SLEEK EDGES It’s been the year of gelled down baby hairs! Thanks to Instagram, shiny, sleek edges have been the pièce de résistance on every style going, from box braids, weaves and natural updos. Make sure you stock up on edge tamers because this trend is here to stay.
MICHELLE THOMPSON SAYS: ‘Sleek edges are the pièce de résistance to almost every hairstyle. Its sets off the look just like a manicure can set off an outfit’.
BLUNT CUTS Styles fashioned with blunt ends became an instant hit in the Spring/Summer. Wearers carried it off with aplomb because the strikingly bold cut did all the talking.
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Fun fact: Hairdressers said this was the most requested salon service from millennials.
SCHOLA ROSE SAYS: ‘This cut is super sleek and can be worn sleek, wavy, with bangs or tied-up when you’re on-the-move.’
BOSSY BANTU One of the virtues of natural is its versatility and we saw that in abundance this year. A style that pipped the post for the number one spot were bantu knots. It doubles up as a cool protective style and prelude to forming perfectly defined curls, making it a win-win!
BUNMI SANUSI SAYS: ‘Bantu knots was a style embraced by naturalistas and millenials. I think we’ll be seeing more of it in 2020 with slight variations in colour’.