The List January 29, 2020

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Haircuts you'll be asking for in spring 2020


There are a number of stunning haircuts you'll be asking for in spring 2020, as hairstylists and haircare experts confirmed to The List. Once the weather changes from frigid to cool to eventually warm, it's only normal to want to shed some of your hair's length. Or, maybe, the new season will convince you that it's finally time to give in and try out the bang trend. Even if you're not one to change up your look very often, you may find cutting your hair to be an empowering experience.

Watch out for "the orb" haircut in spring 2020

You've heard of the bob, but what about the orb? If you're unfamiliar with the look now, you won't be in spring 2020. According to Amy Abramite, creative director, salon educator, and hairstylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago, Ill., "the orb" is a haircut with fringe that's worn either down or side-swept. "The shape is flattering to the head shape, and minimizes fullness on the sides of the head," she revealed. "The layers on the underneath are cut shorter, while keeping the layers on top to fall over removing bulk from the sides. The fringe and back layers are the same length all around and draw attention to the eyes."

It can be a hard hairstyle to picture, so Abramite advises coming prepared to your hair appointment. "In the salon, I recommend asking your stylist to cut the fringe first to choose the ideal placement of the design line," she detailed. "The remaining [hair] will remain parallel to it around the shape of the head. All layers below that line will be cropped shorter." When it comes time for styling, ask to have your hair blow-dried flat with a paddle brush. 

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"Micro fringe" may reign supreme as a haircut in spring 2020

Whether you call them baby bangs or micro fringe, the itty bitty forehead fringe is expected to come back in a big way in spring 2020. Even if you never pictured yourself trying out the trend, you may just find yourself asking your stylist for the unique cut.

"The detailing around the hairline creates soft face framing while retaining its fierceness," Amy Abramite, creative director, salon educator, and hairstylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago, Ill., explained to The List. When pairing micro fringe with a shorter, layered haircut, Abramite says this look can "elongate the neck" and draw attention to the jawline, which will "show off powerful femininity."  

When requesting this look from your stylist, Abramite said to make sure the micro fringe has "the shortest lengths in the haircut." In doing so, the baby bangs will stand out "from the other lengths and have no visible part."

Everyone will want the "relaxed wavy bob" haircut in spring 2020

You can wear a classic bob haircut in a wavy fashion, but, if you know you're going to want to wear your bob this way on the regular, you should let your stylist in on your plans. This is so you can get a cut that's specially tailored to wearing your hair wavy. And, according to Amy Abramite, creative director, salon educator, and hairstylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago, Ill., this cut — known as a "relaxed, wavy bob" — is going to be a big deal in spring 2020.

"At the salon, request a length that is near the collarbone that is razor-cut — or point-cut for feathery ends — for movement and no harsh lines," Abramite advised when speaking to The List. "The layers near the chin should be subtle and blended for a minimal effect. The hair should be blow dried with fingers for a tousled feeling. Once the hair is dry, a large two inch spring curling iron is used to create undulating waves by gently placing horizontal sections of hair in between the barrel and the tong and lightly tapping them together."