The Best Hair and Makeup Trends From the Spring 2020 Runways Are Too Fun to Ignore

The Spring 2020 shows have come and gone, and in their wake are a whole lot of beauty trends to get inspired by. And here's the thing: you don't need to wait six months to start playing around with the hair and makeup looks we saw on the runways. Thanks to social media, the idea of strict, seasonal trends is a thing of the past. If this Winter you want to want to put a flower in your hair like the models wore at Etam, or apply a fluoro-orange shade of lipstick like the one we saw at Versace, go right ahead. In fact, we think it's a swell idea.

When it comes to the beauty looks we saw again and again this season, many of them shouldn't come as a total surprise. Several are trends that have slowly been bubbling up this past year. Neon shadow and 3D makeup, for instance, made multiple appearances during the Fall 2019 shows back in February, while we've seen loads of celebrities wearing watercolor shadow on the red carpet in the past few months.

And while, sure, we don't expect you to head to the office with Swarovski crystals glued to your face anytime soon (although, if you work in an environment where that's welcome, go right ahead), there were plenty of wearable beauty trends in the Spring 2020 shows. Considering getting a bob? Well, you've got all the haircut inspo you need from this season's runways. Just bookmark this link and show it to your hairstylist at your next salon appointment. And while gold was this season's hottest (and shiniest) hue, you don't need to glue on a pair of false gold lashes like makeup artist Pat McGrath did at Valentino or wrap your hair in thread like hairstylist Guido did at Alexander McQueen. Simply buy a gold barrette or dust a shimmery gold shadow over your lids to get in on the trend without going over the top.

Keep reading to discover our favorite hair and makeup trends from the Spring 2020 shows. Then be prepared to start taking your beauty game to another level.

Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Rock 'n' Roll Glitter
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Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Rock 'n' Roll Glitter

Loose glitter was smeared, spilled, and smudged all around the eyes (and in one instance, even between them). Between the haphazard application and unexpected placement — and often electric-bright colors — the sparkly stuff took on quite a hard edge this season.

House of Holland Spring 2020
Makeup: Dominic Skinner
Hair: Adam Reed

Rock 'n' Roll Glitter: Halpern Spring 2020
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Rock 'n' Roll Glitter: Halpern Spring 2020

Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench
Hair: Sam McKnight

Rock 'n' Roll Glitter: House of Holland Spring 2020
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Rock 'n' Roll Glitter: House of Holland Spring 2020

Makeup: Dominic Skinner
Hair: Adam Reed

Rock 'n' Roll Glitter: Off-White
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Rock 'n' Roll Glitter: Off-White

Makeup: Fara Homidi
Hair: Jawara

Rock 'n' Roll Glitter: Pyer Moss Spring 2020
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Rock 'n' Roll Glitter: Pyer Moss Spring 2020

Makeup: Daniel Sallstrom
Hair: Jon Reyman

Rock 'n' Roll Glitter: Fendi Spring 2020
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Rock 'n' Roll Glitter: Fendi Spring 2020

Makeup: Peter Philips
Hair: Sam McKnight

Spring 2020 Runway Beauty: Simple Plaits
IMAXTREE | Filippo Fortis

Spring 2020 Runway Beauty: Simple Plaits

The braids we saw on the Spring 2020 runways fell into two categories on the exact opposite sides of the spectrum: intricate protective styles or very simple three-strand braids worn in either pigtails or in a single plait started at the nape of the neck.

Christian Dior Spring 2020
Makeup: Peter Philips
Hair: Guido

Simple Plaits: Max Mara Spring 2020
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Simple Plaits: Max Mara Spring 2020

Makeup: Tom Pecheux
Hair: Sam McKnight

Simple Plaits: Erdem Spring 2020
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Simple Plaits: Erdem Spring 2020

Makeup: Val Garland
Hair: Anthony Turner

Simple Plaits: Self-Portrait Spring 2020
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Simple Plaits: Self-Portrait Spring 2020

Makeup: Diane Kendal
Hair: Jimmy Paul

Simple Plaits: Pyer Moss Spring 2020
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Simple Plaits: Pyer Moss Spring 2020

