The Biggest Hair Trends of 2020!

The Biggest Hair Trends of 2020!

Want a brand new hairstyle? Senior Stylist Nicole Den Bok shares some of the hottest hair trends for the new decade!

BLOCK COLOURING

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We’re seeing people making much bolder statements with their colour! Natural highlights and balayage aren’t going anywhere, but we’re now moving towards big blocks of colour on blondes and brunettes. 

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Color-blocking in fashion or art is when you take shades that are opposites on the colour wheel and pair them together to make interesting and complementary colour combinations. The same trend in hair is when you take bold blocks of colour up to the scalp versus simply adding it to the tips, like an ombre or dip-dye. Pinks and purples are phasing out and the hottest shades are now greens and blues, or highly contrasted natural shades like blondes on deeper browns.

To get the look, I take a large section, lighten it from root to ends, and then colour it. Placement can be totally personalized! For example, blonde hair with a section of colour around the ear.

Block colouring can be a timely appointment, so I recommend consulting with your colourist beforehand to ensure this is the service for you.

NATURALLY SILVER

woman wearing grey hairstyle

More and more women, younger and older, are growing in their natural grey. bob + paige Master Stylist Frank Calandrino has talked about this a lot on this blog calling it “a full-on hair revolution!” There are a few ways to grow out your grey beautifully so definitely talk to your stylist about what works best for you and your specific shade.

 And once you’ve taken your hair back to natural silver, you have a clean slate that makes a great base for block colouring!

How To Go Gorgeously Grey

MULLETS AND SHAGS

kate moss wearing shag hairstyle

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Textured and bedhead hair are all back in a big way. In terms of hot hair trends, we’re moving away from the long and short bob to more face framing layers like we see in mullets and shags. These used to be very edgy, but they’ve become much more accessible to everyone. There really is a shag for every single person!

The 80s shag or mullet meant shaving a section of hair out or undercutting, and it was very impractical to grow out. Thankfully, the modern version is a lot softer and grows out really naturally.

I love the lived-in shag or mullet because it suits many faces and can be cut to highlight your cheeks, chin, or eyes. To get this look, you’re basically taking that blunt bob you wore last year and letting it grow in, really breaking up those lines. It’s also a great style for summer because it’s easy to style by mostly air drying, and it takes off some of that weight.

Debbie Harry wearing shag hairstyle

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Shags and mullets work really well with natural hair textures like waves, but they also look great on straight haired gals. Think along the lines of Kate Moss with layers more around the collar bone, or Debbie Harry and Joan Jett-style rock ‘n’ roll.

FRINGES

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Micro-fringes, curtain fringes, and curly-haired bangs are hair trends making a comeback! I think fringes are a lot easier to deal with in winter, and spring than in summer because you don’t have to manage humidity so this is a great time of year to take the plunge.

90s HAIR FOR GUYS

Timothee Chalifant wearing shaggy 90s style haircut

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More and more men are coming to ask for grown-out lived-in styles instead of buzz cuts. In fact, I just had a 16 year old asking for 90s Leonardo DiCaprio hair! The 2020 version of 90’s hair is tousled with softer edges and middle parts.

Leonardo DiCaprio shaggy 90s hairstyle

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Growing out short hair can be a bit of a challenge, so patience is important. As well as making sure these cuts are being “reshaped” and tailored so the transition is smoother.

STYLING PRODUCTS

I recommend 2 products for your new lived-in hairstyles:

 1) R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste

This isn’t like your typical dry shampoo, but it does same thing by giving you that 2nd day texture without getting your hair greasy or oily. Use it as a finishing product by scrunching it into dry, freshly washed hair, or to refresh dirty hair. It’s also great if you have straight hair and need a bit of a lift or tousled texture.

 2) Easy.Rider by Kevin Murphy

This is an anti-frizz cream that can be applied to wet or dry hair. I love it because it gives the hair a little bit of weight without making it heavy or stiff. It’s very light with a touchable and flexible hold. Start by applying it from root to ends while targeting your frizzy areas. I really like using this product in short hair, especially on men who are trying to grow their hair out a bit. 

Looking for a new look this year? Make an appointment at bob + paige salon

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