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The 10 Short Haircut And Style Trends To Try In 2020

Considering a summer chop?

Another day, another internal debate between having long hair and wanting to chop it all off. If you’ve finally landed on the latter, rest easy knowing 2020 has plenty of styles in store for you.

Hair trends come and go with every passing year, meaning you have to be across the various developments in cutting and styling in order to look current.

Before heading to your hairdresser in a bid to update your mane, consult this guide to the short haircuts and trends that will dominate the rest of 2020.

Round bob
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Round Cuts

For summer 2020 concave looks are out! Keep short or bob haircuts convex or round (your hairdresser will know what that means)

Kerry Washington
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Statement Accessories

Accessories were huge in 2019, so we can expect this trend to be bolder, more imaginative and more inventive in 2020 and in 2021. Jewellery for hair will likely be a growing trend, with more varied and exciting pieces becoming the norm.

asymmetrical bob on Naomi Watts
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The Asymmetrical Bob

An asymmetrical bob with a solid baseline showcases healthy thick ends and you can wear this either poker straight or with a wave. Try changing your part line to deep side part for added drama or [go for] that ever-contemporary, strict centre part.

Chic Bowl Cut on Charlize Theron
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Bowl Cut

A bowl cut brings back bad memories of haircuts as a child, but this is a style that can ooze edginess and coolness. It’s sharp and structured, but can also be quite soft depending on the texture of the hair and the colour placement.

Pixie Flip short hair cut on Laura Harrier
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The Pixie Flip

Pixie cuts are feminine yet strong. The latest take is to keep the sides and back super short and leave the front long while really texturising the front and fringe area. This is a versatile cut that can be styled differently for any occasion.

Lob haircut with curtain bangs
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The Lob With A Curtain Fringe

The lob with curtain fringe is still very prevalent. It’s a super safe change for the girl who fancies something different but is too scared. It’s totally non-committal… meaning it only takes one haircut (six to eight weeks) to grow it out. Give it a tousled quality with a texturising spray to add volume and grip and you’re good to go!

January Jones bob
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The Mini Shake

This is a gorgeous take on the petit bob from the previous seasons. We go into the stronger base parameters (at the longest, it’s jaw length, but can be as short as around the ears) but the hair is elevated and cut in texture for a loose look with tons of natural movement. Straight and curly hair work with this cut.

Ruth Negga
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The Soft Pixie

This cut is super short, with soft texture around the face and a short back and sides. Keep away from any hard lines to keep it soft and summery for 2020.

Two-tone hair on Dua Lipa
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Two-Tone Colour

Most of us remember the two-tone trend, reminiscent of the 90’s. This once questionable choice is back, and who better to revive it in a more fashionable way than the gorgeous Dua Lipa?

Bowl bob
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The Bowl Bob

We saw this precision cut (made famous by Mary Quant in the ’60s) peek back onto the runways. Depending on face shape, think about fringe length of your bowl bob. An added bonus: As this is a precision cut, minimum styling is needed!

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