The phrase “new year, new hair” is still trending and with awards season getting into full swing we’re constantly watching what hairstyles our favorite celebrities are rocking. And so far, we love what we see.
Ladies (and gents) have not hesitated to come to the red carpet bringing their unique flair to styles that we’ve always known and loved. But we know that it’s their glam squads that are truly responsible for all the hair wonder that we Stan over at these events.
So we went straight to the source and asked the men and women behind the celebrity tresses what hairstyles they think will be popular in 2020 now that the decade has begun. While they’ll all look stunning on melanin-rich beauties (celebrity or not), there are some styles that are clear standouts amongst the gods and goddesses of hair during this red carpet season.
A Classic Bob
“I think the bob is the look for 2020. I feel it will be all about an angular look it provides, that edge, the cool girl feel. Think Kerry Washington at the Golden Globes.” – Rochelle Walker
The Retro Flip
“The [retro] 60's flip hairstyle is back in 2020 and I am thinking it will be the hottest red carpet look yet! Now, stylists are getting even more creative with this style, adding it to high ponies and half-up dos. Better get the hairspray ready!” – Ursula Stephen
“I believe a truly classic, even vintage bob will be big this year. I also project that braids and beautiful fabric wraps will be big as well. Also many women who have grown out their natural hair are cutting it into shorter styles for easier maintenance.” – Pekela Riley
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 18: Halima Aden attends the Lincoln Center Corporate Fashion Gala honoring Leonard A. Lauder at Alice Tully Hall on November 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Lincoln Center)
The Curly Shag
“As a hairstylist January is one of my favorite times of the year because I know people are ready and open for change. The curly shag—loved it in 2019 and still loving it in 2020. It has the right amount of sexy texture to it. This hairstyle works at many lengths, works with curly bangs, which I love, and minimizes the use of heat.” – Jennifer Covington Bowers
AUSTIN, TEXAS - OCTOBER 24: Actress Tracee Ellis Ross poses for a photo backstage during Texas Conference For Women 2019 at Austin Convention Center on October 24, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Texas Conference for Women 2019)
The Sleek Bob
“A sleek bob in a variation of styles, similar to the hairstyle I just did on Tiffany Haddish for the Like a Boss premiere in NYC.” – Lacy Redway
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 07: Tiffany Haddish attends the Paramount Pictures' "Like A Boss" World Premiere at the SVA Theater on January 7, 2020 in New York, New York. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
“2020 is the year of the ponytail! I love the creativity that ponytails offer. It's a secret used by celeb artists to direct attention to certain aspects of the entertainer's face, or give a little lift. It's great for every hair texture and I love that it can be used to dress up a look or make it more casual.” – Monae Everett
“I think really bold shapes will trend this year. I also think women will incorporate ropes, fabrics, and metals in their hair choices this year.” – Larry Sims
Retro Natural Styles
"I think for women a retro aesthetic is going to land for 2020 and I hope more natural women become a little more creative with their ‘fros. I feel like the new year will give them more inspiration to step outside the box because you can style it in so many different retro ways. I can’t wait to see all the cool hair looks!" - Nigella Miller
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 27: Jodie Turner-Smith arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 11th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on October 27, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
“The Shag is definitely making a comeback for 2020—a layered hair style that can be worn short, medium or long. The layers are cut in an even progression, with the short layers at the top and longer layers at the bottom. I think its going to be big because no matter your length you can rock it!” – Kendall Dorsey
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Actress Gabrielle Union attends the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)