If you want to change up your look this year, your crowning glory is a good place to start!
Gone are the days when Paris, Milan, New York and London dictated trends. Now trends are set on social media – meaning they are much more readily accessible. But here’s the deal with hair. As much as you might want to recreate a look you’ve seen online, hair varies so much from person to person, that there are several factors you need to consider before deciding whether or not to copy it. These include things like natural depth, fall, texture, existing colour and hair strength.
However, hair education, professional product development, access to styling tools and hairdressing techniques in 2020 are miles ahead of what they were. This means that everyone can have healthy, beautiful hair! You just need someone to guide you through what will suit you and your lifestyle. On that note, here are my top 5 hair trends for 2020 that women of all hair types will be able to relate to.
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1. Airtouch Balayage
Balayage! Balayage! Balayage! Hailing from the French word “sweeping”, this flawless, highly-effective hand painted dye technique has become hugely popular. The Airtouch method takes balayage to another level, by using a hairdryer to isolate hair in each section. This helps to create a flawless blend and melt that will grow out perfectly – every single time!
2. The Money Piece
This refers to adding some face-framing colour pieces that are dramatic, super affordable, quick and literally all you need to create a look that screams instant glamour. Don’t be fooled by the pictures that only show blonde being the colour of choice. This technique can be applied to any hair colour (light or dark) to create results that will leave you feeling like a hottie in no time.
3. Don’t Fear Those Curls!
Walk straight out the door the next time a stylist tells you to wear your curls any other way but the way you were born to wear them! Straightening or rebonding your curls is as last season as the food industry trying to feed you spam and make you believe it’s good for you. Curls are fun, hip, super sexy and trending today like never before. The curly girl method, encouraging us to ditch the straighteners and go au naturel, has given women a power that they’ve never known until now. It’s been the hair industry shift of the decade if you ask me. Of course curls need a little bit of love but, once you get the hang of them, you’re on the road to hair fame and attention like you’ve never known! And that’s a promise.
4. Embrace The Grey
Platinum hair has been THE colour of 2019, with women in their 20s paying top dollar to achieve that silver look that many of us cringe to see on our head as we age. But cringe no more, because I’m seeing more and more women walk in saying, “I’m done covering my greys”, “I don’t mind the grey showing a bit” or “I don’t want to subject my body to 40 years of chemical colour every four weeks!”
Women are finally standing up to decades of being told that you look old if you’re grey! So I predict 2020 will be the year that women wear their greys with pride. Colour giants like WELLA have come up with a host of colouring techniques this season to help with lowlighting the greys and ensuring they are gentler on the eye, so that women who want to take the plunge can ease into it gently. #greyhairdontcare #grombre #goinggreygracefully #instagrey
5. The Modern Shag
Ashlee Norman took the hairdressing world by storm when she created her razored signature ginger modern shag. Videos of her redhead model have been doing the rounds for months now and everyone is aspiring to recreate this fun, youthful, highly stylised look. It’s achievable on almost all lengths of hair (from shoulder down) and is a cut you can either dress up or dress down, depending on the occasion. Therefore, ginger is also a colour to look out for this year!
Changing your hair can make you feel brand new and even a little change can go a long way. I hope all of you try something new and different this year. However, remember there is nothing as trendy as loving the hair you wear. All hair is beautiful hair.
Happy experimenting ladies!
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Featured image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Vladimir Sarbashev via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of hair_by-oana via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of _danielledoeshair via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of jenayacurls via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Mindy Gale via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Ashlee Norman via Instagram.