The new year may be the most used (and abused) excuse for getting a fresh new hairstyle, but are we going to give it a rest in 2020? Not a chance. After all, we're not just welcoming another year come January—we're kicking off an entire new decade, so it's the best time to rush to the salon for a trim and color. Not yet sure what your new look could be? Scroll right ahead for noteworthy ideas!
Haircut and Hair Color Ideas for 2020
1. Copper bob
Update the blunt bob you've stuck with since 2018 with a flattering coat of copper to add some color and lift to your locks.
2. Light chestnut brown
Having dark hair for so long makes it nerve-wracking to get a new dye job, so we recommend taking it slow if you want to go lighter. Start off with an effortless chestnut brown that's stunning both under the sunlight and off.
3. Classic blue
Make Pantone's official color of the year for 2020, classic blue, your ultimate cue to give your tresses its literal coolest transformation yet.
4. Red auburn
We're calling it: Red hair is about to make a grand comeback in the new decade. But instead of a shocking Little Mermaid red, opt for an auburn tone that won't overwhelm your complexion.
5. Multi-dimensional texture
Give naturally curly hair extra dimension by going a couple of shades lighter. Try a copper or an ash brown that gradually lightens from root to tip.
6. Chin-length bob with bangs
If you prefer a fresh cut than a new color, go for the fail-safe combo of a chin-length bob and above-the-brow bangs. Depending on your hairdresser's skills, this transformation should take you an hour, max.
7. Textured lob with long bangs
Long, wispy bangs are the lowest-maintenance fringe you can get—perfect if you want some easy face-framing without the excessive commitment. Match it with some long layers for that easy, breezy length.
8. Blonde highlights
Here's a tip: In case you're planning to dye your hair platinum blonde or neon soon, sign up for highlights first to see how well your locks take to the bleach. It'll give your hair that sunkissed flair, too, so win-win!
9. Ash foilyage
Think of foilyage as the balayage's younger, cooler cousin. It achieves a similar, ombre effect on your hair, except the lightening effect is amplified and lasts even longer thanks to the foiling technique. Give it a shot and cop an ash foilyage for an effortless beachy look.
10. Choppy platinum bob
This is for those of you who want to welcome the year with a blank slate—well, visually, since going platinum bob will take you a few hours at the salon. For a renewed take on this classic transformation though, ask your stylist for a layered cut with choppy ends to shed some weight off your hair.