Women can be creatures of habit, especially when it comes to their strands. Though a causal ponytail and a messy side braid are always good for lazy days, don’t let yourself fall into a hair rut. This New Year, vow to step out of your comfort zone with cool and edgy styles that command attention. Check out three looks to try in 2018.
The Dutch Braided Chignon
Want to look instantly polished and conceal greasy hair at the same time? Ideal for both the office and weekend outings, this style is surprisingly easy. To achieve the look, create a side part and section off the front of your hair, then work a dime-size amount of Matrix Style Link Mineral Grip Definer through your hands before applying it to strands to add texture and grip. Create a Dutch braid, then secure it with a clear hair elastic. Grab the rest of the hair and sweep it over to one side, then gently twist the hair into a chignon and use bobby pins to secure it in place. Finish with Matrix Biolage Complete Control Fast Drying Hair Spray.
Perfect for those days when your bangs just won’t cooperate, this half-up, half-down style is both feminine and flirty. To create the look, apply Matrix Style Link Height Riser Volumizing Powder to roots and massage it in. Next, pull one section of your hair from the front of your head toward the back and pin it in place. Repeat on the other side, then wrap the end of the second section around the first and pin it in place, making sure to hide the pin under the area where the two sections overlap. Finish with Matrix Style Link Volume Fixer Volumizing Hairspray.
Braided Space Buns
Make a major statement in 2018 with this futuristic look. Begin by parting hair down the center to create two sections, then apply Matrix Style Link Mineral Booster to mid-lengths and ends to add texture. Flip head upside-down, then grab a small section of hair from the nape of your neck and create a French braid on one side. When you’ve reached your ear, twist the braid and the rest of your hair from that side into a bun and pin it in place. Repeat on the other side, then pull out a few face-framing pieces. Finish with Matrix Biolage ColorLast Shine Shake.