Ah, November – a time for wrapping up warm for winter in those gorgeous designer pieces we’ve been waiting to wear, and making peace with our lanker and sadder locks thanks to the never-ending wind and rain. Let’s face it, it’s anything but the best time of year when it comes to our hair, with many of us relying on weekly visits to our favorite celebrity stylists to keep things in check – and even then, coming up short.
But worry not, because good news is just around the corner, and the spring/summer 2020 hair trend predictions are officially in. Hot off the catwalks, these gorgeous looks won’t just give you something to look forward to sporting along with your warmer weather attire, but they will also make you want to go ahead and schedule your beauty appointments for the new year in now. We all know the drill; new year, new you – so do yourself a favour and book your slot now, because you won’t want to wait.
If you’re in need of some inspiration, then here at LLM, we’ve got you covered. We sat down with the experts behind leading salon scheduling software at Versum.com, which has revolutionised the way people schedule beauty appointments thanks to its modern online scheduling system, to find out what trends you’ll be asking your stylist for in the new season ahead. Working with some of the top luxury salons across the UK, these guys also happen to be hairdressing buffs with their fingers forever on the fashion pulse – so take note of these burgeoning trends now, and get in there before everyone else does.
Balayage is the trend that just won’t go away – not that we want it, to, ever. 2019 has been all about the latest takes on this beautiful colouring technique – most notably of which, 3D balayage – and in 2020, you can expect to find yourself heading to the hair salon to try out yet another incarnation.
This time, it’s all about twisted balayage – a back-to-basics look that makes a return to its natural roots. Created by applying bleach to the ends of the hair in a twisting motion, the end result is a subtle beachy, sun-kissed look. Warmer shades will take centre stage too, with cinnamons, hazelnuts and coppers leading the way.
The Asymmetrical Bob
An edgy shape that makes a return to favour every few years, this high-impact, statement style is set to take centre stage in spring/summer 2020.
Looking just as good worn poker straight or with a light wave, try changing your parting line to a deeper side part for a more dramatic look. Or, if you’re one of the lucky few who can pull them off, then opt for a centre parting for a thoroughly modern look.
The Jagged Edge Bob
Whilst we’re on the subject of bobs, this flattering length is set to get an upgrade in 2020 in the form of a jagged-edged cut. It’s going to be all abut embracing the tousled, bed-head look this time, so a steer away from the glossy, high-shine styles that have dominated this year.
Soft layers on the ends will add movement and attitude; it’s a sexy, run-your-fingers-through-it cut that might just end up being the biggest hair trend of the year.
The Floaty Fringe
In 2020, the fringe is back in a big way – but this time, things are set to take a more versatile turn with a flirty shape, a la Dua Lipa. This style can be worn smooth and solid for maximum impact, or separate out for added texture and choppiness. The difference between this look and your average, run-of-the-mill fringe? It floats over one eyebrow instead of hanging to the centre of your forehead – but can still be worn full, nonetheless.
If you’re lucky enough to be blessed with naturally curly hair, then 2020 is all about eye-catching colour. Saying goodbye to this year’s shag style, which was a stand-out look throughout, all over highlights will add depth and dimension.
If your hair allows, then let it hang loose in natural curls or waves, or use a wand to add definition to a few pieces around your head. If your locks are a little more unruly, then invest in some good quality, high-end hair products designed specifically for your hair type to help you tame it. Don’t keep things too under control though, because big hair will always be fabulous.
There’s no time like the present, so why not schedule an appointment now for the new year? These five looks are set to be the most sought-after of the year – so act fast to ensure you’re the leader of the pack, and not just another sheep.