Hair Trends Everyone Ditched In 2019


With so many hair trends out there, it’s easier
than ever to change things up. But new trends move once-beloved styles to
the back burner, and soon they’re headed toward extinction. As they say, it’s out with the old and in
with the new! Here are the trends we ditched in 2019. Ombré hair was a trend you may have never
wanted to give up. It’s French for “shadow,” easy to maintain
over time, and according to hair giant, Matrix, “The overall look of ombré hair color can
change as your hair grows out, which many clients enjoy!” But it seems all great hair trends must come
to an end. And ombré is quote, “definitely over.” At least according to Chaz Dean, a renowned
celebrity hairstylist and founder of WEN Hair & Body Care. Jana Rago, runway hair stylist and owner of
Boston-based Jana Rago Studios, agrees, saying, “People are starting to go for more natural-looking
color like a balayage. With balayage highlights, the colors [blend]
seamlessly into the hair without having bleached ends like ombré. It’s overall a more natural way to brighten
the hair.” When it came to the rainbow or “unicorn” hair
trend, those other-worldly colors were hard to resist. But 2019 saw the end of this mythical trend
— at least, on grown adult women. Hairstylist Joey Furlan said, “Bleaching your hair and then dyeing in all
shades of the rainbow is a phase many teen girls go through and that’s fine. The thing is, this trend managed to shift
its way up onto people in their 20s, 40s and even 60s in recent years and now people are
starting to realize it’s maybe better left to the teeny boppers.” “How would you like a hairstyle that looks
like a rainbow helmet?” “Yes.” Considering the style fades quickly and does
a whole lotta damage, the upkeep on rainbow hair was far from magical. Furlan added, “The trend towards punky colors has thankfully
packed up its bags and headed back to the ’90s where it belongs.” Unless you have short hair, the messy bun
has likely become one of your favorite hairstyles. It’s one of those day-to-night looks that
somehow works just as well at the gym as it does on a date. Unfortunately, this effortless hair trend
has started to fall by the wayside. Even Meghan Markle — the queen of the messy
bun — seems to have retired her signature look. “We’re almost at Meghan status.” Celebrity hairstylist Patrice Vinci, founder
of Patrice Vinci Salon, said women are quote, “moving to a more polished look” — just
like the Duchess of Sussex. She said, “Think Meghan Markle’s low bun, which sits
on her neck for an effortless, chic statement.” Hairstylist Troy Alexandros of Salon64 offered
another bun-like solution, telling Express, “A tidy updo is also a great way to hide fuzzy
edges and curls which can appear after a hard busy day of royal affairs.” Although bangs hit 2019 with a bang, they’re
fading out just as fast as they appeared. Jana Rago says blunt bangs have officially
been replaced by the new bang on the block. She reports, “Now we are seeing a softer fringe or wisp
bang and even a micro bang. The thick blunt bang is not the trend anymore
— shorter pieces and styles are much softer around the face.” This is, after all, what many people are after
when opting for bangs in the first place. According to Holly Pistas, a hairstylist at
Chicago-based Gordon Salons, many people like how bangs frame their face and break up their
hairstyle. But for a lot of people, it seems blunt bangs
just couldn’t do the trick. Achieving platinum blonde hair is quite literally
a process. In fact, it can often be a double process. Spoke & Weal co-owner, hairstylist, and color
director Christine Thompson explained to Byrdie, “Bleach or enlightener is decolorizing the
hair by breaking up the natural melanin in the hair.” “Oh my God.” Because the roots usually lighten more than
the ends, another round of bleach is used to get a single, cohesive color. Hairstylist Elizabeth Hiserodt at Cutler Salon
explained to Teen Vogue that bleach is hard on your hair. She cautioned, “Removing color out of the hair can be very
damaging, and often doesn’t lift to light blonde tones without breaking. Also, very fine textured hair can break easily
with bleach applied, so also take your hair texture into consideration.” Although the platinum hair trend was fun while
it lasted, your tresses will be relieved to know that this trend is dying out. Stylist Jana Rago says, “The trend now is a less harsh looking color;
