The Most Popular Celebrity Hairstyles of 2018
Behind every major hair makeover, there’s inspiration. We didn’t all get perms in the 80s because the frizzy curls looked natural. No, we can thank Barbra Streisand and Sarah Jessica Parker for sending us straight to the salon. In the 90s, it was “The Rachel.” How many choppy layers were cut in response to Jennifer Aniston’s signature style? These now-iconic looks had us itching for a new ‘do.
This year, there wasn’t just one defining cut. With choppy bangs, asymmetrical lobs, and retro styling living in perfect harmony, it was more about making a statement no matter your style. From the coiffed curls of the royals to the fresh bobs of Hollywood’s leading ladies, these hairstyles give enough inspiration to last us well into the New Year. Read on for the best celebrity hairstyles of 2018.
In the wake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, we dare say Duchess Catherine is stepping up her already enviable hair game. These curls look fresh out of old-fashioned hot rollers.
In one of her first outings as an official Duchess, Meghan Markle ditched her signature messy bun for brushed-out curls that gave us major Old Hollywood vibes.
As if the golden copper strands weren’t enough to make us jealous, the cooler-than-cool asymmetrical lob cut on actress Emma Stone really hammered the envy home.
We can add this spankin’ new style to the long list of things we love about Julia Roberts. When her Halloween hair dye didn’t come out, this leading lady didn’t back down. (She was a flamingo.) Though it’ll be gone soon, this moment will live on.
Find a single strand of frizz, we challenge you. This straight style mastered that smooth-as-butter thing and made us consider getting bangs. Again.
90s Supermodel Waves
Nothing says “I’ve still got it” like these perfectly layered waves framing Cindy Crawford’s supermodel face. This was dated—wait for it—one month ago.
Well just bring out the Aqua Net, why don’t you? This retro moment makes us want to raid Twiggy’s closet, stat.
This 90s throwback shade says “I’m not a regular blonde, I’m a cool blonde.” In every sense, this cool-toned and cool-girl blonde made us do a double take.
This pixie basically tells all other short cuts to quiet down. Simple and stylish, it lets the woman wearing it shine.
It seems like everyone is going for bangs this year, and now we get it. These choppy bangs made Julianne Hough’s fresh bob even more fun.
Is anyone else getting major Daisy Buchanan flashbacks? As Gatbsy would say, keep the champagne coming, old sport.
Claudia Schiffer called, and she wants her updo back. Before Julianne Hough went bobbing for choppy bangs, she rocked a rusty red for a spell. And we loved every second.
Modern Shag 2.0
Just when we thought our shaggy friend was finished surprising us, it came back in an even more modern way: the shaggy chin-length bob.
After a brief stint as a straight-haired blonde last year, Salma Hayek went back to her naturally curly medium cut that we’d like to dub her decades-proven signature look.
We might be eyeing the necklace that looks like it was borrowed from the Queen’s closet (er, vault), but this finger-waved crop cut is just as much of a statement.
As much as Halle Berry owns the edgy pixie cut, these Bardot bangs come in at a sassy second.
Put away the blades, Edward Scissorhands. Just when sharp angles and choppy layers were taking over our lives, actress Gemma Chan (and her fabulous sense of style) gave us a refreshing cut: the soft lob.
Baby bangs trended hard this year, and this look made us want to love it, really. It’s just an inch shy of getting us on board.
We could swear Mama told her the secret about using Coke cans to set your curls. These vintage barrel curls give a heavy dose of glamour.