If you just dyed your hair slime green (a la Billie Eilish), you might want to book yourself right back in for a re-style, because summer 2020 is serving up a whole bunch of new hair trends you’ll probably want to try.
From subtler looks to statement ‘dos, here are six hair trends you’re going to see a lot more of soon.
The Money Piece
We’re all about stretching out the time between salon visits and the money piece promises just that. Worn by the likes of Beyoncé and Margot Robbie, this super simple hair colouring technique involves highlighting the strands of hair around your hairline and works just as well for blondes as it does brunettes. Ask your stylist to keep it super soft and highlight from the roots or just below.
If you always end up with way more off than you bargained for when getting a trim, you’ll want to get around the micro trim. Perfect for those growing out their locks, the micro trim removes split ends and keeps hair in top-notch condition without losing the inches. You’ll want to book this one in pretty regularly for it to be effective—and don’t be alarmed when the hairstylist doesn’t start cutting your hair until it’s dry, this is how they spot the split ends.
The New Wave Fade
Dudes looking to up their edge factor will do well to familiarise themselves with the new wave fade. This ‘do keeps hair longer on top and features a fade that meets the lengthier strands about an inch or two above the ears. Hair on top is dyed for extra edge—platinum grey being our preference obviously.
Rocked by Lady Gaga, Zosia Mamet and Rita Ora, the grey hair trend isn’t going anywhere. From mushroom blonde to silver, there’s a whole greyscale rainbow to explore. A word of warning, this colour might not suit your skin tone, so do your research before committing.
As with grey, pink hair isn’t going anywhere either. But this summer we’ll be punching up the contrast and setting our tone dial to cherry. Be prepared to schedule regular visits at the salon for top-ups if you want your colour punchy. Looking for inspo? Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams is rocking the style quite nicely.
The Wet Look
Apparently, we’re all super lazy, because the wet look trend is here to stay this summer. And no, you can’t just step out of the shower and expect this look to hold up, you’ve got to get with the products. You’ll need a leave-in conditioner, mousse, hairdryer with diffuser and some hair oil to finish things off.
Did you hear Lady Gaga is launching a beauty range? It hits Amazon in September.
Image credit: Rita Ora