A new decade marks the beginning of your mane's next transformation. But if committing to a new color causes you to hyperventilate, find comfort in the fact that a fresh haircut will suffice. In search of 2020's hottest haircut trends, we asked the pros what their most requested haircut is—keep reading to see what they said. 

Shaggy Short Hair 

Shaggy short hair with fringe will be in this season. Think Miley Cyrus’s new haircut. Something piecey and layered with fringe that complements the face shape. The more texture, the better! Also, bring a reference photo so your stylist gets an idea of what your expectation is. 

Works Best On These Hair Types

The shaggy short cut works best on fine to medium hair with relaxed or curly texture. This haircut is best for someone who likes body and doesn’t like their hair too polished looking. This look doesn’t really work on thick, coarse, kinky or over-processed hair. I’d also stay away from this cut if you have very frizzy, unruly hair. 

    Pro Styling Tips
    1. To style this look, I would concentrate the blow dryer on the fringe and around the face. You want to maintain some of your natural texture throughout so don’t over style it. 
    2. If you need to polish some of the ends I would take a 2-inch curling iron and smooth out the area that needs it. 
    3. After the hair is dry, take a soft paste like Fatboy Sea Salt Pomade and some Color Wow Pop & Lock Gloss Treatment and emulsify it in your hands, then apply it all over. 

    Ryan Austin Kazmarek, hairstylist at IGK Salon


    The French Bob

    My most-requested cut is the French bob—it’s not over. If you can go to a hairstylist who uses a razor, I believe this helps the haircut feel more lived-in and less like a mom bob. Getting a slight undercut and leaving the bangs longer than you think always helps too.

    Works Best On These Hair Types

    I would say the best textures for the French bob would be straight to medium wave/curl and fine to medium density. I think super thick hair/coarse would maybe not be ideal. But not that it couldn’t work! It just may not look effortless and may require a lot of styling. 

    Pro Styling Tips

    1. To achieve the French bob, get a good product like OUAI's Wave Spray and diffuse the hair or let it air dry.
    2. Or you could use the Wave Spray on the roots to ends and rough blow dry it then round brush out the bangs, but not too much.
    3. Use a Hot Tools 1 1/2 inch curling iron and just curl under each side then spray in OUAI's Texturizing Hair Spray to funk it up a bit for that effortless, cool girl vibe.

    Barb Thompson, owner and stylist at The Pine Petaluma Salon


    One Length Blunt Cut

    The one length blunt cut is my most requested haircut this season! When requesting this cut, the name is pretty literal—one length and blunt! Let your stylist know you don’t want any layers. You want the ends to be cut crisp and clean.

    Works Best On These Hair Types

    This haircut works on most textures, which is why I love this cut. I will say it's most loved by fine and thin hair textures because it makes the hair look and feel thicker! What girl doesn't want their hair too look and feel like that?! This cut doesn’t work as well on super coarse and thick hair textures, because it can make the hair look too bulky. 

    Pro Styling Tips

    If you're wearing your natural texture:

    1. I suggest using Iles Formula Finishing Serum, applying a dime size amount through each section then combing through.
    2. Once you've applied the serum on all the hair, scrunch the hair and let air hair dry or diffuse your hair using the diffuser attachment on your blow dryer. My favorite blow dryer is the Parlux 3200 Compact Hair Dryer.
    3. Finish off the look using a bit of Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Oil, mixing it with a dime size amount of Shu Uemura Shape Paste Sculpting Putty, and scrunch into your hair. 

    If you're wearing it sleek straight:

    1. When creating this look, on wet hair, apply Iles Formula finishing serum throughout the hair.
    2. Next, round brush you hair using Ibiza Bore Bristle brushes. The length of your hair will determine the size of the round brush. My go to Ibiza brush is the B5 brush.
    3. Once blown out as smooth as you can, take the T3 SinglePass X 1.5-inch Ionic Flat Iron to quickly go through the ends to give a polished finish. Take a small amount of Kerastase Elixir Oil Serum through the ends to finish.

    If you want a soft wave:

    1. On wet hair apply Iles Finishing Serum throughout the hair.
    2. Blow out your hair using the Parlux Blow Dryer and Ibiza round brush.
    3. Once blown out, depending on hair length use GHD Curve 1-inch Curl Iron, to create a soft wave. The key here is to keep the ends on the straighter than with a curl.
    4. Comb out the curls and spray Unite Texturiza Spray to add texture.
    5. Finish off the look using Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer Finishing Spray

    Kelsey Gustovich, hairstylist at Chris McMillan Salon


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