Time to say good­bye

Done-to-death trends bet­ter left be­hind in 2017

Hair - - News - Text Aruna Mukerjee


Bobs made a come­back this year and were par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar be­cause of their con­ve­nient up­keep. Then came the longer ver­sion of it, the lob, which was pop­u­larised by the likes of the Kar­dashian sis­ters. Styled wavy or poker straight, it’s true that the cut looks great on al­most any­one who tries it, but we feel that 2018 de­serves a fresher trend to ob­sess over.


Braids have been around for ages and ev­ery year we get to wit­ness some­thing new around it. You can thank Daen­erys Tar­garyen for its resur­gence in 2016 and 2017. We wit­nessed a grow­ing num­ber of ‘wannabe Khaleesis’ try­ing to suc­cess­fully and, most times, un­suc­cess­fully sport the in­tri­cate braids worn by Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones. While this style looks great for wed­ding pic­tures, it’s ex­tremely im­prac­ti­cal for ev­ery­day life. And did we men­tion that it will leave you with a sore pair of arms and make you spend a for­tune on bobby pins?


First there was om­bré hair, and then came balayage, which does look quite stun­ning when done right. In the year 2017, balayage was quickly adopted by ev­ery known face in Hol­ly­wood as well as Bol­ly­wood, and be­came a crowd favourite. But all good things must come to end, and we feel that balayage has run out of time. A spe­cial shoutout to caramel balayage that screams ‘tame’—it’s time for newer hues.


‘El­e­gance’ is not the word that comes to mind where the topic of rain­bow hair is con­cerned. A tem­po­rary beauty at its best, rain­bow hair looks weird when it fades and frays your hair while it lasts. Yes, it makes the dreams of the 10-year-old in­side you come true. But is it re­ally a look you’d like to sport day af­ter day? Also, keep in mind the up­keep, which is both time-con­sum­ing and ex­pen­sive.


The trend that was ini­tially kin­dled by Mi­ley Cyrus be­came a rag­ing hell-fire when Kylie Jen­ner de­cided to sport it. Con­se­quently, we saw a num­ber of Insta­gram­mers and blog­gers fol­low her lead, and soon enough so­cial me­dia was flooded with plat­inum blondes. Whether it’s a buzz cut or long flowy locks, plat­inum is a colour hard to carry off be­cause of which it’s best if it stays in 2017.


2017 saw hues of rose gold take over the fash­ion world. Fash­ion­istas started go­ing gaga over rose gold make-up, clothes, and ac­ces­sories and, of course, hair. High­lights, om­bré and a full head of the rose gold hue could be seen ev­ery­where from the red car­pet to the sub­ways. There is ab­so­lutely no doubt­ing the ver­sa­til­ity of the colour but one has to put a stop to it some­where. In our hum­ble opin­ion, it is a trend that had run its course even be­fore 2017 ends, sim­ply be­cause it’s been over­done.

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