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Last updated: December 22, 2020

8 TikTok Hair Trends That Went Viral In 2020

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  • Formula A (lightener)

    Redken Flashlift Blonde Idol Maximum Power Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (base color)

    Fanola Hair Coloring Cream 6.13 + 6.14 + 3.5-volume developer

  • Formula C (money piece toner)

    Fanola Hair Coloring Cream 12.13 + 3.5-volume developer

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TikTok Made Us Do It: 2020’s Most Viral Hair Trends & How To Recreate Them

Merry simp season and a happy new year (2021, do better!)—it’s time to round up the hair trends that helped us through quite literally the weirdest year ever. Here’s a quick recap: Curtain bangs, lava streaks and bouncy layers proved that we would all rather throw it back to the ’90s and ’60s then live in the moment—funkier hair, simpler times. Oh, and is there anything that screams “main character energy” more than having a DIY bangs moment in quarantine with a pair of drugstore scissors? Nope.


Keep scrollin’ for BTC’s year in review (TikTok edition!), plus how you can recreate every look that will make you say, “That’s so 2020.” BTW, click here to follow us on the app for fire hair content! 


1. E-Girl Chunky Money Piece 



new hair!! @bradmondonyc

♬ Maejor – Lights Down Low – ✅auditions are open!✅

90’s dip dye vibes by @maggiemh #behindthechair #90strends

♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ


How To Get The Look With Zero Commitment From @bradmondonyc


2. Curtain Bangs



dude 💀 ##fyp ##voiceeffects ##curtainbangs

♬ original sound – angel mcneil

WHO IS SHE- SHE’S CHIC @rachelwstylist #behindthechair #Kolors

♬ Roses – Imanbek Remix – SAINt JHN


5 Tips For Cutting Curtain Bangs On Any Client

Instagram via @chrisjones_hair



3. E-Boy Perms



For people saying I shouldn’t have brushed it or used hairspray, here ya go

♬ Buff Baby – tobi lou


Click Here For Your Complete Guide To Perms

Instagram via @soraverly


4. Box Braids



15 hours later💁🏾‍♀️ #fyp#foryou#boxbraids#hairtransformation

♬ Float on the Sound (Ey) – Tiagz


Braids + Twists: What You Need To Know About Protective Styles


5. Two-Toned Hair: Lava Streaks, Chunky Highlights + Bold Contrast

Would YOU rock these CHUNKY HIGHLIGHTS 🍦🤤 by @maggiemh #satisfying #foryoupage #90skids #brushingmyhair

♬ I Like Him – Princess Nokia




♬ Double ccs CityboySyyy – 1xsyyy


Peep Our ’90s Color Pinterest Board For More Two-Toned Placement


6. Bouncy Layers



since i was getting so many messages about my hair..✨#fyp #getthelook #hair #curtainbangs #foryou #xyzbca #hairbysyria

♬ Bust Your Windows – Glee Cast



i can never get my hair to stay in the right place but i love it sm

♬ Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac



Reply to @glamrisss COLOR: beige blonde w. a thick money piece ✨CUT: long layers+face framing ✨Hairstylist: hairby_zwild on Instagram! #haircolor

♬ original sound – stephvillastyle


Get The Look: 6-Figure Layered Haircut


7. Extra Long Waves




♬ original sound – Shonnasty

Model off-duty hair made easy 😍@adina_pignatare Using the Line One Waver #behindthechair #lineone

♬ positions – Ariana Grande

Cheat Undone Waves In 10 Minutes—Click Here!

Instagram via @adina_pignatare


8. DIY Hair Transformations



Hairdresser Reacts. Such a beautifully interesting color combo and placement! @funkyandfrankie #hairdye #hairdresserreacts

♬ if u use this sound ur gay – AUGGIEAUGGIEAUGGIE


Read What Brad Mondo Has To Say About Those Viral Hairdresser Reaction Videos

TikTok via @bradmondonyc