top global hair trends of 2018 thanks to pinterest

Top Global Hair Trends of 2018 Thanks to Pinterest

2018 is a Good Year for Hair

Don’t we all love Pinterest? It is like watching the images and visuals in our head come to life in some way because we get to see everything we want to achieve.

Not only that, but we get to save and categorize it so we can refer back to it later! Pinterest comes in clutch when you need it to most of the time. If you need some new ideas? Go on Pinterest. If you need some inspiration? Go on Pinterest. Want to look at pretty images all day? Go on Pinterest. Whatever the purpose of you of going on Pinterest is, you will never regret it. So, how does Pinterest relate to today’s topic? Keep reading!

Have you ever been in the mood for change and you end up changing your hair? Now, you feel like a brand-new person ready to take on the tasks and trials of the world! I want to help you out with that feeling by giving you more options to play with this year.

Let’s do something fun and inspirational! So, 2018 is almost over, and we have seen a lot of changes and events take place that we can not see. I’m talking everything from political to the beauty industry, but today we are going to discuss my favorite topic: hairstyles.

For some reason, people have been experimenting like no other with their hair, to see what all it can do, and we are all here for it! We do not understand the basic braided ponytail anymore, and now we are adding buzzcuts, different colors and other risky styles to test the norms. In this article I want to show you how exactly women are pushing the limits which could inspire some methods for the upcoming year, so be ready for the slay!

You may even be encouraged to try out one of these styles yourself.


Colored Styles

We all love the opportunity to be bold and what better way to do this than to try out some wild and colorful hairstyles? Be bold! If you do not like it, you can change it. But, why not step out of your comfort zone and see if you will end up loving it? Let's try it out.

Gem Lights

If you love the subtle yet daring color, then you will be excited to know what 2018 continues to bring onto the red carpet this year.

This year’s hair dye trend for all the crystal lovers out there, gem lights is the latest way to add a wash of toned-down rainbow tones to your hairstyle. The colors can range from rose quartz pink to amethyst purple. Gem lights are all about working multiple crystal tones into blonde hair for a subtly colorful finish.

If you are looking for a subtle and mystical way to switch up your hair color, this may be for you!


Electric Blue Hair

How much blue have you seen on the red carpet lately?

From Kim Kardashian's outfit-coordinating XXL navy to Hailey Baldwin's sci-fi electric shade, blue hair is making an unexpected return to the red carpet for 2018. Blue is a bold and not-so-safe choice for those who may be hesitant in stepping out of their comfort zones. One for the more experimental hair chameleons out there, be warned, blue does not wash out easily.

It may not be such a good idea for you to try this look until you are ready.


Dark Roots with Dirty Blonde

This Pinterest hair trend is a new twist on a basic look.

Celebrities such as Selena Gomez and Lily Collins are making dirty blonde the new A-list hair color trend on the red carpet for 2018, keep the roots dark, and the strands of your hair a warm golden blonde.

A while ago, people could tell that celebrity hair color used to be about getting the hair to the whitest shade possible. But the golden blonde is now the new “platinum.”

Silver Locks

The year, 2017, brought out many pastels and gray hair looks on and off the red carpet and this year did not stray too far from the older trend.

The year, 2018, added a little luxe to the situation. Enter silver hair. A super shiny, metallic finish transforms matte grey hair into something a little more magical.

According to the latest trends, silver is the new gray because metallics are hot right now, from make-up and clothes, right through to hair. Silver is the shiner incarnation of the flatter looking grey.

If you want to wear this look soon, you can do a gloss to give you a gorgeous shimmer or go full throttle and have it super extreme.


Curly-headed Styles

Curls are for the girls! We all love to keep our curls intact, and we love experimenting with them to see how amazing they are. There are so many different curly hairstyles that we like, and it is incredible how so many more people are creating more looks every single day. Let’s look at some!

Wet and Wavy

If you think it has been raining near the celebrities lately, then you are wrong.

We are bringing back the "just got out of the shower" and wavy look, but truthfully the trend never left. Leave the blow dryer in your bathroom and walk out with your wet curls beautifully intact. If the wet and wavy look doesn't work for your hair type, opt for some extensions or a braid out.

Add some holding spray for the natural ladies. This trend is not going anywhere for a while!


Finger Waves

Finger waves were popping back in 2004, and now they are back with a modern twist. If you're tired of typical curling iron waves and curls, try Constance Wu's throwback look, reminiscent of Marcel waves.


Loose Bed Head Waves

Tired of doing your hair in the mornings? Well, do not waste your time then.

