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The Top 8 Hair Trends in 2012

Hairstyles and hair cuts always make a significant difference to the overall look. A sophisticated pony tail is often the perfect complement to work day attire, while a ‘let loose’ look is more suited for a night about the town. Indeed, the hair style you choose can be customized to the occasion you are using it for. And the hair style you choose can contribute to the effect you desire to achieve with your look. But naturally, you wish to remain within the boundaries of the hair trends that are ‘in’ in 2012.

But what are the latest hair trends in 2012?

2012 is all about style and elegance and expressing a sense of individualism.  The most iconic styles of the 20th century have been taken and an element of modernity and style added to them to create some of the trendiest hair styles this year. Even when it comes to hair color trends in 2012, the focus is more on creating an individual style statement with shocking and vivid color that create an ‘over the top look and appearance.

As always in 2012, the runway was dominated by an almost equal share of long, medium and short hairstyles. So get set to rock 2012 with these trendy hair styles, irrespective of the length of your hair.

The Top 8 Hair Style Trends for 2012

  1. Pony Tails are Back in a big way

It appears that the ‘good old’ pony tail will never go out of fashion. Around the world, pony tails of varying styles were dominant on the ramp.  Whether you opt for a low pony tail at the nape of your neck or a higher one creating a tighter look, taking all the hair together, you just cannot go wrong.

 high pony tail

The high and low (figure below) pony tails are trendy in 2012

 low pony tail

  The sectioned pony tail was another trendy look that debuted in 2012.

 Though it appears a little complicated, this hairstyle produces quite a sensational effect.


  1. Slicked Back Hairstyle

The slicked back hairstyle trend in 2012 is all about creating a sexy and sophisticated look. This look brings focus on to your face, so make sure your facial care routine is in place if you want to pull this one off without disaster. The slicked back trend works with any length of hair.

short slicked back hairstyle long slicked back hair

Slicked back hair is suitable for short and long hairstyles.

  1. Voluminous Hair

An important hair trend in 2012 is the addition of body or volume to the hair. Use of volume enhancing products can create this effect, which results in bouncy, more versatile hair trend.

 smooth volume hairstyle

hair with curls

Voluminous hair trend suits both curly as well as straight hair


  1. Side Parting to push Others ‘Aside’ in 2012

In 2012, the side parting is set to dominate over all other parting styles.

 side parting hairstyle

You should be happy because the side parting complements well a variety of hairstyles, adding style and elegance.


  1. The Classy French Twist

An extremely popular long hairstyle seen on the ramp this season was the classical and timeless French twist. While designers came up with their own creative variations of this classic look, this look is something that you have to add to your repertoire of trendy hairstyles for 2012. The French twist is ideal for a day at work and can also suitably up your glam quotient at a party.

tousled french twist

Tousled French Twist Hairstyle

Don’t forget this is the perfect wedding hairstyle for 2012.

  1. The Bob Remains Firmly in Place

The bob is such a simple and stylish hair trend that it figures in practically all the years as a top hair trend and this is unlikely to change in the coming years. In 2012 too, the bob cut remains a desirable hair trend. The bob hair trends in 2012 vary from a bob with bangs to a tousled bob or a long voluminous bob.

messy hairstyle

Tousled Bob

The options are endless. Choose one that suits you best.


  1. Invest in Hair Accessories in 2012

Hair accessories are back in a big way in 2012. Whether you hold an elaborate hairstyle in place with pins and clips or use a simple metallic band on your pony tail or bun, you can be sure you are on the right track.

 hair accessories

2012 is THE year of the hair accessories

hair band

A hair band can transform your look completely

And don’t underestimate the power of a simple hair band to totally transform your look.

  1. Hair Color Trends in 2012

Hair color trends in 2012 veer towards the bold and dramatic. No subtle tones and shades in 2012, sorry. So if you want to be seen to be ‘with it’ in terms of hair color for 2012, you had better go all out and unleash your adventurous side. Ranging from platinum blonde to vivid colors the choice is limitless in 2012 when it comes to hair colors.

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Platinum blonde hair color