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Strand by Strand: A Have a look at the Hottest Hair Traits of 2024

Strand by Strand: A Have a look at the Hottest Hair Traits of 2024

If 2023 whispered ‘quiet luxury,’ 2024 is all about shouting from the rooftops – especially when it comes to your luscious mane. From trendy bobs to celebrity-approved bows, we’re here to dive into the captivating world of hair trends 2024!

Picture this: your hair styled into that classic short do, either accentuated by a timeless hairband or a long princess bow. Not only have these hair trends graced the hottest runways of the world, they’re also turning heads everywhere. It’s not just about the cut; it’s about embracing an aesthetic that screams individuality. As we step into this new year, rich, honeyed hair colours take centre stage, adding a touch of warmth to the chilly fashion landscape.

Hold onto your combs because the classics are here to stay. Natural waves, glossy tones, and those ever-flattering side-swept bangs are holding their ground as the go-to choices for the trend-conscious. And here’s a delightful surprise: the ‘big hair’ aesthetic is making a triumphant return, breathing life into the styles of millennials and Gen-Z who once championed the art of toning it down.

So, whether you’re contemplating a bob transformation, adorning your tresses with playful accessories, or simply curious about the spectrum of honey hues waiting to embrace your locks – join us as we unravel the hair trends set to dominate 2024!

1. Bobs – All kinds of them

While this short hairdo has been around for eons, it is set to return this year in all its latest renditions. Whether in the form of the choppy bob debuted by Laura Harrier, Emma Chamberlain, and Lady Gaga or the ‘baroque bob’ made popular by Zendaya, it’s safe to say, these styles are a cut above the rest. While earlier iterations usually depended on straight or semi-straight hair textures, these 2024 versions have finally given the curly haired girlies something to fall in love with.

“It often features a shorter length with voluminous curls, waves, or elaborate textures. The trend in 2024 may stem from a desire for bold, statement looks and a fusion of historical aesthetics with contemporary styles, creating a visually striking and unique appearance,” said Jordanna Cobella, British Hairdressing Awards London Hairdresser of the Year 2023, in an interview with Who What Wear.

2. Big bows

Ballet-core and Barbie-core reigned supreme in 2023, paving the way for all kinds of hair accessories that matched their glorious vibe. Triumphant among these trends was the resurgence of bows — all types of them. From dainty ones to those that made a statement, bows were everywhere from the runways to the corners of TikTok. According to Clearpay, searches for bows, hair ties, and hair ribbons have gone up over 100% while Pinterest has opined that “sculptural jewellery and larger-than-life accessories will be on everyone’s minds — and wish lists.”

Celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Blackpink’s Jennie, Sydney Sweeney, and Nicola Peltz Beckham are among the roster of IT girls who jumped onto the hair bow bandwagon in the last few months of 2023, giving audiences no shortage of cottagecore inspiration with their hairdos.

3. Honey blonde

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Kim Kardashian debuted her honey blonde hair at the GQ Best Dressed in 2023. (Image: Getty Images)

If you’re looking for colour tones that’ll change your hair game in 2024, look no further than honey blonde. Just ask Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Beyonce, who seem to have brought the heat to these rich shades. Sitting perfectly in between blonde and brunette, the shade has been green-lit by celebrity hairstylists as the dominating hair colour trend of 2024. For a multi-tonal and intricate appearance, maintaining ample lowlights or background pigment is crucial. This ensures the hue remains toasty and leans towards a chic “bronde” rather than an entirely blonde look. The choice of a warm or cool-toned effect is entirely a matter of personal preference, so go with what your heart desires.

4. Headbands and hairbands

@beautycrewau

Fashion week strikes again 🙃 The y2k zigzag comb headband appeared on the runways of Helmut Lang in NY and Maryling in Paris and are set to become summer’s hottest hair trend. Scalp still recovering from the last time you wore one? Same!!! Let’s hope sock buns aren’t next 🥲 #combheadband #zigzagheadband #y2khair #milanfw #nyfw23 #summerhairtrends2023 #90skids

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Whether it’s the 90’s-inspired cloth headbands or the more structured pieces as seen on the spring/summer 2024 runways of Helmut Lang and Molly Goddard, it’s safe to say headbands are making a comeback. Easy to style with any kind or colour of hair, these accessories are bad hair day-proof, making them one of the best purchases to make this year.

While the headband trend gives off a sporty, effortlessly cool vibe — allowing you to look polished without putting in too much effort, the hairband iteration is more for the quiet luxury girlies who love a bejewelled accessory with which to accentuate their USD 3,200 Loewe suede jacket.

