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Top 5 Trending Hairstyles this Winter

Whether you’re getting your hair styled for a night out on the town or a big event, staying up to date with the latest hair trends is crucial. These beginner/intermediate hairstyles are ones every stylist should know how to perform, as they are versatile and can be worn on numerous occasions.

Slick ponytail 

This style, now more than ever, grew in popularity this year. The look has been seen on many celebrities, some being Kendall Jenner and Shay Mitchell.

The tools necessary to accomplish this look are a boar bristle brush, spray bottle, and a gel of your choice, optional: hairspray. So what separates this specific hairstyle from a basic slicked-back ponytail?

It incorporates the middle part, which creates the illusion of slimmer, longer features, and the ponytail, an elegant yet trendy hairstyle that keeps your hair looking put together and out of your face at the same time.

This sleek look will be a head-turner at every event allowing your true beauty to shine.  

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Bouncy blowout 

Creating the bouncy blowout is the way to go for anyone looking to get the most volume out of their hair. This look could be achieved with hair rollers, a blow dryer, or even a hair straighter using the newest techniques.

A few tips you want to mention to your clients before beginning this look is that getting layers in your hair could significantly impact the appearance of fuller-looking hair because of all the dimensions. Curtain bangs would also be a nice touch and have the power to make your hairstyles more flattering.

Finally, this hairstyle will give an effortless light look; imagine something you’d see in a shampoo commercial. This is the style for you if you want that fresh and voluminous look. 

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Slick bun 

This style is commonly known as the “Clean girl hairstyle.” It recently rose to fame on platforms like TikTok and Instagram. Stars like Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid are popular inspirations for these clean-hair looks.

This updo, similar to the slick ponytail, gives off a chick look. Although this look is one that is commonly dressed down, it can be dressed up as well by using dramatic makeup, as seen below.

Using a gel or hair oil to keep this look sleek and frizz free is an important step. Lastly, leave the ends of your hair out of the bun, unlike a standard bun. This will give this overall look a more sharp and exaggerated look. 

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Hair behind the ears 

For the ones looking to spice up a simple straight hair look, the hair behind the ears style is one known to accentuate your facial features. This is your best bet if you’re looking for a frizz-free style alternative to the simple flat-ironed look.

Always remember that your goal for the front sections, specifically, is to be very well-tamed before slicing them back. Start by blow drying them and straightening them, which then prepares the hair to be styled with gel for the ultimate hold.

If you’re looking to spruce up this style, you could incorporate stylish bobby pins that peek out from the sides. This look has been shown in numerous settings, incorporating pearl bobby pins, which completely elevated the look.

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Half-up, half-down

Looking for a half-up, half-down look? This look was commonly worn throughout the 1970s. Here you’ll see the iconic Samantha Micelli from Who’s the Boss showcasing this hair trend.

As you can see, the two photos share many differences. Samantha’s hairstyle incorporates much more volume and body as opposed to the new way to style this look which gives off a much more modern-day smooth and silky look.

It’s very important, when styling hair, that the two face frames left out of the top section are a good size because, essentially, they will be framing the face.

Keeping the whole style smooth will overall create a look that is classy and will elevate any look. A quick tip: add a clip under the hair tie for an illusion of fuller hair. Watch the tutorial below for a step-by-step walkthrough. 

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