From Hairstyle to Hair Cut and Color, Get a Glimpse of Post-Pandemic Hair Trends via Celebrity Makeovers
Some of us hardly hit any hair salon during the pandemic, and that alone pushed hair trends to the extremes. During that period, you could either let your hair grow or chop it short. As we gradually get back to red carpet events and occasions, celebrity hairstylists stand between natural hair and perfectly coiffed options. Living without regular blow-dry visits has become the norm. But what about those social-bees longing to get back to their busy lives and glam selves? For 2021, hair trends vary a lot!
Celebrity hair inspirations you should try this season!
Extra Long Hair
Skipping hair salon appointments for a while results in the Rapunzel-like hairstyle Kim Kardashian currently flaunts or Zendaya’s mermaid hair for the Oscars 2021. Quarantine days gave us XXL hair as a bonus! Within this organically growing trend, you either love the sleek one-length hairstyle of Megan Thee Stallion and Awkwafina, or the long layers of JLo styled by Chris Appleton.
Curtain or Side-Swept Bangs
This fringe style is super versatile and low maintenance. Celebrity hairstylist Nikki Lee did the 70s bangs on Hilary Duff, while Selena Gomez often carries the curly version of it. A long fringe can be styled in many ways. It is as sexy as the one Bella Hadid chopped on her own during quarantine. The eyelash-grazing bangs on Camila Cabello have a 60s feel. This fringe highlights the cheekbones, frames the face, and places focus on the eyes.
Shags and Feathered Layers
This haircut is very layered and fuller around the crown, as seen on 70s rock & roll icons. Lengths are thinner. The choppy layers give fun volume, texture, and a rebellious look that applies to straight, wavy, and curly hair. Taylor Swift adopted the most stylish version of it through 2020 and into 2021. For the summer, a beach-wave shag haircut is hot!
Boyfriend or Textured Bob
It doesn’t follow any particular rules and loves being messy. The perfectly undone variation fits top model Kaia Gerber. It is a chunky bob that looks effortlessly chic. It is fantastic when tousled but also when slicked and ironed to a straight-hair look. Chin-length is extremely popular right now, often combined with a fringe. It shows off your neck and collarbone. An alternative to that is Princess Diana’s bob, as suggested by celebrity hairstylist Ryan Trygstad. Shoulder-length lobs also get a fresh makeover.
Naturally Imperfect Texture
Air-drying 90% of the hair and ignoring heated styling tools, you get the sultry look of the 90s born as a reaction to the over-styling of the 80s. During quarantine, ladies were twisting and braiding their hair, letting it stay overnight and get some natural texture. It works for curly hair too.
Textured and layered, the mullet haircut (shorter at the front and around the face) is now reinvented. It first appeared in the 80s and popularized through a song by the American hip-hop group Beastie Boys. Its modern variations appeared on celebrities like Rowan Blanchard, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, Halsey, Barbie Ferreira, and Rihanna over the last months.
Glossy Blowout or Updo
After months of messy, natural hair, some ladies are craving dress-ups and Dua Lipa’s ultra-shiny locks. Bouffant updos and 20s finger waves seen on the red carpet are also irresistibly glamorous. We also call it “comeback” hair.
Polished Bobs or Blunt Cuts
Geometrically sharp haircuts are coming back as a result of the desire for sleekness. Some girls want to go past their pandemic bedhead hair and into a new era. Celebrity hairstylist Riawna Capri loves such looks. Golden Globe winner Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon in “The Queen’s Gambit” TV Series inspired a comeback of 60s trends like the red-hair flip bob created by Daniel Parker. Still, our favorite is that of Regina King for the Oscars 2021.
Hairstylists are getting experimental with pixie cuts. Shag parts juxtapose with longer hair creating Mohawk details or fringes. Selma Blair looks fantastic in her nouveau pixie. Zoë Kravitz also has a modern ultra-short cut. Such styles allow you to play every week!
Funky Buzz Cut
For the red carpet season, Cynthia Erivo and Tiffany Haddish rocked a platinum blonde buzz cut that got viral! Inspired probably by Demi Moore’s iconic buzz cut, Ruby Rose did the same with fun hair colors. It can also be called the “big chop.” A carefree solution for the summer! Celebrity hairstylist Ray Christopher is behind Tiffany’s look.
Natural Curls and Rounded Afro
Women celebrate their naturally curly and coily hair with perfectly rounded afros or side-part voluminous hairstyles. Kerry Washington and Viola Davis prefer layered looks. Tracee Ellis Ross loves a maximalist afro, and Lupita Nyong’o goes for short-length structured iterations.
Braids and Cornrows
Celebrity Hairstylist Lacy Redway excels at it, as seen on cover girls Amanda Gorman for Vogue and Tessa Thompson for Town & Country. Fulani braids – those often consisting of a center cornrow flanked by side ones – are also seen frequently on Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o. Even Kim Kardashian has pulled them off.
Pastels and shades of red bring joy to the picture. During the pandemic, Hilary Duff tried cotton-candy blue on her layered hair. Sarah Hyland dipped her locks into copper-red. Celebrity hairstylist Panos Papandrianos tried a hot ginger hue on Gigi Hadid. So much fun!