These 2016 Hair Trends Will Be Huge, According To Expert Stylists

Hair trends have become more specialized in the past year, so much so that cuts, colors, and styles have evolved into hair art. There were plenty of hair trends that defined 2015. I am so ready to start thinking about what 2016 has in store for us when it comes to strands.

But first, let’s review the year in hair.

In 2015, the shaggy, textured, lob dominated. Pink hair asserted itself on the heads of both celebs and civilians. “Bronde,” as well as strawberry “bronde,” had another moment in the spotlight — and a gorgeous one at that. Ombre granny gray made its presence known, as did sunset hair. Also, ornate and artistic braids were a big hit.

So what about the great, wide unknown that is 2016? What hair trend will dominate 2016?

Rather than make a bunch of educated guesses, I polled several hair industry experts, from celeb stylists to brand founders to salon owners, to get their predictions for the hair landscape in 2016.

Here’s what they forecasted for follicles. Judging from these 10 predictions for top hair trends in 2016, hair watching will remain quite a fun sport next year. While hair colors may revert to more natural, found-in-nature hues, textures,

Hairstyles for Afro American Women

We’re back with the hottest hairstyles for Afro-American Women. From long to short, straight to wavy, there really is something fabulous for every woman out there. Here’s some of the top ‘dos that we’ve seen recently on the red carpet—check them out and see which one may be right for you.

Beyonce is a hairstyle chameleon and is always changing it up depending on her mood. Lately, we have been seeing Beyonce wearing shorter styles with a cooler, casual vibe to them. Compared to her Destiny’s Child days when her hair was always worn long and sleek, Bey looks much more comfortable and cool lately, and we’re sure many women are going to want to copy her look! Here, she is wearing a simple wavy bob in a golden caramel blonde shade. This colour will suit women with warm (rather than ashy) undertones to their skin. All that is needed to style this ‘do is a center part and a good curl enhancing cream to reduce frizz and keep those curls in check. Want to try out Bey’s ‘do? Give it a go if you have an oval, oblong, square, or diamond-shaped face.

If something smooth and sleek is more up

Do school dress codes unfairly target girls?

The girl raised her hand in English class. She had a question. What she got instead was a one-way trip to the main office – and an unexpected appointment with the administrator in charge of discipline.

That’s because when the freshman at Trabuco Hills High School raised her hand, the motion exposed about 2 inches of her bare midriff.

Boom! Dress code violation. Luckily for her, she got off with a warning. But throughout middle school and high school in Mission Viejo, this student repeatedly got busted for what she considered to be minor dress-code violations.

Shorts too short. Shoulder straps on her top too thin. Skirt exposing too much skin above her knees. The violations cost her a couple of Saturdays for in-house school detention.

I know this because that student was my daughter, Reina, who graduated from Trabuco Hills in 2014. Now 19, she has strong opinions about dress codes at public high schools. More about Reina in a minute.

Recently, there’s been quite a lot of noise in the media and on social media sites about high school dress codes – specifically, whether they unfairly target girls.

Take the case of a Canadian teen who received detention in May for wearing a full-length

Astro Hairstyles: Happy Birthday Aries!

If you were born between March 21 and April 19, then you are a bold and energetic Aries! Known for your direct and honest disposition, Aries are looked up to for their drive, honesty and endless energy. The Ram is the “child” of the zodiac, so while Aries can be formidable people, they are also known for being selfish, competitive and impulsive at times—it’s just all part of the dynamic Arian energy!
The Aries woman in particular will be recognizable by her lean, athletic body and her striking eyes. Aries women will look directly at you with their piercing eyes and will have a sense of boldness to them. They can also have a prominent brow line and nose, and their hair is usually thick, shiny and luxurious, just like the coat of a ram. The hair is prone to have lots of red undertones to it. These ladies are always on the go and will usually sport and athletic look, but they can do city chic just as well.

If you are an Aries, check out some of these hairstyles that would be ideal for you, as modelled by your fellow Rams.

Check out Emma Watson’s Aries stare in this

Subscription box service Thinking outside the box

Most of us are shopping addicts. The first thing people think about spending weekends or when they get a pay check is how they can escape to that mall and be part of the shopping frenzy. checks out the subscription box.

Although most of us enjoy shopping for clothes and trying them on, there are those who remain shopping challenged, are restricted by schedules or are economically restrained.