it’s more about the faded pastels and golden tones [especially for blondes].” According to L’Oréal, the ash hair trend
is similar to platinum hair, but looks more natural and calls for darker roots. The company claims, “It’s technically a cool-toned color, which
means it tends to look more flattering on people with cool-toned skin [lighter complexions
with blue or green eyes, for example].” But just as platinum hair has become less
popular, Ruby Hook, hairstylist and salon manager at Browns Hairdressers confirmed that,
quote, “real ash tones in the hair have calmed down” considerably as 2019 barrels toward
its end. Instead of opting for more of a silver hue,
Hook said her clients are asking for more golden tones. If you’re looking to avoid ash tones, Mitra
Mir, a hair color expert at Hershesons, said you’ll want to communicate that to your hairstylist. She told Cosmo, “Ask your stylist for golds, coppers and peaches
— these are all warmer tones. Take a picture of the shade you want, but
if you’re not sure, a good colourist should be able to advise you on which hair colours
will suit and which won’t.” Artificial gray hair “was a massive trend”
in 2018, according to stylist Ruby Hook. But by 2019, though, Hook said its status
was quote, “Not so much.” If you tried the silvery gray hair trend,
you know that it was pretty annoying to maintain. That said, you may be happy to hear that it’s
on it’s way out. Explaining the process, Daniel Savant, hairstylist
and owner of SaVant Salon told Phoenix New Times that bleaching is just the first step
in getting the desired color. Next, a bluing rinse is used to prevent the
hair from looking yellow and adds some variation to the gray. After your hair is sufficiently colored, you
need to avoid sulfate-based shampoos and have additional dye added every other week, and
visit the salon for a root touch-up monthly. According to Savant, most people ended up
hating how it looked and went back to their former color within six weeks. The bob may be the most versatile haircut
that ever existed. The A-line bob, in particular, has served
us well for many years. Back in 2016, according to HuffPost, the look
was certainly in at the time. But fast forward to 2019, and this carefree
cut had lost some steam — yet, not every iteration has hit the highway. Hairstylist Fae Norris of Neighborhood Salon
says, “There’s a lot of variations of the bob and
the hottest on the market right now is a boyishly soft, yet blunt, bob with the length hitting
mid-neck. […] Any version of the bob with the back
being shorter than the front [is] pretty much over for 2019.” There was a time when you could skip the heat,
and get the beach wave look by securing freshly washed hair into buns and going to sleep. “Messy, undone, not much effort but secretly
it takes about 30 minutes, waves.” But this lowkey hair trend might have been
too good to last forever. Celeb hairstylist Patrice Vinci says the style
is now being given the glamorous Hollywood treatment. But it’s not all bad news. It turns out, beach waves may have actually
been more time-consuming than their upgrade. Vinci said the updated style is full of volume
and borrows inspiration from a signature look you might find on Kate Middleton. She explained, “The direction of curling this style needs
to be one way only, and often curling forward gives a face [a] flattering look [with] polished,
well-defined waves.” Gabriella Goldring, hairstylist and co-founder
of Eunice & May blow dry bar, says that highlights — at least as we’ve always known them — quote,
“no longer really exist.” Those stripy, defined highlights have since
been replaced with techniques like balayage — and it’s not hard to figure out why. Goldring explained, “Stiff styles have been booted out in favor
of more flowery natural hair.” And balayage most certainly fits the bill. Another natural-looking style dubbed “dirty
brunette” has also taken the place of traditional highlights. With the exception of the seemingly timeless
and classic Hollywood wave look, Goldring says, “Very glam and over-styled looks are out as
people are favoring a more undone, lived-in look.” “Cool. I like.” Anh Co Tran and Johnny Ramirez, hairstylists
and co-owners of the Ramirez Tran salon in Beverly Hills have essentially perfected this
trend — and they have some tips for pulling off the look. Ramirez says both color and cut are equally
