The Winter Hair Trends That Are Sure To Keep Us ICY This Season

It's icy season.


Black women and their relationship with hair is a true expression of our beauty. We take it seriously because our roots are tied to our roots. No matter the woman, her hair is a huge part of her identity. Over time, we have found a way to recreate ourselves through the styling of our crowns. This means that we love having a bevy of styles to choose from especially as the seasons change. This reality got us to thinking about the hair trends that are trending this winter.

We checked in with our favorite stylist, Tywia Holmes who said, "The blunt Bob will always be classic go-to. Curtain bangs, with tousled waves, give that 'I woke up like this' look. Split dyes (half and half color) are also on the rise."

These are just a few styles you can add to the rotation this winter. Ahead, find a few we have added to the hairstyle queue!

Butterfly Braids

There's been so many takes on the "butterfly" hair trend that some may say that it's overdone. Not us; we love to see it. The girls love a refined yet messy look. This protective style offers longevity and style all in one. Shoutout to Bethany for giving us tips on how to execute!

Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are for everyone and they are specially made for Halle Berry. She's giving an effortless look and it suits her so well. Consider this winter the curtain bang renaissance as we rock them curly, straight, and wavy. For reference, the curtain bang got its name for the way they perfectly shape and drape your face like a window.

I C Y Braids

Now, being a blonde may be fun but you gotta be careful getting to this platinum level. Last spring, in the thick of the pandemic, master cosmetologist, Destiny Kelly told us some tips on how to maintain color at home. So if you're going to commit to this bold style, make sure you're willing to do the work. Christian has me thinking about stepping to the other side because she looks so damn good.

Elevated Bubble Pony

It's more than a TikTok trend. It's a staple. For years, this trend has been a mainstay with its fun and flirty flair. When creating the elevated bubble ponytail style, unique extensions and volumizing sprays are essential.

Split Dyes

Are you a daredevil? Trying the split dye trend may just be for you. When one-half of your hair is one color and the other is a totally different one, that's called split-dye. It's perfect for that moment when you can't choose one color so you have to choose two. Stars like Kehlani and Nicki Minaj have mastered the coiffure with ease.

Heart Shapes

We are sure that you have seen all the heart-shaped braids as you scroll through your feed. Ironically, we are in love with this particular shape. It takes us back to the 90s when things were simpler and we wore velour suits every day. The creativity of it all is also mind-blowing.

Braided Bob

Bob box braids are so poetic. Even as separate styles, they are surefire classics. Together, they are pure magic. This style is ideal for the girls who want a short, protective style. Again, the 90s gave us so much to be thankful for and the braided bob is at the top of the list.

Long Bob

Any hairstyle that Molly dons is one that we adore. It's no surprise that it's the season's hottest trend because it works with all hair types. Did you know it was first created by Polish-born hairdresser Antoine de Paris in 1909? It doesn't really matter though because Black women made it better.

Crisscross Rubberband Designs

​The crisscross rubber band design paired with the Bantu knots is how you make a statement in the coming months. You may have rocked braids all summer but this new take on the style gives us all the feels. Who knew rubber bands could be so fly?

Hair Accessories

Tiffany Battle is known for her eclectic hairstyles and the thing that sets them apart is the accessories. It's in our blood to add jewels and gems to our crowns so it's only right that we make our ancestors proud. The next time you switch up your style, try adding a few accessories to elevate the look.

To get your beauty fix and to stay up to date with the latest trends, check out the xoNecole Beauty section here.

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