Spring is now upon us. The sun is shining and we’re shaking off the last remnants of winter. Now that we’re no longer hiding away under hats and hoods, we can finally let our hair breathe. But what are the top hairstyle ideas spring has in store for us in 2020? Let’s take a look…

Retro-chic

Every now and then, we stop looking to the future and take a glance back at some of the best trendy hairstyles from previous decades. This spring is no different, with hair influencers looking back to some notable hairstyles from years ago and reworking them for the 21st century. Classic amongst these is The Rachel, a bouncy, square-layered style popularised by Jennifer Anniston during the early years of the 1990s sitcom Friends. This mid-length ‘do has volume and face-framing style in buckets, for a healthy-looking style this spring.

Another popular hair trend people are getting caught up in is 70s-style fringes, featuring a classic overgrown curved fringe which has been sported by celebrities such as Felicity Jones and Dakota Johnson. Even celebrities from long ago are influencing today’s style, with many models wearing their hair brushed out and pulled back with combs, a style influenced by Princess Diana. If you want to try something a little more low key, try the 60s’ flip, curling your hair under with a few heat styling tools and brushes.

Colour blends

Some women prefer blonde hair. Some prefer brown. And some prefer bronde. A delightful combination that doesn’t require much in the way of maintenance, the bronde is a perfect compromise between the two, often created using balayage, to give a sun-kissed look that’s perfect as we ease from spring to summer. The style has been popularised by stars including Khloe Kardashian, Jessica Alba and Julia Roberts.

As well as colour blends, there’s an increasing trend away from brash tonal shades and towards softer colours that have a more natural effect, such as butter blonde and butterscotch brown. This is perfect when your colour starts to grow out, looking more natural.

Bobs of all varieties

With spring meaning warmer weather, it’s the perfect time to liberate yourself from heavy locks and go for a lightweight hairstyle. Bobs are all the rage this season, and there’s a style to suit any face shape and taste.

Stars who have taken to rocking the short bob include Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson and Good Place leading actress Kristen Bell. If you want a happy medium, why not go for a long bob look (lob). this practical style can be worn up or down and is great for creating texture.

Other good bob combos include: the slicked-back lob, worn by Carey Mulligan; the fringe bob, worn with style by Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones fame; the asymmetrical bob, championed by the likes of Charlize Theron and Selma Blair; and the messy short bob which is ideal with a fringe and needs minimal styling.

The framed-face look

There are numerous face-framing styles set to make a comeback this spring. Foremost of these is the ‘money piece’ look which involves balayage highlights to the pieces of hair which fall either side of the face, from the root down to the tip. This works exceptionally well on longer wavy styles and has a softening effect on the contours to perfectly frame the face, particularly those with heart and oval face shapes. As these parts of the hair are often the areas which get a natural sun-kissed look anyway, even when the dye starts to grow out it will still look natural yet gorgeous.

Other face-framing styles doing the rounds this spring are the addition of long layers that extend below the jawline and feature a strong baseline. These classic looks are perfect to give a tousled, beachy wave look while still helping your ‘do retain plenty of volume for a luxurious, sexy look.

Now’s the time to try out your new look

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your look, but the current coronavirus pandemic is worrying many people about how to achieve their coveted look. The great news is that 2020 is favouring more natural looks over precision, meaning you can try many of these hairstyles yourself at home. There’s never been a better time to get creative with your style, and these best hair spring 2020 trends can give you some ideas on how to get started.

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