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    2015 Hairstyles; A Little Bit Naughty

    Trendsetting 2015 Hairstyles Will be Slightly Naughty

    You’ll find us Harlots dancing together and goofing off at our salon in Venice Beach, CA, but we are quite serious about the upcoming trends we see and are creating. We are fond of saying that the trendsetting 2015 hairstyles are combining upscale with just a tad bit of naughty! With the perfect, slightly naughty haircut, any woman is ready to rule the world. As we head into holiday season, I’ve rounded up three sexy looks for all of you lovely ladies to rock day-to-day or for a special occasion. One of these ‘do’s ought to tickle your fancy.

    Expensive Boho:

    2015 Hairstyle the expensive boho

    Calling all free-spirited flower children! Do you desire a color change but aren’t ready to commit to a totally different hair color? The expensive boho is the look for you. This style combines authentic color blocking to create a very posh hairstyle. It’s hair chalking for grown ups. You can’t go wrong with this look, no matter how short or long your hair is.

    To style:

    • Dye a couple of thick sections of hair a drastic, pastel color. Don’t worry about getting the dye placement perfect. The more uneven and unnatural, the better.
    • Create heavy waves with a thick barrel curler.
    • Tousle those strands so the color meshes in the hair.
    • Add some flowers in your hair for a truly bohemian look.

    Gypsy girls, this look is to dye for . . .

    Lazy Fringe

    2015 Hairstyle the lazy fringe

    Summer is long gone, but don’t fret, my dears. You can still get lazy, beachy waves with this style that I call the Lazy Fringe. It’s uber low maintenance, so skater chics and beach bums with medium-length hair, this is the look for you.

    This trend brings edge to the forefront with unique hair color, shape and texture. Sex it up!

    To style:

    • Keep the natural color at the roots and paint a worn-in, artificial tone at the ends.
    • Cut your bangs to a longer fringe. I’m all about adding a sultry addition here and there to styles and these bangs are totally bangin’.
    • Texture the shape to marry all of the elements together. I can sense love in the air!

    I adore a lackadaisical look that doesn’t try too hard but is still risqué, what about you?

    Strong Bob

    2015 Hairstyle the Strong Bob

    Naughty sistas with a charming side, take note. I present the strong bob . . . a classic bob with a twist, so it’s perfect for anyone. Yes, I mean you!

    Make it uniquely you by upping the ombré game to your favorite soft-hued color and setting the part on a different side of your head than where you normally have it. This look is so versatile and fierce, perf for flip-flopping from work to happy hour. I’ll meet ya there!

    To style:

    •  Cut your hair to the collarbone and let it dry naturally.
    • Weave cut the hair. First, determine where you want weight, volume or looseness. Then take a thin slice of hair and weave your shear scissor back and forth through the slice.
    • Slightly close your scissors and backpedal to the head. This technique allows the texture to come alive on its own. Weave cutting is great if your client wants to keep their hair one length but also wants volume on the crown.
    • Color the ends a pastel color, which will look stunning against natural hair color, trust me.

    It’s called a strong bob for a reason. Now go out there and rock it!

    These trendy 2015 hairstyles are NOT for the weak of heart. Don’t just turn heads, ladies. Break necks. These looks will make you stand out in all the right ways, so what are you waiting for? Indulge me: I want to see your interpretation of these ‘do’s! Snap a pic and tag me on Instagram: @kokentheharlot.

    Marylle Koken
    Contributing author Marylle Koken is owner of The Harlot hair salon in Venice, CA is an accomplished professional and celebrity stylist. As an industry trendsetter, Koken takes her skills around the world with Wella Company and Sebastian Professional Educating hair stylists. Koken still manages time in her hectic schedule to work on exclusive Los Angeles clientele. Koken’s salon The Harlot has been voted as the #1 hair salon in greater Los Angeles by InStyle magazine.

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    Hairstyle Trends Year End Review

    Hairstyle Trends

    Best and Worst Hairstyle Trends of the Year

    This was the year of hairstyle trends. From short bobs to crazy colored hair, there were vast amounts of new and unusual looks. I wanted to take a look back at some of the best and worst hairstyle trends of the year and see what’s to come for next year.

