Coachella 2019: 5 Festival Hair Trends that Took Off


Festival season is finally here, and so, too, are a number of fashion trends.  Coachella weekend one saw the emergence of a number of trends, primarily in the hair category, as influencers and guests looked to accessories, classic styles and colorful looks to complement their festival gear.

A go-to festival style, textured waves left its mark at Coachella, with many taking a grungy and grittier take on the classic beach waves with hair that looked like it had been dipped in a swimming pool prior to styling.  Others went for bold, colorful looks with balayage highlights and full coloring in pastel hues of pink, purple and blue.  Read on to see the five key hair trends that emerged at Coachella.  Read up at

Sliding into Spring 2019 with these trendy colors...



Jewel Tones


Shadow Roots


Faded Pastel






Rose Gold


Inky Black


Reverse Ombre


Creamy Blonde


Negative Space Highlights




Top 8 Hair Styles of 2019

Blunt Bob


Inspired by the '70s revival and popular celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss, a new shorter length is set to be the standout hairstyle for 2019.

Grey Hair


Age-inclusivity has finally blossomed in the beauty industry, which means individuals are not only dying their hair a fashion-forward silver but are embracing their natural grey hairs too. As Pinterest searches for 'going gray' increased by 879 per cent this year!

Super Straight


If you cast your mind back to the early noughties, you might recall the army of woman who embraced polka-straight hair. Now, love it or loathe it, it's back.

Hair Accessories


From the humble hair clip to more statement bows and ribbons, hair accessories have stolen the hair limelight in recent months. Irwin predicts a sophisticated version will only grow in popularity.  “It really started over the summer months where the heat was extreme and so people were wearing their hair up and accessorising. Although all of the accessories differ in shape and style, they all can be adapted to a multitude of looks which is why I think it will be key for 2019.” She recommends Syd Hayes' high-fashion pins and Ashley Williamson's diamante clips.

Modern Top-Knots


Top-knots used to be the hairstyle of choice only if you had three-day old hair or weren't leaving the house, but then Chanel's Fall 2018 ready-to-wear show happened. The models appeared on the runway as if they had literally just thrown their hair up into the up-do and suddenly 'undone' hair was cool again. 

The trick to the perfect 'imperfectly perfect' bun, is to tie your hair into a ponytail before twisting it into a bun, so that the ends remain loose and messy. Then, for added texture use Hair by McKnight's Easy UpDo and Modern Hairspray - just as was used backstage at the show by celebrity hairstylist Sam McKnight.

Glossy Hair


The impossibly smooth and super shiny 'glass hair' finish trended on Instagram towards the latter end of this year, and in 2019 it's set to make it mainstream.

Celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton suggests blow-drying your hair with Color Wow's Dream Coat Spray to lock out frizz, before rubbing in a few drops of shine serum - like Kérastase's Elixir Ultime Oil Serum. A round brush will also help smooth out your tresses, although the blunt bob, as detailed above, is probably the easiest way to achieve that all important clean finish.

BIG Volume


A lack of volume is one of the most common hair concerns for woman and the reason why there are so many volumising shampoo formulas on the market. It's no wonder then that our personal fascination with adding body to our tresses has triggered a trend for extreme volume come next season.

Lilac Everything


Bid adieu to millennial pink as a new pastel hair trend has emerged, with searches for lilac tresses increasing by a staggering 1077 per cent in 2018. If you want to start experimenting but still look like a grown-up, consult one of our colorists who will guide you through the process and limit the damage to your hair.  Don't forget to take a look at our nail selection as well!

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Magic Sleek
Key Ingredients: Peptides
How it’s done: Hair is shampooed, conditioned, towel dried, and then spritzed all over with the treatment. The solution sets for up to 45 minutes depending on how coarse the hair texture is. The treatment is then rinsed off with water; lightly for those who want a super-straight result, and more thoroughly for those seeking a modest relaxation of their natural texture. Next, the hair is rough dried and then blown out with a brush. Sections are flat ironed up to 15 times at 400 degrees and then sprayed with a setting solution. Afterwards, the hair is rinsed, conditioned, and styled.
Results: Anywhere from stick-straight to slightly wavy depending on preference, and extremely smooth and manageable. Results last between four and six months.
Worth noting: Two things—Sarah Jessica Parker is a fan and you can get your hair colored immediately following the treatment.


The results are AMAZING!

Formaldehyde Free Hair Straightening 

The most effective hair straightening system for damaged hair, Magic Sleek has been developed with many natural ingredients found in the Amazon rainforest; these components are rich in Omega 3 and Omega 9 unsaturated fatty acids, which offer nutrition to the hair.  Magic Sleek is truly an amazing treatment that works with a very unique technology; it softens hair, restores life to lifeless hair, and increases shine for lackluster, dry hair by locking in moisture.  Magic Sleek shields and protects hair against UV rays and environmental pollution. Its high vitamin E content encourages accelerated hair growth. Magic Sleek penetrates the hair shaft and locks in moisture, helping to repair damage previously caused by chemical services. It also helps to prevent future damage by offering such effective results that daily flat-iron use is no longer necessary. Every time the hair is washed, it will dry perfectly straight and frizz-free without applying heat or brushes, and all without the use of formaldehydes or any harsh chemicals.


