As the season turns, people tend to crave a fresh change — and a different ‘do is always one of the more exciting ways to embrace the transitional period. According to beauty experts, dramatic chops are currently dominating among the winter 2021 hair trends emerging in salon chairs across the country. “People are getting braver and braver with hair,” Marc Mena , celebrity hairstylist, tells Bustle, nodding to a rise in bold cuts and shorter styles . “They’re not holding onto it like a security blanket anymore.”
Mena also theorizes that after the last two years of lockdown, people are universally over sporting the same styles as usual. “Now is time to have fun, and the best way to have fun is with your hair,” Mena adds. And if this season’s forecasted trends are anything to go by, lots of fun will definitely be had.
From shags to bobs to “supermodel hair,” this winter is all about volume, movement, and starting anew. Depending on the look you opt for, experts believe that the top styles will either allow you to flaunt what you already have or feel inspired to free your scalp of the hair that’s been weighing you down. “You’ll be seeing a lot of fringes, layers, and lots of natural textures,” Mena predicts. Another note? “People are going to stop fighting their hair,” he says, explaining that this season’s reigning styles are all about keeping things low-maintenance — something that’s always alluring in the beauty world.
Read on for the winter 2021 hair trends experts foresee on the horizon (and their clients’ heads). 1. Classic Mullet
You’ll still be seeing plenty of mullets this season. According to Ona Diaz-Santin , celebrity hairstylist and owner of 5 Salon & Spa , the hairstyle is going to be everywhere. “Expect to see them in all different lengths, textures, and colors,” she tells Bustle, nodding to Miley Cyrus as one of the trailblazers of the trend. 2. Curly Mullet
As noted above, mullets are back with a vengeance — in all shapes and sizes. One especially trendy take on the classic coiffeur is the curly mullet , or at least “an interpretation of it,” says Mena, noting you’ll be seeing a hybrid between a mullet and shag.
“ This curly, modern version of the mullet still has the iconic hallmarks of shorter sides and a longer back, and the bi-level shape is subdued with softly blended layers for connected flow and uniformity,” says Amy Abramite , creative director and stylist at Chicago’s Maxine Salon . Her tip? “The trend is best styled with a diffuser attachment on a blowdryer to define curls and boost volume.” 3. ’70s Shag
While there are countless beauty and hair trends that call back to the ’90s , the contemporary shag you’ll see this season has roots from an earlier decade. “Shags are still on trend, but with more of a ’70s styling,” Tatum Neill , creative director of Elevate Hair and North American creative […]