Hair Extensions

Your Essential Hair Extensions Forecast for 2020

by akesha / last updated February 11, 2020

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With hair extensions services as popular as ever for 2020 it’s important to keep abreast of the trends that your clients will be browsing online. HJ speaks to the experts to discover the hair extensions trend forecast for the year ahead.

Single colour trend

“This season we are seeing lots of extensions brands catching on to the single tone colour trend. It’s exciting to work with as we are finally moving away from balayage. Bobs are strong with or without fringes and heavily ornamented which can be achieved and styled with extensions.”
Vicky Demetriou, extensions specialist and session stylist at Larry King

Sustainable locks

“We expect to see a growing popularity for extensions application methods where you can reuse the same hair for more than a year. With a new focus on sustainability and clients wanting to opt for more ethical ways to wear human hair, there is a rapid upturn in requests for reusable methods. It is the same trend that is driving veganism and climate change awareness. Clients want to find a way to wear hair ethically and methods such as micro rings and tapes are both reusable methods where a client can wear the same hair for more than a year and sometimes two years!”
Sarah McKenna, founder of The London Hair Lab

Shorter Afro styles

“The obsession for long Afro hair extensions has run its course. It’s all about the jaw-length bob. The cut is clean and relatively simple so it flatters most face shapes. To hike up the glam factor suggest to your client a tousled body wave texture or head-turning vibrant hue.”
Jemima Cousins at FEME Ltd

The rise of nano rings

“We predict nano rings will be replacing resin bonded hair extensions this year. Gone are the days when clients will spend hours in the salon breaking down resin bonds and having them combed out. Nano rings are a more gentle and quicker process in terms of application and removal.”
Adam Jones at Live True London

XXL hair

“XXL hair is set to be big in 2020. Long hair will be seen all over the catwalks and campaigns this year and this trend is all about maintenance, ensuring clients have regular salon visits as well as using the correct shampoo, conditioner and leave-in products to maintain all that enviable length. Pearl embellishments are also set to be huge and when XXL extensions are used and styled into a high ponytail they add extra sass and a whimsical finish to the hair.”
Jay Birmingham, owner of Jay Birmingham Hair

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