Top Hair Trends You MUST Consider Before 2021 Ends
We have learnt to embrace our greys and give ourselves bangs over the summer. We redefined the “choppy” of choppy layers and sometimes went all out with those dyes on our hair.
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Months (and years) went by before we could get a fresh cut, colour, and style, but salons are open again (hallelujah!) and we won’t have to miss our hairstylists anymore. It’s time for a fresh start. And what better time to do that, than right before the new year?
Sit back and catch up on the hair trends that graced the virtual runways in 2021, and try a few out for yourself, too. You never know what you may end up liking – around here, we always believe in taking a beauty risk or two!
1. Big 70’s Hair
Take a step into the time machine and go retro with a big 70’s-style cut and blowout. If you are a curly or wavy-haired beauty, take inspiration from icon Farah Fawcett, and ask your stylist for long and bouncy layers.
Opt for curtain bangs that end a little bit beyond your ear, and choose a blow-dry over straight glossy locks to really get the full effect.
2. Long, Easy Layers
With most of us stripping back our beauty routines to the bare minimum during the pandemic, we surely don’t blame you if you just want a haircut that needs minimal upkeep. So, rock your natural hair colour and simply ask your stylist for long layers. Give your locks some extra love by skipping the heat tools and continuing your indulgence in at-home hair masks and treatments. This cut and style is great for beauties with straight or wavy hair.
3. Two-Toned Hair Colours
You can choose to go extreme with this trend like its gen-Z loyalists on TikTok or be a bit more subtle by juxtaposing light and dark shades, or even slight variations along your hair length. Pro tip: try to carry a reference photo of the colours for your stylist, so that you get just the right mix!
4. Curtain Bangs
The one hair trend that has been all over TikTok and Instagram Reels this year is the (often DIY) version of curtain bangs. Well, we’d suggest going to an actual stylist instead, and asking them for vintage-inspired curtain bangs that frame your face well. Let them figure out the ideal length according to your face shape, but as a general rule, they should be grazing your cheekbones
5. Quintessential French Bob
If you’re already a devotee of short hair or are looking to switch up your look, try a French-girl inspired bob. Typically slightly shorter than a regular bob, this looks incredibly chic if styled right. With shorter hair, most people think that their style is low maintenance, but it is sometimes the opposite. If you want lots of body and for your style to stay in place all day, prepare to spend some time and effort in your routine.
6. Rainbow Hair
Do you love rainbows, unicorns, and lots of colours? Well, then why just stick to one single colour, when you can have them all? Rainbow hair colour is one of the biggest hair trends of 2021, and you should definitely have it on your list of styles to try. Safe to say, this would look great on literally every hair type! Just be ready for a long time in your salon, and bring snacks – this will take a while, but we promise that the end result would be totally worth it!
7. The Big Chop
If you’re someone with thick, natural curls, and the pandemic has inspired you to give up the straightening treatments and embrace your natural texture, a complete chop is what you need! Starting from scratch can actually look quite chic, as demonstrated by this look. The best part? This hairdo probably has the lowest amount of maintenance required from all the styles on this list! Just remember to continue following your curly girl hair routine.
8. The Modern Shag
Take a page from your favourite rockstars and rock a shag – but with a modern twist. Ask your stylist to add curtain bangs into this classic look to upgrade it and finish with choppy layers to really get that ‘lived-in’ feel. So great for you ladies with straight or slightly wavy hair!
9. Sideswept Hair
We all know that the Kardashian’s have popularised sleek, middle-parted hair once again, but side-swept hair has a special place in our hearts – and on this list of the best hairstyles of 2021. Make sure that you mention your intention of switching to a deep side part to your stylist during your cut, so that they can chop your layers accordingly. Simple, chic and oh-so-pretty!
10. Blunt Bob
Imagine a power suit for your hair – and now look at this blunt bob! Channel your inner diva with a sleek, straight bob that frames your faces and adds an edge – all while still looking feminine. If you have finer hair, this is a good look to try. If you have thicker locks, be prepared for your stylist to thin your ends a bit for more movement. All said and done, this is that modern goddess look you’ve been wanting.
While we’d love to see you rock each one of these 10 trending hairdos, what’s the haircut or colour you will be exploring to end 2021 in style? Don’t forget to tell us. Better, send in your pictures!