What’s New? 2021 Hair Trends

Hair. It’s just one word, but when you look at the object in the discussion, it’s such a complex structure. That’s not what we’re concerning ourselves with over here, though. It’s the outward appearance of it. How hundreds of thousands of strands come together to create this magnificent, luxurious, luscious thing that you call your hair. And it’s yours.

You can do whatever you want with it. A simple haircut can change the way that you look. It’s a part of what’s defined as your beauty. Therefore, it would be absurd to assume that different hair trends haven’t come and gone, just like eyebrow trends or body shape trends. In this blog, we’ll discuss the 2021 hair trends. 

Now, of course, everything is a trend. You might be tired of hearing the word, but that’s just how it is. Anyway, the word “trend” sort of makes you think of a timeline of something. It makes you think of all the things that were once in vogue in your time and are not so anymore. When it comes to 2021 hair trends, keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to follow them. You know yourself better than anyone else, so you’ll also know what kind of hairstyle would suit you the most. So, no pressure. 

Every year new hair trends come. They keep changing, and some of them make a comeback from way back, like the 70s or 80s. And ever the torchbearer of modern trends, social media is there to make those trends a part of your life either in practice or just memory. Anyway, let’s get into this. 

Pandemic and 2021 Hair Trends

It’s safe to say that we are living in times that are not normal. With the pandemic, everyone had to do a little bit of improvisation when it came to their hair.

There were loads and loads of videos uploaded on social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, where professional barbers and DIY artists taught people how to cut their hair at home.

DIY Hair cut

Many people did just that. They did what the tutorials said them to. Well, some haircuts ended in tears and others with jubilant smiles. Not everyone’s made for DIY. 

It wasn’t just haircutting; hair colouring and styling are also a part of the 2021 hair trends. A lot of people did that too on their own. After some successful attempts by novices, many shared their experience online and told others how they could also do things just right. These became the trend.

And after reviewing different social media platforms, we have summarized the 2021 hair trends. Since hair trends include a bunch of things, we won’t just be discussing trendy hairstyles. In fact, hair accessories, hair dyes, and hairstyles are all a part of it. 

What Were the 2021 Hair Cut Trends? 

So, let’s begin by taking a look at the different hair cuts that were/still are in vogue in 2021.


Cooped up in our homes, a lot of us didn’t get out to get a haircut. That’s meant that a lot of us let our hair grow, and grow, and then grow some more.

It may have gotten unmanageable after some time, especially if you’re not used to keeping your hair that long. But long hair has the potential of turning into something stunningly beautiful. 

A layered cut can give a voluminous shape and body to your hair. You can see the waves of your hair flowing downward in layers.

Jennifer Garners hair

Since a lot of people had long, long hair, they decided to get this haircut. Jennifer Garner’s sun-kissed selfie with a layer cut was enough for many to get this haircut themselves. 

Long Fringes/Curtain Bangs 

If you already had fringes before the lockdown, chances are they grew, the hair started getting into your eyes, and you thought, “I should do something about it.” There are videos of people putting bowls over their heads and cutting their front bangs.

We all know how those videos ended (with us having nightmares). So, in the beginning, many tried to take the matter of fringes into their hands, but it didn’t turn out well. 

Miley Cyrus hair

Long fringes seemed like the natural choice. Long fringes and layers make the perfect combination. It was one of the most popular hair trends this summer. You can always accessorize your long fringes and enjoy a perfect hair day with a bunch of selfies to celebrate it.   

A variation of long fringes is curtain bangs. They add the perfect touch of elegance, grace and chicness to any hairstyle. Just take a look at Halle Berry’s or Miley’s messy curtain bangs. The soft part gives every hairstyle the finish it needs.

Mullet Cut 

Shorter at the front, longer at the back, that’s what’s known as a mullet cut. Halsey, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, and Kristen Stewart have all rocked this look.

Kristen Stewarts mullet hair

However, it’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. Many people take a look at it and think, “no, that’s just not for me.”

The haircut’s definitely not easy to carry either. You have to make sure that your hair is styled the right way. But, hey, if you’re feeling experimental, go for it. You can always wear a hat if things go wrong. 

Long and Straight Cut 

It looks just as it sounds. Long and straight, simple as that. There are no layers, V or U shapes in this one.

Meghan Markles hair

Many people thought to keep things simple and just went with this haircut. Also, when you think about it, cutting your hair yourself or having someone give you this haircut at home is also easier than other haircuts, especially if they have no experience whatsoever in cutting hair. 

What Were the 2021 Hair Colour Trends? 

Let’s take a look at the 2021 hair trends with respect to hair colours. 


It’s not that simple. There are different kinds of highlights. And a lot of them became trendy this year. First of all, there are the babylights. Instead of the old chunkier version, these are more subtle and look more natural.

Hair highlights

One trend involving highlights had them distributed on the roots and the ends of the hair. Priyanka Chopra could be seen with those highlights while supporting bangs. These can add more depth and dimension to your hair. So, you can consider trying these out yourself. 


Whenever you think of K-Pop, does the image of the singers in your mind contain multicoloured hair? One cannot say for sure if K-Pop is what recently popularized multicolour hair dying since it has been around for quite some time now.

Multicoloured hair

But the trend has been alive and going on since. It’s not just colouring your hair pink, blue, green or red now. Many people are colouring more than one colour on their hair. And what do you know, it actually looks really good! 

What Were the 2021 Hair Style Trends? 

That’s what it really comes down to. Your hair will truly shine if you style it well. 


Buns will forever look cool, especially the messy ones. If you want to keep your hair out of your face and let your neck breathe in the scorching heat, you can always tie your hair up in a high bun.

hair bun

It’s a classic, and you cannot go wrong with it. You can style two buns on your head in different ways, high up on the head or back down.

You can also make one simple low bun and make a knot out of it to add more style to it. There’s also a half up and half down situation that you can try out, where you can let some of your hair down and tie some of it in a bun on the top of your head. 


Another classic. They always look beautiful no matter how you style them. You can make a simple long braid, and it’ll look good. Zendaya has been seen rocking cornrows. So, you can also try wearing them in different ways. 

Zendayas braids

What Were the 2021 Hair Accessories Trends? 

The talk of 2021 hair trends won’t be complete without the mention of hair accessories. So, let’s find out about them. 


With some time on their hands, many people took up any project they could, especially if it meant staving off boredom. And so, DIY scrunchies became a thing.


Many people use yarns, and different fabrics such as sateen with a variety of colours and patterns to make the ultimate fashion statement with something as small as scrunchies. 

Hair Clips 

Sometimes it’s just the hair clips that end up giving birth to a simple yet gorgeous hairstyle. Simply part your hair and put hair clips on one or both sides of the head, and you’ll have a hairstyle that models have walked with on fashion shows.

Hair clips

You can cover hair clips with pearls, beads, stars, glitter and whatnot. They became very popular in 2021. They also come in different sizes. You can choose them however you like.


You might have noticed that a lot of the 2021 hair trends had something to do with the lockdown. Many people got to try some bold hairstyle while they were at home, while others just took their long hair and styled them into something beautiful.

You can find many DIYs for these iconic hair trends on Pinterest. Quite possibly, you might have been a part of a few of these trends too. If you haven’t already, then how about trying some of these trends today? 

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