As fashionistas everywhere trail blaze ahead into the unknown direction of 2016 hair trends, there needs to be a healthy summary of what came before, in the interest of wisdom to avoid making the same mistakes while taking the most impressive aspects and building upon them. 2015 was definitely a year for breaking the mold and venturing far away from traditional, with impressive new expertise in braiding techniques and some amazing new products that paved the way for new control and new hair health. We learned new techniques for advanced hair care, and we celebrated the messy bun with great affection. While everyone found their own particular likings based on their hair types, condition and the time involved–the following hair trends won out, across the board, for five stars, in all the right categories, which can be broken down as follows: cuts, styles, colors and products.
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Top Haircuts of 2015
2015 was the year of going short, with pixies and bobs leading the way. The fade haircut was among the most popular salon requests, followed by layered cuts and a significant variety of bangs. Lead star from Orange is the New Black series Ruby Rose developed a huge following, from her share with the world on how so many processes and products caused her hair to begin falling out in clumps. She inspired an avalanche of cuts, along with another movement toward Ruby Rose Long Hair.
Top Styles in 2015
Bantu knots were big, big in 2015, with across-the-board effects that proved to be all about hair being a statement representing a woman’s ability to rock any style, without the need for outside anything. Braids broke through to new ground, with effects including box, crochet, waterfall, French, Dutch and fishtail. Then, add to each technique a myriad of wildly creative configurations that blended braids with full-downs to intrigue and inspire. The Senegalese twist rocked the world of hair in 2015.
Our 2015 Hairstyle Product Support
Waiting a couple days or more between shampoos finally received the go-ahead in 2015, as it was determined that freshly washed hair is nobody’s business–and does its own thing–while day or two-old hair behaves, and can be formed for staying power into the trendiest of modern styles. We found more styling ability with dry shampoo, discovering how we could even spray our hair clips and bobby pins with it to add securing power. Flat irons didn’t disappear, but gave way to curling wands. There was a hunt for anything ionic, and we learned how to exfoliate our scalps to recharge our follicles and produce the healthiest-ever hair.
Hair Colors for 2015
There could not have been more incredible advancements in color in 2015–with each new trend becoming a step up to the next, bold move. Ombre met balayage, and color strobing was introduced. Trending colors were impressive and indicative of every woman’s innate need to express her inner passion and wear it proudly. Let’s hear it for burgundy, purple and even silver entering into the realm of lovely possibilities. Blonde highlights reached new heights, with more precision and multidimensional effects that rocked hair effects with unsurpassed elegance. We became avid fans of dark roots, and how they add a visual effect of hair being thicker, fuller and more voluminous.