5 Biggest Upcoming Hairstyle Trends for 2014

The year 2013 surely brought us some exciting new hair trends including quirky colors, gorgeous curls, and side swept bangs. But now that 2013 has come to a close it’s time to revamp your ‘do and choose one of these 5 biggest upcoming hairstyle trends for 2014.

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1. Ombre

Ombre was off the charts when it came to popularity in 2013, and will continue to take massive strides in the upcoming year. But hey, we aren’t complaining. Ombre is the definition of high-style and also allows us to showcase our creativity in a trendy way. Go from dark to light or light to dark. Choose natural hair colors like blonde or brunette, or get wild and choose vibrant color combinations like platinum and light pink, dark blue and electric blue. You simply can’t go wrong!

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2. Slick and Slender

Think back to the 70’s when long, straight hair was the epitome of fashion. That’s what the slick and slender look is all about- with a twist. To pull of this style, the top of the head has to be slicked down with the product of your choosing (gel, olive oil) while the rest of the hair dangles naturally. Of course, if you’re hair is naturally too wavy or curly to rock this style, feel free to run a straightener through it to produce this trendy look.

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3. Messy Updo

The simplicity and elegance of an updo- yeah, no wonder the messy updo is one of the hottest hairstyle trends for 2014. You can wear this look in so many chic ways, whether you opt for a low bun, a high ponytail, or something a bit fancier with braids and twists leading back to a stunning middle bun. As an added bonus you never have to worry about fixing up your hair when you’ve jumped out of bed and have to race to class. Your ‘bed head’ is suddenly one of the hottest hair trends. Win!

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4. Braids

Who couldn’t love a gorgeous braid? You can wear it to the side (french braid), put it in a bun (messy updo idea?), add extra hair pieces for an even thicker look (fishtail braid)- the list goes on and on. Not to mention the unmistakable overall appeal of a braid. It just seems to give off that innocent, girly appearance we all know and love. I’d say for the upcoming year, it’s definitely time to brush up on your braiding skills and try out a few new tricks for a really trendy look.

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5. Short and Wild

You might have noticed during 2013 the sudden uprising of the pixie cut. Well, get ready to see a lot more of this style in the upcoming year- and more. If long hair isn’t your thing, then you’ll love this new trend: short, quirky, wacky, and downright edgy short cuts that are any but typical. This year you can expect to see a variety of choppy bangs, fringed cuts, wild mismatched layers- you name it. The possibilities are endless which means you have the opportunity to let your edgy and creative side loose and explore what wild short cut you can create.

Image credit: Martha, Jakefromstatefarm, gvo638, Queen Bee, A Girl Can Dream, and T.

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