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Did we mention its "aldehyde" free? Think of it as a Keratin 2.0, Magic Sleek is part of a new crop of healthier hair processes that semi-permanently tame frizz and straighten hair, minus the harsh ingredients. The defrizzing may not be magic but it does offer a new solution for bad hair days.  Because it’s not technically a straightening treatment (it doesn’t break or bend the bonds in hair) the product is not damaging even to bleached or color treated locks. Magic Sleek offers better results and lasts longer—the sleekification lasts up to six months while even retaining some of the waves and body of curly hair. And it’s resilient in Long Island weather. Take a chance and spend a long day outdoors in 90-degree heat and high humidity without any of the frizz of a bad hair day. God has answered our prayers!

Winter Trends from our friends at


Our inner old person may be silently screaming, 'How is it 2019 already? Where does the time go?' but our outer most fabulous person is saying, 'Oh hey new hair'. Because a new year brings with it a whole host of new hairstyles and hair trends just waiting to be experimented with.  Whether it's the return of 90s tortoiseshell crocodile clips and micro braids, or working this year's most outrageous hair colours (smokey pink is so hot right now) the new year brings with it the perfect opportunity to test out the most coveted hairstyles and hair trends working their way down the runways and onto the streets.  We asked the UK's top hairstylists and colourists to reveal what they predict will be the biggest hair trends of 2019.

Charcoal Mink


'The grey hair trend has been around for a while but it isn’t going away! I love the new shades from the L’Oréal Professionnel Parisian Cool palette – one is a beautiful smokey ashy shade and another is called ‘charcoal milkshake’ which creates a lighter silver charcoal tone. You can create charcoal hair in-salon using toners over blonde hair too – which I love calling a filter as it’s like applying a filter to your hair colour!'

60's Beehive


'A trend I am seeing more of is the 60s look, in particular bobs and beehives which were captured perfectly at the Moschino AW18 show.'

- Cheryl Munoz, Style Director at Daniel Galvin

Smoky Pink


'Smoky pink is a grown-up version of pink hair and is soft and sooty with smoky, sophisticated undertones – it’s cool and definitely not flat. If you also add a cool grey root to smoky pink it suits most skin tones and gives pink hair a modern, almost elegant, update too.'

- Adam Reed, L’Oréal Professionnel Editorial Ambassador

Braid Pressing


'I’m obsessed with the braid press, a lightly crimped hair look with a strong centre parting. Create this look by starting to plait the hair from roughly 5cms down from your parting. Braid until the end of the hair piece and then lightly clamp your ghd platinum+ styler along the hair and brush out the finished look for extra volume and texture.'

- Zoe Irwin, ghd Ambassador

Micro Braids


'Micro braids are set to be big and were seen across multiple SS19 shows including Dion Lee, Preen and Bora Aksu. Whether positioned delicately and intricately under the hairline to add volume, or carefully constructed across the parting, braids were big across the catwalks this season. Usually seen as romantic and delicate, this season they were used to add tension and attitude to the overall look.'

- Zoe Irwin, ghd Ambassador

Copper Velvet


'Copper is a reddish brown colour and has always been a popular hair colour, but Copper Velvet is a super wearable beautiful multi-tonal shade that is luxurious and luxe looking. It’s impossible to create my version of Copper Velvet at home because of the nuances in tone and the technical complexities that make up the shade. The professional touch has never been so important for creating something that is so truly bespoke like Copper Velvet.'

- Adam Reed, L’Oréal Professionnel Editorial Ambassador

Rainbow Wigs


'One thing I do love is the rise of wigs being worn by celebrities who are really championing the idea of playing more with your look and changing it up – anyone can wear a wig! People have worn them for years and they are a great way of trying out new hair colours and changing your look regularly.'And if you invest in a good one, they can last practically forever.'

- Adam Reed, L’Oréal Professionnel Editorial Ambassador

Mulit-Colored Tips


'Brunettes blending into coloured tips. Brunette into a chocolate plum, or brunette into blue tips and also into pink tips is a stunning colour. This is a style which is great for turning a grown out ombré into something new and refreshed!'

- Francesca Dixon, Hari’s Senior Creative Colourist

Pintura Highlights


'Pintura is a colouring technique used to colour curly, textured hair. It literally means 'to paint'. During the process, colourists hand-paint the curls without foils in a way that adds dimension and accentuates curls. Just like balayage, the technique brings light to the face but it differs because it is bespoke to every client – that's because it takes into account the tightness and shape of curls.'

- Zoe Irwin, ghd Ambassador

Golden Suede


'Golden Suede is my winter update for luxe honey gold blonde. We have cooled this blonde right down, and created a beautiful, cool biscuit blonde colour all over, made up of luxurious tones and colours, and then complemented with some warmer pieces at the very front of the hairline – creating an on-trend cool expensive looking colour that harmonises with the complexion.'-

Adam Reed, L’Oréal Professionnel Editorial Ambassador

The Blow-Dry is Back


'This season, I think we will see the blow-dry come back into fashion. Where we have seen undone, messier hair previously, I think now we will see sleeker, smoother, more polished and glossy hair becoming popular again, whether it be through wavy, curly or straight hair styles.'

