The term “vintage” applies to items or trends between 20 and 100 years old (after that, they’re “antique”). So with the arrival of 2020, your favorite ‘90s styles are technically vintage — including the face framing tendrils that seem to have made a major comeback. In fact, eight of the 31 winter hairstyles to try, below, feature face framing tendrils or their cousin, ear framing tendrils.
Vintage-inspired or not, framing your face in any way is cool this season, as evidenced by the smooth edges and bedazzled baby hairs seen on Gabrielle Union, Lupita Nyong’o, and model Joyjah Estrada; or the trés français bangs worn by influencers Alyssa Coscarelli and Sophia Roe (curly) and actress Hilary Duff (wispy). But what’s even cooler? Making a literal statement with your hairstyle. On Jan. 8, stylist Justine Marjan released a rhinestone bobby pin in collaboration with Kitsch, emblazoned with the word “VOTE.” 100 percent of proceeds will go to nonpartisan organization When We All Vote in anticipation of the 2020 election. Expect celebrity sightings soon — Marjan’s clients include Ashley Graham, Khloé Kardashian, Olivia Culpo, and Ashely Tisdale.
Ahead, 31 hairstyles to try this winter, no matter what your vibe — vintage or modern, low-key or high fashion, registered to vote or about to be.
1. Pulled Back With A Claw Clip
Another "vintage" look that's surprisingly modern: the claw clip.
2. Pulled Back With A Barette
Pull messy waves away from your face, secure with a French barrette, et voila: chic.
3. Side-Parted Pixie
Side part your pixie cut and add a statement eye.
4. Braids With Laid Edges
The braids are beautiful, but I can't stop staring at Gabrielle Union's perfect baby hairs.
5. Messy, Curly Bangs
Pull your hair back and let your bangs just be. The messier, the better.
6. Say It With Sparkles
Are you registered to vote? Are your friends? How about casual acquaintances and strangers you pass on the street? Wear this to motivate everyone you meet.
7. Put A Pin In It
Make a bun less fussy by twirling back your hair, skipping the elastic, and loosely securing with an extra-long pin. Release an ear-framing tendril for good measure.
8. Space Buns & Face-Framing Tendrils
If getting hair inspiration from a six-year-old (North West) is wrong, I don't want to be right.
9. Add A Thick Headband
Beanie Feldstein said it best: "Eat your heart out, Blair Waldorf."
10. Go Pink
Who says pink hair and sparkly clips aren't "age-appropriate"? Certainly not Lady Gaga.
11. Comb Out Your Curls
Add volume by picking your coils at the root, then fluff.
12. Put A Bow On It
Pull out the bow you wore for your fifth grade class photo, and I think you'll find it's still on-trend.
13. Topknot With Tendrils
Refresh your go-to topknot with ear framing tendrils.
14. Crimp It
15. Half-Up & Brushed Out
Copy Lizzo's half-up, brushed-out curls. Confidence not included.
16. Secure With A Velvet Scrunchie
Nothing says "winter hair" like a soft velvet scrunchie.
17. Sleek Ponytail
Add intrigue to a simple, sleek pony with origami-inspired folds.
18. Bedazzled Baby Hairs
Bedazzle your baby hairs with easy-to-use stickers. You don't need an excuse.
19. Go For Effortless Waves
Give it a comb and leave it alone. Effortlessly chic, no?
20. Braided Lob
Bored of your bob (or lob)? Braid it back, like Yara Shahidi.
21. Frizzy Pony
Three words: Embrace The Frizz.
22. '60s-Inspired Flip
23. Crown Braid With Wispy Bangs
Make a crown braid feel less "milk maid" by freeing some face framing wisps.
24. Bent Bob
A slight bend to your bob with a few strategic swipes of a straightener.
25. Low Bun
You can never go wrong with a low bun, especially when paired with oversize hoops.
26. High Bun
Or a high bun with small hoops, for that matter.
27. Thick Tendrils
Lean into the '90s trend with thick, face framing tendrils.
28. Braids With Thin Tendrils
Thin tendrils work, too, especially accompanied by Americana side braids.
29. Voluminous Bob
Contrast a sleek middle part with voluminous curls.
30. Braids With Bangs
Braid your hair, but leave your bangs (and then some) loose.
31. Put It In A Towel While You Eat Pasta
This is the energy I’m bringing into 2020, honestly.