Celebrity hair 2020: Stacey Dooley’s sweeping fringe is perfect for the festive season

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Let’s take a look at all the biggest celebrity hair moments in 2020 so far, including Stacey Dooley’s sweeping fringe.

We can all agree that 2019 was the year of the blunt bob. Celebrities including January Jones, Lucy Liu, Nicole Scherzinger and Jourdan Dunn all rocked the razor-sharp chop. Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Constance Wu proved it was a big year for bangs, too. And let’s not forget to give a shout out to the many colour transformations that took place, including Dua Lipa’s brunette-to-bleached locks and Maisie Williams’s rainbow of dyes.

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Stacey Dooley, Jennifer Lopez, Dakota Johnson, Camila Cabello, Ashley Benson, Alicia Keys, Bella Hadid, Rihanna, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Yvonne Orji, Meghan Markle, Maisie Williams, Zendaya, Lili Reinhart, Kaia Gerber, Fearne Cotton, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Daisy Lowe, Emily Ratajkowski, Nicola Coughlan, Perrie Edwards, Michelle Keegan, Dua Lipa, Lupita Nyong’o, January Jones, Hilary Duff, Blake Lively, Miley Cyrus, Ricki Lake, Kerry Washington and Barbie Ferreira have all made us sit up and pay attention to their latest styles. 

  • Stacey Dooley

    We’ve always been a little bit obsessed with Stacey Dooley’s long, red hair. It came as no surprise when the presenter announced she was the new face of Clairol’s Nice N Easy home dyes earlier this year. And Dooley’s auburn mane has just caught our attention again…

    Sharing a video on Instagram, Dooley showed off her newly-cut long, sweeping fringe, captioning it: “The fringe (ish) is back. I’ve been talking about this since 2018 btw.” She confirmed that the stylist behind the cut is Eamonn Hughes.

    It’s a small change that makes a big difference: perfect for the festive season.  

  • Jennifer Lopez

    During her performance at the American Music Awards 2020 over the weekend, Jennifer Lopez channelled some serious Flashdance vibes with her wet-look hair – and we’re totally into it. 

    Stylist Chris Appleton has now shared his tips on how to achieve the look if you want to give it a go in lockdown. 

    “On wet hair apply @colorwowhair #dreamcoatcurly and dry with @leandrolimited carbon ionic hairdryer, but use the diffuser attachment for control,” he wrote.

    “On dry hair apply @colorwowhair #popandlock in [two] inch sections. Using the @babylissprousa 1.25” nano titanium curling iron in the lowest heat setting twist through hair from roots to ends for a loose wave. Finish with a heavy blast of @colorwowhair #extrashinespray for the ultimate wet-look shine.”

  • Dakota Johnson

    Dakota Johnson is known for her signature long lengths and choppy fringe. Occasionally, she’ll lighten up her usual brunette shade with some blonde tips. But the actor has just gone to the dark side by colouring her hair jet black. 

    Johnson shared a post on Instagram to announce she is now co-creative director of sexual wellness brand Maude. As well as her dark lengths, she wore her fringe a bit longer and parted. And we love it. 

  • Camila Cabello

    Camila Cabello just did something very dramatic to her usually long and straight hair. The singer has cut it to a shorter shoulder-length and let her natural curls loose.

    “Lost my short hair virginity,” Cabello wrote alongside an Instagram photo of her new style. “I’ve had long hair all my life it’s time to feel the air on these shoulders baby.”

    Her stylist, Dimitri Giannetos, also shared a photo of his work, captioning it: “Camila is serving a shag bob. New short hair for my muse.”

    It’s the perfect inspiration for anyone who wants to get the chop right now.

  • Ashley Benson

    To get into the Halloween spirit, actor and model Ashley Benson has dyed her tips in a spiced pumpkin latte hue. However, given how cool it looks on her, we have a feeling that this isn’t a look just reserved for the scary season. 

  • Alicia Keys

    Whether it’s naturally curly, straightened or braided, Alicia Key’s hair is always incredible. Never one to shy away from a new style, we’ve come to expect beauty looks from her that provide some serious inspiration. 