- Cheryl Munoz, Style Director at Daniel Galvin

More Is More - Hair Accessories


'One of the strongest looks I feel will dominate 2019 is adorning hair with adult accessories.

'I think it has really started over the summer months where the heat was extreme and so people were wearing their hair up and accessorising to add elements of glam and edge to their looks. Syd Hayes launched his big pins which I love and Ashley Williamson launched the diamante clips too - both of which have been key, plus Alexander Wang hair owned the runway with his executive new take on power look crocodile clips.

'Although all of the accessories differ in shape and style, they all can be adapted to a multitude of looks which is why I think it will be key for 2019.'

- Zoe Irwin, ghd Ambassador

Blunt Bobs


'For 2019, I think we will see a move away from shattered and layered hair towards a blunter, sharper finish. I envisage it being a shift away from the mid length boyfriend bob, which was so popular last season, to something more precise and above the shoulder, roughly halfway between your ears and the nape of the neck. Done correctly, it will do wonders for your bone structure and is often the gateway to an even shorter do.'

- Zoe Irwin, ghd Ambassador

Pop Brights


'Hues of peach and yellow pops are very popular at the moment! Copper auburn with a pop colour of pink, peach or yellow is also trending, and an extremely simple yet effective way to change your colour.'

- Francesca Dixon, Hari’s Senior Creative Colourist

Ultra Gloss


'Hair that looks great and healthy but is effortless is always something that people aspire to have! Whether you add a soft and tousled wave, a loose modern kick instead of a curl or go for a perfectly polished sleek do, the mirror like shine is something that will be key for next year. The aim is for your hair to be as blinding as your highlighter.'

- Zoe Irwin, ghd Ambassador

Inspired by N Y C!

it takes a west village


a light mauve purple nail polish banded with subtle gray tones (cream)

stop, drop & shop


a metropolitan mulberry red nail polish (cream)

booties on broadway


a dark navy blue nail polish (cream)

fall for nyc


a mustard yellow nail polish with marigold highlights (cream)

empire shade of mind


an asphalt metallic silver nail polish (metallic)

say it ain't soho


a metallic copper nail polish dripping in crisp amber tones (metallic)

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Balayage is a hair coloring technique designed to create very natural-looking highlights that grow out without developing a noticeable and obvious root. This method of coloring emerged in Paris in the 1970s.  The name is French for “to sweep,” a reference to the way in which the color is applied. The word is sometimes spelled “balliage.”  When hair is colored with the balayage process, the highlights are painted on by hand in a sweeping motion that moves from the base to the tip of the hair. At the base, the color is applied very lightly, while at the tip, the color is very heavy. The result is a chunky highlight that looks naturally sunbleached, and as the hair grows out, the root will be concealed for the first few months by the thinner color applied to the base of the hair.



Ombre hair is a hair color that is usually a darker shade from the roots through to the mid shaft and gradually fades to a lighter color from the mid shaft to the ends. The word "ombre" is of French origin and means "to shade."

Ombre hair is usually achieved using a balayage technique to apply hair coloring to lighten the hair from mid-shaft to the ends. The technique uses a brush to apply lightener in a free-form manner to give a more natural appearance. The technique provides a similar look to that of a naturally darker haired person who is growing out a lighter hair coloring.



Bronde hair color is one of the most beautiful and popular hairstyle trends currently. This hair color is achieved by painting your hair at exactly the right points along the top of your hair with 2 different types and volumes of creams designed for color lifting.  Bronde is basically a shade of natural brunette hair that has been expertly highlighted with many different streaks in order to maximize their appeal and luster. The best part about having bronde hair color is the assumptions people will tend to make. When you rock this style many people may simply assume that you spent a weekend at the beach. With an experienced stylist on hand to make things go perfectly, these color changes will look exactly like sun-streaked blonde highlights.

The bronde hair color style is one that works well for many types of people. You can acquire a cool new blond look without the appearance of having dyed your hair. There is a bit of a social stigma attached with “bottle blondes” that some people unfairly deal with. There is no stigma attached with being a bronde.



The application process for babylights is very similar to highlights.  The difference between the two is the amount of hair in each foil and the separation between. For babylights, your stylist will collect a little bit of hair and create small sperarations between foils so the highlights blend with the base color.  Just like the ombre hair color trend, babylights are low-maintenance for clients. Since the highlights are so fine, as the hair grows out the overall style looks softer, more subtle, and there is no heavy line of demarcation. The process can be done in any shade to match any skin tone.  The effects vary on different hair colors but are fabulous!  On blondes because their base is lighter the results are fabulous, brunettes and redheads can have fun with highlighting and babylighting as well but it may be a more tedious process.  The service itself is very time consuming.  The process is rather simple, you are separating hair into small and fine sections, while then applying hair color to small groups of strands.  The overall process is lengthy because there is more work to be done.