This year's leading hair trends ranged from classic and understated to wacky and impractical styles. Heavily influenced by editorials and the fashion industry, hair trends changed as often as seasons.
Blogs like The Beauty Department showed more influence than ever, encouraging and making it easier for readers to try out daring styles like colored hair chalk. Beauty bloggers have a ton of clout in this industry, and the abundance of attention driven to these sites and tutorials is proof.
In terms of editorials and fashion hair trends, many publications showcased avant-garde styles like horn-inspired updos and bizarre braided creations, all of which had a very structural look.
Trend Hunter's Hair Trend Report is a great resource for those looking to learn more about upcoming trends in the hair industry.
Top 100 Hair Trends of 2012
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Psychedelic Beauty Looks
Couture Warrior Princesses
Ghostly Elegant Editorials
Lady Gaga Tribute Pictorials
Melancholic Doll-Like Shoots