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11 Hair Trends To Consider For 2019

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And beyond

There's a reason why people tend to chop their hair off at the start of a new year or after a fresh breakup. It gives them a chance to begin again, and it symbolizes a new beginning. It's a cliché but there's a reason why clichés are said over and over again—they're usually true. If changing your physical appearance helps you to move on or to motivate change, then do you.

On that note, we've consulted some experts to help provide some trend-casting for that switch-up. There are some usual style suspects like bangs, but there are also some more daring styles like the shag. There are options for switching up your hair color as well (both subtle and bold), if you want to go that route. And so, ahead, some haircuts, styles, and colors you'll be seeing this year.

Photo via @RicardoDinis.

The Bob
Hate it, love it, or just intimidated by the maintenance, Ricardo Dinis, Aveda's global artistic director, predicts that the bob will continue to be the go-to cut for women looking for a change. Specifically, he says, some key bob trends will be "center partings, unkempt and beachy waves, tucked or untucked behind the ear, and short curly bobs." He adds: "We will also see slick back/wet look bobs featuring low side partings tucked behind the ears with ends flicked out."

Photo Via @Daidmallett.

Long Fringe
Another classic style that isn't going anywhere is bangs, predicts celebrity hairstylist David Mallett. Not just any kind though, he prefers "a long fringe free of sharp or straight edges, tailored around the face and with a slight undercut so, if the hair is pulled up, the fringe frames the face. This embraces movement, a spring, a little unruly look that is free and not too constructed."

Photo Courtesy of Hairstory.

The Shag
If you want something a little edgier, Wes Sharpton of Hairstory predicts the shag will reign supreme. "It's a perfect blend of style while still having a slightly unkempt feel," he says.

Photo Courtesy of Hairstory.

Perfectly Imperfect Curls
For curly haired girls, Sharpton encourages you to embrace your hair's sometimes wild nature. "I think we'll see that curls consisting of more defined shapes are being pulled out to create erratic edges," he says. "This is great for the curly girl who is tired of feeling like she can only wear the classic round afro shape from the past. I think we'll also see a lot of play with negative space, like shown here with Marti's deep part."

Photo Courtesy of Hairstory.

Throwback Styles
"There are many things that cause trends to happen: a celebrity hair chop, something goes viral on Instagram, as well as the overall cultural climate during these intense political times," Sharpton tells us. "And, generally, we find ourselves in two places: We get nostalgic for all things past and, as such, I think we'll see people going full-on vintage, such as this interpretation of a finger wave... with glitter."

He sees bangs being big as well: "We are also hungry for some peace and love during this time, and we will see trends that feel more hippy with bangs or without bangs—it's looking long!"

Photo via @DavidMallet.

Embrace Length
Forego the pixie cut (for now), Mallett predicts that long hair is going to be in. "No blunt edges," he specifies, "but instead long layers that create a tousled, slightly rock and roll look." He recommends avoiding "any layers at the top of the head, and avoid over-layering which misses thickness and fullness on the ends."

Photo Courtesy of Hairstory.

Soft Hues
As far as hair color is concerned, colorist Julia Elena of Hairstory thinks we'll be seeing soft hues of pinks, purples, blues, and greens. "It's not really about the color, but rather it's about the tone that sets colors apart from each other," she says. "The hues I'm thinking about are a combination between warm and cool which makes the color soft, not so much pastel, rather there's a bit of groundedness to it.

You should consider your skin tone before picking a color, she says. "Purples always look good on warm, dark skin tones; it complements the skin so much," Elena advises. "Pink is another universal color, however, you have to be mindful of what kind of pink you want to have next to your face."

Photo Courtesy of Hairstory.

Go Ginger
"A true ginger is rare, but, when we see it, it's quite mesmerizing; it's no wonder a lot of women are moving in that direction, especially those women who were ginger when they were a kid," Elena says. "In the past when women asked for ginger, they got a bit nervous when they heard the words yellows and oranges, however, I'm noticing a shift lately. What makes ginger so beautiful are the hints of yellows and oranges as opposed to the warmer oranges, even apricots."

Again, the key is choosing the right shade for your skin tone, she says: "Some gingers have pink hues, browns, and some reds."

Photo Via @DavidMallett.

Balayage
For a more subtle color change, Mallett things balayage will be big again. "The antiqued look is achieved by keeping darker roots and mid-length, and focusing on lightening the ends," he says. "Everything is becoming very subdued and muted, with no excessive highlighting. This creates an understated, sexy, undone look."

Photo Courtesy of Hairstory.

Silver Fox
Elena predicts that we'll see a lot more silver-hued hair on women. "Women with already natural silver hair will begin to embrace it and will either discontinue covering it up and go silver all over or try something like hair painting where the light will give the silver an illusion that it's a natural color," she says. "Women are becoming more comfortable with the idea that silver is a naturally beautiful process and it shouldn't be something to cover up. I do think silver is universal and it will work on anyone, it's all about the tones that best complement the individual."

Photo Courtesy of Hairstory.

Hair Painting
For those looking for a color change that doesn't require going to the salon every other month, Elena suggests hair painting. "I'm seeing a lot of lighter warm or cool browns, baby blondes, and shades of red," she says. The great thing about this option is it works for anyone."

Elena adds that communicating to your colorist what colors you like and don't like is very important. She encourages clients to bring five color references with them. "Hair painting is very visual, and having references helps your colorist see what you are envisioning," she says.

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From selling probiotic supplements to picture frames and umbrellas

A Kardashian-level of success doesn't happen overnight, and it certainly doesn't happen without proper planning. Kim Kardashian West clearly knows this because, according to TMZ, she has already filed for trademark protection on the name of her two-week-old baby, Psalm West. From personal appearances and entertainment services to probiotic supplements and scrunchies, she is leaving no stone unturned in terms of possible business opportunities.

