The Coolest Hairstyle Trends Worth Trying (and DIYing) This Year, According to the Pros

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It’s like what Fleabag said: hair is everything. “It’s the difference between a good day and a bad day,” she lamented, and we have a feeling she’d back us when we say that’s precisely why you’ll want to brush up on the coolest hairstyle trends of the year. They may not be “everything,” but they will be everywhere – and you can easily recreate them yourself, in the comfort of your own home.

So what can you expect? “2020 has been seeing a lot of experimentation,” said LA-based celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps. “We are pushing style boundaries and changing our hair in more meaningful ways. People are not afraid to do something drastic or even out of the norm. It’s really about having fun and letting your hair show how you feel. Whether this is a permanent change through colour or cut or even just wigs or extensions, we are going to see hair that is bold and strong.”

“Strong,” it seems, is the big buzzword this year. Hairstylist and global creative director for Redken Guido Palau agrees: “We’re seeing hair with stronger styles. Nods to different time periods are coming back and they’re very exciting. When you look at models, they very rarely have one signature look anymore – they’re all trying different looks. This is so important in fashion, where you’re seeing inclusivity for all looks and styles by celebrating each person’s individual beauty.”

From retro hairstyles to sorta-woke-up-like-this looks, we asked a handful of pros to dish on the hairstyle trends to try this year (after your Amazon Prime binge-watch, of course).

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