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Top 100 Hair Trends in 2016

From Hair-Strengthening Snacks to Virtual Hairstyling Programs

— January 29, 2017 — Fashion
2016 hair trends have seen an emphasis on how food can effect hair's growth and appearance, as well as unique tech fusions in this market that result in more creative and comprehensive approaches to hair care.

An example of nutrition now being a central focus on optimizing hair's appearance is the 'For the Love of Hair' snack that is offered by the brand Yo' Nuts. The snack is packed with protein-rich foods such as sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, almonds and walnuts – all of which are touted by this brand as being especially good for the hair. Where for a long time the North American market focused on topical hair treatments, brands are now beginning to explore more nourishing and long-term benefits for hair.

L'Oreal's virtual hairstyling program is one that takes full advantage of new technologies to teach emerging stylists what they need to know. The program is called the 'Matrix Academy' and reveals 360-degree virtual reality videos for hairstylists to watch in detail and become further informed in this practice. The unique program is completely free and is easily accessible to those who choose to purchase some form of VR headset.

To view more innovative trends and converging patterns, Trend Hunter's 2017 Trend Report reveals up-and-coming changes in a vast array of industries.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Damage-Reducing Flat Irons
Damage-Reducing Flat Irons
Remington's Thermaluxe Straightener Protects Against Heat Damage
<
99
Adjustable Shaving Razors
Adjustable Shaving Razors
The Chrome Series Razors Adapt to Every Kind Of Shave and Skin Type
<
98
Tactile Hair Clips
Tactile Hair Clips
This High-Tech Hair Clip Lets the Deaf Feel Sounds Through Their Hair
<
97
Shade-Specific Dry Shampoos
Shade-Specific Dry Shampoos
This Natural Hair Cleaner is Made for Blondes, Brunettes and Redheads
<
96
Pre-Shaving Serum
Pre-Shaving Serum
The Olio E Osso Shaving Oil Soothes the Skin Prior to Razor Contact
<
95
Energy-Cleansing Salon Treatments
Energy-Cleansing Salon Treatments
Laura+Vanessa Offers a 'Crystal Cleanse Ritual' for Balance
<
94
Anti-Thinning Shampoos
Anti-Thinning Shampoos
The Scalp Care Haircare Products by Paul Mitchell Build Stronger Strands
<
93
Powdered Hair Dye Packets
Powdered Hair Dye Packets
​HairCode Active is a Herbal Product Designed to Cover Grays
<
92
Anti-Static Weather Hairsprays
Anti-Static Weather Hairsprays
The Sunny Day Detangler Keeps Hair Shiny Through All Climates
<
91
Curl-Enhancing Gloves
Curl-Enhancing Gloves
These Hair Gloves Absorb Water and Improve the Appearance of Curls
<
90
Hair-Drying Paddle Brushes
Hair-Drying Paddle Brushes
The QuikStyle Paddle Brush Dries Hair Faster by Absorbing Water
<
89
Infrared Flat Irons
Infrared Flat Irons
xtava's Pro-Satin Infrared Straightener Gives Tresses a Natural Shine
<
88
Replicating Beach Hair Boxsets
Replicating Beach Hair Boxsets
The 'Beach in a Box' Kit by Drybar Recreates Ocean Hair at Home
<
87
Snag-Free Hair Clips
Snag-Free Hair Clips
The Ouchless Flexible Claw Clips are Made Without Metal Hinges
<
86
Spray Clay Shampoos
Spray Clay Shampoos
The UNITE 7SECONDS Refresher is Made With Natural Minerals Rather Than Powder
<
85
Masculine Moisturizing Elixirs
Masculine Moisturizing Elixirs
Herbivore's Face Serum Uses Oils to Soothe Active and Shaven Skin
