Switch Up Your Look With These Hot 2021 Hair Color Trends

So far, 2021 has proven to be a fashionista’s dream. This year, everything from mom jeans and puffed sleeves to sweatpants and bralettes is all the rage. But if your trendy style cuts off at the hairline, you’ve got a problem, girl.

Now that hair salons are starting to creep back open; you have no excuse to step out in 2021 with quarantine hair. Create your ultimate Insta-worthy #hairgoals with one of these hot hair color trends for 2021.


Denim doesn’t have to be limited to your favorite wide-legged jeans and fringed short shorts; it can be a stellar, standout color for your mane, too. If you’re looking for an out-of-the-box blonde hue that is sure to turn heads, look no further than beloved denim.

Dark Roots

In 2020, plenty of us struggled with some outgrowth that didn’t make headlines on the ‘gram. Little did we know it would be one of the hottest hair color trends for 2021.

That’s right - you no longer have to worry about your gorgeous,bright blonde locks looking like a hot mess with super dark roots. In fact, people are stepping out of their way to achieve this spectacular contract.

What does this mean for you? Less time spent in the salon chair and more time looking like an absolute babe.

Face Highlights

Anyone will tell you that having brighter shades around your face will give you a highlighted, youthful appearance. Well, 2021 took that theory and ran with it. Clearly, 2021 wants you to look your best. Insert the facial highlight look.

With this hair color trend, all the focus is right upfront. Darker hair colors can use chestnuts or ashy shades around the face, while blondes might shoot for a platinum face frame. Either way, this brilliant look is exactly the face refresher we needed for 2021.

Reds, Reds, and More Reds

Want to be red hot? Thought so. Girl, if you’re ready to bring the fire, we’re ready for you. Sexy redheads are all the rage for 2021 but don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to fire engine red hair (unless you’re into that sort of thing - I know I am).

Softer shades like auburn and copper are also steamy, red hot options you won’t want to skip out on.

Dimensional Brunette

2021 isn’t going to settle for just brunette. 2021 wants dimensions. 2021 wants layers of shades. So what should you do? Answer the calling.

This year, if you want to spruce up your brown hair, then don’t hesitate to dive into highlights, lowlights, and everything in-between. Of course, balayage brown continues to be the queen of the hair industry, so don’t hesitate to dip your toes into the balayage waters and give it a shot.


One word: pastels. That’s right - the infamous mermaid hairstyle continues to rank highly in 2021. There’s just something about all of those majestic, look-at-me flirty shades that we simply can’t let go of. That said, unicorn looks are also top of the charts.

If you’re going for pastels, you have options. Light blues and succulent violets are a hit, but my personal fave is a beautiful pastel pink shade.

Final Thoughts

It’s clear that this year it’s all about stepping out of your comfort zone and trying on some new shades. Whether you opt for vibrant pastels or prefer a red hot style, you can guarantee you’ll look trendy and smart wherever you go. Here’s to a rockin’ 2021!