    Now, the Grammy-winning singer has made us all want to go get a blunt fringe cut in. She shared a photo of her sleek new bangs on Instagram, writing: “New side of Alicia to introduce you to. Nice to meet you.”

    Check out that new length, too. We’re obsessed.

  • Bella Hadid

    Model Bella Hadid can always be relied upon for hair inspiration with her experimental and fun new styles. And her latest look might just catch on with anyone who’s feeling a bit nostalgic right now.

    Colourist Jenna Perry shared a picture of Hadid leaving her hair studio with chunky caramel highlights, reminiscent of our favourite 90s pop stars. Perry captioned the photo: “[Bella Hadid] leaving the studio yesterday reminding us that Y2K was the best decade.”

    Does this mean that Hadid just brought back chunky highlights? We’re kinda digging it. 

  • Rihanna

    In a matter of weeks, Rihanna will unveil her second ever Savage x Fenty fashion show to the world and to tease the upcoming spectacle, the singer posted a sneak peek on Instagram.

    In the video, Rihanna can be seen walking down a hallway in fishnet stockings and a hoodie (emblazoned with ‘Rihanna’, of course). When the camera pans up, she turns around to reveal a mullet haircut with a choppy fringe, lots of layers and a long section of hair running down her back.

    This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Rihanna with a mullet. The entrepreneur previously wore the hairstyle back in 2013 with electric blue lipstick, of course.

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Ever since her breakout role in The Darling Buds of May during the 90s, Catherine Zeta-Jones has been known her raven, tumbling, long hair. In fact, she is the queen of blow-dries.

    But when she cropped her hair into a fringed blunt bob for her role as Velma in 2002 film Chicago, fans quickly became obsessed with the sharp look. 

    Now, the actor has experimented with a shorter style once more – and it looks seriously fresh. She showed off her new shoulder-length lob (that’s a long bob) in an Instagram photo, inspiring us to go get an autumn chop with her long layers and subtle curls.  

  • Yvonne Orji

    Yvonne Orji’s hair at this year’s Emmys was so much more than a moment – it was part of a movement. 

    The actor, who was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series, had the image of a clenched fist – the Black Lives Matter fist – shaved into her hair. 

    Sharing a photo of the beautiful and powerful style on her Instagram, Orji captioned it: “NUFF SAID.” 

  • Meghan Markle

    Meghan Markle gives great ponytail. We regularly see her wearing them low and loose, or high and tight. She also tends to wrap a few strands around the base of the style, to hide any trace of a bobble (a handy trick). Oh and she likes to play around with the parting for a little variation, too.

    In a new video, Megan just made us want to do something a little bit different: wear a ponytail to the side. Discussing Smart Works charity in the video, her long, dark hair is tied in a low style and tumbles over her left shoulder.

    It’s very California cool, which makes sense, as she recently moved there. 

  • Maisie Williams

    Following in the footsteps (or salon chairs) of Miley Cyrus and Barbie Ferreira, Two Weeks to Live actor Maisie Williams just got herself a bleached bob. 

    Bleach London shared two photos of the cut and colour on its Instagram page, writing: Mullet for My Valentine. Colour and cut for @maisie_williams by @freddie.yeah.”

    Williams responded, commenting: “Dreams really do come true.”

    It’s proof that the choppy mullet is definitely here to stay.

  • Zendaya

    Zendaya pretty much broke the internet when she got braids again post-lockdown. In fact, her Instagram photos have had over 10million likes. But of course they have – they are perhaps the most beautiful golden hour selfies ever taken.

    The actor has always experimented with different hair styles, but her return to braids is a perfect autumn refresh. 

  • Lili Reinhart

    For people who regularly get highlights, the frustration of not being able top up grown out roots throughout the lockdown has been real. 

    And Lili Reinhart is one of those people.

    The Riverdale actor just got her colour refreshed, giving her a lighter blonde result. Colourist Matt Rex shared a photo of the look on his Instagram, explaining that he glossed Reinhart’s highlights with Redken product. 

  • Kaia Gerber

    Model and actor Kaia Gerber – who is also the daughter of original supermodel Cindy Crawford – has given her hair a bold transformation in 2020. 

    During lockdown, Gerber attempted to dye her dark brown hair blonde, which resulted in lighter honey hues.

