December 10, 2014 Zachary Morad Spotlight

A Hairstylist's Forecast of the Hottest Hair Trends of 2015

Here at MDC, we are lucky enough to have a panel of experts to sound off on those topics that leave the everyday girl scratching her head. Today, for example, we asked hair guru Zachary Morad to shed some light on the hot hair trends that will reign supreme in 2015. 

As we close out on 2014 and enjoy the jubilation of the holiday season we can't help but look to tomorrow to see what the new year has in store for us. This year we have seen ombrés soften into sombrés, our pastels saturate and brighten and our long locks get chopped into chic lobs. Next year is promising to be a fresh start for the beauty industry. Get ready as all the trends we've known and adopted will be fading away, making room for new and exciting hairstyles that you will totally swoon over.

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Baby Lights

In the new year, we will start to see the the contrasting chunks of balayage transition into a softer more natural look. Fine highlights will be all the rage, enhancing a neutral base color. Inspired by the hair of a child, baby lights will soften the color of your hair while adding dimension and shine!


For years, stylists have favored long naturally blended layers, but in 2015 hair will be taking on a new shape. Shorter layers creating a soft shaggy texture are on the hair horizon, allowing for super-sleek blowouts with lots of movement and volume. This cut also supports a fun beachy texture that requires little to no styling.


In the months to come, we will witness the beginning of the reign of the updo. From braided chignons to French twists embellished with ornate accessories (as seen on European runways), we will see this look take on both formal and casual angles. 

Bang Bang

Although always a classic winter look, bangs will transition into the new season in mid-2015. This fringe-y look perfectly complements the shaggy layers that will be manifesting next year and be super versatile and easily styled. Leaving your fringe on the long, shaggier side will allow you to push them over to the side as well as part them down the middle, changing your look daily.

While it's sad to say goodbye to 2014 I relish in the exciting new things to come next year. The looks of 2015 will no doubt be refreshing, inspired and adventurous! Until then I wish you a safe and happy New Year!

Which of these trends has you the most pumped for 2015? Sound off in the comments below!

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    About the Author: Zachary is a New York-based hair stylist with an A-list client roster that's included Catherine Zeta-Jones, Janice Dickinson and Nicole Miller (to name a few).