Makeup: Daniel Sallstrom
Hair: Jon Reyman

Simple Plaits: Christian Siriano Spring 2020
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Simple Plaits: Christian Siriano Spring 2020

Makeup: Erin Parsons
Hair: Odile Gilbert

Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Watercolor Shadow
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Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Watercolor Shadow

Watercolor shadow (which is sometimes referred to as tie-dye shadow) made a few runway appearances last season at shows like Collina Strada and Eckhaus Latta. But lately the makeup look has been more prevalent on the red carpet, with actors like Lucy Boynton and Cara Delevingne spearheading the trend among the celebrity set. We weren't surprised, then, to see the dreamy makeup look pop up during the Spring 2020 shows. What we were surprised by is just how prevalent it became, as it made an appearance in every city: at Christian Siriano and Jason Wu in New York, at Paula Knorr and Osman in London, at Cividini in Milan (shown here), and at Balmain in Paris, where makeup artist Samira Goyette dipped into the new Kylie x Balmain collection to create the colorful look.

Cividini Spring 2020
Makeup: Lottie
Hair: Roberto Pagnini

Watercolor Shadow: Osman
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Watercolor Shadow: Osman

Makeup: Neil Young
Hair: Adam Garland

Watercolor Shadow: Olivia Rubin Spring 2020
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Watercolor Shadow: Olivia Rubin Spring 2020

Makeup: Sofia Schwarzkopf-Tilbury
Hair: Jon Reyman

Watercolor Shadow: Balmain Spring 2020
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Watercolor Shadow: Balmain Spring 2020

Makeup: Samira Goyette
Hair: Sam McKnight

Watercolor Shadow: Iceberg Spring 2020
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Watercolor Shadow: Iceberg Spring 2020

Makeup: Andrew Gallimore
Hair: John Vial

Watercolor Shadow: Paula Knorr Spring 2020
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Watercolor Shadow: Paula Knorr Spring 2020

Makeup: Lottie

Watercolor Shadow: Sies Marjan Spring 2020
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Watercolor Shadow: Sies Marjan Spring 2020

Makeup: Nami Yoshida
Hair: Duffy

Watercolor Shadow: Jason Wu Spring 2020
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Watercolor Shadow: Jason Wu Spring 2020

Makeup: Diane Kendal
Hair: Odile Gilbert

Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs
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Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs

The bob is everywhere right now, with celebrities on both sides of the pond chopping off their hair on the daily. And it looks like the hairstyle isn't going anywhere soon. More models than ever had the trendy cut — Kaia Gerber (shown here) and Bella Hadid even cut their bobs shorter throughout Fashion Month — and no two bobs were the same. We saw blunt bobs, shaggy bobs, bowl-cut bobs, bobs with fringes, and bobs with curls . . . and we loved every single one of them. (But before you run to your hairstylist, make sure to check out the five most important things to know before getting a bob, according to the pros. You can thank us later.)

Givenchy Spring 2020
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido

Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs: Givenchy Spring 2020
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Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs: Givenchy Spring 2020

Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido

Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs: Paul & Joe Spring 2020
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Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs: Paul & Joe Spring 2020

Makeup: Inge Grognard

Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs: Alberta Ferretti Spring 2020
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Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs: Alberta Ferretti Spring 2020

Makeup: Tom Pecheux
Hair: Duffy

Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs: Isabel Marant Spring 2020
IMAXTREE | Filippo Fortis

Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs: Isabel Marant Spring 2020

Makeup: Lisa Butler
Hair: Damien Boissinot

Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs: Max Mara Spring 2020
IMAXTREE | Matteo Valle

Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs: Max Mara Spring 2020

Makeup: Tom Pecheux
Hair: Sam McKnight

Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs: Gucci Spring 2020
IMAXTREE | Luca Cannonieri

Bobs, Bobs, and More Bobs: Gucci Spring 2020

Makeup: Thomas de Kluyver
Hair: Paul Hanlon

Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Shocks of Neon
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Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Shocks of Neon

Neon makeup was big last season and it shows no signs of slowing down (or dimming down, for that matter!). Makeup artists encircled eyes in electric shades of fuchsia, slime green, and ultraviolet purple, and in some instances tried out a fluoro-bright shade of orange or pink on the lips.

