7 Hair Trends To Revamp Your Look This Summer

Go short with a big chop or keep it long and wavy.

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SAMIR HUSSEIN

Whether you’re still dealing with the fallout of a failed hairstyle you tried over quarantine or you’re completely bored of your signature look, summer is the perfect time to get out of your hair rut. Warmer weather has traditionally meant lighter, shorter locks but this summer there’s a new class of bold and exciting hair trends taking over. From fantasy dye jobs to bombshell curtain bangs, we spoke to hair experts who revealed the 7 hair trends you’ll be seeing everywhere this summer. Get your hairstylist on the phone or save this to your DIY Pinterest board, here are 7 of the trendiest hairstyles to try for summer 2021.

1Fantasy Colors

Lighter locks are usually the norm for warmer weather, but this summer colorful and bright is the way to go. Garnier Celebrity Hair Colorist Nikki Lee has dubbed this the summer of fantasy hair. “This summer hair trends are going to be FUN! Fantasy colors like Hilary Duff’s Cotton Candy Blue, or enhancing your red with a fierce copper gloss like Sarah Hyland’s latest look,” she says.


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2Wavy Shag

If you do one thing with your hair this summer, keep it wavy. The ultimate beach babe look, the wavy shag allows you to keep your hair light and low maintenance making it perfect for a summer of socializing “This summer, we are going to see fresh, shoulder-length shags styled with a wave or curl,” Feekaik tells ELLE. “This style looks best with about one-third of the strands ends being colored. For example, brown hair with a cinnamon accent, dark hair with a blue/lavender tone, or blonde hair with red/copper tones.

3Pixie Cut

With brighter days ahead and the hopeful re-emergence from lockdown, people will be ready to shed some weight in their hair. According to Frédéric Fekkai, Founder and CEO of FEKKAI, “Short to medium Pixie cuts and bold colors will be on-trend. I think people will be excited to debut platinum pink (think Rihanna’s iconic pink pixie) or turquoise blue, among some more natural hues.”

4Square Bob Cut

A Sleek square bob cut just may be the first step to having a hot girl summer. Short hair is notoriously chic and so many celebs have joined the bob haircut club in the past few months, so it’s a no brainer that this iconic haircut will be a go-to this summer. If you really want to take the heat up a notch Feekaik recommends adding bangs.

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5Big Chop

Summer is the perfect time to return to what feels natural, so if you’ve been considering doing a big chop, now is the time. “Some think of this as a major start over-and it is, it's also the perfect time to think of all of this new hair as a blank canvas. It’s an opportunity to feed and care for your scalp and keep your fresh hair nourished as you wear your new style,” says Sally Beauty Celebrity Consultant Gregory Patterson.

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