Published On: Wed, Dec 4th, 2019

2020 Beauty Trends – Hair and Makeup Predictions

The early-’90s style bob haircut may have reached global dominance in the year 2019, but the biggest beauty trends in 2020 will have us time-traveling forward and back.

In the flashback category, we’re predicting nostalgic styles like milkmaid braids, high ponytails, and piece-y waves. Also, prepare to revisit your high school prom looks because updos with face-framing tendrils are happening, and French tip manicures have already begun storming our shores. (No kidding, these very-2000s trends are coming in hot for 2020.)

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As for the future focus, expect to channel Euphoria makeup for all your dress-up events come the new year. We’re talking neon eyeliner, artful if random under-eye embellishments, and all gold everything. 

If you’re in the mood for some slightly more relaxed beauty trends to try in 2020, consider swapping your shimmery highlighter for a pink high-cheek blush moment, which celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin is feeling for the new year.

All these ideas and more, for InStyle editors’ 20 beauty predictions for 2020.

For more stories like this, pick up the December issue of InStyle, available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download now.