Helmut Lang Spring 2020
Makeup: Susie Sobol
Hair: Holli Smith

Shocks of Neon: Chromat Spring 2020
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Shocks of Neon: Chromat Spring 2020

Makeup: Fatima T
Hair: Justine Marjan

Shocks of Neon: Versace Spring 2020
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Shocks of Neon: Versace Spring 2020

Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido

Shocks of Neon: Chromat Spring 2020
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Shocks of Neon: Chromat Spring 2020

Makeup: Fatima T
Hair: Justine Marjan

Shocks of Neon: Mark Fast Spring 2020
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Shocks of Neon: Mark Fast Spring 2020

Makeup: Pablo Rodriguez
Hair: Maria Kovacs

Shocks of Neon: MSGM Spring 2020
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Shocks of Neon: MSGM Spring 2020

Makeup: Lynsey Alexander
Hair: Jawara

Shocks of Neon: Chromat Spring 2020
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Shocks of Neon: Chromat Spring 2020

Makeup: Fatima T
Hair: Justine Marjan

Shocks of Neon: Chromat Spring 2020
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Shocks of Neon: Chromat Spring 2020

Makeup: Fatima T
Hair: Justine Marjan

Shocks of Neon: Helmut Lang Spring 2020
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Shocks of Neon: Helmut Lang Spring 2020

Makeup: Susie Sobol
Hair: Holli Smith

Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Flower Children
IMAXTREE | Filippo Fortis

Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Flower Children

In addition to cans of hairspray and boxes of bobby pins, lots of hairstylists also carried bouquets of fresh flowers with them, creating looks that ranged from earthy and homemade (Marni, Ashish, Missoni) to pretty and ethereal (Etam). And at Giambattista Valli, fresh petals ended up on models' faces, taking the place of highlighter to really bring attention to all the curves and contours of the face.

Marni Spring 2020
Hair: Julien d'Ys

Flower Children: Bora Aksu Spring 2020
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Flower Children: Bora Aksu Spring 2020

Makeup: Janeen Witherspoon
Hair: Tina Outen

Flower Children: Giambattista Valli Spring 2020
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Flower Children: Giambattista Valli Spring 2020

Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench
Hair: Anthony Turner

Flower Children: Ashish Spring 2020
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Flower Children: Ashish Spring 2020

Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench
Hair: Sam McKnight

Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Easy, Loopy Hairstyles
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Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Easy, Loopy Hairstyles

The coolest hairstyles on the Spring 2020 runways were the ones that looked like something you might be caught wearing while lounging on the couch and watching Friends reruns. They were made infinitely cooler, however, thanks to unexpected placement (space buns, a half-up topknot featuring a middle part), gorgeous textures (a beautiful blowout, perfectly rumpled waves, fluffy curls), and the fact that they were paired with decadent jewelry, eye-catching makeup, or both.

Anna Sui Spring 2020
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Garren

Easy, Loopy Hairstyles: Chromat Spring 2020
IMAXTREE | Filippo Fortis

Easy, Loopy Hairstyles: Chromat Spring 2020

Makeup: Fatima T
Hair: Justine Marjan

Loopy, Messy Hairstyles: Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2020
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Loopy, Messy Hairstyles: Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2020

Makeup: Grace Lee
Hair: Justine Marjan

Easy, Loopy Hairstyles: Fendi Spring 2020
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Easy, Loopy Hairstyles: Fendi Spring 2020

Makeup: Peter Philips
Hair: Sam McKnight

Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Art School Beauty
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Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: Art School Beauty

Makeup artists and hairstylists went all artsy for Spring 2020. In some instances, they created looks directly inspired by a specific artist or art style; in others, they simply used makeup in a way that looked painterly or moulded hair into contemporary art-like sculptures. At Salvatore Ferragamo (shown here), makeup artist Fara Homidi looked at traditional Murano glass from Venice to develop this multicolored eye look, while at Mansur Gavriel, makeup artist Romy Soleimani made models' lids into mini canvases onto which she painted Bob Ross-approved happy little clouds. And then there was the hair and makeup at Moschino, which was directly inspired by the work of Pablo Picasso and included colorful brushstrokes strewn throughout the hair, as well as stamped-on red lips and negative-space cat eyes.

