The Hottest Hairstyles and Haircuts in 2020

We're down to the last month of the year. Preparing for makeover? Rock these hairstyles and haircuts in 2020 and look your best!

Out with the old, in with the new! Whether it means purging your closet of old clothes or finally getting that new makeover, 2020 is the time for new beginnings. And that includes a new ‘do for your hair too.

We’re looking at the latest hairstyles and haircuts in 2020— most of which are a blast from the past. That’s right! The classics are coming back into fashion, with colorful accessories, fringes, and curly hair going back in style, among others.

Before anything else, we’ve compiled a list of hairstyles and haircuts that you can check out. And trust us, your upcoming makeover is worth it.

1. Messy Bun

Hairstyles and haircuts in 2020: Asian woman with a messy bun
You have another reason to love your messy bun. Credit: Hariono Halim

The messier, the better. From loose, hastily tied updos to late-for-work half buns, double buns and even chignons, messy buns are now in, so put away that “I’m lazy” excuse, because you won’t need it anymore! Variations include the half up topknot, where only the upper half of the hair is tied, and the rest is left to hang loosely.

Editor’s tip: Whether you’re sporting a messy or polished look, make sure your hair is nourished and healthy by washing it with Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo. It can even help boost our hair’s volume and keep it from looking flat.

2. Wet Hair Look

Wet hair look pegs: woman in a black pantsuit, sporting her tousled wet hair while sitting
The messy look of wet hairstyles. Credit: Shutterstock

Were you ever late for something that you just left the house without having time to dry your hair? Not to worry! The just-showered look is back, and you don’t need to douse your hair in water to achieve it. All you need is some hair gel and setting spray, and you’re good to go.

To achieve the look, start with damp hair. Not wet hair, mind you; otherwise, the product won’t stick. Apply a non-sticky hair gel from the roots all the way down and let it dry first. The more gel you add, the wetter the look. Then, seal your hairstyle with hairspray. That way, your hair stays “wet” longer.

Editor’s tip: Nail a wet hair look by finishing it with of TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. Comb your hair back and hold the bottle 10 to 12 inches away from your hair while you spray. 

3. Sculpted Fringe

Hairstyles and haircuts in 2020: Model with sculpted fringe wearing a pink dress
Wear a sculpted fringe for that edgy, avant-garde look. Credit: indigitalimages.com

For those who want to try something avant-garde, you can go for a sculpted fringe, which will be a trend in 2020. Getting bangs shouldn’t scare you since all hair types and face shapes have a style that suits them. There’s a lot of styles to even choose from—full bangs, curtain bangs, side bangs, and even baby bangs. Just remember to talk to your stylist about which style works best for your face shape.

4. Sleek Ponytail

Hairstyles and haircuts in 2020: Asian woman with long hair in a high ponytail wearing a sleeveless dress
Let a sleek ponytail drum up your confidence. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This look turned heads, especially in the runway shows at New York and Paris— and for good reason too! This fuss-free style is simple and sleek, which you can accessorize with a decorated hair tie. Variations to the look include a wet look.

Editor’s tip: Use Sunsilk Strong & Long Shampoo regularly to make your hair long hair strong so it won’t get damaged when you wear sleek and tight hairstyles.

5. Slicked-back Hair

Asian woman with long black slicked-back hair wearing a formal dress
The slicked-back ‘do can be your day-to-night hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

A variation of the wet hair look, slicked-back hair is a blast from the past, particularly to the 1930s, where men would apply tons of product on their hair for a smart, controlled look. But nowadays, anyone can do it too. This style is great at keeping stray hairs out of the way and making sure your hair is smooth and shiny. But most importantly, it’s versatile enough to work with most face shapes.

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6. Statement Hairpieces

Hairstyles and haircuts in 2020: Asian woman wearing hair clips
Wear different hair clips all at once to make a statement. Credit: Natasha Estelle

A throwback to those childhood days of colorful clips and accessories, statement hairpieces are all the rage. From girly accessories featuring clips with crystals and pearl-studded headbands, or modern gold clips with geometric shapes, a colorful and shiny hairpiece is one way to bring attention to your hair.

7. Pigtail Braids

Hairstyles and haircuts in 2020: Asian woman with pigtail braids wearing a pink jumper
Pay homage to your school girl days with twin braids. Credit: Hariono Halim

Yet another versatile hairstyle, braids were made popular with Anne of Green Gables or Wednesday of the Addams family. They are making their return appearance this coming 2020 in a wide variety of styles. These include French braids, mermaid braids, dreadlocks, and even those with fabric or embellishments weaved into them.

8. Curly Bobs

Asian woman with short curly hair and bangs wearing a white shirt
Got thin hair? A curly bob can make your locks look thick and bouncy. Credit: Hariono Halim

Bobs are back in season, most especially the French girl style. It’s a wash and wear style that features textured, curly waves—making you look classy and chic. It’s a great ‘do for the summer, since it keeps your neck light and breezy, and prevents flyaway hair when your hair eventually reaches your shoulders.

Editor’s tip: Volume is key for a curly bob. To achieve these waves, apply TONI&GUY Plumping Mousse on your hair, then blow-dry after. That way, your hair will have better body and more defined curls.

9. Asymmetrical Bobs

Caucasian woman with short dark brown hair and bangs
Add blunt bangs to your bob to make it look high-fashion. Credit: Shutterstock

An asymmetrical bob is one way to add drama to your hair without anything too drastic. One side can be longer than the other, or the front can be longer, tapering down to a shorter length at the back. You can even add extra flair by parting your hair on the side. But you can also stick to the contemporary center part and let the shape of your bob speak about your style.

10. Long Face-framing Layers

Hairstyles and haircuts in 2020: Woman with long brown layered hair wearing a white dress outdoors
Add layers to your long hair to add texture and body. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Aside from adding texture and volume, long layers help frame the face. It’s also the most flattering and versatile hairstyle that no matter what face shape, hair type or texture you have, the style works. Long face-framing layers also help highlight prominent features in your face like your cheekbones or to take away the weight and bulk of thick, flat hair.

Editor’s tip: Use the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray to give your hair extra body and texture for those summer beach waves.

Now that you know the hottest hairstyles and haircuts in 2020, you’re ready to say hello to a new look. Schedule your salon appointments now and prepare for your transformation.

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