I don't know about you, but the last decade has gifted me with a lot of personal growth in the vicinity of all things hair. For one, I've stopped shampooing my strands into oblivion every single day. (The sweet spot is every three days, according to celebrity hair icon Philip B., BTW.) Two, I've learned the power of a great air-dry and have bid adieu to my former flat iron addiction. I've been able to get my hair to actually grow (an insane, unfamiliar phenomenon I attribute to the two former practices), and I've also leaned into the art and fun of extensions, whimsical hair accessories, easy, low-maintenance styling tricks, and so on and so forth, all of which I've tried to document here at WWW HQ for your benefit as well. So yes, as far as my hair goes, the past decade has been one of my more successful ones. (Again, I want to reiterate that my strands didn't smell perpetually fried like they did in the ninth grade.)
But also, when thinking about the 2010s collectively, it's actually been a pretty epic decade for hair and hair trends in general. Unlike previous decades which seemed to be singularly defined by certain quintessential styles or color trends (afros, beehives, zebra highlights, fluffy bangs, mullets—you get the picture), 2010 to 2019 has featured a playful mishmash of all sorts of goodness. We've brought certain trends back with vengeance (like high ponytails, '60s- and '70s-inspired fringe, and sun-bleached strands that would make the cast of Baywatch proud, but we've also incubated some new, very cool hair trends like the "I don't give an f*ck bedhead waves à la Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, chignons and top knots that have (literally) reached new heights, and, so much more.
So in honor of the up and coming new decade, we decided to pay homage to some of the best hair trends of the 2010s. Of course, we couldn't include everything, but below we're citing the special hair moments WWW editors and celebrity hairstylists are raising their glasses to. Ready for some major hair inspo? Keep scrolling.