Haircuts You'll Be Seeing Everywhere Summer 2021

The chances are that after a year of trimming your own hair, managing your own hair dying, and figuring out how to make the most out of your un-styled locks, you're probably ready to mix things up and have your hair cut into a hot new look. According to Good Housekeeping, this summer's hairstyles will be "maximalist" — i.e., looks that take inspiration from the 1970s, hairstyles that feature in-your-face colors, and cute, face-hugging bangs. Doesn't that sound exciting? Summer hair with a vintage twist.

Elle explained that while summer is normally a time where lighter hued styles and shorter cuts rule, this summer is a little different with new and bolder looks taking center stage. Garnier celebrity hair colorist, Nikki Lee, said that this summer will be the "summer of fantasy hair." "This summer hair trends are going to be fun!" Lee said. "Fantasy colors like Hilary Duff's Cotton Candy Blue, or enhancing your red with a fierce copper gloss like Sarah Hyland's latest look." 

Fancy taking a leap of faith and restyling your hair completely? You're going to need some inspiration, and we've got you covered. 

Bangs, shaggy styles, and 1970s-inspired haircuts are in this summer

Bangs are back baby, in a big, big way. As per Good Housekeeping, Redken brand ambassador, Rodney Cutler, said, "Curtain bangs are a fantastic way to reinvent yourself without cutting your hair off." So take some inspiration from celebrities like Jameela Jamil and Zooey Deschanel, and get chopping. 

Dove hair stylist Mark Townsend is a big fan of the "grown-out shag," an easier style of the mullet cut that lots of celebs have opted for this summer. He said, "So many of [the] trends we're seeing right now are inspired by late 60s, early 70s," so channel your inner Miley Cyrus and cut that hair into a glorious shaggy look. For those with curly hair, a curly shag offers the perfect nod to 1970s style — think lashings of layers combined with heavy bangs.

Warmer tones are once again back this summer, according to Townsend. He explained that, "We're finally embracing reds in the hair," with lots of people opting to swap blonde hues for warmer colors.

As per Elle, a wavy shag is also set to be hot this summer. Frederic Fekkai, founder and CEO of FEKKAI, said that, "This summer, we are going to see fresh, shoulder-length shags styled with a wave or curl." He also suggested that the classic pixie cut will be in full force this summer, and the cut will most likely be paired with a bold color — think "platinum pink or turquoise blue." After a year of lockdown, there are no rules when it comes to hairstyles, so march to the beat of your own drum and rock your new, trendy style with confidence!