2020 Hair: Letâ€™s Spot the Trendiest!
Analytics suggest that #TrendingNow is the most popular hashtag on every social media platform. And we are not surprised. We all gotta stay up-to-date. After all, being quirky and trendy is the new cool! Whether itâ€™s hair, clothes, interiors, or makeup, one can watch a new trend go viral on social mediaâ€¦ Every. Single. Day. Most of these trends come and fade into oblivion quickly, and sometimes, it gets difficult to keep track of each one.
When it comes to 2020 hottest hair trends, quite a few looks have made the cut. Braids, curls or blowoutsâ€”name any hair type and youâ€™ll find a hairstyle for it. From glitzy ramps to glamorous red carpets, Bollywood to Hollywood, IIFA to Cannes, professional to casual, our experts have carefully hand-picked this yearâ€™s TOP FIVE hairstyles that every fashionista needs to try.
While 2020 might be an unpredictable year for you, your hairstyle doesnâ€™t have to be. The arrival of every new season brings with it the desire to switch up your hair. And weâ€™ve got you covered!
1. Baby Braids/Braided Tendrils
This hairstyle looks as cute as its name sounds! This simple boho style is gaining many fans, including popular celebrities. If you want to try it out, hereâ€™s how to go about it:
Part your hair in the middle. With a curling iron, make broad curls on both sides in the front section of your hair (start curling about 1/4th length from the top). Be sure to keep a light hand while curling â€” you need loose waves, not tight ringlets.
Pro tip: Before using the curling iron, prep your hair with a good curl spray. It will prevent heat damage and also keep the style in place.
After the waves are done, take a small section on one side of the parting and make a thin side braid. Stop braiding a few inches from the end. Leave the end loose instead of tying them off, as part of the beauty of this hairstyle is how natural and effortless it looks. Repeat the process on the other side.
Voila! Your braided tendrils are good to go. Itâ€™s that easy. You can curl the remaining hair into loose waves, or leave it natural.
Best suited for: Shoulder length hair Having some highlights or colour in your hair will make the braids â€œpopâ€ (they might not be as visible in plain, dark hair).
2. Low Messy Buns
Thereâ€™s something about buns that just exudes grace. And the messier and more natural the bun, the cuter the look!
To start, get out your trusty hair blower and blow-dry damp hair. Create a middle parting, sectioning off your hair into 2 parts. One by one, create thick, loose braids on both the sides. Tie them off with thin ponytail holders that match the colour of your hair. (After all, you donâ€™t want the ties peeking through your bun and cramping your style!)
Roll up the braids together to create a bun at the back of your head. Thereâ€™s no right method to roll it upâ€”weâ€™re going for a â€œmessyâ€ look, so any way that works for you is fine. Fasten the bun using hair pins or small clips.
On the front, tease out small tendrils of hair, and curl them to frame your face. Add some chic accessories and your gorgeous hairstyle is ready!
Best suited for: Those with long hair with some natural waves
Long hair is easy to braid and helps add volume to the bun, while the waves lend to the easy-going, messy look!
3. Bouncy Ponytail
If vintage is your vibe, this is the hairstyle for you. Dare we say, this 50â€™s look is even more popular in 2020!
Hereâ€™s how you can create your own bouncy ponytail: brush and detangle your hair. Create a mid-level pony. For the complete 50â€™s starlet look, use a wide, patterned hair tie or a rabbit-eared rubber band.
Section out the ponytail into three or four parts, depending on the volume of your hair, and curl the ends. Keep the curls loose to create the iconic wave. And Youâ€™re done!
Final step: bob your head around all day to hear that satisfying swish-swish sound.
Best suited for: Medium-length hair that can be gathered up into a pony
The classic shape of the ponytail will be more visible in wavy hair than curly locks (easily remedied with a quick straightening session).
4. Slicked-back Hair
An ultra-modern hairstyle for the modern woman! Slicked-back hair enhances your facial features, and looks stunning when done correctly. To get yours just right, the only tool you need is a hair-dryer and straightener.
Blow-dry damp hair and treat it with a hair serum. Divide your hair into as many sections as needed and use a hair straightening machine to carefully straighten each section. Apply a dollop of hair gel to your fingers and rake them through the roots. Push all the hair back and away from your face in this way. Secure the hair at the sides behind your ears.
Finish it up with some gel and comb through with a fine-toothed comb. With this sleek look, youâ€™re ready to take on the world!
Best suited for: Long, straight hair
You can try it out on medium-length hair as well, but you may need to use more gel to keep the shorter strands from falling forward. Highlights or coloured locks will add some reflection and extra drama to the hairstyle.
5. Tousled Waves
If â€œeffortless glamâ€ was a hairstyle, it would be tousled waves. This timeless style trends every season, and with good reason!
To get the perfect tousled waves, hereâ€™s what you need to do:
Blow-dry your damp hair thoroughly and create a side parting. Divide your hair into ten to fifteen sections of medium thickness. Starting at about an inch from your roots, use a curling wand to create loose waves. If the curls look tight, run your fingers through them to loosen them up. Apply some hair gel to define the waves.
The only thing left to do is taking a quick pic and captioning it #WokeUpLikeThis. Youâ€™re sure to be the hair envy of all your girlfriends!
Best suited for: Any hair length
If you have Balayage hair, this style will quickly become your favourite.
With these ikonic hair looks under your belt, you can surely slay in style!
Experiment all you want and create your own version of these 2020 hairstyles. While youâ€™re at it, check out our hair-styling tools, and tag @ikonicprofessional (Instagram) or @ikonicprofessional (Twitter) once you create these beautiful salon-like looks.