This year, it’s all about going for it. If last year focused on natural texture and no-fuss hairstyles, 2019 is gearing up to be all that and then some. Ringing in the New Year calls for fresh starts of all kinds, making it the perfect time for new hair trends to guide us straight to the salon. We’re taking last year’s low-maintenance styling up a notch with statement-making cuts that do all the work. Southern women are no strangers to making an entrance, after all. If you’ve been wanting to make a chop, there are shaggy layers, blunt fringe, and retro silhouettes just waiting to be shorn. (We’re talking a vintage-inspired bob and 90s-esque long cut. Consider yourself sold.) If you’re looking for something that screams volume and texture, some of the popular haircuts coming your way make it easier than ever, from the modern pixie to the wavy lob. No matter which haircut fits your style, it’s bound to be just the thing you need to make this upcoming year the best yet.
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If you want to kick off the New Year with a bold statement, a set of fresh fringe will certainly get the job done. This choppy layered style by stylish Donovan Mills accessorizes with blunt fringe, making it one of the coolest cuts in the bunch.
We’re seeing this retro-inspired bob pop up everywhere. With rounded styling and minimal layering, the soft bob is just begging to be chopped. Enhance the vintage feel with a deep side part.
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There’s no better way to say hello to the New Year than with this no-fuss long bob. A little tousle here, a little texture there—and you’re set with the most low maintenance cut ever. Ask for a length that just grazes the collarbone, and a little face-framing never goes wrong.
Bring back the curtained bangs and the brushed-out curls—because 2019 is going back a few decades. Instead of going with edgy classics like the shag and geometric cut, it’s favoring more feminine retro styles. Keeping your hair long opens up the possibilities.
We’ve never needed choppy layers and bangs quite so badly. This year, don’t be afraid to finally make the chop. Plenty of layering gives this cut signature sass and flair, which is just what the doctor ordered.
We’re retiring the classic “perfect pixie” for a spell. Instead, textured pixies like this one by stylist Taylah Jones are taking over. Keep the pixie longer on top to get the look. The more texture spray, the better.
Easy and breezy, this medium cut makes it all about those layers. Nothing beats a classic side-swept layering situation, and this style makes it feel feminine and fresh. The key is framing the face with shorter layers and following that line down to the ends.
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If you’re getting major 90s vibes, consider yourself correct. Since everything 90s is trending right now in fashion, it’s only natural that hair will follow. These long layers keep things simple and straight. Now if we could just find those butterfly clips…
It’s time to embrace your curl pattern, and then some. This long, layered cut by stylist Sal Salcedo makes texture and volume the top priority. Not to mention, curly bangs always add a pop of personality.
Lion’s mane layering? We’ll take it. For those with long or thick hair, the trick to getting major volume is cutting internal layers. The hidden layering removes weight and adds body without having to cut conspicuous tiers of layers.
It’s like getting bangs…but not getting bangs. This curtained layering feigns the look of bangs without needing near as much styling. We’d say that’s a safe bet going into a brand new ‘do.
Between the cascading layers and zingy color, this cut has got it going on. 2019 is all about going bold. So why not switch out your one-length cut for a layered one and your muted copper for a bright strawberry blonde?
Blunt cuts aren’t going anywhere this year. After all, it’s hard to beat the instant chic factor it lends to any short style. Especially for those with straight hair, these blunt ends courtesy Texas-based stylist Chris Jones keep things feeling fresh and stylish.
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This article originally appeared on SouthernLiving.com.