Hairstyle Trends to Try In 2020
New Year, new hair? There are plenty of ways to reinvent yourself in the new year, but nothing beats a bold new hairstyle if you’re in the mood for an instant transformation. Strict diets and exercise regimes are long-term commitments, but a new haircut can create a new you in a matter of minutes.
If you like the idea of striding into 2020 with a fresh new style check out our pick of this year’s big hair trends.
If you’re young enough not to remember Friends, you may not be aware that Rachel’s hair (as worn by Jennifer Aniston) was big news. In fact, it’s hard to think of a haircut that’s attracted quite as much attention. ‘The Rachel’, a layered, choppy lob that framed Jennifer Aniston’s face like a sleek, bouncy caramel helmet, was a 90s icon and the law of cyclical fashion suggests it’s due a revival.
If you’re under 20 it’s unlikely you remember Friends at all. Which is a disturbing realisation for those of us who recall just how inescapably popular the show was throughout the late 90s and early 2000s.Sadly, Friends is now widely regarded as a 90s relic. BUT seeing as 90s trends are currently enjoying a huge revival, Friends is actually massively relevant!
The bowl cut might seem somewhat drastic and unconventional but it’s definitely enjoying a moment. Charlize Theron recently showed off an impressively stark (but super-chic) bowl cut, and it looks likely that fashion forward types will seek to emulate a style that was once the sole preserve of widely mocked teenage boys.
The bowl cut can look genuinely sharp, but we recommend taking it in a softer direction that utilises scissors rather than a buzz cut.
Textured Blunt Bob
The blunt bob has been super-ubiquitous for some time now, and it’s easy to see why – it’s on-trend, flattering, easy to maintain and it projects a sense of feminine self-confidence. Much like the original ‘20s flapper ‘do, today’s bobs are chic and self-assured in a way that doesn’t pander to the male gaze.
The blunt bob trend looks likely to carry on into the new year, but we think it’s likely to move away from severity and sharp angles towards a gentler, more textured take on the style. Picture the classic blunt bob but softened, with a hint of texture at the ends. It’s a subtle twist that adds life and character to a strong style that isn’t about to disappear.
The Modern Shag
Prepare yourself for a barrage of Austin Powers impressions… 2020 is set to be the year of the shag! Yeah baby! We are of course referring to the shag, a layered 70s hairstyle with choppy bangs and plenty of rock ‘n’ roll attitude. As worn by the likes of Alexa Chung, the shag has been enjoying something of a renaissance, albeit with fresh modernised touches. The ‘modern shag’ tends to differentiate itself from the classic 70s look by incorporating more texture, which adds life and face-flattering softness to a fun, retro style.