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December 9, 2021

HOTTEST STYLING TRENDS FOR WINTER 2021

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Complete Guide to Winter Styling Trends: 8 Looks We Expect to See Everywhere This Winter

Styling is having a moment and as a result, we are seeing an increase in major statement hair looks. A-listers, TikTokers, and the internet in general have been stepping out in head-turning looks and we have rounded up the styles we think will be everywhere this winter. Scroll through for major holiday party inspo!

 

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1. Sleek Knots

The classic bun has gotten a chic revamp in the form of low, slicked-back buns and super sleek top knots. The new take on the staple style has been popping up all over TikTok and the glam of A-listers like Katy Perry and Dixie D’Amelio. Key elements: bump-free, glossy slick-back with a polished twist.

 

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Instagram via @laurapolko

 

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2. Embellishments

Want to turn heads this holiday season? Add a bit of bling to your bun or braid. Clips, headbands, pearls and bows can quickly turn any style into a literal crown of jewels. Key elements: Honestly, more is better. Don’t be afraid to mix and match textures.

 

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Hair by @justinemarjan

 

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Instagram via @aliciakeys

 

Click here to watch Celebrity Stylist Andrew Fitzsimons (@andrewfitzsimons) create an embellished ponytail look perfect for a holiday party!

 

 

3. XXL Braided Ponytails

Statement braids are back and longer than ever. We couldn’t take our eyes off Storm Reid’s “The Suicide Squad” floor-length premiere look. Similar takes on the style have been spotted all over the red carpet on A-listers like Megan Fox, Kim K, and Kehlani. Key elements: sleek slick-back, TONS of extra hair. The floor is the limit.

 

Instagram via @andrewfitzsimons

 

Instagram via @jesushair

 

Instagram via @cesar4styles

 

Instagram via @stormreid, hair by @naivashaintl

 

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4. Baby Braids

This simple and playful take on your middle school staple has been popping up everywhere. It can give both ’90s grunge and ’70s boho, depending on how you style them. Key elements: small sections close to the root so that the braids frame the face.

 

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5. Half-Up, Half-Down

The era of the snatched pony has reigned supreme in the last few years and the half-up ponytail is the newest variation. Whether it’s smooth with tons of volume or braided with embellishments, this style is the perfect accessory to any look. Key elements: creativity and attitude. This style can be big and fluffy or sleek and sexy depending on your mood.

 

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Instagram via @jhair_stylist

 

Instagram via @michellethompsonhair

 

Instagram via @jennychohair

Instagram via @ursulastephen

 

6. ’90s Bombshell Blowout

With the resurgence of ’90s and 2000’s trends on social media, we are seeing more and more swaps of beach waves for a Cher Horowitz blowout. Dust off your rollers and prepare for big hair. Key elements: Volume everywhere and round finishes. 

 

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7. ’60s and ’70s Retro Blowouts

Think Jane Fonda in the ’70s for this one. With shag and mullet shapes taking over, we are seeing more and more retro blowouts that accentuate the traditional shape. Key elements: Volume at the root, hair wrapped away from the face and flipped out ends.

 

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8. Wet Texture

Wet looks have started to pop up again but this time they are a bit different. We are seeing wet texture in all forms, not just down waves. Stylists to the stars Adir Abergel (@hairbyadir) and Chris Appleton (@chrisappleton1) have combined this texture with chic updos and the result is a fresh take on the wet look.

 

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Instagram via @hairbyadir

 

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Click Here For a Complete Guide To Winter’s Hottest Haircut Trends!

 

 

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