Anyone else coming into the new year with their hair looking a *little* worse for wear? To bring you up to speed with all the hair trends set to dominate the year ahead, Mamam!a team went straight to the source and asked the experts on what we can expect. Here’s what they found.
1. Bold, blunt bobs.
“Strong blunt haircuts are coming back and will dominate 2021, in particular pixie cuts and short bobs will make a return,” said Mark Thompson, Artistic and Events Manager at L’Oréal Professionnel.
2. Loose, beachy perms.
We don’t know if this is good news or bad news, but it’s happening. Perms are back in – and apparently they’re going to be better than ever. “They say trends have a tendency to come back around and never has a saying been truer than when it comes to perms,” said Grow Haircare Expert Tiarne April from Chumba Concept Salon.” Perms were all the rage back in the 1970s and ’80s and this year they’re back with a vengeance.”
3. Subtle colour changes.
If you’ve been thinking about switching up your hair colour, there’s never been a better time to do it. Ahead of L’Oréal Professionnel’s Annual Colour Trophy Awards, Thompson said variation and multi-dimensional colour in hair will be huge in 2021. “It’s all about nuance and having two to three layers of colour in one head of hair, seamlessly blended throughout the hair to give it life and vibrancy,” he said.
4. Feel-good transformations.
If you’ve always wanted to go blonde, go blonde! If you’ve always wanted a short cut, go for the chop! ‘Cause 2021 us the year of transformations. “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.”
5. Hollywood drama.
“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,” said Thompson.
6. Complete scalp care.
Read more in Mamamia’s full article here