In 2016, confidence equals beauty. And what better way to boost your confidence than by updating your look. Whether you’re seeking to be completely transformed or just looking to slightly switch things up, you can keep current with the hot, new hairstyle trending this year. Picking a style can be easy if you already know what look you want to achieve. Here are four of the hottest hairstyles of 2016 that will keep you feeling great no matter what look you are going for.
Remember last year’s ombre trend? Was it a bit too bold for your taste? Color melting is the chic, more natural looking cousin of the ombre technique that’s one of the hottest hairstyles of 2016. While the ombre technique usually has a bold demarcation between dark and light hues, color melting produces a much softer transition by applying an assortment of hues. Included in the hues is one that matches color at the base of the hair. The result is a blurry or “melting” effect that looks like it grew out that way. It’s a modern look that goes well with any hair length. Color melting requires more time in the styling chair but requires less touch-ups. This low maintenance style lets you save money and time all while looking fabulously chic and natural for the months to come.
Even though this style has been around for years, it’s making a comeback in a big way in 2016. This hair-painting technique uses a mix of color to give you natural looking highlights to brighten your hair. The color is applied on the surface of the hair instead of through every section. As you reach the bottom of your hair, you’ll get a more obvious change. The end result is like a combination of highlights and ombre, which gives your hair a beautiful natural look.
The bob is a convenient, slick look that is always coming back into style. In 2016, it’s appearing on runways full force but with a slight update: texture. Unlike the pin straight, blunt cut bob of previous years, the 2016 bob can be shaggy, layered, and messy. Wavy haired bobs, nicknamed “wobs,” offer a sexy, tousled look that’s easy to maintain. Paired with bangs, layered, or with highlights, the updated bob is a versatile style that is convenient and glamorous. Because of its versatility, this is one of the hottest hairstyles of 2016.
If short hair isn’t for you, then skip the bob and elect to sport a look on the other end of the spectrum. It’s all about extreme length if you decide to go with long hair. We are talking waist length and, like the updated bob, with tons of texture. It’s a look that is comfortable and pairs well for both day and evening looks. Growing your locks to 2016 standards can take time and maintenance so if you are into seriously long hair but not seriously intense upkeep, then extensions offer a good alternative to achieving this look. Natural or not, seriously long hair is the way to go if you’re looking for a style that matches your exterior to your inner, confident goddess.
No matter what your beauty or fashion goal is, the hottest hairstyles of 2016 are sure to help you attain the look the that you want. Consult a hairstylist on which 2016 trend might work best for you if you need help. Or, if you want to learn how to do these yourself, then check out the cosmetology program at Latin Beauty Academy.