Spring Hair Trends 2021

Clients seeking length or shorter cuts due to warmer temperatures have plenty of choices regarding styles that suit them. We consulted pros like Tresemme global stylist Justine Marjan, Nine Zero One hairstylist Sarah Klein, and Amika pro educators about emerging trends and classic cuts making a comeback in contemporary forms.

Blunt Bobs

Reese Witherspoon recently gave us major shorthairgoals when she shared a boomerang of her new shortcut – a cub cut (similar to last year’s wolf cut but softer and shorter). Olya Iudina of IGK NYC believes this cut will become increasingly popular in 2021. “It’s an excellent option for anyone wanting a change and add length without overdoing it,” she notes. January Jones is another fan of the bob cut and recently debuted an eye-catching candyfloss pink hue with her haircut. Fans quickly noticed its fiery appeal; to help others achieve this look, Iudina recommends prepping hair with Amika’s The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray before applying a heat protectant spray like The Shield.


This spring has seen several different bang trends emerge, but one that stands out is face-framing curtain bangs, as seen in celebrities such as Dua Lipa. This asymmetrical cut features longer strands on one side while shorter ones appear on the other, creating a chic and romantic style. As for color, stylists are seeing a trend toward warm golden honey blondes and rosebud-inspired red hues that emulate the shade of a rosebud. Balayage remains popular as an accentuator, while vibrant strawberry blonde, fiery red, and bright green tones have become increasingly desired.

Long Hair Styles

According to Dorsey, long hairstyles such as flipped ponytails and robust curls that harken back to 1970s shag have seen an upswing recently. He suggests spraying thickening hair on your locks regularly to maintain their shape and keep them looking full and full-bodied.

Lavender Hair

One of the hottest spring hair trends in 2021 is soft shades of lavender. This elegant hue adds an air of gentle whimsy to any ensemble and pairs beautifully with light-colored blouses or flowing dresses. Try it out either with a full wig or semi-permanent dye; either way, it should only damage your locks when applied by professionals. If you need more time to be ready to commit to bold purple hues, ask your stylist about creating an ombre or balayage effect with lavender highlights at the ends. This style starts with dark indigo roots before gradually adding lighter purple strands on either end for an attractive contrast. Lavender hair can also look fantastic when combined with sable highlights, another popular technique many women use. Sable highlights add dimension and make fine or thin locks appear thicker and healthier, particularly for women with finer or lighter locks. Remember that bright colors fade quickly so that regular touch-ups may be necessary.

Short Haircuts

No matter what length or style your locks may be, a new haircut can instantly upgrade your look. Showcase your natural texture with a cropped pixie that styles itself or add a pop of color with balayage – whatever works for you is sure to add something fresh! 2021’s big trend was the blunt bob, but stylists love a shaggier style of shearing this spring with face-framing layers. Boasting fringe areas ranging from complete to curtain length or no fringe, this look flatters all faces while adaptable for any size. Braided antennae and space buns (think Baby Spice) have also made a comeback, adding throwback hair accessories like feather barrettes. For those wanting something less elaborate but still want an eye-catching springtime look, adding throwback hair accessories might do it. This springtime, a textured crop with deep side partings is also chic and contemporary!