7 Hair Trends That Need to Be Left Behind in 2017, According to the Experts

What do ponytail brows, discounted injectables, and wavy lips all have in common? They’re all beauty trends that would be better off left in 2017. As we approach the new year, it’s important to reflect on the past year and distinguish which looks shouldn’t make it into 2018. Ahead, hair experts sound off on the styles they’d like to leave behind. 

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Cher Hair

“Super long hair—a la Cher—worn by Kim Kardashian, is done,” says Suave Professionals celebrity stylist Marcus Francis. “There’s just few options when styling and often tends to lead to unhealthy-looking ends.”

Overly Contrasted Highlights

“Let’s leave ashy, over processed highlights in 2017 where they belong,” exclaims lead stylist, Temur at Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger Salon.“Whenever I see a brunette who has too much of a contrast—a level 4 base and level 9 highlight—it immediately gives off an artificial and cheap-looking vibe that’s not cute.”

Dark Roots

“This one is plain and simple—why would anyone want dark roots?” continues Temur. “To me, that screams it’s time for color and that you’re past due to go into your colorist.”

Over Processing Natural Hair Texture 

“Trying to over manipulate your natural hair texture is out,” says Davide Hair Salon founder and lead hairstylist, Davide Marinelli. “Instead embrace what you have and customize the right product for your texture during the season. For example, if you have curly hair, skip blowdrying and embrace the curl with the right cut and the right product.”


Inverted Bob

“The inverted bob—longer in the front and shorter in the back—won’t be making an appearance in 2018,” says Herbal Essences celebrity hairstylist Bridget Brager. “It’s a bit dated for today’s trends, which are more of a natural haphazard feel.”

Dramatic Ombré

Ombré is definitely fading out of fashion, but going lighter around the face and keeping a shadow root is a very hot trend that doesn’t compromise your everyday lifestyle,” says Marinelli. “Ombré is great when done in a subtle way but not when you have a hard line of root and it looks dip dyed.” Unsurprisingly, Brager agrees. “I think it’s safe to say that the two-toned hair trend with dark roots and light ends is out the door. Instead, woman are opting for more melted, or blended variations of hair color.”

Cool-Toned Blond:

“I think everyone’s over the cool, almost blue-toned blond may make an exit in 2018,” says Brager. “This hair color trend is hard on the hair, the touch ups are frequent and the haircuts are plenty. In 2018, ladies are going easy on our hair and opting for face framing brightness to make a statement.”

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