Some of the hottest hairstyles of 2021 seem oddly familiar, hitting us all with a hint of déjà vu. Though you may feel like you're in the twilight zone, you're not; these old school styles are making a comeback, but this time with a bit of a modern twist.
Blunt, brow-length bangs were huge in the 70s, but their popularity fizzled out a bit in the following decades. Now, choppy bangs are making a comeback, worn by many beloved celebs and influencers, including Bella Hadid and Kacey Musgraves. We've seen bangs paired with hair of all lengths and shapes over the years, but blunt bangs really do take the cake. Bangs that fall right at the brow line draw attention to the eyes and make your cheekbones pop.
The bold bob has made a dramatic comeback showing up on some of the hottest stars on the planet. The style has a way of perfectly framing the face, and as a bonus, it's full of body and volume - no need to stand under a blow dryer forever to banish lifeless hair. Plus, the bob is more versatile than it seems, screaming with style whether worn down, half-up, or pulled back with a cute, embellished headband.
This low-maintenance style is perfect for the busy working woman of today, allowing her to go from work to play, looking chic all along the way.
While traditional rainbow hairstyles were eye-catching a couple of decades ago, they have nothing on today's rainbow dos. Hair color artists are getting super creative with patterns and colors. You can blend a large number of colors, or just a few, creating a look that goes along with your personal preferences and favorite color scheme.
Colorful locks look especially great on medium-length to long hair, allowing for several color transitions and movement as the wind hits your tresses. If you're looking for a change that's both dramatic and fun, go for rainbow-colored hair, and wake up happy to look in the mirror each and every morning.
Pixies first became popular in the 1950s, and their popularity fluctuates from time to time. But in 2021, you'll see pixies all over the media on TV, in magazines, and on social media. However, today's influencers and celebrities aren't flaunting the Audrey Hepburn pixie – they're rocking a new-age derivative of the iconic style.
The image above shows a modern pixie cut with soft side-swept bangs that fall across the forehead, creating a sleek aesthetic that pairs well with just about any look, whether it be casual, fashionable, or formal. The pixie's short length is daring, bold, and full of confidence, showing that long hair isn't all that's sexy.
2021 is the year of freedom – we are all free to express ourselves however we see fit. Try one of the above modern takes on vintage hairstyles if you've been yearning to try something new. But, regardless of what's trending, we encourage you to try any style you think will flatter your face and complement your style.
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.