For many, the infamous NYC ball drop signifies a fresh start — and after a year like 2020, we need it! New Year’s resolutions are in full swing, with 76% of people aiming to make a lifestyle change. What better way to kickstart the new you than with a new ‘do?
We’re only into the second week of 2021, but stylists everywhere are already excited about the fun, bold hairstyle trends in store. If you’re ready to take on the new year with a fresh cut, we’ve found some of the top 2021 styles for you to try.
Here’s a look at five of the top trending 2021 hairstyles:
1. The Bob
You can’t go wrong with a classic! The bob was a top style in 2020, and it’s here to stay in 2021.
When you think about the bob cut, you probably picture a blunt cut just above the chin. While the typical bob is always a fashionable choice, there are newer variations to suit your personality and lifestyle. The bob is flattering for any face shape and does not require a lot of maintenance to keep it looking chic.
Try adding layers, an edgy a-line cut, or keep it natural. If you have long hair and would rather dip your toe into the bob pool, start with a lob — the same style, but the length stays around your shoulders instead of up near the chin.
2. Shaggy Styles
Think all-over layers at various lengths to give your hair a volume boost! The shag is one of the breakout trends of 2021. Its ability to add stylish texture to any hair length makes it a prime option for anyone looking for a trendy change.
Try a short shag for a fun, flirty style, or give your medium-length hair some choppy layers that frame your face. If you’re looking to tame your curls, the shag is a perfect option to give them more direction and shape.
If you’re really feeling brave, the mullet is making a comeback in 2021. (Yes, you read that correctly.) The shag mullet is pretty popular among celebrities if you’re looking to channel your inner Miley Cyrus.
3. The Pixie Cut
Ready to make a statement? The pixie cut is shaping up to be one of the top hair trends in 2021. Think Audrey Hepburn — the most iconic celebrity to rock the gutsy pixie cut.
It is an all-around short cut, either one length or shorter on the sides and longer on top. (Of course, you can make it your own!) Try your pixie cut with a bold new color, with or without bangs, spikey layers, or an angled side fringe.
No matter how you tailor it, the pixie cut flaunts confidence and contemporary style.
4. Kicked-Up Color
If you’ve been thinking about kicking your color up a notch, 2021 is the perfect time to experiment. Bold hair colors are all the rage nowadays, and there are endless options at your stylist’s fingertips.
Try a soft pastel lavender, a fierce merlot red, platinum blonde, or even an edgy blue. Ask for chunky highlights, over-all color, or the ever-popular balayage style. Your new, fun color will give you the boost of confidence needed to take on 2021 in style.
5. Bold Bangs
Out of all the hair trends in 2021, bangs are one of the most intimidating. It’s a bold decision, but a stylish one! Classic, straight-across bangs, curly or wavy bangs, and layered bangs are among the most popular options.
A breakout trend for 2021 is curtain bangs (which look exactly how you picture them). Curtain bangs are great for anyone who wants bangs but doesn’t have time to keep up with a ton of maintenance. To take them a step further, add some color!
We’re Ready for the 2021 Hairstyles
Anxious to try one of the trending 2021 hairstyles? We’ll get the scissors ready!
Salon 1901 has a wide variety of services to help you achieve any style you have in mind. We are an award-winning hair salon in Alpharetta, GA, that uses top-of-the-line products to perfect your look. From a simple cut to experimental color, we’ll bring your hairstyle to a whole new level.
Let’s tackle 2021 head-on — with stylish hair, of course. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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