2020 trend forecast for men’s hair from Ross Charles

24 Jan 2020

Written by Ross Charles

Men’s hair has undergone a bit of an evolution process and in 2020 I believe we can expect to see strong influences coming from previous decades, in particular the 1960’s and 70’s. During this era, hairstyling and grooming for men began to rise in popularity and this was no longer just a market for women. Individuality was celebrated and encouraged during this era and I think this is one element of the 70’s that is most definitely recurrent in 2020. Longer hair for men emerged in the 60’s and evolved into what we know as the mullet in the 70’s. Today we have access to so many amazing tools and resources to help us create texture and styles reminiscent of the 70’s and think 2020 is the year to truly unleash the potential of this.

In this new decade, hair will be stronger and mostly mid-length but working with lots of movement and strong shapes. A return in longer length can definitely be expected and this contrasted against the traditional fade is a look that was touched upon during 2019 but 2020 will see this style in the spotlight.

Longer lengths with slightly disconnected pieces to encourage texture and movement are another look to take note of for 2020. The epitome of 70’s style, the shag is an iconic symbol of this decade that transfers well into 2019. The laidback, deliberately messy vibe of this look really interests me and the use of layering and varied styling is a perfect pairing. For this style, the cut is key. Layers are required to frame the face and allow that ‘shaggy’ texture. Low maintenance and effortlessly understated this look is easy to keep up with and requires little maintenance.

Texture and that ‘undone’ look are also set to be popular during 2020.  Add texture with products like sea salt and thermal styling for longer hair. For shorter lengths, use a clay wax to add a textured edge to your style. Clays and wax will help you get inside the hair and create innovative shapes with defined texture for an on trend look.

In summary, work with your hairs natural texture and pattern and enhance what you have.

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