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2020
Makeup: Fara Homidi
Hair: Jimmy Paul

Art School Beauty: Christian Wijnants Spring 2020
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Art School Beauty: Christian Wijnants Spring 2020

Makeup: Inge Grognard
Hair: Anthony Turner

Art School Beauty: Christian Siriano Spring 2020
IMAXTREE | Gregory Scaffidi

Art School Beauty: Christian Siriano Spring 2020

Makeup: Erin Parsons
Hair: Odile Gilbert

Art School Beauty: Pyer Moss Spring 2020
IMAXTREE | Filippo Fortis

Art School Beauty: Pyer Moss Spring 2020

Makeup: Daniel Sallstrom
Hair: Jon Reyman

Art School Beauty: Moschino Spring 2020
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Art School Beauty: Moschino Spring 2020

Makeup: Kabuki
Hair: Julien d'Ys

Art School Beauty Mansur Gavriel Spring 2020
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Art School Beauty Mansur Gavriel Spring 2020

Makeup: Romy Soleimani
Hair: Sabrina Szinay

Art School Beauty: Ulla Johnson Spring 2020
IMAXTREE | Gregory Scaffidi

Art School Beauty: Ulla Johnson Spring 2020

Makeup: Romy Soleimani
Hair: Bob Recine

Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: All Gold Everything
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Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: All Gold Everything

Gold was the accessory of the season, and it wasn't just limited to traditional jewelry you'd wear in your ears or around your neck. The gilded beauty looks we saw on the runways — whether on eyes, on lips, or in hair — were so statement-making that they blurred the line between beauty and jewelry, with shadow looks as exquisite as a pair of earrings, and hair accessories as delicate as a dainty necklace.

Valentino Spring 2020
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido

All Gold Everything: Valentino Spring 2020
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All Gold Everything: Valentino Spring 2020

Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido

All Gold Everything: Valentino Spring 2020
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All Gold Everything: Valentino Spring 2020

Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido

All Gold Everything: Dries Van Noten Spring 2020
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All Gold Everything: Dries Van Noten Spring 2020

Makeup: Peter Philips
Hair: Sam McKnight

All Gold Everything: Marc Jacobs Spring 2020
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All Gold Everything: Marc Jacobs Spring 2020

Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido

All Gold Everything: Alexander McQueen Spring 2020
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All Gold Everything: Alexander McQueen Spring 2020

Makeup: Lucia Pieroni
Hair: Guido

Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: 3D Makeup
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Spring 2020 Runway Beauty Trends: 3D Makeup

Another trend that carried over from last season is three-dimensional makeup, with makeup artists gluing crystals all over the models' faces with abandon. At Area, makeup artist Kanako Takase managed to do the impossible and adhere actual pieces of jewelry around the eyes, giving the illusion of the most extra false lashes we've ever seen.

Area Spring 2020
Makeup: Kanako Takase
Hair: Jawara

3D Makeup: Schiaparelli Spring 2020
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3D Makeup: Schiaparelli Spring 2020

Makeup: Erin Parsons
Hair: James Pecis

3D Makeup: Anna Sui
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3D Makeup: Anna Sui

Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Garren

3D Makeup: Schiaparelli Spring 2020
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3D Makeup: Schiaparelli Spring 2020

Makeup: Erin Parsons
Hair: James Pecis

3D Makeup: Marc Jacobs Spring 2020
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3D Makeup: Marc Jacobs Spring 2020

Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido

3D Makeup: Schiaparelli Spring 2020
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3D Makeup: Schiaparelli Spring 2020

Makeup: Erin Parsons
Hair: James Pecis