The beginning of the new year comes with the irresistible urge to start over fresh, which means it’s a great time to get a haircut.
The decade’s first big hair trends include looks at every length that can be tailored to your hair texture and personal style. For anyone with a popular bob haircut of the past few years — you probably already guessed that the cut will still be going strong into the next decade. But there will be a few tweaks.
As seen on Kerry Washington, 2020’s bob has textured, softer edges, and looks amazing whether you part it down the middle or off to the side.
But if you swear that 2020 is going to be the year you finally grow out your hair, let Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian’s extra-long lengths be your inspiration. Or, you can get the look instantly with the help of some clip in extensions.
To help you figure out how to wear your hair in the new year, we’ve rounded up the five biggest haircut trends of 2020, so you’ll be sure of what you want before you head to the salon in January.
The Textured Bob:
Within the last 365 days, you’ve probably seen a lot of variations of the bob haircut. If all of these styles have influenced you to cut your hair off, it’s good to know the shorter hair length is still trending for 2020. This year’s take on the blunt bob has the same sharpness as the classic cut, but also offers a bit of texture at the ends for a softer, piecey look.
Super Long Hair:
Long hair never goes out of style, but it’s taken a backseat to bobs and lobs during the tail end of the last decade. However, if 2020 is the year you want to take your hair to new lengths, look to Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian as inspiration. Both have ditched their blunt bobs for waist-length Rapunzel hair with long, subtle layers. If your hair is currently short but you want to get in on this haircut trend, a set of professionally-installed extensions is always an option.
Next to the bob, no cut is as versatile as the shag . Defined only by its heavy layers, it works across every hair length, texture, and with or without bangs. Two examples of very good shags with bangs are Taylor Swift’s signature cut and Sandra Oh’s curls.
The complete opposite of the shag, this cut consists of subtle layers usually starting below the chin to give hair extra volume and movement without sacrificing length. Think of it as the haircut equivalent of a your-lips-but-better lipstick. This layering technique typically works best on mid-length to long hair.
Bobs aren’t the only short haircut that’s going to be huge in 2020. Pixies are having a moment, too. This year’s take on the classic style features soft layers, as seen on Charlize Theron and Ruth Negga.