important, telling Elle, “We’ve had clients come in for color, and
then another hairdresser at a different salon will chop all the work off, which defeats
the purpose. Anh has always been very respectful with the
way he cuts. If he wants to do something a little more
fun and edgy, I’ll follow his lead and highlight pieces that will complement his layers to
add depth.” In fashion, blush is in. When it comes to hair color, though, the obsession
with this hue has died down. Throughout 2018, pink was everywhere. Ruby Hook, hairstylist and salon manager at
Browns Hairdressers said, “We took a lot of bookings for summer, [vacations],
and festivals.” “(Gasp) I’m obsessed.” But by 2019, pink was already out. Years ago, you may not have imagined that
pink hair would’ve actually become common, but, nevertheless, that’s definitely what
happened. Midge Wilson, a psychology professor at DePaul
University, told Teen Vogue in 2015, “If society is accepting of pink hair right
now, it makes us more apt to dye our hair pink, therefore perpetuating the cycle.” As cool as pink hair was, it did require a
considerable amount of upkeep. And thanks to all that extra work, we’re not
too sad to say goodbye. If you’ve been relying on relaxers to straighten
your hair, cosmetologist Amber Kough says enough is enough. Not only did the hair trend die out in 2019,
but Kough called it quote, “a huge no-no for 2020,” warning devoted fans, “[Hair relaxers] are horrible for your hair
because they contain lye. They can damage your hair and scalp if used
incorrectly, and even cause hair loss. This process leaves the hair weak, brittle
and prone to breakage and, honestly, don’t we love our natural curls anyway?” If you’re not thrilled with your curls as
they are, Kough recommends trying a keratin treatment as opposed to a relaxer. This process can help quote, “loosen your
curls and make them bouncy,” according to the expert. Although fades had women ditching their stylists
for barbers in the years past, 2019 marked the beginning of the end for this trend. Jamie DiGrazia, award-winning hairstylist
and owner of Chicago-based salon Logan Parlor, says quote “bald fades” — or skin fades
— have all but died out. In 2017, back at the height of the hair trend,
Tahira Wright of Instagram’s The Cut Life revealed how women could get themselves a
less-masculine fade, telling StyleCaster, “Tell the barber you want soft lines and a
cleaned up look and not to give you harsh lines like a man. It’s really that simple.” Despite being a simple — and quick — hairstyle,
the fade has, well, all but faded away. Hair extensions are only getting more and
more popular as time goes on. But some types of extensions are surpassing
others. “I’ve had some really bad hair extensions.” Amber Kough revealed that the hair trend of
“braided tracks” — aka sewn-in extensions — are being done away with. And for good reason. Francesca Fusco, a New York City-based dermatologist
who specializes in hair loss, explained to Allure, “Sewn-in [extensions] are more damaging than
glue-in, which in America are called individual keratin extensions. The cornrowing [involved in the sewn-in process]
is stressful on the hair and the hair follicles. There’s more weight on the surface area with
sewn-in extensions than individual keratin strands.” Kough agrees that sewn-in tracks are indeed
damaging and recommends an alternative type of extension, saying, “Beaded tracks [are] a new healthier way to
install those wefts of hair! They minimize stress and tension and can be
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19 thoughts on “Hair Trends Everyone Ditched In 2019

  1. Microbangs look hideous.
    Chaz Dean made hair fall out in clumps.
    I can not tell the difference between messy buns and polished buns.
    Never heard platinum hair trend since 2006.

  2. People are going to wear their hair how they want. I personally don’t care what “celebrity hair dressers” think is in, I don’t get payed enough to follow trends

  3. You know what I think is out of style? Chaz Dean’s foundation covered lips. I quit doing that ish 20 years ago when I was in middle school.

  4. I was on a flight about 15 years ago and I saw these two fabulous twin ladies in their 60s with platinum hair that had accents of hot pink. They rocked it and I think if you have confidence and you do it well, bold colors are timeless.

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