The haircut trends you’ll see in 2021 will ring in some retro. Look for a new take on curtain bangs, choppy layers, and wavy bobs that first captured attention back in the ‘70s. If you are sick of the same old hairstyle you’ve been rocking since March, these new/old trends will come as a welcome relief. Some are cuts forgiving enough that you might try them at home if you’re ready for a DIY. These 2021 trends guarantee easy styling, and that’s a major plus when you’re missing regular salon appointments.
Long curtain bangs are still going strong after their 2020 revival. They’re gaining even more momentum heading into 2021 as the #1 face mask-friendly hairstyle. The style keeps hair out of your eyes and makes you feel fashionable even when wearing a mask.
Cutting bangs that sweep to the side will complement any look. This fringe needs much less maintenance than other bang styles, whether it’s daily styling or growing out. Say goodbye to bi-weekly trims and hello to air drying.
Make sure your curtain bangs are tailored to suit your best features. A cheekbone-grazing length might be more flattering for some, while others might look better with them above the eye line. Make sure your stylist knows whether you’ll be wearing curtain bangs straight or wavy. The info will help decide the right length and depth of your bangs.
Alternative Fringe: Baby Bangs
Feeling a little more adventurous? Another easy way to spruce up your look is cutting baby bangs. Slightly too-short baby bangs add style with a hint of edge. The look is a little punk but, at the same time, girlish. These bangs work with any hair texture. Have curly hair? It’s all the rage now to have curly bangs.
Classic Blunt Bob
Curtain bangs and baby bangs are great accents for traditional bobs. Blunt bobs are best for straight or fine hair because they create more volume and a fuller shape without layers.
Stacked bobs are best for thicker, tighter, or denser textures. They create a softer shape by taking away some of the thickness in the back. Ask your stylist to avoid a triangle shape by adding more layers than you’d get with a traditional bob.