If you spend any time scrolling through Instagram or Tik Tok, you may have noticed that many people on the internet have curated a certain aesthetic for themselves. There are so many different directions you can go in when choosing an aesthetic—you can lean into Y2K vibes, channel the world of academia, or even try to make yourself look ethereal.
Of course, you absolutely don't need to follow an aesthetic for yourself. You can mix and match as you please. But if you are trying to fit a certain aesthetic, there are plenty of options to consider.
Below, I've rounded up some of the most popular aesthetic trends on the internet right now, from E-girl to normcore. I've matched the best hair trends to each aesthetic so you can truly embody the look from head to toe.
The E-girl aesthetic is about being plugged in. Think of E-girls as having anime-inspired looks that are derived from spending lots of time online. E-girls are known for vibrant hair and graphic eye makeup in bold colors.
The hair trend for you: vibrant colors
If you want to embrace the E-girl aesthetic, bright hair is the way to go. Opt for a color-depositing conditioner to keep things more subtle, or go for a dye if you want more of a wow factor.
Academia-influenced styles that might feel at home on a college campus are taking over. There are tons of different subcategories to this look, like dark academia, light academia, or art academia. But the main aesthetic stays the same—relaxed, cozy, and preppy.
The hair trend for you: practical low bun
Low buns are a big trend this year, and they happen to pair perfectly with an academia-inspired look.