Hairdressers and beauty parlours have closed their doors to the public once again, if you’re already thinking about what hairstyle to get when lockdown finally comes to an end. Then look no further for some of the best hair trends for 2020 that have gone under the radar, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Layered Bobs are the new favourite short style haircut, the style has been a popular choice for those wanting a drastic change after lockdown and a fresh look. Being stuck with the same hairstyle throughout all those months back in the spring has taken its toll and has encouraged people to go for an adventurous change. The runway hair stylist Jack Baxter, who’s previously worked for the likes of H&M and Erdem, provides some insight into the new favourite bob to try out this winter. “If you previously had a super sharp bob or a textured lob, you might be dying to have that shape cut back into your hair. But to keep your style bang on trend for 2020, experiment with layers and don’t be afraid to try a little disconnection in your cut. By this I mean shorter layers can be your BFF even if your hair is shorter in length. This can give your hair lots of movement and definition which will instantly elevate your style.”
3D Balyage has become a popular colouring trend often sported by celebrities, including the likes of Rihanna, The Kardashians and Jessica Alba. Searching the term Balayage on Instagram, provides over 20 million results. Although, is the trend actually worth the hype? Balayage is a French term meaning “to sweep” or “to paint” on highlights by hand, the style enables for a natural looking hair colour; giving off the impression of seamlessly blended sunkissed hair, as opposed to traditional foil dyeing methods which can appear more like a block of colour. 3D balayage is the new update for the technique, with a focus on adding multi-tonal dimension to the layers of the hair. This helps to create the appearance of thicker, fuller and more voluminous hair without any unwanted streaks. “Smoky gold is going to blow up”, states renowned hair colourist Cassondra Kaeding in an interview with Refinery29. “Most people gravitate to cool colours this time of year, but this take on dark blonde is within the comfort zone because it picks up on ash and espresso tones, just with a subtle gold lift at the face frame and ends. The result is soft and blended — and a gloss finish gives it that gorgeous shine.”
Hopefully, salons can begin services again from the 2nd of December and we don’t have to wait too long to get our beloved new hairstyles just in time for Christmas and the New Year. Why not ask your hairstylist to try out one of these new popular trends on your next visit.