Can you believe we’re already a couple of weeks into 2017? As hard as it is to believe, we can’t help but take a few minutes to look back on the best of 2016. It was a year filled with ups and downs, just like any other year. But you know we’re all about the beauty and we couldn’t help but reminisce on all the great trends we experienced in 2016. Starting a new year always leaves us eager to take a few minutes to appreciate all that we saw, before we move forward. We know that 2017 will be filled with more exciting trends, but before we get into those why don’t we appreciate the best of 2016.
We’ve seen so many different hair styles over the years, but we can’t help but feel like one of the best of 2016 in terms of hair styles is the rise in hair texture being so popular. The fact that natural hair textures were celebrated and idolized in 2016 is something that we couldn’t ignore, and LOVE! Since so many of us spend so much time working to alter the natural texture of our hair – the fact that 2016 brought a sense of celebrating it was a trend that we admire and hope to see more of as we make our way into a new year.
You probably noticed that 2016 brought the rise in bright hair colors being EVERYWHERE. Colors ranging from bold, bright shades of blue and purple, to pastel colors – and pretty much everything in between. 2016 was definitely a year that brought a creative acceptance by individuals dyeing their hair in colors that aren’t typical in the hair world – especially being colors that aren’t the typical trend colors. Since this was such a different take on hair color trends, it had to make our list of the best of 2016 because who doesn’t love a nice rainbow hair color every now and then? We can’t wait to see what bold colors continue to hold their popularity in the hair world in 2017.
Braids, Braids and More Braids
It’s no secret that braids had a real moment in 2016, everything from small braids in the bang area to full French braids – and pretty much everything in between. Braids were EVERYWHERE in 2016 and definitely make our list for the best of 2016. Braids were such a great way to experiment and switch up any typical hair style to turn it into something a little more unique.
The New Blonde
We couldn’t forget the ‘nude’ or different take on blonde hair colors that we saw this year. In years past blonde hair colors have always been about adding different warm tones to the overall color to create a natural and dimensional hair color. But this year it was a bit different, with the nude blonde hair color being so popular – along with the popularity of the even lighter highlights added to blonde hair. We’re not sure about you – but we loved the new take on the classic blonde hair.