You don't need to be clairvoyant to stay ahead of the hair envy curve. From coloring techniques to the cut-du-jour, let us be your guide to achieving a game-changing coif in 2015.
The biggest makeup trend of 2014 has its sights set on your entire head this year. Developed by the Charles Worthington Salon in the UK, hair contouring uses color based on face shape and skin tone to frame your best features. Now hop on it before the Kardashians do, because you know they're this close to making it their next thing.
We realize that the return of the '80s has been forecasted time and again to no avail, but Stella McCartney's Spring 2015 ponytails proved the kinky texture has serious chic potential when tamed. If there were ever a time to resurrect the ol' crimping iron, it's now. Editor's Note: Think sections instead of the entire head.
Highlights have reached their painterly peak. The Babylights technique puts an emphasis on delicate, natural-looking highlights—you know, like the ones you had the summer before 2nd grade but haven't seen since. The sun-kissed look requires less maintenance and is a Victoria's Secret Angel favorite, if the 2014 show was any indication.
As the Year of the Lob proved, women are opting for shorter and shorter lengths. Enter: the pixie cut. Every girl who fell in love with their long bob in 2014 will be going for the next-level chop in 2015. Reservations about the extreme leap? Look no further than Scarlett Johansson's edgy yet sultry cropped 'do.
Over the past few months, perennial hair trailblazer Gwen Stefani has gotten pattern-happy with her coif. The singer's platinum blonde strands have been color-blocked and striped in razor-edge chunks in a range of fierce hues. Suffice it to say that we'll be bringing a stencil to our next hair color appointment.
Brown + blonde = bronde. Throw Beyoncé into the equation and you know it's a trend with a long shelf life. A healthier and more subdued iteration of the ombré, it's how every brunette will be brightening things up in the new year.
We've style-stalked Sienna Miller for ages, but it's her new 'do, with its perfect blend of blonde and rose, that's secured her beauty icon status. And she's not Hollywood's only pink lady: Kate Hudson and Jemima Kirke having tangled with the trend in recent months. This editor can personally attest to the fact that blondes everywhere are more tempted than ever to reach for the wash-out pink dye bottle.