2021 hairstyles

5 Hair Trends To Look Out For In 2021

As the year comes to a close, there’s now that brewing excitement as to what the year 2021 will bring. People seem to be looking forward to 2021, in the hopes of finally getting more freedom to go out and about. This means it’ll finally make some sense to have a good beauty treatment after having to postpone it for almost an entire year. From outfits, shoes, to accessories, and even hairstyles, now’s the time to plan out your beauty routine, makeover, or a new look for next year.

That said, among all others, hair trends are very interesting to look out for, simply because your hair’s your crowning glory, and working on it from time to time will create an impact on your overall appearance. Good hair will make you look great and feel confident about yourself as you face the outside world!

Let’s take a look at some of the hair trends that will definitely make waves in 2021:

1. Layered Hair

As the year closes, blunt hair is also about to bid its farewell, too. 2021 is set to see the return of layered hair – and if you want to jump into the bandwagon successfully, you can start fresh with a hydrating shampoo to give life to your layers. Stylists are looking to see more drama, shape, and movement. But, the layers that are coming back as the in-thing again isn’t harsh layers. Rather, it’s the softer ones, to show a more lived-in or undone look.

If you’re interested in having a new look, but want to keep it subtle and low-key, there are many good reasons to go for layered hair. It’s a great way to make your hair look good and feel great, and it can be a big change for you as well. Layering hair is a great way to have a lighter feeling while effortlessly creating volume, texture, movement, and shape to your hair. 

Plus, it also looks good with any type of face.

2. Curtain Bangs

curtain fringe

If there’s one fail-proof way for you to keep up with a hair trend after the peak of the pandemic, it’s by having curtain bangs! Curtain bangs are one of the best hair trends to try out in 2021 because their long sides and wispy ends make wearing a facemask very fashionable. Moreover, since curtain bangs are visible even if you wear a facemask, having this kind of hairstyle will surely help you stand out from the crowd!

As its name suggests, curtain bangs look like ordinary curtains. The fringe area is shaped with a shorter cut on the inside, going long on the outside. This creates a more relaxed look on your face, especially when full bangs are quite difficult to maintain.

There are many reasons why people opt to have bangs. While some of them try out this hair trend to look cute, others would prefer to have bangs because it’s the perfect coverup for acne, scars, or other skin imperfections on the forehead. Bangs also offer versatility as you can have full bangs or sweep them to the side depending on your mood. 

Another reason is it helps make the person wearing them look more attractive and youthful. Curtain bangs can also be used as a form of self-expression, allowing a person to express his or her own personality in their hair. Aside from having the option of strutting full or side bangs, this kind of hairstyle also allows you to reinvent your look in many ways. You can blow dry your curtain bangs to have more volume or use a hair straightener with it.

3. Holiday Hair

2021 hairstyles

Holiday hair refers to the mix of different colors in your hair, as opposed to one fully plain hair color. This is also fondly referred to as balayage and bronde (mix of blonde and brown). 

This hair color will reign supreme again next year, because it looks more put-together, emulating the natural lightness of the hair. You wouldn’t have to suffer that downtime when your roots will start to grow and show once more, making your hair look weird and ugly. It’s easier to have this mix of different colors, as you won’t have to worry about getting another hair dye done very soon.

4. Pixie Cut

Pixie haircut

Pixie cuts were once the in-thing, and for this year, this hairstyle is also set to have its come-back. Pixie cuts are the best representation of fuss-free, easy-to-style hair, simply because it’s very easy to maintain. A shorter hair means lesser time in styling it, and lesser expenses when you’re going to color it.

Aside from being low-maintenance, a pixie cut is a great hairstyle to try in 2021 because it offers versatility. You’ll be surprised at how your hair can change just by using a little dry shampoo, brushing your strands in a different way, or redoing the texture.

Here are some points to consider when planning to have a pixie cut:

  • The pixie cut is great for people who have fine hair and want to add more volume to it. You can add some height to your hair by wearing this short-cut style.
  • Before getting a pixie cut, make sure you identify what your face shape is. There’s no one-size-fits-all pixie, so choose a cut that balances the angles in your face, and highlights your best features. 
  • Trying on a pixie cut is also a great way to finally have healthier hair. If your locks have been damaged because of too much bleaching in the past, you can cut it all off and start afresh. This haircut might be a drastic change, but everything will be worth it once you’re able to see how healthier your hair becomes.

5. Short Hair

Overly long hair will be out of trend this 2021 as 2020 forced people to stay in their homes. Many non-essential businesses had to close down temporarily, including salons. Because of this, most people are forced to keep their hair long and untouched, as it’s been so difficult and scary even, to go out and get a haircut.

Moving forward to the coming new year, short hair will definitely be in season. Women are surely excited to finally have that long mane cut off, to sport something fresher and more youthful. Having short hair will not only make you feel and look fresher – but it’ll also help you save money on hair care products as shorter hair means lesser expenses. 


In the fashion industry, there’s always something to look forward to in every season. New year means new hair trends! If you’ve been direly on the hunt for a hairstyle that’ll suit you for the coming year, this list is a good starting point. After a year of having dull hair due to lockdown, you can finally show off those beautiful, brand new locks wherever you go in 2021. With the holiday season coming in, it’s time to give yourself that hair makeover as a gift you truly deserve.