Vote up the 2018 hair trends you can't wait to try.

The top 2018 trendy hairstyles for women are seriously diverse - whether your hair is naturally curly, pin-straight, extra-long, or short and sweet, there’s something in here for you. For some, the hairstyle trends of 2018 may feel like a blast from the past. Throwback styles are more popular than ever, with some of the greatest hits from the ‘90s (like the bob haircut and barrettes) getting fresh makeovers for 2018.

But whatever 2018 hair trends speak to you, there’s something you need to do before trying the style of your choice: take care of the hair you have now. The fresh cuts, exciting dye jobs, and fun new hair accessories look so much chicer on a head of healthy hair! Be sure to treat yourself to a deep conditioning treatment, slather on a hair mask or two, and use a blow dryer that protects your hair from heat damage, like the Dyson Supersonic, before you make any drastic changes.

Once you are working with healthy, strong hair, try out some of these celeb and influencer-approved hairstyles. 

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The Bob
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Julianne Hough (@juleshough) on

 

2018 is, without a doubt, the year of the bob. The classic style makes a comeback every so often (its popularity started in the 1920s and it soared back into fashion in the 1990s), and this year the way to rock the bob is with shaggy layers and piecey bangs.

Need inspiration for your next cut? Look to Julianne Hough, Lucy Hale, or Jenna Dewan. 

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Natural Hair
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on

 

To be clear, natural hair is by no means a new trend, but in 2018, more women than ever before are embracing their natural texture and letting their curls, coils, and waves fly free. With celebrities like Lupita Nyong'o and Tracee Ellis Ross leading the charge, it's safe to say that natural hair isn't going anywhere anytime soon. 

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The Barrette

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by KRISTIN ESS HAIR • FOUNDER (@kristin_ess) on

 

In a throwback twist, the biggest hair accessory of the '90s is back: the barrette. Want proof? Check out the latest hairstyles from Hailee Steinfeld, Bella Hadid, and model Elsa Hosk. They've all donned the throwback look, using barrettes to clip hair away from the face in the chicest way possible.

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Monochrome Highlights
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Monochrome highlights - highlights that involve various shades of the same base colors - are the new ombré. According to Jacob Schwartz of Los Angeles's Meche Salon, clients are looking for natural-looking highlights that blend with their roots in 2018.

Want some celeb inspiration before heading to the salon? Check out Olivia Palermo and Emily Ratajkowski. These ladies made subtle highlights look both glamorous and effortless.

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