Experts Predict These 9 Hair Colour Trends For 2021

Ahead are the shade inspirations. Try out each shade to your hair. Get the stunning ravishing look for you. 

Experts Predict These 9 Hair Colour Trends For 2021

Welcome New Year With Different Shades 

Beckoning new changes is a new year. Organising your closet, then scheduling your big travel plans post-COVID, or better yet switching those things up with brand-new hair colour, that could mean for you. You have come to the right place if you have already experimented with winter hairstyles and haircuts and want to do something a little more momentous. Either very laid-back or kicked up several octaves, according to experts the hair colour trends for 2021 are going one of the two ways. 

Julie Cornejo, the professional hairstylist in Culver City, Calif, now says reflecting all that has been happening in our world and our lives are the trends right now. Making their lives easier with fewer maintenance people are looking to lift their spirits with a new shade. We have broken down the biggest hair colour trends pros are predicting will boom in the new year whichever direction you are feeling. 

Pastel Balayage

For those who want something fun and playful but don’t want to commit to a full head of bleach, as a colour dream pastel balayage is the perfect look. George Papanikolas, celebrity colourist and MATRIX brand ambassador, says start with a foundation of beautiful blonde balayage and make sure the ends are light enough to accept the pastel tones in order to get the perfect pastel. He suggests opting for more of a vivid hue to make it more noticeable if your highlights are more caramel-toned. 

The Money Pieces

Try the money piece a face-framing highlight that starts at your root and continues through the ends of your hair for instant brightness. With lightener or primary colours for a pop of colour, this can be easily be done at home. Luis Rodriguez, the professional hairstylist in Centre Valley, Pa, says right now in the salon, the money piece is the most wanted look. It is super easy to create as it comes with beautiful lightness around the face. 

Chunky highlights

Chunky highlights are about to make a huge comeback according to Wella colorcharm’s 2021 colour trend report. Usually, 1 to 2 inches wide and meant to create a stark contrast against your natural hair colour are these highlights which can be done in bold primary colours or natural hues. DaRico Jackson, a professional hairstylist in Los Angeles, Calif advises from any area of the head that you want to highlight and bring attention to, start by taking a 1-to-2-inch chunk of hair. Leaving a 1-inch cushion at the base of the section with the ends free, gently backcomb the hair in the section closest to the scalp. Enjoy your nice new chunk after applying the colour of your choice. 

Sand Tropez 

A beautiful blend of both, neither ash nor gold, Sand Tropez also known as winter bronde is. Karissa Schaudt, colourist at Maxine Salon in Chicago says perfect for someone who wants to keep a beach vibe year-round mixing highlights and mid-lights creates this multi-dimensional shade of warm sandy and cool beige tones. 


After making its appearance in The Queen’s Gambit according to Schaudt, is this stunning shade of red back by popular demand. Meaning it is deeper than a copper-red but lighter than auburn the sleek and sophisticated colour is a true red. As Schaudt now says, you will need to keep up on the maintenance with touch-ups every four to six weeks to avoid fading as in most cases you will achieve this colour in one appointment. As adding highlights would decrease the intensity, they suggest keeping this as a single process. 

Alpine Ice

It keeps minimal dimension at the base with full saturation of blonde through the ends is this icy shade achieved by using foilyage or balayage. Along with frequent use of blue shampoo at home, a toner can help achieve this ash blonde. Toning is important to ensure there’s minimal damage by overlapping lightener according to experts. 

Mushroom Blonde

This look perfectly straddles the line between dirty blonde and brunette, truly the best of both worlds. Just like the colours, you will find on the underside of a mushroom, the multi-tonal hair colour marries shades of light brown beige, and grey with an overall ashy tone. For deep brunettes to lighten up a bit without making any full commitments, according to the stylists at Warren Tricomi salons it's the perfect way for bright blondes to darken for the season. 

Golden Black

Raven black should step aside: having a hint of brown mingled in is the new take on super dark tresses. We find its subtle dimension, coming as the sassy, older sister of bronde, the brack empowering you to go to the dark side just without full commitment. With a hint of gold undertones, the key to this glamorous trend is an almost black brunette global colour. To complete the look with a glass-like shine, Warren Tricomi experts suggest adding a gloss. 

A Return To Natural Hair Colour

Studies are showing that more women are wanting to go back to their natural hues to eliminate complex maintenance and regular trips to the salon on the other end of the spectrum. Check out our experts’ tips for transitioning to natural hair if you are looking for some easy ways to maintain natural hair at home.

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