    Now, the model has had her hair completely bleached, and she is totally rocking being a peroxide blonde. 

    It also looks like she’s had layers cut into her bob, which explains that amazing textured volume. 

  • Fearne Cotton

    Although Fearne Cotton has experimented with lots of cuts and colours in the past, we know her best for having honey hues and that razor sharp blunt bob. But the Happy Place creator has just revealed a fun new look for summer.

    Cotton shared a photo of her newly dyed pink hair, which she is also growing out of its bob. In the caption, she thanked her friend for “egging me on” – something a lot of us will relate to when taking the plunge with a new hair colour.

    Jessie J, Katie Piper and Daisy May Cooper are just a handful of celebrities who have commented on the photo saying they “LOVE IT”.

    Oh, and in case it’s not clear: we adore it too. 

  • Daisy Edgar-Jones

    Daisy Edgar-Jones at the Baftas.
    Daisy Edgar-Jones at the Bafta TV Awards 2020.

    At first, we were all obsessed with Daisy Edgar Jones’s perfect fringe. Now, the Normal People star has inspired us once more with her new honey highlights. 

    For this year’s Bafta TV awards, the actor visited celebrity stylist George Northwood, who lightened up her brunette hair with a blonde balayage for a summer twist.

    We. Are. Obsessed. 

  • Daisy Lowe

    Model Daisy Lowe has just made a dreamy case for long hair by ditching the French bob that she recently sported and getting “mermaid” extensions put in. 

    She shared the before-and-after pictures on Instagram, captioning them: “So today I had the pleasure of getting my first set of @hairdreams_uk extensions by the magic handed @lewis_pallett – thank you for helping me feel like a mermaid again!”

    Does this mark the end of the blunt bob trend?

  • Emily Ratajkowski

    Known for her long, dark brunette hair, model and actor Emily Ratajkowski has just dyed it blonde. Sharing videos of the beautiful results on Instagram, she thanked Kerastase who made the colour change happen as part of a paid partnership. 

    Speaking about it, Ratajkowski said: “I’ve never coloured my hair or changed the length significantly in my entire life. I just celebrated my birthday and am so happy to be coming out of quarantine with a fresh new look. Beauty is meant to be fun and expressive and this is definitely, hands down, the most fun I’ve ever had with my look before.”

    For anyone who’s looking to made a bold hair move at the first hair appointment in months, it’s provides some colourful inspiration. 

  • Nicola Coughlan

    With all hair appointments banned over the last two months, lockdown has seen a lot of us reach for the home-dye kit (the Stylist beauty team has all the advice you need on how to safely dye your hair at home). It’s been a time for us to get creative, even if things don’t always turn out exactly as planned

    Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan is the latest celebrity to brighten up lockdown with a home-dye job – and we’re very into it. The actor dyed her hair baby pink for a fancy dress Zoom quiz, which she chose to dress up as Saoirse Ronan’s character in Lady Bird for. Coughlan even made a pink cast for her arm to complete the costume.

    And it paid off, because Beanie FeldStein – who of course starred alongside Ronan in Lady Bird – commented with crying emojis.

    Coughlan also later tweeted about the look, writing: “OK so pink hair makes me feel like I’m a mysterious Nordic singer who’s going to drop a sad, but also banging pop-synth album that’s going to get you though your breakup. Also I might solve crime on Fjords.”

    Pink hair sounds just as fun as it looks. 

  • Perrie Edwards

    First, she cut her hair into a bob with bangs during lockdown, now Perrie Edwards is using it as a chance to experiment with different hair looks. The Little Mix singer previously tried TikTok’s viral bathrobe curls but after her cousin Ellie (who is isolating with her) told her they’d done it wrong, they tried again.

    When Perrie unravelled her hair, she was left with tight curls, telling the camera, “So I might have over-curled my hair”.

    After brushing it out and trying various styles, Edwards settled on pushing her hair back with an orange hairband. It certainly suits her.

  • Michelle Keegan

    Our Girl actor Michelle Keegan has perfectly illustrated a quarantine hair mood by sharing a photograph of her voluminous natural curls.

    She captioned the photo: “Back to basics.” Anyone who is embracing the kink during isolation right now will relate. 

