9 celebrity-approved hair makeovers all the cool girls are trying
Bring out the dye and scissors
Sure, your warm highlights captioned ‘long hair, don’t care’ might make for a great Instagram, but don’t rely on either of them to earn you extra style cred. This year is all about crossing boundaries and haircuts that are as strong as your identity. You don’t achieve that by being mainstream so go beyond the predictable lob and favour a platinum pixie cut like Zoe Kravitz. Or join Kristen Stewart and Cara Delevingne to challenge beauty’s unrealistic standards with a buzzed look. Even if you can’t begin to think of chopping off your long locks, dial up the drama by adding rose gold highlights like beauty blogger Huda Kattan.
Gather some inspiration here:
BEAUTY ICONS WHO WILL INSPIRE YOUR NEXT HAIR TRANSFORMATION
The models at Haider Ackermann's Fall 17 show all wore a short fringe brushing their foreheads. Though they wore wigs, you can’t deny how much better it is than lash-grazing bangs. It’s unconventional, without being over-the-top. Try blunt, razored or rounded as per choice.
Hidden rainbow hair
Search the hashtag on Instagram and you’ll find over 3,000 takes on this unorthodox dyeing technique. The non-conformist community coloured the lower layers of their hair in rainbow hues and created festival-worthy hairstyles to go with. With this sneaky method, you can choose when you want to reveal the spectrum of colours and cover them for a more conventional look.
As if her undercut wasn’t edgy enough, actor Ruby Rose recently transformed it to the brightest shade of jade we’ve laid eyes on. She joins the likes of Bella Thorne, who coloured her hair to a hot fuchsia, and Game of Thrones star, Maisie Williams, who picked an ashy blue for her textured lob.
Take notes from fashion blogger Nilu Thapa who went grey two years ago. The shade is anything but dull; in fact it's the perfect excuse to experiment with pastel shades and androgynous cropped styles.
Short hair is least compatible with wavy curls. Says who? Kangana Ranaut proved everyone wrong when she cut her curls into a chic ombre bob. Since then, this below-the-ear hairstyle has earned the love of every curly-haired millennial in the country.
What: Pixie cut
Zoe Kravitz proves that an androgynous chop is the only thing you need for your hair this season. Her close crop came after fans urged her to shave off her baby braids, when she teased a haircut on Instagram.
Rose gold highlights
Beauty blogger Huda Kattan has always sported dark hair. But when creative hair colorist, Guy Tang inspired her to get rose gold highlights ahead of her eyeshadow palette launch, Kattan was totally on board. As a generation that's collectively obsessed with this metallic hue, it was only obvious that many others follow suit.