Most Popular Hair Trends Of 2015 According to Google

If you consider yourself someone who stays on top of all the latest trends, then Google’s year-end beauty report will not come as much of a surprise to you. In the spirit of reminiscing, we bring you five of the most searched for hair trends in 2015.

From man buns, and rainbow or pixie hair, to the silver fox color job and fancy braids, here’s the low-down on popular hairstyles that are not going anywhere anytime soon.


If you’re looking for a way to make a bold statement, then braids are your go-to hairstyle. The versatile look can translate into a sporty do, but also take on a rather girly avatar when dressed with a few flowers.

Who do we have to thank for this trend? The one and only Beyonce! Whether you’re going for the goddess or box braids, own your look with your trendy braid-do.

2Man Buns

Despite the fact that 63 percent of American women either dislike or outright hate the man bun (according to a survey conducted by West Coast Shaving), this rather unsavory ball of mess is still quite popular among men.

If it’s because of Jared Leto and his grungy style, here’s a heads up, this blue-eyed golden boy traded in his locks for a shorter crop for his role in the Suicide Squad. We think you should follow suit and don’t let this trend carry on into the next year.

3Side-Swept Hairdo

Think JT and that classic black suit and tie. Yep, it stirs up an all-too-sexy vision in our minds. Now, if the google trend report is anything to go by, this hairstyle is still a sought-after look for a lot of guys.

Can you really blame them? There’s something absolutely irresistible about the slick look and it’s oh-so-cool, calm and collected vibe that it should be illegal.

4Purple Hair (Rainbow Hair)

Whether you choose a bright pink, green, blue or purple (purple is by far the most popular color), technicolor hair or rainbow hair has remained quite popular all year long.

Since most trends are usually started by celebrities, we have Katy Perry to thank for this one. For what it’s worth, the color of Fall is pumpkin (or shades of red) so, keeping up with the season should be on the agenda with some pumpkin spice or gingersnap locks.

5Silver Hair (#GrannyHair)

There’s something quite appealing about the color gray. It treads that fine line between right and wrong and black and white; it’s perhaps the best way to describe everything that’s in-between.

Translate that alluring obscurity into the world of style, and you’ll immediately make an association with celebrities like Dame Judy Dench, Helen Mirren, Richard Gere and the ever-so-dapper, George Clooney.

For whatever reason, the silver fox and that salt and pepper charm transcended into mainstream beauty with the #GrannyHair trend that’s still alive and kicking. In fact, Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande are sporting a platinum do and we’re definitely not complaining about it.

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Charlene Flanagan is a lifestyle journalist whose love for language drove her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as pursue her Masters in Arts. Over the last five years, she’s contributed to a number of leading publications, and has particularly enjoyed reviewing books and restaurants, as well as interviewing celebrities. Her recent switch to a holistic lifestyle has her looking at her food choices very differently—although she won’t admit it. When she’s not busy writing up about workouts, home remedies, and skincare essentials, she spends her time being the quintessential city girl who’s excited to see what life has in store for her.