Top 5 Winter Hair Trends

Braided, coloured, curled or styled, your hair will look and feel runway ready with these five seasonal trends for hip, hot locks

Tame your mane with a loosely braided bun or a splash of seasonal colour this winter

Looking for a new ‘do this winter? From braids to pastel colours and curls to volume, stylists say you can expect to see a fair bit of revival with modernist undertones in popular hairstyles this winter. Here are five of the latest hair trends to try this season.

Credit: Braids by Missy Clarkson, BC brand manager for Kevin Murphy and stylist at Burke & Hair, Gastown


Ever since Katniss donned her infamous side braid in The Hunger Games, braids have enjoyed a comeback.

Woven dos give a bohemian feel to even the most elegant look. Double fishtails, simple braids and braided buns are fun looks for a fresh change, while looser, messier braids are the new messy updo. The braided headband, also known as a waterfall headband, gives a nice option to finish off gorgeous waves.

Credit: Missy Clarkson, BC brand manager for Kevin Murphy, shows off true blues gently mixed in with darker hair


From sweet lavenders to peachy keens, pastel hair colours are all the rage at the moment and stylists predict they will be a hot trend for another season or two. Start with a subtle splash of colour or go bold. The options with pastels are many: monochromatic, multi-colour, two tone, etc.

Credit: Hair by Missy Clarkson, BC brand manager for Kevin Murphy and stylist at Burke & Hair, Gastown

Darker Blondes and Cooler Browns

Want to stick with a classic colour? Go for a blonde or brown that will be classy, timeless and a great look for the winter season.

Winter usually calls for butterscotch blondes or deeper browns, and nothing looks better than healthy, well-cared for hair in these rich colours. Many blondes are going darker with deep beiges and golds, while and brunettes are going for cooler, richer sophisticated browns.

Credit: Stylist Jess from Pellé Hair Salon goes for the “rooty” ombré look by warming up the base colour with a rich brown tone and weaving in highlights that look grown out


Ombrés – a mix of darker and lighter hair – are also big right now, and let you have both brown and blonde if you just can’t decide.

Credit: Amber George of Verve Hair Lounge does victory rolls in a variety of modern ways for the Dace Fashion Show at the Opus Hotel, Vancouver


Amber George, owner and creative director of Verve Hair Lounge, forecasts a comeback for styled hair. She sees clients leaning toward an increase in texture and volume with curls, with many coming in for blowouts and styling for meetings, date nights and some extra glam.