A new year means new beginnings. For some people, this could look like an organization, new habits or perhaps a new hair colour. “The trends right now are very reflective of what is happening in the world and peoples lives”, according to Co-founder and Lead Colorist at Color Space, Lupe Voss.
Hair colour trends for 2021 are leaning one of two ways: either very low-key for less maintenance or the complete opposite with people looking to experiment with energetic shades for a sense of optimism. Whichever direction you are feeling, Lupe Voss breaks down the biggest hair colour trends for this year.
Lived-in colour like Chrissy Teigen:
For consumers looking for a low-maintenance look with added dimension, natural-looking colour with high contrast levels will be in high demand. Moving away from platinum and towards darker blondes to help prolong the time between salon visits.
Bold highlighting like Jennifer Lopez:
A nod to the 90’s and longing for the feeling of nostalgia – bold highlights in bold primary or natural hues are about to make a huge comeback.
Rouge like Anya Taylor-Joy:
Already on the up in 2020 and further inspired by Queen’s Gambit – red shades continue to take centre stage in 2021. From natural auburn to brilliant punchy copper finishes, light coppers with a yellow reflection will provide a sleek and sophisticated look.
Energetic shades like Ciara and Billie Eilish:
With salons closed, everyone has the experimental bug. Fashion colours from brilliant, to smokey and electric – everything goes and the bolder, the better!