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Spring Ahead: Top 5 Trends for Spring

Now is the time to spring ahead of old trends. These defining looks are seizing the streets this season. From short, sweet bob cuts to bold metallic tones; we’re breaking down the key takeaways and showing you the five hottest looks for Spring 2018. Here’s what’s trending.
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1. Metallic. Muted. Marbled.

The 2018 color list is here, keeping the tone-trends we love and adding new twists. Millennial colors get an opulent upgrade this spring, visiting the look of precious metals and choice marble. Crimson goes copper. Platinum goes pearl. And uniform pastel washes make way for marbled strands of dusty lilac, rose quartz, and variegated sterling. These lustrous shades offer a rich color palette with a vast array of options to tastefully compliment every color and style.

Hair model with bangs

2. Faux yeah, there’s fringe

Fringe hairstyles are having a moment this season and frankly, we should all be on board. Face-framing bangs are like a breath of fresh air—just what we need to breeze through the season. Can’t commit to the cut? We have two words for you: Faux. Bangs. This, folks, is the future of fringe. Steal the look with Sexy Hair Volumizing Gel to direct the fake-fringe cut your friends will love. Then, when you’re ready to take the plunge, use it to control committed bangs and keep that fashion-forward look intact all season long.

Signature Style model with a bob

3. Bobs are back

Well, they never really “went” anywhere, but in recent years the classic bob has been overshadowed by its edgier, asymmetrical cousin, the angled bob, so we’re happy to see it back on the runways. Whether worn smooth or wavy, touching the shoulders or skimming the jawline, this timeless look is versatile enough to compliment every face shape, so anyone can rock the trend.

Hair model with curly hair

4. A look to live in

Texture, by nature or design, is rapidly becoming the 2018 spring trend to watch. For some, the style simply supports their hair’s natural flow. For others, embracing movement and volume has offered a renaissance of lived-in style. To sport the texture by nature, use products that help contain natural movement and shield your waves from humidity. To craft the look by design, use a product that offers heat protection from irons and wands. The Redken Curveceous line has products that both control and protect, making it easy to keep and maintain your lived-in mane.

Hair model with a braid

5. Braid it on

Let’s talk braids. Hidden or partial, deconstructed or polished, braids are back and they are big. Function meets fashion on runways this year, adorning twirled tresses with everything from metal rings and pins to retro scrunchies and vibrant elastics. Throwback designs turn schoolgirl plaits chic, and wrap up our list of spring styles to try. Keep your strands fit for play with Paul Mitchell Spray Wax for control with movement, in case you opt for a little deconstruction.


Whether you spring for the bob, balayage, or just a bright barrette, there’s a new trend out there for you to try. With the help of our stylists, refreshing your look can be a breeze. Drop by your local Signature Style salon for personalized tips and tricks to get the perfect, on-trend 'do for you.

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