That’s when someone comes knocking on the door with a subscription box. Subscription box services are marketing solutions used by retail companies, mostly ecommerce businesses, giving people with different backgrounds an access to a wider range of products. The overall global market size of subscription box services is still unknown due to minimal data available and the growing stage of the industry.

What’s this service?
While this delivery service system is still at a nascent stage in India, the idea has picked up in the United States of America and other parts of the world. So, how does this really work?

Top-notch brands and ecommerce companies cater to niche markets by offering curated new clothes and other retail products to customers, depending on their personal preferences. There is also an element of surprise

Why I Refuse to Feel Guilty About Wearing (Only) High Heels

I only wear high heels. Sure, I put on sneakers when I hit the gym, and I have a lone pair of jelly sandals I reserve for trips to the beach or a pool. But in day-to-day life, you’ll find me exclusively in heels — three inches or higher, thank you.

For me, heels feel noisy and powerful like a bass riff, so much that I forget they’re often viewed as a symbol of feminine frailty. Personally, I feel more assertive and more womanly with a pair of heels on. I’m only 5’4″, so those extra inches elevate me to eye level

Top 10 Casual Fashion Tips

Women’s casual clothing has had a major impact on the way women dress across the world. With increasing stress on relaxed and non-fussy clothes making a major entry into the women’s dresses section, more and more women are opting for casual apparel that not only makes them look chic but makes them feel comfortable also.

The no-nonsense women’s casual clothing brought about a major fashion revolution and is definitely here to stay. With major fashion houses like Elan International dresses dedicating an entire collection to women’s casual apparel, there is no doubt that women are ready to break away from the restraints of elite fashion and experiment with casual clothing trends.

However, not everybody is an expert in choosing women’s casual apparel. Women’s clothing actually needs careful consideration, especially since appearance is, in these times, considered to be the most important aspect of someone’s personality. Having a few fashion tips to guide one while setting out to stock up on women’s dresses would be great!

So, here are a few casual fashion tips that you should definitely keep in mind if you’re ready to rehash your wardrobe and bring in a variety of women’s

Getting social Luxury brands explore new media platform

Should luxury brands make their presence felt on social media? Can social media work in favour of luxury brands? Fibre2Fashion introspects how being on social media can help brands expand reach, forecast trends, and know their customers better.

Time was when a top movie star introduced a luxury fashion trend, and viewers would be in awe about the clothing line. Times have changed. Now, with people having a high disposable income, combined with the expansive use of social media, both the factors have pushed the luxury fashion industry to change its course and become more accessible to the wider, global range of customers. Also, the luxury industry used to have a tighter control of brand image, but as the social media buzz sprang up around the world, they have become more susceptible to customers’ voices, trends, opinions and overall outlook. Customers are now controlling online dialogue.

Social media, a threat to luxury brands?

With the advent of social media, we have seen the rise of influencers in different industries who, despite being unknown to the celebrity world, have a swath of followers interested in their reviews of products. This has also given customers confidence of discussing, and even criticising top-notch luxury fashion

High heels are ‘good’ for you

After decades of dire warnings about the perils of wearing high heels, doctors have now dramatically put the boot into the idea that they are bad for women.In fact, stilettoes may be kinder to female knees than sensible ‘flatties’, say researchers.They discovered that wearing a high heel may make women less likely to develop arthritic changes in the knee joint in later life.But, at the very least, so-called fashion victims are no worse off than women opting for low-level footwear, they claim.The finding will be welcomed by some of the most famous legs inthe celebrity world, including British- born actress Kim Cattrall, who plays high heelwearing man-eater Samantha in TV’s Sex and the City.Another famous stiletto fan, Rachel Weisz, can feel equally vindicated.It has long been suspected that so many women suffer painful knees in later life because of footwear.By 65, about twice as many women as men have arthritic knees.Researchers at Warwick University and Oxford Brookes University investigated the stiletto controversy with the help of 111 women aged 50 to 70, of whom 29 were awaiting knee replacements.They asked about their taste in shoes and other lifestyle factors, according to a report in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community

Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior dress spawns viral #Lawrencing meme

The Dior Haute Couture off-white silk evening dress worn by Jennifer Lawrence to Sunday night’s 71st annual Golden Globes appears to have spawned the first full-blown meme of the awards season — “Lawrencing.”

