Top women’s hair trends for 2021

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Ahead of L’Oréal Professionnel’s upcoming Annual Colour Trophy Awards on 22nd February 2021, the experts of this iconic brand; Mark Thompson, Artistic and Events Manager and Cara Riley, General Manager, have collated their predictions on the 5 key looks that will inspire and re-shape the industry in 2021.

  1. The bold blunt cut

Strong blunt haircuts are coming back and will dominate 2021, in particular pixie cuts and short bobs will make a return. After the 2020 lockdowns saw many people try their own hand at hairdressing, they’ve realised it’s best to leave it to the professionals. People are flocking back to their hairdresser and they want a statement look. A blunt cut is bold and suits any face shape. It doesn’t matter if you have short, long, fine, thick or curly hair – there is a blunt cut to suit you. 

  • Self care, healthy hair

Easily forgotten but so imperative is ensuring the excellent condition and radiant shine of our hair, which is set to make its way back to the limelight in 2021. The shape and strength of the hair is key, adding subtle softness for added femininity. After such a tough year emotionally and physically, there will be a strong emphasis on self-care in 2021, and that includes the health of our hair. 

  • Natural variation

Variation and multi-dimensional colour in hair will be big in 2021. It’s all about nuance and having 2-3 layers of colour in one head of hair, seamlessly blended throughout our hair to give it life and vibrancy. To achieve this look, hair will still look ‘natural’ but will have a selection of subtle colours running through it and will be easy to maintain. Confidence is a critical part of this trend and expressing your strength and individuality. If you’re a blonde, then it’s about being the best blonde you possibly can be, and rocking it. If you’ve got brunette hair then adding some subtle dimension and harnessing this energy. 

  • Transformation is the new black

The beginning of the year is often treated as a fresh start, with health kicks and New Year’s resolutions. This will be exacerbated tenfold in 2021, as 2020 was such a challenging year. As a result, Aussie women may look at 2021 as a year for transformation. ‘New year, new hair’ is a small but powerful way to embrace 2021 with a new look and attitude. Hairdressers will be paramount in driving this trend as they advise clients on how to get the cathartic release they’re looking for with a new look. It’s important to have a consultation with your hairdresser to discuss the change you’re looking for, whether it be a simple gloss treatment to make your hair shine, a bold chop, or a subtle colour change. It doesn’t need to be dramatic, it just needs to feel different. To achieve this look, book now with your hairdresser! 

  • Hollywood glam meets salon style

The adventurous hairstyles of Hollywood will be a strong source of inspiration for 2021. In the same way that haute couture fashion makes its way from the runway to the high streets in a more wearable style, daring hair trends will be translated in the salon into an everyday look that’s suitable for work and the weekend. For example, Miley Cyrus rocking a mullet could translate into a hairstyle that experiments with different lengths. We’ve had to play it safe this year, so this trend is all about pushing the boundaries!