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10 cute, chaotic, and controversial beauty trends that are so 2020


TextAlex Peters

From mullets and DIY ‘dos to the return of the RAWRing 20s and questionable ‘I can’t breathe’ beauty looks

Another year has, inexplicably, gone by and with it another set of beauty trends have come and gone. Beauty trends this year, as with most things, were largely dictated by the pandemic and lockdown. Without access to professional salons and with a lot more free time on our hands than usual, the DIY spirit thrived in quarantine and people got creative. 

We all had to go back to basics, learn to do things ourselves, and through the process it seemed to bring us back to a teenage state of mind when lack of funds, resources, and freedom necessitated imagination, ingenuity and a bit of plucky courage to cobble together our heart’s desire. We cut our own fringes, we dyed our hair bright colours, or just buzzed it all off completely. 

We also got creative. With our bedrooms as our studios, and no one to see us, we started experimenting, putting make-up on our noses or going full on Tiger King. Meanwhile, Scene Culture beauty saw a revival as the chaos and upheaval of 2020 left us all feeling a bit emo.

There were also some trends that definitely should not have seen the light of day and which we will be firmly leaving in 2020. Here are the best beauty trends from the year including two very bad ones that we don’t want to see in 2021.

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