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There’s no denying it anymore: it’s officially winter. As we start frantically consulting gift guides and purchasing plane tickets back home, it’s also important to turn your eye inward. An unspoken beauty rule, which is pretty much now law, is that when the seasons change, you should change your hair. Whether you want to try out a new style, add length, or simply try out some new hair accessories, this is the time to take the plunge. Not sure where to start? No worries—we spoke to celebrity hairstylists Guy Tang and David Lopez to break down the season’s best trends. Here, find the 10 best winter hair trends we expect to see everywhere by New Year’s. G
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When the leaves start to change colors, it’s a sign to follow suit with your hair. “Since copper tones have been a trend all year, I think it will continue into winter, but with a deeper rich copper tone,” says Tang. “Most people like to go darker in winter, so rich tones of any shade are a way to transition to a winter color.”
MyRefresh Color Depositing Conditioner
Semi-Permanent Hair Color Dye
An aughts throwback has never looked so good. We all swore off side parts forever, but with a single Instagram post, Kim Kardashian is making us reconsider. While center parts will never go out of style, this winter, mimic the trendsetters with this nostalgic look.
Harry Josh Pro Tools
Carbon Tail Comb
Lock It Bold Control Hairspray
Many natural blondes may head to the salon for a highlight or two, but we love the natural look. “Blondes will most likely go slight darker by adding caramel and beige tones,” says Tang. This darker, moodier blonde is somewhere between sun-kissed and brunette, and we’re loving it.
Honey Infused Hair Oil
A fresh chop can be one of the most rewarding experiences. This take on bangs is edgier than the classic. Swept to the side, we get full 2000s nostalgia, and adding some texture spray or pomade to the ends helps keep them spiky, too.
Perfect Hair Day™ Dry Shampoo
Hanz de Fuko
Full, voluminous hair will never go out of style. Whether you’re rocking a full ’90s blowout or just looking to add a hint of oomph, winter is the time to try this look out for yourself. And don’t worry if your hair needs extra encouragement—hot rollers and a volumizing spray can work miracles, even on fine textures.
Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe
Extra-Body Boost Volumizing Spray
Ready to take it to the next level? Whether you’ve been debating taking the plunge or you want to make a split-second decision, buzz cuts are back in a big way. They’re effortless, cool, and so chic. Just be sure to stock up on warm hats for the winter, since your head might get a little chilly.
Norelco Multigroomer All-in-One Trimmer Series 3000
This hair is so shiny, it almost blinds us. “We’re seeing a big push towards the healthy hair trend,” says Lopez. “Hair that is glossy, healthy, freshly trimmed, and slightly deeper in tone.” A fresh cut and some hydrating products are the simplest way to rock this trend.
Dream Coat Supernatural Spray
Virtue Healing Oil
I bet you never thought you’d be stocking up on zig-zag headbands again, but Bella Hadid is making you rethink your choices. Whether you opt for a headband with teeth or an easier elastic version, this is the new way to keep the aforementioned revenge bangs out of your face.
Zig Zag Headband
Ouchless Comfort Headwraps
It should come as no surprise that in the winter, we’re making our hair darker. “I predict the biggest hair color trends this winter will be rich chocolate browns and darker takes on coppers and reds,” says Tang. These rich hues suit the season perfectly.
Signature Hair Gloss
Guava Beach Waves Hair Texturizing Spray
“People are looking for ways to have a low-maintenance hairstyle that still looks polished or well-groomed,” says Lopez. Keeping hair sleek and shiny is a simple way to look put-together this winter. With the help of a flat iron, you can’t go wrong.
K18 Biomimetic Hairscience
Leave-in Molecular Repair Mask
Singlepass Styling Iron
David Lopez is a celebrity hairstylist and influencer. His clients have included Ashley Graham and Hailey Bieber.
Guy Tang is a celebrity hairstylist, musical artist, and founder of his haircare line #Mydentity.
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Tatjana Freund is ELLE’s Beauty E-Commerce Writer. She has interviewed countless haircare professionals, and is always testing out new and trending hair tools.
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