Another accessory that appears to have secured a grip on the runways is comb headbands. These iconic 90s headpieces served looks to be reckoned with at the Helmut Lang show in New York Fashion Week late last year, but have since also been seen strutting down the walkway at Maryling’s show — making them a “mane” attraction for the millions watching. If Gen-Z were fully digging the “zig-zag” hair accessory in its 2024 revival, millennials were stricken by nostalgia.

5.  Big, embellished buns

@yeshipolitoo

We love a twist knot space bun slay! Add a little hair gems for the complete 90s & y2k inspired festival look! I also have a tutorial on these knots, half up half down style. #festivalhair #easyfestivalhair #festivalhairtutorials #festivalhairhacks #hairblinger #hairgems #spacebuns #spikybuns#spikyhair #hairgemsrave #ravehair #y2khair#y2khairstyle #knotbuns #twistbuns #twistknots

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Spotted at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Alice + Olivia, the bun updo is a timeless favourite that’s getting a killer makeover this season. Stylist Justine Marjan whipped up an irresistible bun combination for Olivia Culpo, the ultimate trend trifecta that brings together bows, buns, and braids all rolled into one fabulous ‘do! Embellished was the flavour of the season with several other designers following suit for their 2024 collections. Take the Alice and Olivia Spring/Summer 2024 show at NYFW for example, which featured sleek layered buns accessorised with ornate beads, clips, and pins.

If fashion weeks served as physical playgrounds for designer buns, then TikTok served to bring the game back home, providing viewers with easy hacks to get that perfect do. From using beads to add a pop of colour to working with curlier textures, buns are emerging as one of the go-to hair trends that’ll dominate 2024.

6. Side-swept bangs

@shaysullivann

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Bangs have long been part of the hot girl code, but in 2024, we’re taking it a step further when it comes to achieving this complicated hairstyle. For those who love a dramatic hairdo, the side-swept look is a game-changer. Not only does it allow you to keep your bangs slightly longer so as to better frame your face, but it also gives you an improved line of vision and more space to reveal that gorgeous eyeshadow look that took 26 hours to complete.

Need a little more convincing? Celebrities are also flocking to adapt the style. Pop culture’s very own Queen and mother Taylor Swift has adopted the new look. Houdini singer Dua Lipa has made it a part of her routine, and even Keke Palmer is giving the side-swept bang a go. It’s safe to say that these bangs are here to stay for the rest of 2024.

Special mentions

Claw clips

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Hailey Beiber rocking a claw clip. (Image: Bauer Griffin/Getty Images)

When it comes to hair accessories that need to be in your shopping cart this year, claw clips rule the list. Influencers and off-duty celebrities have given us innumerable ways to rock the clip, allowing you to style your hair up or down in a way that reflects elegant and yet casual chic. Bad hair day? Get that claw clip ready to tuck in all that grime! Need a cute date hairdo? Bring out the claw clip for the night! It’s a no-brainer and the perfect solution for every occasion.

Scarves and bandanas

@morganleone

Hair scarf tutorial #haircliptutorial #CapCut #hairhack #bangs #headscarf #viralhack #microinfluencer

See Also

♬ Selfcare-demo – Bella Moulden

Silken scarves with cool prints and 90’s rocker chic bandanas are making a comeback this year, making it one of the hair trends to jump on for 2024. It’s the easiest way to upcycle a monotone fit and comes through with the kind of swag it promises.

Haircare

@anggwells

Trust the process. Your hair will feel amazing and get stronger overtime 🫧 Products used: @MielleOrganics Rosemary Mint Strengthening Oil @Colleen Rothschild Beauty Quench and Shine Restorative Mask @Arey Towel Wrap @Kérastase Genesis Scalp Serum and Genesis Defense Thermique Blow Dry Primer @Gisou Hair Repair Serum #hairtok #healthyhairtips #haircareroutine

♬ Surround Sound – JID

Nothing screams put together like a full haircare routine! Whether it’s incorporating scalp serums, starting with eco-friendly shampoos, integrating rosemary oil, or better nourishing your curls, it’s all about giving your hair the best life you can!

Which of these hair care trends are you trying in 2024?

(Main Image: Gilbert Flores/Getty Images; featured Image: Hailey Beiber/Instagram)

Frequently asked questions

What is the new hairstyle for 2024?

One hairstyle that seems to be witnessing an uptick is the bob cut. It could take the form of a choppy bob, a blunt bob, or even a short bob, depending on your preference. Another hairstyle that will dominate in 2024 is the side-swept bangs as seen on celebrities like Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa.

What is the hair color trend in 2024?

The hair colour trends of 2024 include honey blonde tones and cherry cola hair. While the former incorporates both blonde and brunette tones, the latter gravitates toward rich maroons and burgundy.



Source: Prestige Online

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