Lifestyle 17 August 2020
Even with a pandemic going on, it would still be fair to say that there's never a bad time to change your hair. With the right precautions at your local hairdressers (i.e. wearing a mask) then you might feel that the summer just seems right to switch up your hairstyle and get a fresh start for a fairly turbulent year.
New looks and styles are constantly happening, but to provide you with a bit of inspiration and some great tips, we'll discuss some popular women's haircuts you might want to try in 2020. Think about your hair type, texture, and face shape before committing to a new look and you're sure to find something you love.
Sometimes it's hard to decide between going lighter or darker over the summer months, which is exactly why the bronde color was invented. Warm, glossy, and eye-catching, bronde is a pretty easy look for most women to get and it's more low-maintenance than you might already think. Is it brunette? Is it blonde? Keep people guessing with hints of brightness and color tones.
We love a bob as much as the next person, but the asymmetrical bob provides that little bit of edge and daring that makes you stand out so much more. Wear it super straight or slightly wavy depending on how you like it styled. You could even ask your hairdresser about changing the middle part to a deep side part if you want to move away from a contemporary look.
Use hair gel in ways you never thought possible! The wet look is one of the sexiest evening hairstyles but is also finding its way into workplaces as a striking feminine image. The wet look suits mid to long hair, but is also amazing when paired with a low ponytail for a chic, minimalist style. Slicked back and 'fresh out of the shower', the wet look helps tame unruly hair and is perfect in a professional or party setting.
French girl bob
Whenever the French do something, you know it's going to be good. Fashionable and chic at all times, the French girl bob is great because it barely requires any styling. Wash your hair, air-dry it, tame a few flyaways and you're good to go. Perfect for the hotter summer months and a good length that's short but not too short, this type of bob is fun and a little frivolous.
We all want to have thicker, fuller hair, so why not go for longer, face-framing layers with a strong baseline to give you real volume and shape. It's a breezy, easy look for summer that has a big impact from day 1. For anyone who currently has or wants to have beach waves and ton of volume, then here's a look that can't be ignored.
Fade to blonde
Darker hair moving to blonde can easily be done in a way that looks natural and not too jarring. With a few lighter, honey tones spread throughout the hair, the lighter blonde color makes the transition from darker hair to appear more real, comfortable, and as if you've had the look for several months.
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Help! My Friend Is a No Show
Dear Armchair Psychologist,
I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.
Dear Sadsies,I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.
I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!
- The Armchair Psychologist