We may just be entering a new decade, but this winter’s biggest hair trends are a major throwback.
The 70s and 90s are alive and well based on the hairstyles we see all over Instagram. Take Sandra Oh’s curly hair with bangs and Selena Gomez on Rachel, for example. Both looks are revived from your youth, but with a few adjustments, they suddenly feel refreshed again.
For a complete breakdown of hair styles trending for winter 2021, we swapped Sally Hirschberger, celebrity hairstylist and founder of Sally Hershberger Salons as well as celebrity stylist Ryan Trygstad, who is also the co-founder of Mark Ryan salon.
Thanks to their advice, you’ll be set for your next hair date, no matter what length or mood you’re in, winter 2021.
Ahead, five haircuts are going to be huge this winter.
1. The Bob
With so many of us dealing with a few extra inches, it’s not surprising that people keep cutting everything off whenever they return to the salon. While the blunt bob will continue to be a popular cut in 2021, Hershberger says a layered version like Kaia Gerber’s bob is a great, easy update for the winter.
“The texture makes it look polished, but not in the classic beachy way,” she says. “I love styling a bob with texture or sticky sprays, especially my 24K Super Thickening Complex Paste. Applying a small amount to dry hair, sectioning through layers and curled ends defines the layers for a great look.
Leaned into the grunge vibe of her layered bob, the model embraced one of the choppy hair trends in quarantine when she dyed her hair bright pink this summer.
Harrier shows how gorgeous a bob looks on curly hair with her shoulder-length cut.
Actress Larry Sims, the actress’ stylist, has taken her quirky ups and downs to the next level by crafting into this asymmetrical bob.
2. Invisible Layers
For anyone who lives in their long, insulated hair, invisible layers will add movement to your new length and brush up on any frizzy ends. This cutting technique can be worked across all textures, but the only purpose is to remove weight from hair.
“Opting for long and choppy layers adds movement and texture when you are on your hair growth journey,” says Trigstad. “This cut leaves layers smoother and frizzier, which is a big little change to COVID’s long haircut-free hair!”
Waterhouse’s layers may be nearly invisible to the eye, but her layering gives her hair an easy-going, lively look.
The Secret to Imara’s totally shaggy hair Yup, you guessed it: Invisible layers.
A subclass of invisible layers, the long layers that live inside add movement to hair that is too long to be flat and lame. “Live layers are applied to the hair to give lift and texture without completely layering the hair,” Trygstad shares. “Another salon term that we use is“ cheat layers. ”It’s a great technique for adding fullness to the crown of any haircut! Take for example Ciara’s waist-length waves.
3. The Shag
The beauty of 1970s hair is that the thickly layered cut plays well with or without bangs, and it also works with almost every hair type and length – not to mention all styling possibilities. Whether you allow it to air dry according to the natural texture of your hair or with a thermal style, Hershberger says, “fluffy hair can well emphasize facial features for an overall gorgeous girl look.”
Oh totally went in the ’70s by adding wispy bangs to her curly hair. For extra shape and definition, prep damp hair with a curl-enhancing mousse like Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Curl Cream.
For wavy hair like the subtle curves of Alexa Chung, add volume with body-enhancing mousse to highlight the curly layers of hair. “Using mousses, like mousse to thicken 24K body, is an important step to give shape to hair,” says Hirschberger. “I like that it provides such a great texture and gives the look some grit.”
The singer ditched her 1960s-inspired bangs and long hair for another retro style: a tousled lob with soft bangs.
4. The Modern Rachel
Yes, the iconic Jennifer Aniston story that first appeared in Friends in the 1990s is back. This look consists of classic face-framing layers that frame the face. “After years of beachy waves, this straight look is a refreshing chic look to Aniston’s famous face-framing haircut,” says Trigstad.
Although Aniston may have ditched the checkered lob she owned in the 1990s, she has stuck with various forms of her face framing over the years. For extra shine, Trygstad recommends running Shu Uemura Ultimate Reset Duo Serum through wet or dry hair. He says, “It adds shine and maneuverability for a beautiful hairdryer.”
In fact, Selena Gomez’s 2020 version of The Rachel was inspired by the character of Aniston ‘friends. The singer’s stylist, Marissa Marino, confirmed the style was a tribute on Instagram, with Goldie Hawn topping a bit of a fine scale.
The Rachel model combines two big hair trends: choppy face-framing layers and bobs. The deep side part and taut texture make the look presentable.
5. 70s bangs
“The bangs are definitely back, and there’s a really heavy fringe with a 1970s vibe that’s perfect for winter – and all year,” says Hershberger. “Bangs require a little extra maintenance, so apply the product and blow dry if time permits.”
Daisy Edgar Jones
Besides the series that Paul Mescal wore, the Internet won’t be silent about Daisy Edgar-Jones’ surprise when Normal People fell on Hulu. The actress’s soft, coordinated bangs are slightly tapered to the sides so they aren’t flat or heavy on the face.
While some celebs have tried pastel hair colors, Chopra decided to get bangs. Her wispy fringes and loose-fitting waves look straight from the ’70s.
Lopez channels Farah Fawcett with full bangs from celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton.