17 Flattering Haircuts To Try This Winter — Before Everyone Else Is Wearing Them
Imagine it's a windy December morning, and you're standing on the sidewalk waiting for the light to turn. The bone-chilling breeze whips across your face, leaving your chapped lips quivering and your hair a tangled mess. Sounds like you should've stayed in bed. But now, consider the same day, but you've just had a haircut. All of a sudden, the cold air is fresh and crisp, and Mother Nature is your personal wind turbine, flipping your ends to perfection.
All you need to turn your winter hair into something along the lines of the latter scene — a style you can't wait to wear out the door and refuse to cover with a beanie — is to schedule a salon appointment. Not sure what cut you're looking for? Try one of the five chicest, most versatile styles that are poised to be huge in 2019.
Ahead, we're breaking down the hair trends that are picking up major cool-girl traction right now, only to hit fever pitch come the new year. More than just photo inspiration, we have pro style tips and product recommendations for how to rock the cut all winter long. Take this handy guide to your next appointment and prepare for warmer walks to work.
If your hair is on the finer side, Pattirane recommends thinning out just the ends for a choppy, sexier finish that gives the cut some dimension. You can also add a little dry texturizing spray (Pattirane likes Davines' option) through the ends for extra definition.
Celebrity stylist and OGX brand ambassador Kahh Spence agrees that the bob cut will be even bigger come 2019. "Depending on the cut or angling of the bob, you can achieve a chic style that flatters any face shape," he explains. "Bobs are universal, and will work all year long — styled curly, pin straight, or with a soft, barely-there wave."
If your hair is long, a great way to give it extra dimension is to weave in a low-maintenance face-framing bang. Franck Izquierdo, co-founder of IGK tells us the the long fringe is coming back in a big way. "The cut adds a little extra shape to any hair texture, without requiring a ton of bang-specific styling," Izquierdo explains. "It's a very French-looking style — simple and sophisticated."
The very popular French girl bob — squared off with heavy bangs — is getting a structural refresh in the new year. Arrunategui says everyone will be asking for the angular chop, just with a little more texture. "The perfect Parisian bob falls precisely between the cheekbone and jawline," he explains. "This variation will look a bit choppier and unpolished, which will give a fresh kind of dimension."
If your hair is thin, try introducing some edge to the chic style by adding a very thick, eyelash-skimming bang with heavy layering throughout, then just style it with texture spray (Arrunategui likes this one) for even more body.