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New Year, New Hair: Choosing the Best New Haircut for You

Tues, 07 Jan.

It’s officially 2020 and with an all new decade comes the perfect time to choose a new hairstyle. If you want to start the year finding a new hairstyle that makes a statement, MyCuts has a list of trendy hairstyles for you to choose from. This hair trends for this new year are based around futuristic and bold styles that highlight your natural beauty. Continue reading this guide to the best new hairstyle trends of 2020 and find the best fresh haircut for yourself!

Futuristic Braid Styles

2019 was full of hairstyle trends that left many people excited to experiment with forming new ways to wear their hair in intricate braids. 2020 will continue this trend but with an extra fun twist: futuristic braid hairstyles.

Those looking to make a bold statement with their hairstyle will enjoy integrating different stylistic pieces into their braiding pattern. Some of our favorite stylistic braid pieces include diamonds, streamers, or pearls. These braids can be worn loosely or as attractive up-dos; the choice is yours! Just be sure that your braided hairstyle is futuristic and fashion-forward, using bold stylistic pieces that draw the eye.

The Spaceball Ponytail

Another of our favorite hairstyle trends for 2020 creates a look reminiscent of a science fiction movie but in the best possible way. The spaceball ponytail involves pulling the hair back into a tight hold, creating one-inch increments. You can create a “spaceball” effect by fastening off each of these increments and creating an orb. Just make sure to hairspray it up when it comes to the spaceball ponytail! This bold, space-inspired hairstyle is jaw-droppingly gorgeous but needs a little extra help to stand strong throughout the day.

Keeping it Slick

For a new hairstyle trend that screams “high fashion”, be sure to try the slicked back look in 2020. The slicked back short hairstyle has been popular among high-class fashion models for the past few years, but it looks like 2020 will be the year that this style hits the mainstream. But what makes the slicked back hairstyle especially fit for the futuristic vibes of 2020?

This year, this slicked back look will be amplified by the use of glitter accents. Simply sprinkle in some glitter accents to mix with your favorite brand of hair gel when creating your slicked back hairstyle. This will create a sparkly, fun hairstyle that will make you the talk of any party or bash. Start the new year with this out-of-this-world hairstyle!

Book an Appointment with Your Local Hairstylist!

Now that you know a few of the biggest hairstyle trends for 2020, it’s time to book an appointment with your local hairstylist! With so many looking to turn over a new leaf and make 2020 their year, hair salons are sure to be booked up for the first few weeks of the new year. If you’re a hair salon owner yourself, you know that business is at an all-time high during the holiday season. Luckily, MyCuts is here to simplify the booking process for both hair salon owners and their customers.

With MyCuts, making a hair salon appointment has never been easier! The MyCuts software comes equipped with appointment scheduling and monitoring features that go a long way in managing the chaos brought on by this particularly busy salon season. If you’re a hair salon owner currently dealing with the stress of hair appointment monitoring and booking, you need MyCuts! Feel free to take a look at our demo to see what MyCuts can do for you and your customers.

Tips to Avoid Heat Styling Damage

Tues, 09 Dec.

Heat styling is something we all do at one point or another. Whether you are curling, straightening, or blow drying your hair, heat styling is the simple and quick solution to beautiful hair styling. As well known as the beauty brought about by heat styling, however, is the fact that heat styling can damage your hair. If you don’t take the necessary measures to protect your hair from heat damage, you could be in for a rude awakening.

If you think that the only way to avoid heat styling damage is to eliminate the use of heat styling tools completely, MyCuts is here with good news! There are a number of things you can do to protect your hair from heat damage while still using heat styling to create your favorite hairstyles. Today, we will be giving you some helpful tips to avoiding heat styling damage that you can use to protect your hair without sacrificing beauty.

Use a Heat Protectant

The most effective way to avoid heat styling damage without cutting out the use of hair styling tools completely is by using a heat protectant. If you aren’t using a heat protectant each and every time that you use a heat styling tool, you are putting your hair at an unnecessary risk of damage. Get into the habit of thinking of a heat protectant the way you think of sunscreen before spending a day in the sun. A good heat protectant will keep your hair healthy and beautiful while locking in your hair color.

Pay Attention to Temperature

Be honest with yourself about how high you are cranking up the temperature when using heat styling tools. Regardless of whether or not you are using a heat protectant, turning the heat too high can spell danger for the condition of your hair. If you have especially thin hair, you should note that your hair type is especially susceptible to heat damage. Always be sure to use a lower temperature setting when using your favorite heat styling tools.

In general, regardless of hair type, it is best practice to keep the temperature of your heat styling tools at under 200 degrees Fahrenheit when either curling your hair or straightening it. While thicker hair isn’t necessarily as susceptible to heat damage as thinner hair, caution should still be practiced.

Watch How Frequently You’re Using Heat Styling Tools

How often do you find yourself using heat styling tools? If the answer is frequently, you can protect your hair by cutting down on use. Using hair styling tools too frequently can cause your hair to become damaged and brittle over time. In order to cut back on the frequency at which you are using heat styling tools, experiment with new types of heatless hairstyles. Branching out can be a fun experience and you may find forms of hairstyles that you like even better than your favorite heat styling ‘dos!

Appointment Scheduling Made Easy with the MyCuts App

If you find yourself in need of answers regarding heat styling and fresh, new hairstyles, it’s probably time to book an appointment with your local hair salon. If you are, on the other hand, a hair salon owner looking to simplify the appointment scheduling process to better serve your clientele, look no further than the MyCuts App!

Our app makes appointment scheduling easier than ever. The MyCuts software comes equipped with both appointment monitoring and scheduling features that hair salon owners can use to manage the chaos of a busy schedule. Feel free to check out our demo to see the app in action!