Top Hair Trends for 2016 & How to Get That Salon-Look at Home

Written by Advice Team on January 22, 2016

It’s 2016 and with a new year comes a new start for many. But have you considered a new look? Looking back we like to consider 2015 as the year of the lob shall we call it, with many rocking the short bangs and shoulder length waves.

Not quite ready for the chop just yet? Fear not, there’s a number of hairstyles out there that we suspect are going to be the hottest trends for 2016 and they don’t all involve getting scissor happy. Let’s delve into the world of beauty inspiration and see what style will suit you, plus is simple enough to maintain at home with some of the best styling tools around.

layers hair


Layers add volume, but also personality to your style. This style is sure to add edge to any look you create, and is easily maintained by adding some texturising spray to the ends of your hair, scrunching them up in your hand towards the roots and curling ever so slightly to create soft waves. You can opt for the very short layers, or even just make the ends  a little choppy for a little extra oomph. 

How to maintain at home: For perfect styling on the go, the BaByliss Pro Cordless Curling Tong will be your best friend; gas powered and cordless, comes with a brush attachment and 200c high heat with a super fast heat up time. The 28mm barrel will give you those subtle waves to help you achieve this oh-so trendy look. Simply heat up, wrap each piece of hair around and hold for just a couple seconds. As you unravel the hair back out, let it drop and once cool, run your fingers through it to give you that perfect wave.


Go out with a BANG

Bangs are back, and in all honesty did they ever go out of fashion? There’s so many variations of bangs, or fringe in other words, that it can be difficult to know which one will suit you. Popular choices are the soft fringe for a classic look, suitable for those with finer hair. Or opt for a blunt fringe which adds a little edge and rock ‘n’ roll.

How to maintain at home: For styling purposes, bangs have never been simple as they all seem to have a mind of their own. Let them air dry to add natural texture, then using a round hair brush, blowdry the fringe to lift it at the roots and prevent it from sticking flat against your forehead. Make life that little bit easier with the use of an air styler, which creates both volume and shape with its rotating action and soft bristle brush.

Texturised Hairstyling


Sleek, shiny and perfectly straightened hair is a thing of the past and now we are all lusting after a little texture. Shoulder-length hair was one of the most popular styles of the previous year, but it’s not going anywhere just yet! It’s chic and effortless style makes waking up in the mornings a doddle.

How to maintain at home: Simply spritz your hair with some form of salt or texturising spray, curl pieces of your hair in opposite directions and ta dah! You’ve created a look everyone is talking about. The Philips Straight & Curl Hair Straightener enables you to create the soft curls you’re looking for, but on another day you can create a completely different style with the same tool!

Curly Hairstyle by Braun

Curly Wurly

We’re not talking those big, luxurious curls that hang beautifully past your shoulder. We’re talking about getting out your hair curlers and mastering those tight curls. Forget the straight hair, the subtle waves or the luscious and bouncy curls; instead opt for the funkier look and stand out from the rest of the crowd.

How to maintain at home: A smaller curling wand is just what you need, as well as a strong styling gel or spray that will lock the curls in place. The Wahl 9mm Curling Tong will do just the trick, with its small steel barrel tong that enables you to get those perfect ringlets at home. Fear not, if you curl your hair this way and feel the look doesn’t suit your style then simply brush through with a comb to loosen them and create a softer wave.