<
84
Volumizing Brow Gels
Volumizing Brow Gels
The Gimme Brow Tint Adds Thickness With Adhesive Microfibres
<
83
Pain-Free Detangling Brushes
Pain-Free Detangling Brushes
The 'Ouchless Girls Brush' Combs Hair Without Bringing on Tears
<
82
Beard Oil Advent Calendars
Beard Oil Advent Calendars
This Unique Christmas Countdown Provides 24 Days of Grooming Gifts
<
81
Ultra-Slim Hair Straighteners
Ultra-Slim Hair Straighteners
This Travel-Friendly Flat Iron Features a Super Slim Design
<
80
Detangling Kid's Shampoos
Detangling Kid's Shampoos
The 'Not a Knot' Chemical-Free Children's Beauty Product
<
79
Sub-Zero Hair Straighteners
Sub-Zero Hair Straighteners
The Inverse Hair Straightening System Uses Ice Core Technology
<
78
Natural Thinning Hair Oils
Natural Thinning Hair Oils
The John Masters Organics Scalp Treatment Invigorates Hair Follicles
<
77
Vibrating Hair-Smoothing Combs
Vibrating Hair-Smoothing Combs
The Sonic Hair Revitalizer's Sonic Vibrations Keep Your Hair Smooth
<
76
Dynamic Hair Product Cans
Dynamic Hair Product Cans
The New Dove Style+ Care Can Design Emphasizes Movement
<
75
Candied Hairstyle Desserts
Candied Hairstyle Desserts
Remicone's 'Thundermon' Replicates Hair Using Candy Floss Treats
<
74
Goat Hair Baby Brushes
Goat Hair Baby Brushes
The BerryBest Baby Hair Brush is Created Using Natural Materials
<
73
Professional-Grade Hair Clippers
Professional-Grade Hair Clippers
The Wahl Pro Lithium Cordless Hair Clipper Ensures Clean Cuts
<
72
Hair-Thickening Natural Oils
Hair-Thickening Natural Oils
This Organic Oil is Used to Treat Hair Loss
<
71
Relaxation-Inducing Cosmetics
Relaxation-Inducing Cosmetics
Glossier's Back-To-Reality Trio Encourages Self-Care
<
70
Collapsible Hair Dryer Diffusers
Collapsible Hair Dryer Diffusers
xtava's Collapsible Silicone Diffusers are Ideal for Mobile Use
<
69
Technicolor Hair Stencils
Technicolor Hair Stencils
Janine Ker is Using Stencils to Create Graffiti-Inspired Hairstyles
<
68
Multipurpose Shaving Products
Multipurpose Shaving Products
The Gillette All Purpose Styler Serves as a Trimmer, Shaver & Edger
<
67
Perfumed Beard Serums
Perfumed Beard Serums
The Mr. Burberry Beard Oil Offers a Cologne and Conditioning Product in One
<
66
Masculine Grooming Serums
Masculine Grooming Serums
Marlowe's Beard Oil Nourishes Locks and Skin in One Seamless Application
<
65
Style-Enhancing Texturizing Shampoos
Style-Enhancing Texturizing Shampoos
This Shampoo Makes It Easier to Add Volume to Fine Hair
<
64
Clarifying Sea Salt Shampoos
Clarifying Sea Salt Shampoos
This Artisanal Shampoo Comes in Solid Form
<
63
Sleek Basting Brushes
Sleek Basting Brushes
The Brush Button Features a Hanging Design for Mess-Free Application
<
62
Affordable Ergonomic Razors
Affordable Ergonomic Razors
The Leaf Razors Offer Precision Shaving With Cent-Priced Blades
<
61
Engraved Hair Care Packaging
Engraved Hair Care Packaging
This Packaging is Designed to Look Sophisticated and Effective
<
60
Ionic Hair-Smoothing Combs
Ionic Hair-Smoothing Combs
The Sonic Revitalizer Hair Comb Uses Sonic Vibrations to Tame Manes
<
59
Apothecary-Inspired Cosmetics Bottles
Apothecary-Inspired Cosmetics Bottles
This Brand Was Inspired by Old-School Barbershops
<
58
Heat-Transferring Hairbrushes
Heat-Transferring Hairbrushes
The Dafni Hairbrush Uses an Expansive Heated Surface Area
<
57
Male Eyebrow Grooming Kits
Male Eyebrow Grooming Kits
This Kit is Designed for Men Who Require Eyebrow Maintenance
