2019 Hair Trends for Alopecia and Trichotillomania

New year, new hair trends!

This year is going to be an exciting one for the hair and beauty industry. 2019 is all about confidence and empowerment, and the hair trends for this year mirror that. 

For all of us who suffer from bald patches and overall thinness, the hairstyles of the past that were designed for long, thick hair can seem unachievable. Well, 2019 is our year. Don’t be afraid to cut your hair, layer it up, and even add some bangs and accessories. 

This week on the blog is all about the 2019 hair trends for my trichotillomania and alopecia friends.

Blunt Bobs

Long gone are the days of Rapunzel hair. Collarbone and higher haircuts were growing in popularity in 2018, and 2019 is looking no different. If you have thin hair, cutting your hair shorter can make your hair appear fuller. I don’t want to see anymore straggly, thin ends in 2019. Ask your stylist for a sharp, blunt bob and watch just how full your hair becomes!

Shaggy Layers

While not great for people who have with thin hair, for those of you growing out bald patches from hair pulling - this is the perfect style for you! No longer do you have to worry about having sections of your hair that are a few inches shorter than others. Make those layers shaggy, and you’ll be right on trend for 2019.

Accessorize It

Last year, we saw hairstylists for celebrities and runway models use bobby pins and barrettes to spice up some hair looks. In 2019, it’s time for us to jazz up our own styles with some hair accessories. This is my personal favorite hair trend for this year. I used to wear bobby pins, clips, and headbands daily in my attempts to cover up my bald spots. Who knew that years later runway models and stars would be rocking the accessory look? If you need a clip or bobby pin to help cover up the evidence from your most recent hair-pulling episode, don’t be afraid to reach for some hair accessories! 

The Pixie & The Grown-Out Pixie

The Pixie and its distant cousin, the Grown-Out Pixie, are the “it” cut of 2019. Don’t believe me? Stars like Katy Perry and Scarlett Johansson chopped off their hair last year in favor of a shorter, cropped look. If you’re tired of growing out your hair or just want to make a change, don’t be afraid to go super short this year. You don’t need high-density hair to rock a pixie cut. Choppy or disconnected layering can add fullness and volume to your hair. There’s no one style of pixie cut, so don’t be afraid to search Pinterest for some pixie inspiration.

Curls, Curls, Curls

Natural texture has been making a comeback for the past few years now. This year is looking no different. That’s right - the more curls the better! Curls add volume and fullness to any head of hair - regardless of density or texture. If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, embrace it this year. Set aside your straightening iron, and let your curls breathe some new life into your hairstyling. 

Bangin’ Bangs

Bangs are back, y’all! Whether they’re whispie, curtain, side-swept, or (everyone’s favorite) Betty, bangs are making their comeback in 2019. Bangs are a great way to cover up any thinness around the hairline. (Bonus: they’re also great for framing your face!) In the salon, we’re hearing people ask for so many different style of bangs, so don’t be worried about fitting into one bang trend. Ask your stylist what bangs would be best for your hair texture, face shape, and lifestyle. There’s a bangin’ match out there for you!