As January finally draws to a close, many of us are looking forward the new month ahead. And what better way is there to start a new chapter than to chop off some dead weight with a brand new haircut?
The Jawline BobThe
bob length for 2020 will stop exactly at the jawline
. According to seasoned celebrity stylist Garren
, the look should be crisp and clean. "The blunt bob
should cut like a razor, right at the jaw," he explains. Avoid any severe layering and the shape will sharply highlight your neckline and jaw like a strong and symmetrical frame around the face.
The cool thing about a short bob
, cut in a blunt manner, is that the styling opportunities are endless. Give it bouncy volume or a sleek, shiny finish, then part it down the middle or toss it to one side.
If your hair texture is curly
or wavy, and you want a more lived-in shape to match, talk to your stylist about a slight A-line
The Gamine Pixie
We're eagerly awaiting the pixie's comeback in the new year. Take a pointer from Kaia Gerber
, who's been progressively taking her bob haircut shorter and shorter. The model's gone from a chin-length cut to a high cheekbone-grazing sweet spot Garren calls "the gamine pixie" — a play on the British term for boy-ish
— which he predicts is on its way to becoming a 2020 trend.
The reason why Garren sees a variation of the pixie chop
taking off in the new year? "It signifies a sort of freedom," he explains. "A dramatic break from excess length."
Of course, a super-short cut doesn't need to be a 2020 impulse. You can always try a wig
to experiment with a shorter style.
A short and shaggy vibe — heavy on the top, tapered on the sides — is equal parts edgy and chic.
The '70s-inspired shaggy fringe is back for 2020, according to editorial stylist and Oribe educator Mandee Tauber
. "It's all about the fresh, textured movement of shag bangs," she explains. "It's a cool add-on to a cut of any length." If you have long hair — and don't want to go short — pull 2020 style inspiration from Selena Gomez
, who recently stepped out in London with a long, gradually-layered cut, complete with bangin' curtain fringe
Again, if you're on the fence, try a clip-in fringe
as a trial — it's all the fun, none of the long-term commitment.
love a piece-y shag fringe because it works as a built-in accessory.