by Lauren Jameson
It’s a new year and more than ever, it feels like a good time to make a fresh start and shake things up a bit.
A great way to do this is with a new hairstyle. Not sure where to begin? Here are some of the “hair-raising” hair trends for 2021.
While low-maintenance styles were the norm for 2020, 2021 styles will also be carefree – but they will borrow generously from popular styles from the past. , Deanna Knighton with Strandz Hair Studio said 2021 will be all about shaggy and textured layers, sleek bobs and the reappearance of bangs. Yes, bangs!
Short and cropped
If you like short hair, pixie cuts are timeless. Think Demi Moore in “Ghost.” Try a longer pixie cut for more elegance.
Waves and curls
Most styles call for waves or curlier, tight curls. Keep it low maintenance. Your flat iron may get lonesome! Also, perms are making a comeback. “They are now called ‘texture chemical services,’” Knighton said. “They’re great for those who want curls, waves and texture.”
Bobs and lobs (long bobs)
They will remain popular this year. You can’t go wrong with a shoulder-length blunt cut bob. Also popular is the sleek, chin-length bob with minimal layering.
Wispy, curly, straight, short, curtain (straight along the forehead), or side-swept, bangs are definitely making a “bang” in the style world in 2021. Go for it!
Textured or choppy layers
This style is perfect for those with fine hair. Long hair with generous layering will also be in demand for those who prefer longer tresses. The ‘70s shag style – with various layers around the crown, shorter on the top and sides – is definitely making a comeback.
Afros are in
Skip the straightened, tedious extensions and various styling products. Just air dry your hair and let it do its thing – the frizzier and bigger, the better!
Let’s talk about mullets
Is the infamous ‘80s “business in the front; party in the back” style really back? Long in the back, short on the sides, Knighton said the style – with updates – is really “a thing” for 2021.
Ask for browns (dark chocolate, warm brown, toffee), red (auburn, cinnamon, copper) and even pastel pink. Blonde is always in but go for a more natural, less-maintenance shade.
Whatever cut or color you choose, just remember to be a little adventurous, use your imagination – and have some fun!