2018's First Hair Color Trend Has Arrived — But It's Far From New

We're only three days into 2018 but have already been given numerous ways to distract from the post-holiday blues. For starters, Hota Kotb is the new lead anchor on The Today Show, Paris Hilton is engaged, and a bomb cyclone is heading towards the East Coast. (It's a mixed bag, folks.)

However, if you allow us to further distract you for just a second, we recently realized that everyone is going blond — and we're not just talking sun-kissed lobs. This classic look is being expressed through a range of styles: box braids, pixies, glam waves, and grown-in buzzcuts are sprouting up on celebs like Serena Williams and Amber Rose.

The old, unspoken rule of hair changes says that you should go dark in the winter and lighten up in the warmer months — but it's time to live a little. After all, we're only two years out from the Roaring '20s. See the changes, ahead.

Oooh, LaLa. We're used to the Power actress with brunette locks, but her platinum hue is just as dope. A purple shampoo is key for fighting brassy tones, whether you've dyed your own hair or are rocking extensions.
In November, Amber Rose told Us Weekly that she wanted to grow her hair long enough to make a ponytail... but that she'd be staying blonde. Two months later, she's sticking to her word with her new short crop.
"I needed a change," Serena Williams posted to Instagram. And those honey waves did just that, adding much more warmth to her face.
Angela Simmons has the right idea: box braids are a natural girl's savior in the winter. No co-washing, no twist-outs, no nothing... just get up and go.
Photo: Jason Koerner/Getty Images.
On the reverse, Halsey got rid of her dark box braids and channeled Marilyn Monroe with this wavy pixie.
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