5 Biggest Hair Trends Of 2021, According To A Celebrity Hairstylist

Written by Sanya HamdaniNov 30, 2023
5 biggest hair trends of 2021, according to a celebrity hairstylist

A major part of 2020 was spent at home cutting our own bangs and doing root touch-ups by ourselves thanks to the pandemic. But all of that is changing in 2021 as top hairstylists predict major mane makeovers in the form of bold and experimental haircuts, colours and styles. Start of a new year is the perfect time for hair transformations. So book that salon appointment and give your tresses a fresh new look. Clueless about the hair trends of 2021? Leave that to us.

We roped in celebrity hairstylist Hiral Bhatia to give us an insight into the biggest hair trends of 2021. Here are the top five hair trends she believes are going to be huge this year.


01. Cool 60s curtain bangs


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The 60s curtain bangs have made a comeback, and many people are going to want to sport this! It instantly transforms your look and is perfect for your new year, new me resolution. It is easy to maintain and works on wavy texture, making it the ideal hairstyle for most hair types. This hairstyle is also apt for those with a broad forehead too as it draws attention to your eyes and away from the forehead.


02. Sun-kissed highlights and baby lights


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After a wave of balayage and ombré hair colours, it's time to bid them farewell in 2021. This year, classic highlights, baby lights and sun-kissed highlights are making a huge comeback. Highlights demand lower maintenance and therefore, fewer salon visits. Plus, they look gorgeous with every hair colour and length.


03. Money piece


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One of the biggest hair trends you will be seeing this year is ‘money piece’ highlights. It is a technique of hair colouring in which the front hairline is lightened to frame the face. The colour can be a subtle brown/ blonde or loud pink/ neon green. “I am wearing one too at the moment. My money piece is very subtle, and it is only 2 levels lighter than the rest of my hair colour” says Hiral.


04. Bigger and better hair accessories


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If you thought your journey with hair accessories like clips and barrettes has come to an end, you are wrong. It is the easiest way to add a touch of glamour to your look. As hair accessories are getting bigger and better, the trend continues to be a huge part of 2021.


05. Pixies


Image courtesy: @frauen.frisuren

No haircut gives a better and trendier transformation than a pixie cut. Although the trend has been around for some time, it will continue strong all through 2021. Short hair is in, and many women are chopping their long locks and opting for short haircuts that are honestly way more manageable and time-saving.

Main image courtesy: @frauen.frisuren & @aheadhairmedia

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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