Social media had been buzzing about Lawrence’s strapless white gown with two thin, horizontal bands of black since the moment she first arrived on the red carpet; the U.K. Daily Mail drawing early (if not first) blood by tweeting that the gown resembled a “glam coffee filter.” (Our fashion critic Booth Moore called the choice odd, describing it as a “ring of pouf.”)

As the evening wore on, armchair fashion critics rose up and became armchair fashion designers. Then, at around 6 p.m. PST, “Green Arrow” actor Colton Haynes posted side-by-side photos on Instagram and Twitter. On the left was the dress on the red carpet, on the right was Haynes aping Lawrence’s expression while wrapped in what looks like a white bed sheet accented with two horizontal black bands. (As of this writing we don’t have permission to reprint any of the photos, so you’ll need to click through to see the hilarity.)

At 6:48 p.m. it was a dog — clad in a

Science Weighs In on High Heels

17well_physed-tmagArticleMany commentators have pointed out that the new movie “Jurassic World” is scientifically suspect, if not fantastical. But they have overlooked one of the more prominent ways in which the blockbuster diverges from established research. The movie’s heroine runs from rampaging beasts in high heels, without turning a hair or an ankle. But research on the biomechanics of wearing heels, including a new study of the effects on ankle strength and balance, says of her equipoise: “Ha.”

Obviously, what we wear on our feet affects how our bodies move. People who run barefoot, for instance, are more likely to land near the front of the foot with each stride than people wearing typical running shoes, who more commonly land on their heels.

But few other shoes affect the shape and functioning of the foot as dramatically as high heels do. According to a recent review of the available research about the footwear, walking in heels can “alter the natural position of the foot-ankle complex, and thereby produce a chain reaction of effects that travel up the lower limb at least as far as

Why Americans dress so casually

As you look at that hoodie you got as a Christmas or Hanukkah present, you may wonder why you didn’t get something a little more fancy as a gift. Don’t take it personally. It turns out that Americans are a decidedly casual society when it comes to fashion. In this piece, originally published in September, we examined how that came to be. In this conversation, we explore what happened in America that made us dress so casually. 

Look around you, and you’ll likely notice a sea of different outfits. You might see similar articles of clothing — even the same ones — worn by different people, but rarely do you find two pairings of tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories that are exactly alike.

That wasn’t always the case, said Deirdre Clemente, a historian of 20th century American culture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, whose research focuses on fashion and clothing. Americans were far more formal, and formulaic dressers, not all that long ago. Men wore suits, almost without fail — not just to work, but also at school. And women, for the most part, wore long dresses.

Clemente has written extensively about the evolution of American dress in the 1900s, a period that, she said, was marked, maybe more than

fashions worn by the wealthy in the 19th century

The V&A’s Victorian dress collection represents the fashions worn by the wealthy in the 19th century, and reflects their lives and aspirations. The clothing featured here also showcases the high level of 59424-smallskill in dressmaking and design carried out by dressmakers and tailors in Victorian times. The degree of workmanship involved in making these clothes meant that they were expensive to make -they were high fashion comparable to today’s haute couture. Very few examples of men’s clothing have survived from this period – generally men’s fashions changed slowly and darker colours were often worn for business and on formal occasions. This meant that even expensive garments could be worn longer and were worn out with day-to-day wear.

The middle classes generally would not wear such high value items such as these. However, the style of these clothes would have spread further than the small social group for whom they were made, much the same as adapted catwalk fashions can be found in high street retailers today. The middle classes could afford to have high fashion copied by local dressmakers and tailors, or made

Dress Code Drama: What’s A Principal To Do?

walking through the crowded halls of your school. You’re on your way to 11th grade chemistry, to watch a science lab. They’re expecting you in two minutes.

It already feels like a long day and it’s not even lunchtime. You’re nearly there, 30 seconds to spare, but then — out of the corner of your eye — you see a student wearing cutoff shorts. And they’re really, really short.

What should you do?

Stopping to have a disciplinary chat is probably the last thing you want to do. But, rules are rules, right?

“We don’t get into the line of business that we are in because we enjoy enforcing rules,” says Erik Burmeister, an assistant superintendent with the Menlo Park school district near San Francisco and a former principal himself.

“The challenge of any administrator is the urgent displacing the important,” Burmeister adds. And questions about what students can and can’t wear have definitely become urgent.

One big reason: A growing number of students and parents feel that dress codes are biased toward female students. And that has led to complaints and protests around the country.

Among the recent headlines: A high school in North Dakota, where female students complained that changes to the dress code were