The Top 10 Haircuts and Hair Colors of 2018

Cosmetology | Franklin Academy

It’s crazy to think that we’re already halfway through 2018. We’ve compiled a list of 5 of the best cuts and 5 of the best hair color designs that have graced the year thus far. Check out our favorite trends:

The Wavy Lob

The wavy lob is a trendy, new haircut that some pretty cool women are currently sporting. Mila Kunis, Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Alba, and Taylor Swift are just a small handful of stars that have rocked the shoulder length sensation in recent time.

The Curly Bob

The Curly Bob is messy and wavy haircut that screams “I’m awesome. I’m fun.” If you’re looking to rock a fun, new look with a spunky, vibrant twist look, then give this style a try over the summer.

The Simple Shag

Otherwise known as “The Blunt Shag,” this sophisticated hairstyle is one of the latest hair trends that you’ll see everywhere you go. It’s a simple trend that embraces natural textures and easy maintenance.

The Meghan Markle

We had to dedicate a spot on this list to our new favorite Duchess. Meghan Markle took our breaths away when she tied the royal knot with Prince Harry in May. Although we all fell in love with her stunning sense of fashion and gorgeous skin, Markle’s greatest attribute is her beautiful, dark hair. Meghan Markle is a timeless example of beauty and grace. Her healthy, natural curls epitomize pure royalty. 

Curtain Bangs

Simply put, Curtain Bangs are one of 2018’s best hair trends. Curtain Bangs are simple solutions that illustrate a combination of class and sophistication. It’s a trendy cut that closes out at the peak of the scalp.

Rose Gold

A rose gold design is a fun and vibrant color that you’ll probably see sported on the likes of Lady Gaga and Margot Robbie. This shiny but sassy solution is the perfect color for those with a lot of spunk.

Platinum Blonde

Platinum Blonde hair is a bright hair color idea that simply won’t go out of style. This is a traditional hair trend that you’ll find on some of Hollywood’s brightest stars. An ageless fan favorite, Platinum Blonde is a color that will never fade.

Cinnamon Caramel Swirl

No, not like the pastry. Cinnamon Caramel Swirl is one of the latest hair color trends to take our world by storm this year. Often sported with curls, you’ll find this tasteful blend of caramel and red highlights on a rich-textured brunette.

Cream Soda

Cream Soda emerged as one of the year’s best trending hair colors. This shade of dirty blonde is the perfect blend of platinum and golden blonde colors. Cream Soda is a versatile solution that has celebrity hairstylists raving. It’s a universal option that can be worn all year round.


Judging by the name, you’d probably think that someone just threw up an orange. On the contrary, blorange is one of the trendiest hair colors to sport this year. Blorange is a slightly darker shade of your traditional, strawberry blonde, but with a lot more attitude.


For more exciting hair trends, consult the expert stylists at the Franklin Academy. Franklin Academy is a world-class cosmetology school in Cleveland, TN. We offer a wide range of beautification solutions including hair, nail, and skin treatment. Visit our salon today!