Haircare Trends and Styling Tips for 2021

Have you been searching for fresh, ingenious ways on how to style your crowning glory lately? Perhaps you’ve lapsed into ponytail mode this year, with hair salons closed due to lockdowns. Or maybe you’re striving to find that wow factor for an instantly flattering look, like a low-maintenance get-up-and-go style. Yet, transforming your image can be liberating to say the least. There’s also no better time to unravel a new fabulous you than a brand spanking New Year. Reclaim your crowning glory with these styling trends and tips for 2021; guaranteed to unleash your inner queen!

Refreshing Trends

1: Mocha Hues

Mocha tones are high on the hair color trend list for 2021. This tone comprises a brunette-colored base, blended with both lowlights and highlights for additional dimension. This neutral hue complements most skin undertones and tones.

2: The Shag is Back!

This 1970s style is fast making its way onto the hair trend scene, only this time; your hairdresser may style this with longer, more feminine bangs.

3: The Timeless Pixie Look

Even though this look never ran out of style, you can expect these to be just as popular as before.

4: Hybrid Tones

Blended shades with dual hues comprising purple and silver are the hottest craze for 2021! If you’re looking to go bold in 2021, this trend is for you!

5: Bobs Galore

2021 is definitely set to be the year of the timeless bob! Be on the look-out for different variations of this look, like your side-parted asymmetrical bob, your blunt bob, and the textured bob.

The asymmetrical variation can be seen as that get-up-and-go style or that go-style style that needs little maintenance when you want to transition easily from a day to evening look.

You can opt for a blunt bob if you aspire towards a ruler-straight, sleek look. This style adds volume to your hair, so if your hair tends to be a bit thin, this would be ideal to try.

If you’re looking for that textured look and feel, and are trying to steer away from a traditional bob, try opting for the textured bob. All you need to do here to maximize this look is apply a tad of curl mouse to dampened hair and dazzle!

6: Pastels Inspired by Digital Trendsetters

If you’re familiar with the flurry of pastel toned hair styles on social media, then you won’t be surprised to find that these hues are not going anywhere in 2021. Prepare for a flurry of soft, multi-hues here. If you’re feeling daring and think you’d like to pull this off, be sure to consult your hair stylist first for advice on the most complementary shades for you!

7: Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!

Accessories have always been the ideal go to for those who love an instant transformation, without braving an irreversible snip! For 2021, why not incorporate hair jewelery with pearls, like beaded bobby pins, into your hair styling routine? You could also try rhinestone bobby pins for an elegant edge.

Geometric and circular hair clips are also in style for 2021, as well as hair rings if you’re looking to add some Bohemian flair. If you love making up styles like buns but are looking to add some extra to it, why not decorate your bun with a corsage or pretty headband.

2021 Hair Care Hacks for Varying Hair Types

If you have combination hair, like an oily scalp with dry ends, try selecting a shampoo that will clarify your hair without drying it out. Try Alba Botanica detox volcanic clay shampoo comprising clay and glycerine for this. Don’t forget to use your favorite conditioner , which helps replenish any moisture lost during shampooing and seals your hair shafts. 

If you have dry hair, trimming it first would be ideal, as you would be ridding your locks of split ends. You could also switch to a moisturizing shampoo or conditioner like the Nexxus range.  Or use a serum with moisturizing argan oil.

If you’re trying to find ways to tame a fizzy mane, why not first choose a trendy hair cut to eradicate split ends, before resorting to anti-frizz products like TSD flower extract conditioner, complete with hydrolyzed keratin that helps seal cuticles for a smoother look. 

Be sure to avoid products with low-alcohol content, as this tends to dehydrate your hair strands. You should also try choosing a shampoo comprising hydrating components like glycerine.

These trends will surely make a lasting impression on your 2021 look!

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