6 Low-Fuss Hair Trends To Look Out For In 2021

Stay up to date on the hottest styles making waves right now.

With salons having to shut down, re-open, and shut down again, our hair game has reached a whole new “independent” level.  The first few years of a decade often give us a good idea of what to expect in terms of fashion and beauty. Hair Stylist Jason Lee shares what to look for this year, and how we can update our look with the latest hair trends.

Trend #1: Layers and Mullets

Let’s start off with haircuts and where they’re heading. After years of flat grown out layers, we’re seeing a return to shags, mullets and layered haircuts. We can look at people like Keke Palmer, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Zendaya for hair inspo. Miley went the way of the mullet, but if that’s a little too fashion forward for you, don’t worry. A shagged out haircut with bangs like Zendaya might be more your style. The idea is to create layers throughout the hair to accentuate bone structure. It’s a great way to wear your hair in its natural texture. The main take away from this point is that layers are back!

Trend #2: Low-Key London-Style Waves

A mullet may not be for everyone, but if you’re someone who has worn waves in their hair for the last while, rest assured that they aren’t going anywhere either. Waves in the hair are becoming more laid back, however, a-la Gwyneth Paltrow. We’re seeing styles go even further towards a more natural and undone look – maybe because of the world we’re living in!

Trend #3: The Bob

We think glam is going to make a major comeback. It might be a while until that trend becomes reality, but the pendulum always swings back. After a year of top knots with gray roots, we think the hunger for glamour and fashion will bring us back to a put-together, classy bob. Nothing is more glamorous when it comes to hair than a good bob. This year, we think bobs will be coming back around, possibly with a fringe. A bob just dresses up any outfit perfectly and appears so stylish when worn well. Not only that, but a bob could be worn curly, could be worn super straight like Maya Rudolph or could be worn with layers. There’s a lot of versatility with this look, so go nuts!

Trend #4: Red-Auburn Tones

Now let’s talk colour. One colour we haven’t seen as a major trend for a long time is red, but this tone is definitely becoming hot right now. Keke Palmer, Kylie Jenner and Lourdes Leon have all opted for vibrant red tones, whether for the full head or just segments. This look is super in at the moment, so if you’ve ever wanted to be a redhead, now’s the time!

Trend #5: Underlights

Here’s a new technique that’s storming the scene! The idea here is to place bold highlights sporadically through the hair, almost hidden beneath the rest of the hair. The TikTok generation has adopted the look for themselves, after the famous star Charlie Dimelio. If you don’t know Charlie, she has 37 million followers on Instagram and is one of the biggest social media stars today. The idea behind this look is that there’s a bold statement hidden away, and it will be interesting to see how it evolves over time.

Trend #6: Grown-Out Blonde

This look is a bit inspired by the lockdown hair of blondes everywhere who couldn’t get to the salon! This look is blonde roots purposely grown out, which gives a bit of dimension to the blonde tone. It’s also not as harsh against the skin. Actress Emily Lind is a great example of this, with fresh hair that has just a touch of blonde root.

So there’s the inside scoop. Let us know if you’ll be adopting any of these new hair trends in the coming year!