Changing your hair color can truly impact your mood and style.
In 2021, hair color trends have been strongly influenced by culture. As we all look forward to the day that we can put Covid behind us, nine trends in hair color for 2021 show a range from free spirited and wild to embracing the enhanced natural.
9 Trending Hair Color
All are a reflection of the joy of getting back in the salon chair and putting the self cut and color of the quarantine in the past.
Whether your style is rock and roll or a little more polished, a bright ashy blonde can complement any personality. This distinctive look remains a trend in 2021 for women of all ages and skin tones, and can be extremely flattering on skin tones with a pink or peach undertone.
- Fantasy Colors
One trend that we are loving as we move into 2021, is the willingness for women from 18 to 80 to embrace their inner unicorn and their individuality, and go for a bold fantasy colored hair style. Whether that means a single process pastel, or mixing it up with multiple bright shades, we hope the trend of painting hair to match personality lasts through 2021 and beyond.
- Silver Highlights
The new trend we are seeing of ashy silver highlights is a direct result of Covid lockdown. Many women we have seen didn’t realize how lovely the natural silver in their hair was because they had been coloring it for so long. When the quarantine limited women’s ability to make it to the salon, they saw that the natural color of their hair was beautiful and complemented their skin tones. In order to achieve this look, ask your stylist for silver highlights to match your regrowth.
- Rich Chocolate Brunette
Rich chocolate hues are becoming more and more popular, and can now rightly be called a trend of 2021. Though this color trend only requires a single process, the dimension that emerges from natural highlights can make the layers of deep brunette truly stunning.
For many, 2021 is a year to make a statement, and nothing makes a statement quite like a bold ginger hue. There are so many variations of this tone of red hair and your stylist can formulate a look that matches with any age or skin tone. A single process that leans more red is perfect for someone with a more ruddy undertone to their skin, while someone with a warmer skin tone would look best with a more orange shade. Regardless of which direction you choose, a ginger update to your look will certainly make an impression in 2021.
- Honey Blonde
Sometimes, blondes do have more fun, but for 2021 the trend we see is a more honey toned blonde than in years of the past. These looks were achieved by using a foliage technique in warm tones to maximize the dimension, and these clients exude a healthy warm glow for a new year as a result.
- 90s Grunge
Smells like teen spirit, 2021 is definitely seeing a revival of 90s grunge hair, and we are here for it. With root shadow and bleached ends, this is not 2020s same old balayage, but instead an homage to the alternative, coffee drinking, flannel wearing hair of the 90s.
- True Blue
True blue is the new pink. Clients of all ages and skin tones have been clamoring lately for rich cobalt blue tones to replace the rose gold craze of a couple of years ago. While going blue is certainly a statement, there are so many variations of blue, from bright cobalt to deep navy, that can complement any coloring or lifestyle, so we think blue is here to stay for 2021.
- Natural Brunette with Highlight
We are really enjoying the return to a natural shade, and the dimension that is being added to brunette hues. The range of highlights that can be added to dark hair in order to add personality, from caramel, to honey, to silver as in the images above, make this look universally flattering for any age or skin tone.
Ready to welcome 2021 with a new hair color, bookmark this page and head to your stylist.
Kelly Shine is the owner and lead Stylist at The Wayward Hairdresser in Brooklyn, NY. She opened the color focused salon in order to provide an environment for creative out of the box thinkers, and to give great hair that boosts confidence.