Spring Hair Trends to Try in 2020

girl with long pretty hair in the spring

From scrunchies to statement sneakers to timeless classics like denim, fashion trends change. What is considered in-style one season may not be in-style the next. Some styles last for several years and then begin to phase out. The same is true for hair, and with so many styles and colors to try, hair trends change as quickly as the seasons.

Spring Hair Trends in 2020

Because of things like Fashion Week and trendsetters like socialites and celebrities, trends can be predicted. The cool thing about hair trends is that unlike clothing, you don’t have to wait for the temps to change to try out new styles. In fact, trying out new styles earlier will make you a trendsetter in your own circle.

Most Popular Hairstyles for Spring 2020

Hair trends include a variety of things: styles, cuts, colors, accessories, and so on. Here are some of the most popular hairstyles and accessories to try out now and in the spring of 2020 to spice up your style.

Accessories: Jewels and Knotted Headbands

Knotted headbands with beads

First and foremost, let’s talk about hair accessories, many of which are so trendy right now. Two big ones you’ll see a lot in 2020 are jewels and knotted headbands. Try an updo like braids or a bun and add some dazzle with pearls or crystals.

Knotted headbands are also a huge trend right now. With so many colors and patterns to choose from, they go with just about any outfit and work well in any season.

80s Hair Combs

80s Hair Comb Style Tory Burch Fashion Show

If you paid attention during Fashion Week, you’ll see that 80s hairstyles are making a comeback. The Tory Burch show featured models who wore their hair brushed out and pulled back with combs—similar to how many fashion icons in the 80s wore their hair.

To achieve this look, brush your hair out or keep your natural texture, then create a deep side part over one side of your face. Scoop each side of your hair back and secure it with a hair clip.

Half-Up Topknot

Half Up Topknot Hairstyle

The half-up top knot is quickly becoming one of the most popular, simple hairstyles for those with long hair and medium length hair. This was already a popular trend in 2019, but we will continue to see this trend and variations of it in 2020.

To achieve a simple half-up topknot, simply pull a small amount of hair up on both sides of your head, leaving however much hair you want down and out of the topknot. Brush your hair on top of your head like you are putting the hair into a ponytail. Then, create a bun! You can either start putting your hair into a ponytail and not pull it all the way through on the last loop, or twist the hair into a circle on top of your head and secure it with a hair tie.

Whichever way is easiest for you, the half-up topknot is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and it’s an easy way to mix up your everyday hairstyle!

Blunt Bob

Blunt Bob

Out with the long beachy waves, in with the blunt bob. This cut is quickly becoming a popular style among fashion icons and influencers everywhere. Blunt bobs say edgy and sophisticated, and you can do so many different things with them!

Different ways to style:

  • Add a headband (as shown in picture)
  • Half-up topknot with a scrunchie
  • Throw on a cute hat
  • Pulled back low bun
  • High ponytail

Textured Long Bob

Textured Long Bob | Franklin Academy

Not ready to let go of your long hair just yet? Does the idea of a blunt bob scare the crap out of you but you still want to change it up? A textured long bob is the way to go! Winter is the perfect time to try this style for several reasons:

  1. You’ll get ahead of the spring trends and be seen as a trendsetter for trying a new style early.
  2. You’ll use less heat on your hair blow drying, flat ironing, curling your hair. With a good texturizing spray, this style is basically maintenance-free.
  3. You can style this cut so many ways! Whether you want curly hair, straight hair, or a full ponytail, you’ll have just enough hair to do anything without the maintenance of having super long hair.

Most Popular Hair Colors for Spring 2020

Changing up your hair color is one of the best ways to make a statement as we head into the spring months. Getting ahead of the curve and changing your color now will make you the trendiest gal in town! Here are a few colors to try that are trending right now.

Pro Tip: If you plan on coloring your hair in the winter to prepare for a spring style, consider a Brazilian Blowout hair smoothing treatment. Not only do Brazilian Blowouts improve the health of color-treated hair, but they also help with frizz. No matter what hair type you have, hair becomes frizzy and dry in the winter due to the lack of humidity in the air. A Brazilian Blowout treatment will condition the hair and seal the cuticle for enhanced color, reduced frizz, and shine.

The Money Piece

Money Piece

The money piece is not difficult for hairstylists to do, but it will make all the difference in your new style. The “money piece” is a face-framing piece of hair used in the balayage technique that offers a pop of light and dimension. The color placement of this piece is supposed to mimic natural, sunkissed hair while seamlessly melting into the rest of your hair. If you’re looking for an easy way to spice up your current look and make a statement, ask your stylist for a money piece right near your face the next time you go in for a color service.

Blushed Chocolate Brown

Blushed Chocolate Brown | Franklin Academy

To tweak your natural brown strands in the winter and prepare for spring, add a subtle blush/blonde tint to your ends.

Glossy Mocha

Glossy Mocha Hair | Franklin Academy

Looking to go extra dark? Glossy mocha is a hot color right now. This deep mocha brown color will give you shine and look great even on your worst hair days.

Apricot Red

Apricot Red Hair

If you have blue eyes and red hair, we promise you nothing will bring out your eyes like an apricot red! Ask your stylist to incorporate shades of copper, apricot, and strawberry blonde for maximum dimension.


Bronde Hair

Bronde is easily achievable and super low-maintenance. If you can’t decide whether to go light or dark, this look is for you. It keeps hair healthy, plus it offers light shades for pops of color and brightness. Perfect for transitioning from winter to spring!

Franklin Academy—Your Number One Resource for the Hottest Hairstyle Trends

Are you ready to change up your look now so you can be ahead of the trends in the spring of 2020? At Franklin Academy, our students are learning all sorts of knowledge and skills every day. They are being trained on the skills needed to help people like you achieve these looks effortlessly! If you’d like to put our students to the test, book an appointment with our salon today.