The face of beauty underwent a major change in 2020 due to the pandemic. The surprising events of this year forced salons to shut down and made us rely on DIY beauty treatments. Since most people were stuck at home they wore little or no makeup at all. Minimal makeup was all the rage this year.
As we enter 2021, there will be a lot of changes. You may not have seen any major beauty trends this year, but 2021 has a lot in store for you. Excited to find out what these are? Scroll down.
Correcting the ‘Zoom face’
Let’s admit it; we have spent long hours each day on Zoom calls with colleagues and friends. But we were staring more at our own faces rather than the other people on the call. Watching our own faces for a long duration, up and close has made many uncomfortable about their appearance. This led to an increase in cosmetic treatments like skin tightening and fillers. Since Zoom calls aren't going anywhere, there will be an increase in the number of people wanting to undergo these treatments to correct their ‘Zoom face’.
The new mullet
The 80s classic hairstyle, the mullet made a comeback in 2020, but before people could experiment with the trend, salons were shut. Celebrities including Miley Cyrus sported this hair trend in the beginning of the year and looks like the haircut will roll into the next year as well. However, instead of the classic mullet, people are opting for different lengths, extensions and even colours.
Since in 2020, we saw our skin a lot more sans makeup, the importance of healthy skin came to the forefront. Apart from following a good skincare routine, people have also started relying on skincare treatments and supplements to make their skin look naturally healthy and glowing, and this trend is definitely following us into 2021.
When salons were closed earlier this year, everyone including celebrities started relying on DIY treatments like home-made masks and scrubs. We were also forced to do waxing, threading and hair cutting on our own. Although salons have now opened, some people are still reluctant to book an appointment. This is why DIY treatments are continuing to gain popularity. At-home peels, microneedling and other treatments continue to be on the rise.
Before the pandemic women were okay following an elaborate skincare routine and using different products for every little concern. However, that’s going to change in the upcoming year. People are now opting for multi-purpose skincare products that tackle more than one concern, saving their time and money.