Whether it’s a fun pixie or a flattering bob, a signature hairstyle is something all-powerful women have in their arsenal. Hairstyles in 2012 were particularly interesting, since most women have stopped depending on classic cuts and instead go for bolder choices. Scroll below for a recap of the most interesting hair trends that have been popular over the last year.
The rising star of the Carey Mulligan and Michelle Williams continued to soar well into 2012. And nothing goes better with their impish grins than their signature pixie cuts. Pixie cuts have always been associated with spunk and fun, and girls are slowly getting rid of the mentality that short hair is equivalent to femininity. More and more women are seeing the appeal of unfussy short hair that still packs a lot of punch.
The Undying Bob
More than one hairstylist has remarked that the Bob is sure to outlive us all. This universally flattering do has countless permutations, no wonder that it never fails to surface as a top hair trend, year in and year out. For 2012, the 1920’s version of the bob was particularly popular in runways. Think flapper hairdos and Louise Brooks. This severe version of the classic bob is well suited for those with naturally flat hair, so that the stark lines of the cut can be seen.
Bangs will always be popular for the indecisive girls who haven’t mustered up enough courage to get a real haircut, but want some noticeable change in their hairstyle. This year blunt bangs are in because they definitely don’t skimp on the drama. Beware though, this cut isn’t for everyone so consult your friendly stylist before attempting to rock this do.
Miley Cyrus is perhaps to blame for this one, debuting her hot platinum blonde Mohawk definitely had this hair color flying off the shelves, Blondes may have more fun, but platinum blondes definitely know how to take fun to a whole different level.
Punky Stylized Short Hair
The punk rock hairstyles will never go out of fashion. It could be the closet British punk fascination ingrained to almost everyone, but this hairstyle is definitely a go to if you want to spark the inner rebel in you.