<
56
Steam-Centric Hair Straighteners
Steam-Centric Hair Straighteners
The Steampod Straighteners Offer Both Straight and Curly Results
<
55
Boastful Beard Oil Packaging
Boastful Beard Oil Packaging
The Brave Barber Facial Hair Products are Humorously Branded
<
54
Winged Detangling Hairbrushes
Winged Detangling Hairbrushes
The Tangle Angel Detangles Hair And is Made Entirely of Plastic
<
53
Coffee-Based Skincare Kits
Coffee-Based Skincare Kits
Frank Body's Babe Island Kit Helps to Protect Against Winter Weather
<
52
Hair Health Nut Snacks
Hair Health Nut Snacks
This Yo' Nuts Product Provides a Nourishing Blend of Nuts for Hair
<
51
Antiseptic Dandruff Shampoos
Antiseptic Dandruff Shampoos
This DIY Hair Treatment Uses Tea Tree Oil to Combat Flakes
<
50
Kale-Infused Hair Tonics
Kale-Infused Hair Tonics
This Color Wow Hair Cocktail Repairs with Sulphur-Rich Sea Kale
<
49
Travel-Sized Blow Dryers
Travel-Sized Blow Dryers
Drybar's Baby Buttercup is a Hair Dryer Made for On-the-Go Styling
<
48
Fishbone Flexible Razors
Fishbone Flexible Razors
The Flexishave Contours the User's Face for a Close and Comfortable Shave
<
47
Hair Consultation Trucks
Hair Consultation Trucks
Pureology's Roadshow Shares Complimentary Consultations and Samples
<
46
Tasty Vegetarian Hair Vitamins
Tasty Vegetarian Hair Vitamins
The Sugar Bear Hair Gummy Vitamins Support Healthy Hair Growth
<
45
Customizable Beard Trimmers
Customizable Beard Trimmers
This Conair Hair Trimmer is Rechargeable and Boasts Multiple Blades
<
44
Herb-Infused Hair Cleansers
Herb-Infused Hair Cleansers
This Organic Dry Shampoo Boasts Tea Tree and Rosemary Ingredients
<
43
Therapeutic Hair Masks
Therapeutic Hair Masks
EVA NYC's Moisturizing Hair Mask Works to Deep-Condition Dry Locks
<
42
Modern Sleek Razors
Modern Sleek Razors
These Razors Have a Minimalist Design That is Not Often Seen
<
41
All-Natural Pet Shampoos
All-Natural Pet Shampoos
Duncan and Friends is a Naturally Derived Pet Shampoo
<
40
Monochromatic Shampoo Branding
Monochromatic Shampoo Branding
'THE PUBLIC ORGANIC' Hair Care Products are Demurely Branded
<
39
Naturally Cleansing Berries
Naturally Cleansing Berries
'Tree to Tub' Harvests Soapberries That Function as Soap and Shampoo
<
38
Luxe Camel Milk Shampoos
Luxe Camel Milk Shampoos
Camellure's Range of Hair Care Products is Inspired by Cleopatra
<
37
Artistically Vibrant Hair Products
Artistically Vibrant Hair Products
The VG Professional Branding Conveys Prestige Through Color
<
36
Interchangeable Hair Styling Tools
Interchangeable Hair Styling Tools
This 'Xtava' Curling Iron Produces Five Different Hairstyles
<
35
Liquid Hair Vitamins
Liquid Hair Vitamins
This Consumable CURLS Product Promotes Hair Health and Growth
<
34
Tangle-Proof Beard Brushes
Tangle-Proof Beard Brushes
The Big Red Beard Comb Doubles as Both a Facial and Head Grooming Tool
<
33
Masculine Hair Care
Masculine Hair Care
This Range of Thickening Hair Products Looks Simple and Sophisticated
<
32
Famous Painting Brushes
Famous Painting Brushes
Gustav Klimt's Iconic Works of Art Are Featured in These Hair Comb Designs
<
31
Virtual Hairstyling Programs
Virtual Hairstyling Programs
L'Oreal Created an Educational VR Experience Called 'Matrix Academy'
<
30
Oil-Distributing Hair Brushes
Oil-Distributing Hair Brushes
The Flat Brush Naturally Spreads Tresse Oils for a Healthier Mane
<
29
Dual-Use Hair Dryers
Dual-Use Hair Dryers
The Hair and Hand Dryer Brings Convenience to the Bathroom