    Best Hairstyle Trends of the Year

    Hairstyle Trends

    Short Bob Hairstyles

    Many women tried a version of the short bob hairstyle this year. From a-line bobs to short cropped bobs, these short bob hairstyle trends were seen on just about everyone. My favorite short bob hairstyle of the year was the a-line bob, which is shorter in the back and longer in the front. Celebrities like Jenny McCarthy were seen sporting this style, as was I. For more short bobs check out my article 10 Short Bob Hairstyles to Die For.


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    Braided Hair

    I saw braided hair everywhere this past year. What a hairstyle trend this was! Celebrities were rocking this look on the red carpet while you and I wore this look on the beach. Small braids, big braids and everything in between encompassed the braided hairstyle trends look. I predict that we will see more of this look in the upcoming year. For more great braid ideas and DIY how to tips check out my article Braids, Braids, Braids!!

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    Long Hair

    Although the short bob hairstyles were quite popular this year, long hair was also in. I saw a trend towards more relaxed long hair that looked undone on celebs like Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston and Gisele Bündchen among others. Strong wave patterns in long hair that we saw relaxed this past year for a more laid back look. For more hot looks check out my article Long Hair Styles Trending for 2014.


    Worst Hairstyle Trends

    Hairstyle Trends

    Crazy Colored Hair

    Between Drew Barrymore’s dipped ends look and bad color jobs all over, the year seemed to have many crazy colored hairstyle trends. Although experimentation is sometimes good . . . these looks were very, very bad. I think we all learned our lesson and crazy colored hair will not be back. Thank God!

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    So many celebrities went with an unnatural blonde look this year. Katharine McPhee, Rihanna and Lily Allen come to mind. If you, too, went with an unnatural blonde look this year, I urge you to return back to a more natural looking color. Platinum blonde isn’t widely flattering and these hairstyle trends will go away next year. 80’s Hairstyles Twilight star Kristen Stewart was one of the first ones to get an 80’s hairstyle trends look. She channeled Joan Jett for her look, but others followed suit. Let’s leave 80’s hair in the 80’s.


    What’s to Come

    Hairstyle Trends

    More Bobs

    Hairstyle trends like the bob are so popular that I think they will stick around in the New Year. I expect we’ll be seeing longer bobs that are shoulder length as the shorter bob styles are grown out. For more medium and long bob ideas check out my article Layered Bob Hairstyles Big New Trend!

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    Relaxed Hairstyles

    Hairstyles will continue to be more relaxed and laid back looking. There is a time and place for formal hair, but I don’t believe this next year will be that time. Hairstyles like Blake Lively’s in Gossip Girl are gaining popularity so I see hairstyle trends heading this way.

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    More Fall Runway Hairstyles


    Count me out on the Fall Hairstyle Trends

    I’m a bit disappointed watching the new hair styles shown at the Fall Runway Shows in New York, Milan & Paris. Bored . . . is actually a better word for it. I mean it’s sooo back to early 70’s!

    I’m dating myself now, I know, but I remember when my sisters and I came up with our own version of a great “blow dry style,” before the hand-held hair dryer came out in 1971. The hair to model at that time was, Cher, with her long silky straight hair parted in the middle. Now, my sisters and I had been blessed with thick wavy hair that had a mind of it’s own. You know the kind, never waving in the right places, a bit frizzy and of course, we wanted Cher hair . . . smooth and sleek.

    We figured out that, at least in the right seasons in Minnesota, we could drive around Como Lake, one driving and the others with heads out the window, brushing the hair with tension in the wind. It was a quick way to get beautifully straight and shiny Cher hair. The cool outdoor air, closes the cuticle on the hair and the force of the wind leaves the hair shinier than drying with a hot hair dryer. We have friends who still remind us how funny we looked doing our hair styling routine with heads out the window and hair blowing in the wind.

    According to the Fall Runway Hair, you’ll be seeing an updated version of the early 70’s look. They are showing the long hair, parted down the middle, with a softly styled casual look to it. (Actually, I think we looked like this too, when we left the hair go natural.) Some of you may also remember setting your hair in orange juice cans and sleeping on them!

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