Low-maintenance hair colour
If fewer visits to your hairdresser was one of your new year resolutions, do yourself a favour and be more strategic with your next hair colour. "We saw Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan go for low maintenance colour on awards show red carpets this year, and I see this laid-back look taking root in 2020," celebrity colourist Matt Rez told marie claire. "To get the look, avoid a base colour change, and instead opt for foiling techniques to add light or depth for the most graceful regrowth. You can also ask for a 'shadowed root,' which will help regrowth from being too noticeable."
2020 is the year you finally learn to love the hair you were born with. No more fighting those curls or reaching for hot tools to whip your mane into shape. Before you quit cold turkey, you’ll need to first get your hair healthy (it will behave better and be less frizzy and wild). Step two is finding a great styling product that enhances and tames your natural texture, like a curl cream or smoothing serum.
‘90s hair accessories
If you’re looking for a no cut, no colour way to change up your hair, the latest hair accessory trend is anything but subtle. Celebrity hairstylist Vickie Vidov, who boasts clients like Julianne Moore, Priyanka Chopra, and Dakota Johnson, says ‘90s hair clips are having a revival. "Whether it’s a French-girl barrette, embellished clip, bobby pins, or barrettes, they can be worn by themselves, together, or scattered throughout your hair," she told marie claire.
We’ve already seen mullets making a comeback in celebrity circles (Miley Cyrus and Billie Eilish for starters) but the retro hairstyle isn’t for everyone. The Shullet is. "The latest version of the mullet is a good contender for straight and curly-haired folks alike," says Vidov. "While the word ‘mullet’ itself serves as a not-so-friendly reminder of the tasteless, debatable trend, it's gotten its very own makeover and a new name: the shullet. It's like the mullet and the shag had a baby, get it?"
Okay, so you’ll have to do a little more than a throw up and go ponytail for this one, but the low-maintenance news is that this hairstyle will make you look expensive with minimal effort - and zero trips to the hairdresser. Put your effort into nailing that smooth, shiny finish and add a standout feature, like a wavy tendril or a quiff.
This article originally appeared on InStyle.