By Catherine Taylor
Spring 2020 is finally here – and while fashionistas have been scouring the internet for the newest sartorial fads to grace the catwalks, many of us ignore one crucial detail of these models’ outfits: their hair!
It’s true that we often overlook the impact that a hairstyle can have on our look. But a simple topknot, Hollywood curls or a sleek ponytail can make a huge difference in portraying our outfit’s overall vibe.
With this in mind, we’ve compiled all the best hairstyle trends to be found on the catwalks (and on Instagram) for Spring 2020. Gone are the days of wearing our hair long and loose with no effort. So, tie that sh*t up and embrace a change of look this new decade!
Braided Tendrils: It appears that chokers aren’t the only 90’s trend firmly stuck in our fashion consciousness. The braided tendrils hairstyle basically means tying your hair up in a high bun and leaving braided well, tendrils, around your face as a face-framer (and game-changer). This hairstyle gives off a fresh and funky vibe, so it will probably work for you if you’re an Urban Outfitters fiend, a hipster thrift shopper and/or E-girl type. You’re welcome in advance.
Shaggy Layers: The shaggy lob (that’s long-bob for those of you not in the know) is the THE haircut of 2020. Featuring lots of layers and a “curtain fringe,” where your bangs are parted down the middle to frame your face on each side, this look can be maintained at home with minimal effort. You also don’t need to cut your hair into a long bob to achieve the shaggy effect: this cut works equally well with longer hair (see: Elizabeth Olsen’s 70’s inspired ‘do). Just make sure to use texturising spray that works with your natural hair for maximum messy impact!
Messy Hair, Sleek Accessories: Speaking of messy hair, how cool is this juxtaposition between a messy bun and a put-together headband? 2019 was the year of the headband revival, and it looks like hair accessories are still going strong in the new decade. So, dig out your Blair Waldorf headband and some texturising spray, and get to work. To recreate this messy and fabulous low bun, simple blow-dry your hair until completely dry. Then, add some texturising spray and pull back into a low bun with pins (the messier, the better). Add your headband and voila: you’re looking effortlessly glamorous with minimal effort.
Hair Crystals: Designer Bibhu Mohapatra brought the bling to his Spring catwalk, and we’re forever grateful. How amazing are these hair crystals?! Paired with old school Hollywood waves, this crystal embellishment just screams modern glamour. If you’re unwilling to spend time and energy gluing crystals to your hair on a day-to-day basis (which, you probably are), we’ve nailed the best alternative. A simple hair slide with crystal detailing, placed behind the ear on one side, is sure to do the trick. Bonus points if you go all out with the crystals, though.
Deep Side-Partings: “Hello? The early 2010’s called; they want their parting back.” In a world where the middle-part has become more ubiquitous than the Kardashians on Instagram, Spring 2020 appears to be embracing the side-part once again. Seen at Michael Kors and Tory Burch, the humble side-parting of our teen years brings about a touch of nostalgia that only 20-something’s will recognise. However, there are no sideswept fringes to be found here! Simple, face-framing elegance is the essence of this look, so keep your fringe long, layered and your hair out of your face. Happy styling!