2020 was the year to watch Netflix and chill on the sofa as salons were forced to close and socialising was off the list.
But luckily Netflix came to our rescue with a host of programmes from Tiger King to Selling Sunset entertaining us through the darker days. But it was not just about the storylines – the costumes, styles and fashions enthralled us too. Here a selection of stylists chooses their favourite stylish show that got them through the year.
Every series of The Crown has delivered beautiful clothes and period styling – but we all remember the eighties and the love for pattern, big shoulder pads and bigger hair! Emma Corrin’s Princess Diana reminded us of a fashion era gone by – but is still influencing style today. An escape to another world just when we needed it! - Marcello Moccia, Room 97 Creative, Leeds - North Western Hairdresser of the Year
For me, the unmissable show of 2020 was The Queen’s Gambit - beautiful in story, style and cinematography! Actress Anya Taylor-Joy had an amazing wardrobe, and her hair was quirky but so stylish. It was the perfect fashion throwback that we could all indulge in during lockdown. Her copper bob, eye liner and sixties flair for fashion took the story to another level and were as intense as the tournament she was taking part in. Who knew chess would be so compelling! - Martin Crean, MODE Hair, Chipping Campden - Artistic Team of the Year
Emily in Paris was the perfect escapism. A young girl moves to Paris for her dream job – and the fashion and style did not disappoint. It was a joy to the senses – the beautiful clothes and the stunning architecture dominated every episode. Emily’s hair was always perfectly dressed, whether it was worn down or casually pulled into an updo. It was the Sex & The City for a new generation and the perfect show to watch while you were on the sofa in your PJs! - Corey Taylor, NOCO Hair, Bristol
The Undoing was the perfect psychological thriller this year – and how stunning did Nicole Kidman look! Her strawberry blonde curls hung beautifully past her shoulders and were complemented by beautiful velvet coats and a stunning architectural backdrop of Manhattan. Her style was elegant, luxurious and aspirational and was a joy to watch. - David Corbett, David Corbett Hairdressing, Bothwell, Glasgow
Paul Mescal in the Normal People epitomised men’s hair in 2020 – longer layers, natural texture and easy, wearable hair. His character really captured the mood of the moment and while it was ultimately a love story, it was stylish and relevant for today’s world we live in. - Joe Mills, Joe and Co, London