The end of the year is a great time for reflection. Before you look forward to a fresh start and begin your list of resolutions for 2015, let’s take a look back at the top hair trends in 2014 for men and women.
Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to try a new look in 2015!
The High Shine
Too much shine in your hair used to be considered greasy or oily, but in 2014 we did away with this notion by proclaiming that the more shine, the better! In fact, with the right products and when done correctly, a super shiny look can be sophisticated and sexy.
The perfect hairstyle for parties and special events (hint: New Year’s Eve anyone?), there are actually several different ways to achieve this look.
One way to create this super-shiny look is to apply product to the top of your hair only, and let the rest of your hair fall naturally. If you have thin or thinning hair, the best way to get thicker hair for this hairstyle is by using a volumizing product. This will give the front of your hair some lift, while also adding a glossy finish.
Add shine and gloss down the length of the hair shaft for a completely “wet” look. This slick look has the, “I just got out of the shower but somehow my hair looks perfect” effect.
Extreme Side Parting
Everything needed to be bigger and better in 2014, and hair was no exception. Rather than simply putting a side part in your hair, extreme side parting goes one step further.
Luckily this hairstyle is slightly easier to pull off than some of the other hair trends. All you really need is a hair brush, and you’re ready for dinner, a night out, or even a day at work!
You might find that if you have thin or thinning hair, your scalp may be more exposed than usual with a deep part . To address this, you can apply Toppik Hair Building Fibers to hide your scalp and create the appearance of thicker, fuller hair.
Bonus tip! Use the Toppik Spray Applicator to easily apply the Hair Building Fibers to hard-to-reach areas.
Not for the faint of heart, this hair trend is bold and daring. The choppy look is perfect for all occasions, and can be dressed up or down depending on where you’re going.
For a more relaxed look, blow dry your hair and let it fall naturally. If you have thin hair, this will give your hair some added body and volume. For a more stylized look, apply Toppik Hair Fattener to the ends of your hair to create texture.
Similar to the high shine hair trend for women, the slickback made a big comeback in 2014 for men. No longer a hairstyle of the past, this trend is great for anyone who has a little more hair on the top than on the sides.
Bonus tip! You can also make this hairstyle more modern by combing hair to one side or off on a diagonal.
Product is going to be key here, and you’re going to need a lot of it. Toppik Hair Fattener will keep all that hair in place while also giving hair sleek shine.
Once you’ve finished creating this hairstyle, you might find that the front of your hair is thinner in some areas more than others. Toppik Hair Building Fibers will easily fill in and cover thin areas, while the Hairline Optimizer will help you maintain a natural-looking hairline.
Bonus tip! Watch this quick hair tutorial video that takes you step-by-step through using the Hairline Optimizer.
Not straying far from its name, The Roman got an updated look in 2014 with its casual, windswept appearance. If you were looking for a low maintenance hairstyle, this was the cut to try. Easy to replicate, you just need to have your hair cut to a short/medium length on top.
Once this has been done, make sure you have a hair brush that is going to lift and separate your hair strands. This will give your hair some added body in the front of your hairline, and allow for easy styling.
Tell us in the comments below if you’re excited to try one of these styles!
Stay In the Know
Now that we’ve gotten nostalgic over the best hair trends of 2014, next week we’re taking an in depth look at our Hair Building Fibers, and what makes them so popular!