    It comes after Ariana Grande shared a photo of her own quarantine curls (which she has since taken down from Instagram).

  • Dua Lipa

    Dua Lipa is known for her sharp hair styles, usually worn in a centre parting or with a blunt fringe. But while she performed a Late Late Show performance with her band on a video called, Lipa gave some serious “staying home while social distancing” hair vibes by sweeping her fringe to the side and tying her hair in a knot.

  • Lupita Nyong'o

    Lupita Nyong’o celebrated her 37th birthday in February by throwing one heck of a party in Lagos. And she marked the occasion with what’s sure to be an iconic beauty look for the actor – braided bangs. Nyong’o wore her beads in a top knot and embellished her fringe with some gold beads. Sharing a photo on Instagram, she wrote: “This is 37. #FeelingTheLove.” Another shot showed the actor wearing her braids under an electric blue head wrap, which she described as “Lagos slay queen“.

  • January Jones

    Known for usually keeping her hair long and blonde, actor January Jones got the chop in 2019 and proved herself to be the undisputed Queen of Blunt Bobs. 

    Now, she’s decided to give her blunt bob a little twist of colour – and it’s the perfect mix of cool and cute. 

    “Just gave myself some pink highlights, rather impressed with myself tbh,” she wrote alongside a photograph of her freshly coloured hair. 

    She might just have kicked off the DIY colour highlights trend…

  • Blake Lively

    Blake lively with dark hair at the Rhythm Section premiere.

    Blake lively at the Rhythm Section premiere.

    In her new film The Rhythm Section, Blake Lively wears her hair in a variety of dramatic disguises. At one point, she even has a bowl cut. And it looks like the actor has been inspired by the role.

    Lively is best known for the long, golden blonde hair she has had since her Gossip Girl days. But at The Rhythm Section premiere, Lively embraced a darker side with natural roots, worn in an up-do.

    Wearing a long, black velvet dress and gloves, it was a look full of drama and intrigue. Perhaps we won’t be rushing to get our roots touched up after all.

  • Hilary Duff

    Last year, Hilary Duff opted to get married with a straight, sharp ‘lob’ to match her modern Jenny Packham gown. Like many others, the long bob was her signature style of 2019. But now the actor has gone to new lengths, literally.

    Duff shared a photograph of her longer, wavy style on Instagram. She heavily hinted that the new look was down to extensions from her stylist Riawna Capri.

    She captioned the photo: “Whoa @riawna how’d you make my hair grow like this over night??? Cool trick cool trick.”

  • Barbie Ferreira

    Not one to shy away from a bold hair and makeup look, Euphoria star Barbie Ferreira has debuted a mullet with serious attitude. Although she sported a longer mullet at the end of last year, the actor has now gone with a shorter and shaggier style. Her stylist, Laura Heaps, who took four-inches off the length, told Elite Daily: “We looked through at a lot of pictures together and then just created this vision of a modern mullet.” It’s as easy as that…

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus brought in the new year with a shaggy mullet, and we are feeling its seriously 70s punk vibes. The cut is a far cry from the favoured blunt bob, with its tousled fringe and natural finish. Cyrus uploaded the new look on her Instagram, writing: “New hair. New Year. NEW MUSIC.” Will the mullet make a proper comeback in 2020?     

  • Ricki Lake

    TV legend Ricki Lake has shared a photo of her newly shaved head, revealing the very relatable reason behind doing it. Lake revealed that she has been living with hair loss on and off for almost 30 years. “I am not alone in this and my goal is to help others while at the same time unshackle myself from this quiet hell I have been living in,” she said. It’s inspiring. It’s bold. It’s liberating. 

  • Kerry Washington

    Hair chameleon Kerry Washington has worn her hair in natural curls, long braids and a sleek mid-style over recent months. She even had a pixie cut at one point. But Washington proved that the long bob – or ‘the lob’ – isn’t going anywhere in 2020. Stepping out on the Golden Globes carpet, she showed off a newly cut shoulder-skimming do, with a deep side parting and sweeping fringe. 

We’ll be keeping an eye out for the best styles that celebrities will inevitably continue to debut over the coming months.

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