Fashion and Beauty

New year, new ’do

The Philippine Star

While 2015 was all about ‘lazy girl hair,’ 2016 is about ‘celebrating the individual.’

After the fireworks have all gone out and the celebrations are over, there is always something about the New Year that makes one want a new look. Whether it’s a new job promotion, a new environment, or even just a desire to change, this is the perfect time to get a haircut that can conquer whatever 2016 has to offer.

Here, I will show you popular hair trends this 2016, so you can pick a hairstyle that looks not only flattering but also very trendy.

The textured lob cut

While 2015 was all about “lazy girl hair,” 2016 is a game-changer. According to Stella McCartney, 2016 is all about “celebrating the individual.” This means whatever texture your hair is, you can work with it and flaunt it. There is nothing more beautiful than a girl being as natural as she can without being a slave to her hair.

One of the most popular hairstyles I’m seeing on international celebrities and runways is the Textured Lob. This is the kind of effortless look that works well while still looking very put-together. I always hear people say that their hair looks so ugly when it is air-dried, but that is not true. Everyone’s hair has the potential to look great. It just needs to be styled properly.

If you want this hairstyle, make sure to talk to your hairstylist about the characteristics of your hair. What are your issues with it? What is its texture? Is it thick? Fine? Dyed? Then, drawing from that, your hairstylist can cut the Textured Lob most suitable for you. You will realize after getting this hairstyle how easy it is to style your hair.


A trend coming back this year is bangs, especially ’70s-inspired bangs and “statement bangs.”  If you don’t want to drastically change your hairstyle, bangs will work for you!

If you have straight hair, the traditional way of cuttings bangs is best. Check out different ’70s-inspired cuts. My personal favorite is a blunt-cut fringe near your eyebrow. If you have curly hair, don’t be afraid to try some bangs. Statement bangs work.

Long, textured layers

If you don’t want to cut your hair short and still keep those long locks, try layering your hair. This creates movement and dimension. This is perfect for women who have fine hair, giving it that extra oomph your hair needs so it doesn’t look flat. I struggle with this so I would know.

Another benefit of this hairstyle is that it is very versatile. You can curl it, straighten it, roll it, pin it, tie it in a bun and let it loose, or even just leave it as it is and it will still look spectacular.

Just remember that when working with this hairstyle you have to trim your layers from time to time. The tendency of this hairstyle is that if it grows out, it can actually bring down your face and make you look tired.

The posh lob

Lastly, we have the sleek and polished Posh Lob. Different from our first Textured Lob, this look has a completely different feel.

This hairstyle is known as the “New Long.” It’s the perfect length for looking cool and sexy while still keeping long hair. Although what makes the 2016 lob different from the other lobs of the past is that it has layers and blunt edges that work with textures, allowing the lob to look more interesting.

To maintain the sleek look, try using hair oils or shine mists. This is a very high-maintenance hairstyle, so if you cannot be bothered by your hair but still want to look good, I suggest trying a different hairstyle.

A hairstyle can really change a person’s attitude towards life. It is like a transformation, so don’t be afraid and take that first step to change in 2016!

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