5 Haircut Trends That Will Take Over In 2020


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If you’re delaying your next hair appointment because you’re a) waiting for January payroll and b) in need of some major hairspo, consider yourself in luck. With payday right around the corner, we’ve got five haircuts to instantly update your look. And don’t panic, they’re totally wearable and seriously trending… From the modern shag that all the it-girls are wearing to the blunt cut that’s super easy to maintain, there’s a style here for everyone.

For an Effortless Look: The Modern Shag

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Shaggy is THE haircut of 2020. It’s similar to the OG 70s style but with a sassy modern twist. Think shoulder-length locks, undone texture, lots of layers, and of course, the split curtain fringe. It’s effortless, chic, and a celeb fave – everyone from Selena Gomez to Miley Cyrus has been slaying the style. Probably our fave thing about the current hair trend is that it can work for anyone regardless of your face shape, length or hair texture.

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Case in point: this shaggy style on Alanna Arrington created by @cashlawlesshair. Her natural curls help create that cool-girl texture without losing the classic shape on the shag.

For Minimal Upkeep: A Blunt Cut 

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The blunt bob had a major moment in 2019 and now we’re seeing the simple cut reworked with added length. It’s simple, it’s manageable, and it requires minimal upkeep, aka it’s the lazy girl’s dream. It’s also a lot cheaper to maintain as you don’t have to run back to the salon every six weeks. Another bonus? When you’re hair is cut to one length, it can help create the illusion of fuller, thicker hair.

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Margot Robbie’s red carpet style looks so chic; demonstrating how versatile the blunt cut can be.

For Natural Texture: Rounded Fro

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2020 is all about embracing your natural texture, and the rounded fro is a perfect styling option. Plus, the cut will keep your curls juicy and bouncy, which is a must! As with any haircut, consider your face shape and where you’d typically part your hair. We’re obsessed with Yara Shahidi’s center-parted fro. Alternatively, a fro with fringe is another on-trend option and works really well with type 3 and 4 hair, as it helps frame the face.

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If your hair naturally forms a rounded shape, here’s how to pick it out like a pro:

To create a fluffy, even fro, start by dividing your hair into four sections. Spray each section with moisture spray, then work a hydrating custard through your hair, detangling the strands with a wide-tooth comb or your fingers. Start with the front section, working the hair forward as this will help maintain height and volume. Once it’s detangled, twist it loosely and tie it into a Bantu knot while you address the other sections. Follow with the side sections and finish with the back.

Once all sections have been hydrated and detangled, fluff your hair out with your fingers to create volume, then pat it back down to create that round shape. If your fro is not standing up, spritz your strands with some water and pick it out with your comb. Check out more expert styling tips for kinky and coily hair here.

For a Chic Switch-Up: Bangs

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While we understand the prospect of cutting bangs is scary, if you’re considering it, now is the time. The secret to great bangs is simple: consider your face shape. With any haircut but especially with bangs, it’s all about creating illusions to enhance your facial structure. For instance, if you have a long face, heavier chunky bangs will look great. However, if you have a heart-shaped face, a broken fringe will draw attention to your cheekbones. If you’re on the fence, you can always try clip-in bangs like the Bellami Clip-In Bangs, $55, there are varying styles so you can find the right fringe to flatter your face shape.

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Hailey Beiber’s bangs have a 70s feel and we’re loving it.

For Easy Styling: Pixie Cut

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This is probably the most daring haircut but it’s undeniably cute. Take cues from model Kaia Gerber and maintain some length or opt for a shorter cut like goddess Zoe Kravitz. That’s the great thing about the pixie cut; you can play with the dimensions to work your natural bone structure. If you’re looking to push the trend further, a cropped fringe also looks great. Plus, as it’s so short, depending on your hair type it can be an easy ‘wash and go’ cut.

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If you’re intimidated by the pixie cut, cut it in stages like Kaia. The supermodel has been gradually cutting her hair shorter for the past six months, helping her adjust to the lack of length and get a feel for the cropped style.

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