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The "New Hair, New You" 'Dos We're Loving For 2019

How to jazz up your mane, no matter what the length it is.

Every year, many women find ways to update their looks as a way to begin the new year on the right note. Whether your beauty resolution is to be conscientious with your skincare routine, be more experimental with makeup colours or to give your tired locks a new lease of life, it’s always good to adopt a “new year, new you” attitude to get yourself out of a beauty rut. And while working on your skincare and makeup routine might take more consistent effort, you can get a new ‘do in just one trip to your stylist.

That said, unless you have 110 percent trust in your stylist, women seldom give their stylists the freedom to do absolutely anything. Perhaps you like to keep the length of your hair, or maybe your job doesn’t allow you to get experimental with colours — whatever your reservations might be, the same rules apply whenever you see your stylist. So make sure you go with visual references on the styles you like and dislike, and don’t be afraid to ask questions about maintenance. Here, 9 ways you can update your tresses come 2019.

Next-Level Hair Embellishments
We’ve all dabbled in hair embellishments over the years, be it floral crowns come summer time, or sparkly clips and pins during the holiday season. In 2019, hair embellishments will reach new heights. And whether you will be opting for fresh flowers strewn amongst your locks (take your cue from Emma Stone’s cascading roses) or working intricate pins into your ‘do, hair embellishments are now appropriate for any time of the day, during any season of the year. As long as you’re feeling it, go ahead and wear it. Image: Instagram (@mararoszak) Three-Dimensional Waves
To give your hair extra volume and movement, as well as a three-dimensional effect, ask for subtle highlights throughout your hair. Then, curl your hair using a medium curling iron to give it that beachy effect. Best for those with fine and limp hair, these highlights will work with the added texture to enhance the look of your tresses so they will always lustrous and bouncy. Lock in the style with some shine-enhancing hairspray. Image: Instagram (@nina) Hair Line Bob
Coined by hair maestro and co-founder of Living Proof, Chris McMillan, this hair line bob as seen on Emma Roberts is sleek and chic all at once. Unlike other versions of the bob hair cut, this one features a blunt cut throughout the front and back, following where your hair line hits at the nape of your neck. The result is a bob that has stronger lines and elongates your neck at the same time. It’s also versatile, since you can wear it straight or rough it up for a edgier vibe. Image: Instagram (@mrchrismcmillan) Jawline Bob
Another interpretation of the ever-so-versatile bob, Dua Lipa’s jawline bob is perfect for those who want a little extra length. As its name suggests, it hits where your jawline is, and can be great for those who wish to cover up their neck or their jaw line. Best part? It’s super low maintenance because you can easily toggle between this and a lob if you don’t have time to schedule regular trims at the salon. Image: Instagram (@dualipa) Extreme High Pony
While this look has been popularised by Ariana Grande, many other celebrities like Kim Kardashian have also jumped on the bandwagon. After all, the added height at the top of your head helps to elongate your face and give the illusion of lifted features. Plus, it is also easy to achieve on your own. Just gather your hair at the top of your head and fasten with a hair tie. If you have layers, secure the hair on the underside of your ponytail with bobby pins and lock in hold with hair spray. And to add a little sparkle, use a bejeweled hair ornament like Mrs West, and you’re all set. Image: Instagram (@kimkardashian) Curtain Bangs
We all know that one of the easiest way to update your ‘do is by cutting your bangs. But if you’re non-committal about full-on bangs, try the curtain bangs style. With a wispy texture that frames your face, it can be worn without a clear part or swept to one side. We love that this style draws attention to your eyes so it’s the perfect time to dress up those eyes in a dramatic way, complete with eyeliner and mascara. To style, wrap your bangs over a velcro hair roller and blow-dry for a voluminous look like Camila Cabello’s. Image: Instagram (@camila_cabello) Pink Champagne Hair
Blue, green, fuchsia, grey, rainbow—there’s no hair colour that still shocks us anymore. Yet, we can’t quite keep our minds off this beautiful ombre pink champagne look. Featuring pink roots, champagne lengths and pink tips, this graduated effect created using Wella colours is fresh and super cool. Not only does it give your hair depth, the ombre effect also makes it a lot easier to maintain. Image: Instagram (@wellahair) Long Layers
While we’re all about dramatic hair makeovers that drastically changes one’s look, we also realise that cutting it all off is not for everyone. And since many women still prefer to retain their hair length, why not give it more life and body by getting long layers? Instead of letting your hair grow longer and longer shapelessly, getting frequent trims ensure that it doesn’t wind up looking flat and lifeless. Long layers help to take unnecessary weight off your locks, especially at the ends, to add movement and bounce. Once you have that sorted, all you have to do at home is wash and go. Image: Instagram (@bellahadid) Casually Undone
There’s something alluring about a casually undone ‘do like Margot Robbie’s. For starters, it doesn’t scream “high maintenance” and has a relaxed and carefree vibe to it. It’s also easy to create yourself: work a texturising spray all over your locks to rough it up, fasten it into a low, loose bun, and pull out some face framing pieces for that undone effect. Image: Instagram (@margotrobbie)