The new year is here, the ribbon has been ripped off of 2017 and all our old habits are being thrown into the wind. A fresh start, a chance to change it up and embark on fresh outlooks and appearances, aim for something new and fancy! I'm stuck in a style rut, i wear literally the same makeup almost everyday and i always wear my hair the same because i'm a creature of habit, what can i say? If you're like me and you're thinking of making more of an effort and switching things up as your resolution, then why not take these 5 trends and use them throughout january! You'll be breaching comfort zones and storming down the statement style pathway in no time! 1. Sleek centre parting Winter of 2016/2017 saw glam and grunge merge together and step into the limelight, 90's centre partings were covered in glitter and gwen stafani was given a run for her red lipped money! The 90's parting isn't dying down, the slick style only works if your hair isn't fried, so give it a good trim, a deep condition and mist in heat protection before styling with the straighteners. Set to be the number one trend for 2017, i'm currently dabbling in the dark roots, centre parting and i can't say that i'm hating it! Give it a go, grow your fringe out and try something new! 2. Flat waves Again, going for a rather undone and grungier look January 2017, flat waves are in. These waves are created with neither roll nor barrel but a flat iron, simply twist hair and flat iron. Let cool and you're left with undone, messy, textured hair that's subtly glam. Straighten the ends of your hair to have more of a put together look but if you want to keep it messy add a volumising spray and plump it up! 3. Growing out shag This is the hairstyle i'm currently rocking, having had a full fringe for a very long time, i decided to see it off around 3 months ago and this is what i've been working with. Suprised to see it's actually on a hottest style projection for 2017 but i'll take that! The fringe is on the way out, as you can probably tell by centre partings and split fringes. 4. Slick and shiny!