What Influences Hair Trends?

Season after season, we witness a new wave of hair trends. One minute everyone’s rocking short and uniform cuts, and the next, their rocking long, flowy, colorful styles. While it's exciting to ride the trend train, many of us wonder, “what influences these trends?” Not only is it a question for the curious at heart but, it's also asked by top influencers looking to flaunt the newest and hottest hair trends first. In this article, we’ll fill you in on the top 5 influences on hair trends so that you can beat everyone else to the punch.

Social Media

Coming in at number one is none other than social media - nothing else comes close. Social media’s click-and-share ability enables a new style to make its way around the world in a matter of seconds. Several of today's hottest influencers are behind the most brag-worthy hair trends, causing an uproar when they appear on camera with a new hairdo. Once looks catch fire, they start to spread and wind up on all popular social media outlets. 


The lives of the rich and famous have always been the talk of the town. The paparazzi tries to document their every move, stirring up the rumor mill and presenting them in “off work” mode.
It’s no surprise that A-list celebrities who are always under the spotlight are a driving force behind the latest hair trends. Many of them have a super-supportive fan base that's always watching when they walk out of the salon with newly styled locks.

Street Styles

Street style has gotten a lot of attention in the past few years, highlighting the most stylish men and women to walk the streets. As fashionistas strut their stuff, cameras flash, and shots are shared around the web or enjoyed by onlookers. Their simple yet, stylish hairdos prove that no matter how hectic life gets, everyone still has time to add some style to their life.  


Designers work long and hard to create an image for their runway shows. Once their designs are runway-ready, they pair them with the perfect makeup and hair to complete the look. It's no surprise that some of these hairstyles go straight from the runway to the salon, highly requested among those looking for a fun and edgy change.

Fashion Bloggers 

Fashion bloggers are in the business of chasing the latest trends, always on the lookout for what's hot. Sometimes, these fashion bloggers gain attention from all across the globe, becoming a strong influence in their particular niche. They aim to wow their followers with a dose of fresh perspective, taking top hair trends and putting their unique spin on them. All it takes for a hair trend to start is a feature from the right fashion blogger.  

Hair Trends are Constantly Evolving 

Knowing what influences top hair trends can help you stay a step ahead of the bandwagon. Now you’ve got helpful information you can use to become a hair trendsetter.
Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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