By Meena Aslam
Due to the standstill the world was under for nearly a year, several haircut trends from last year poured into 2021, like mullets, shaved heads, and bobs. And now that summer is full force, new haircut trends have officially emerged, such as ’90s layers and curly shags. We looked around on what are the hottest haircuts which hairstylists across the country are rocking this year. Let’s look into it:
After many people have grown their hair longer than ever while in isolation, face-framing layers are a stunning way to add shape to the new growth. If you have thick hair, in particular, this cut will also give it movement and take out bulkiness around your face.
SHORT, SWOOPY BOB
Short bobs do require a decent degree of maintenance, but we’re still seeing cropped cuts like this one. Another version dominating the season is “blunt and bouncy with a deep sweep. This can hit at the jaw or longest mid-neck depending on how brave you are and the texture and density of your hair.
THE NEW PIXIE
2020’s take on pixie cuts were either super short or just a bit longer than normal. There’s no in-between. The brow-grazing length Selma Blair is sporting here feels very modern and fresh — plus it has a way of making the eyes shine.
Curled ends have been huge this year, whether they’re flipped under or flipped up. This look can also be achieved with a protective style like box braids. It’s great if you have fine hair because it gives the illusion of fuller hair.
For those with Afro-textured hair, a one-length look can be a great way to maintain the length you may have been growing out over the course of this pandemic. Most curly folks on their natural journey have the goal of achieving long, healthy hair by any means necessary. Some will get their hair cut often to keep their ends trimmed, which promotes growth, but most aren’t aware that their hair can be cut in its curly state vs. straightening it.
Curtain bangs are much more low-maintenance than they look. They are the gateway to bangs because they’re super easy for wash and go. Plus, they’re long to begin with, so they’re easy to grow out and pin back when you’re working out. They can also easily be cut shorter and blended into face-framing layers.