Apparently, all of the Kardashian parents file these kinds of trademark protections for their kids even if the businesses never come to fruition. It's done as a precautionary measure to keep others from profiting off of their name and to make sure that, should they ever want to start a business, they don't have to worry about someone else getting to it first. The sheer length of this list speaks to the huge earning potential of baby Psalm, who can't even control his own neck muscles yet, let alone go into business. Still, this brings a whole new meaning to "securing the bag."

Below, a list of all the things Kardashian West is seeking usage rights for.

Hair accessories

Barrettes

Bands

Bows

Clips

Ties

Ornaments

Pins

Scrunchies

Chopsticks

Twisters

Wrap

Hair extensions

Ornamental novelty pins

Entertainment services

Personal appearances

Skin care

Probiotic supplements

Toy figures

Doll accessories

Computer software

Clothing

Baby bottles

Furniture

Strollers

Beverageware

Swaddling

Blankets

Skin moisturizers

Lotions

Creams

Bubble bath

Fragrances

Body powders

Shower gels

Body oils

Skin serums

Nail polish

Nail polish remover

Nail care preparations

Puppets

Puzzles

Toy jewelry

Toy cameras

Toy food

Bath toys

Baby gyms

Playground balls

Electronic action toys

Baby bouncers

Baby changing tables

Baby walkers

Pillows

Mirrors

Cushions

Picture frames

Playpens

Baby carriers

Cosmetic bags

Toiletry cases

Duffle bags

Umbrellas

Clocks

Watches

Key chains

Calendars

Books

photo albums

Stationery

Stickers

Writing utensils

Collectible trading cards

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Well, actually it's crocodile, but she looks out of this world so...

Winnie Harlow walked the Cannes red carpet on Wednesday on her way to a screening of Oh Mercy!, wearing a showstopping gown.

The sheer black dress featured green embroidery on the front and back, which Ralph and Russo confirmed was in the shape of a crocodile. She belted the dress with a black crocodile skin-like belt and finished the look off with some strappy heels. She didn't leave it at just that. For beauty, Harlow packed on full lids of sparkly purple eyeshadow. She kept her hair sleek and simple.

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Though the brand says otherwise, as Game of Thrones fans, we'd like to think the embroidery is reminiscent of a dragon's skin. Not to mention, Harlow looks out-of-this-world beautiful in it.

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That denim kimono!!

Marion Cotillard shut down the Cannes red carpet on Wednesday at a screening for Matthias Et Maxime. Instead of an extravagant gown that's expected of the event, Cotillard wore a matching black crop top and shorts. Despite wearing an outfit I typically don to a hot yoga class, she looks incredible. She completed the look with an oversized denim kimono, a statement necklace, and heeled booties.

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At first, I was drawn in by the crop top and hotpants duo, but, after looking closer at the kimono, it's clear that it's the real scene-stealer. The floor-length Balmain piece was decorated with artful rips and dragon motifs. I would like to live in it.

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Let's all bow down to the Khaleesi of Cannes.

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"It doesn't make you weak to ask for help"

Singer Billie Eilish is continuing to open up about mental health, this time in a new PSA video in partnership with the Ad Council and Seize the Awkward.

In the video, Eilish insists that "it doesn't make you weak to ask for help." She doubles down on the importance of asking for help, and stresses the importance of friends and family being there when their close ones reach out and checking in on them as well. "You should be able to ask anyone for help, everyone has to help someone if they need it." According to Eilish, there have been times when someone reached out to her at the exact moment she needed it, and it helped.

It was particularly refreshing to see Eilish acknowledge that there are things she still doesn't know and has to learn about her mental health. At the very beginning of the video, the interviewer asks her to reflect on her mental health journey, and all Eilish can do is let out chortle. "I think when people hear, 'Remember to take care of your mental health,' they think that everyone else is, and that is not at all accurate," she admitted. "You know, for me I'm trying to learn still to make sure that I stay okay."

Check out the PSA below.

Billie Eilish On Mental Health & Friendship | Ad Council www.youtube.com

Photograph via @kimkardashian.

"#NotOnMyMoodBoard"

Kim Kardashian has definitely been accused of borrowing a design now and then. But when Instagram influencer and Kardashian look-alike Kamilla Osman claimed the entrepreneur copied her birthday look for a Met Gala after-party, Kardashian was not going to let it fly—and shared plenty of photo evidence to shut down the claim.

Fashion industry watchdog Diet Prada first noticed Osman's claims on Instagram and shared side-by-side images of Kardashian's Cher-inspired outfit designed by Mugler and Osman's dress. "Never get confused with who 'inspires' who. They won't give you credit but they will copy," Osman wrote on her IG story. "I designed this dress for my birthday last year. Nobody had a dress like this was an original design."

Kardashian responded by posting the true inspiration behind her look: images of Cher, in similarly sparkly, plunging-neckline dresses and wigs, and of model Yasmeen Ghauri walking a Mugler show in the '90s. In fact, the only similarity between Osman's and Kardashian's looks is the bodycon mini-dress style, which the two are not the first to wear. Among the images, Kardashian included a blank slide with the hashtag "NotOnMyMoodBoard," making it clear that this was in response to Osman's claims.

Screenshot via @KimKardashian Instagram Stories

Screenshot via @KimKardashian Instagram Stories

Though I am with Kim on this one, Kardashian does have a history of co-opting other people's work. From being sued over her Kimoji app, to claims she copied makeup palettes and perfume bottle designs, to being accused of copying Naomi Campbell's entire style, it's far from the first (and probably, far from the last) time Kardashian's name will be mentioned like this.

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