That is right, bed head curls on now what is trending in the streets of Hollywood and we want you to get in on this. The best part about this look is the amount of effort you put in it to make it pop and stay put for the rest of the day, which is minimal work on your part.

Merely hop out of bed, fluff your hair, spray some holding spray and go on about your business.

Big and Bigger Curls

The world’s newly found obsession with curly and natural textured hair is not going anywhere anytime soon.

Spend this year maximizing your curls and make them as large as possible. I want to walk down the street seeing big hair all over the place. If you wear relaxers, maybe take a break from them and left your hair to decide what it wants to do.

It is also a good idea to avoid brushing textured hair when styling it. If you're going to preserve the curl pattern, the less manipulation, the better. U=Unless you're deliberately going for an undefined look, do not touch your curls!


Straight Styles

Let’s get started with the basics. You can’t go wrong with some beautiful straight or semi-straight locks. They look great on everybody, and it’s achievable for anyone. But, did you know there are different ways to get this look while still being original?

Glossy Strands

We love to see healthy and shiny looking hair on the red carpet, and that is the trending on the red carpet and Pinterest, this year. For thinner hair, spray a leave-in conditioner onto the strands and watch your hair take on another look completely.

Smooth and Straight

Pin-straight and smoothed hair is a prominent trend of the year. Simplicity at its finest is tucking it behind your ears to show off your face and keeping your hair as simple and as elegant as possible. The best part about this look is that you can’t go wrong with it!

Center Part

Much like the smooth and straight look, the center part is simple and sophisticated. Try using a thin comb to get it perfectly straight. Center parts give off boss woman vibes due to its simplicity and first head-turning effect.


Styles with Accessories

Our hair is fantastic, but there is nothing wrong with adding an extra accessory to make your hair pop. I like to call it “décor for the hair” because accessories enhance our hair and make our hair even better!

Bobby-Pinned Locks

Bobby pins may not seem like a trend that is worth anything but try again. With so many styles hitting the scene, it was only a matter of time before someone brought back the bobby pins to the red carpet.



Fall is approaching, and scarves and headbands will add style and warmth to your outfit. Use the accessory to put your hair up or let your locks loose.


That’s right, the 90s are making another comeback onto the red carpet, and we see it all over Pinterest lately.

Use the throwback hair tie to secure loose ponytails for a look that says understated rather than retro. If you want to keep the modern look, use a scrunchy that is not too big and is plain and simple. You can wear these on a daily basis in any style.

But if you would like to keep the spirit of the 90s, then be my guest!



Headscarves are back and better than ever. But, we are not wearing them with the same granny vibes anymore. Tie it flat around the perimeter of your head with a low bounce at the crown area to keep yourself looking young and fresh. Patterns are a must with a silk or satin texture!

Braids, Buns and Ponytails

You can’t go wrong with a simple braided look or a cute ponytail to make your day. But, what about adding a twist to it? Also, who can go a lifetime without putting their hair in a bun at least once? These are hairstyles that will never go out of style (no pun intended).

Messy Bun

We all love a messy bun, and Meghan Markle's signature loose updo continues to trend through Pinterest. Achieve the look by spraying your crown with hairspray before brushing it back into a bun. Pull a few pieces out to get the duchess's wind-blown look.


Sleek Ponytails

You can’t go wrong with a beautiful, elegant ponytail.

Almost every celebrity has had some form of this on the red carpet, and the year 2018 is no different. If you can’t figure out what you want to do with your hair for the day or you need a quick and easy, yet professional and cute look.

The sleek ponytail is here!


School Girl Plaits

You know when you accidentally sleep through your alarm, and you start trying to figure out what you are going to do with your hair in such little time?

If it seemed not too curly or not too straight, then you probably put it in braids or twists. We have all done it, and it works out every time in our favor for at least a day. Well, the trend is making its way to the red carpet, and we are reminiscing back to our school days.

Are we making school girl braids a thing in 2018? Yes, we are. They are cute, simple and a modern take on the basic look. Schoolgirl plaits are 2018's take on the braid, messy hairstyle that took you two minutes to achieve before your first class.


Oh my Gosh, Hair!

Look at all of these fantastic hairstyles and so little time. Do not worry! I think you should try every single one.

Better yet, go on Pinterest and look at these styles yourself! Most of them come with directions on how to achieve the same look. If you are not sure how to do that, leave a comment below on a style you would like a little bit more information on for the future. There may be a future article in it for you (wink, wink).

Which hairstyles stood out the most to you? Which looks would you try? Were some of these a little too outlandish for you? Let me know your thoughts! Leave a comment below!

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