<
28
Hair Growth Wipes
Hair Growth Wipes
Rekze Laboratories' Personal Care Wipes Discourage Hair Loss
<
27
Non-Electric Stubble Razors
Non-Electric Stubble Razors
'Stubl' Gives Men Fashionable Stubble with a Straight Blade
<
26
Ultra-Lightweight Hair Dryers
Ultra-Lightweight Hair Dryers
The Sedu Revolution Lite Hair Dryer is Designed for Easy Storage
<
25
Natural Hair Care Treatments
Natural Hair Care Treatments
This Hair Care Concept Offers an Alternative to Drugstore Treatments
<
24
Miniature Still Life Photos
Miniature Still Life Photos
Desiree De Leon Creatively Transforms Tiny Objects Into Works of Art
<
23
Halal Hair Dyes
Halal Hair Dyes
These Hair Colors by Iba Halal Care are Halal-Certified
<
22
Steaming Hair Straighteners
Steaming Hair Straighteners
The 'Steam Straight' Brush Strengthens Hair While it Straightens
<
21
Massage Therapy Hairbrushes
Massage Therapy Hairbrushes
The Body Essentials Light & Massage Therapy Hairbrush is Therapeutic
<
20
Sustainable Solid Shampoos
Sustainable Solid Shampoos
Ethnique Solid Shampoo Eliminates Plastic Packaging to Be Eco-Friendly
<
19
Simulated Hair Tattoos
Simulated Hair Tattoos
The Scalp Micro-Pigmentation Recreates Hair Follicles Using Ink
<
18
Beard Branding Concepts
Beard Branding Concepts
Claudia Lepesqueur Explores a Kiehl's Beard Subcategory in Men's Care
<
17
Hair Vitamin Capsules
Hair Vitamin Capsules
These Vitamins Provide Nutrition For Different Types of Hair
<
16
Boxed Beard Care Kits
Boxed Beard Care Kits
LONEWOODS's Grooming Kit Consists of Natural Skin and Haircare Essentials
<
15
Food Fight Fascinators
Food Fight Fascinators
These Faux Food Hair Bands Bring a Mess of Meal to One's Hairstyle
<
14
Contemporary Raver Apparel
Contemporary Raver Apparel
The Latest Fyodor Golan Collection Consists of Eye-Catching Club Gear
<
13
Freshly Scented Hairsprays
Freshly Scented Hairsprays
Cedel's Spray Can Design Conveys the Fruity Notes Inside
<
12
Mustache-Centered Editorials
Mustache-Centered Editorials
The Mustache Men Exclusive from F*cking Young! Showcases Facial Hair
<
11
Male-Targeted Barber Cosmetics
Male-Targeted Barber Cosmetics
The Barba Hair Products for Men are Exclusively for Barber Shops
<
10
Metallic Shampoo Labels
Metallic Shampoo Labels
These Romantic Shampoos Stand Out in a Highly Populated Market
<
9
Glitter-Covered Undercuts
Glitter-Covered Undercuts
Guy Tang Creates Glitter Undercuts That Stand Out with Shape and Sparkle
<
8
Transformative Hair Photography
Transformative Hair Photography
Fabien Baron's 'Black Magic' Editorial Features Bold Beauty Looks
<
7
Sculptural Hair Portraits
Sculptural Hair Portraits
Weronika Kosinska's 'Amazones Collection' Story Boasts Daring Tresses
<
6
Personalized Shampoo Products
Personalized Shampoo Products
Function of Beauty Makes Customized Shampoo and Conditioner
<
5
Unisex Cosmetic Packaging
Unisex Cosmetic Packaging
This Line of Skin Care is Targeted Towards Men and Women
<
4
Counter Culture Hair Salons
Counter Culture Hair Salons
#BLOW is Europe's First Official 'Manic Panic Colour Asylum'
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3
Couture Hair Catalogs
Couture Hair Catalogs
The Fall/Winter Balmain Hair Campaign Highlights Unconventional Men's Styles
<
2
Retro Sci-Fi Hair Editorials
Retro Sci-Fi Hair Editorials
This Salon Editorial from BLOW Shows Off Fantasy Colored Hair
<
1
Flexible Hair Care
Flexible Hair Care
This Travel Hair Brush Bends Over Backwards to Fit Conveniently Into Your Bag
<