As the world changes pace and consumers begin to find new meaning in their day-to-day life, there is no longer a rulebook to follow when it comes to establishing trends. Personality, along with value-driven authenticity, is key.​  Read on to find our top 5 hair trends within this season’s Hair and Fashion News Report AW 2021.


Pin Up Girls

The gender-neutral AW21 Vivienne Westwood collection displayed rococo-inspired beauty. The perfectly pinned curls combined with pale skin and bright blush were entirely connected with the garments to showcase the French 18th-century theme of the collection. We see this trend as a direct development from period-inspired Finger Waves that were prominent during SS21 catwalks.

That’s A Wrap

Marrying ease with a classic touch, bandanas were a mainstay throughout the month. It all began at Anna Sui, where the designer produced a variety of groovy-patterned headscarves. Silky bandanas were also an extension of the collections for Adeam and Max Mara. Each of them featured the season’s monogram print. As well as at Versace, with monochrome and bold-patterned scarves fastened with twin barrettes.

Dior went even more retro and glamorous with house monogram headscarves tied around the neck in Old Hollywood fashion. At Miu Miu, it was all about the knitted balaclava, which doubled as a face mask. A beautiful accessory to help finish an outfit, silky and knit headscarves are a robust bad hair day strategy.

Baby Braid

Face-framing “baby braids” are the answer to all of your quick, at-home hairstyle needs. Just take a cue from celebrities like Hailey Bieber, Madison Bailey, Charli D’Amelio, and Bella Hadid. If their recent Instagrams are any indication, the fun, flirty, and easy-to-re-create hairstyle is going to be a huge trend in 2021..

In a more classic spirit, there were sleek sets of intricately woven cornrows on the Fendi runway. While stunning chin-grazing box braids were spotted at Nina Ricci. Simple, elaborate, or embellished— there’s inspiration for head-swiveling plaits of all kinds.

Great Lengths

Fashion shows have always been notorious for sharp cuts and avant-garde styling. However, on the 2021 catwalks, we’ve seen models demonstrated a more habitual, lengthy style. To embrace natural grown-out hair, stylists have emphasised untamed and gentle styles. In line with an eccentric summer, we are all hopeful for, long and flowing hair is looking like a promising trend. In AW21 ready-to-wear collections for Raf Simons, Celine, Coach, and Ashley Williams designers paired their garments with girly, yet effortless long hair.

Modern Twists

Fashion designers put the versatility of textured hair on display with an array of dreamy styles, from modern twists to box braids. Naturally, Simone Rocha showcased a next-level braided hairstyle that, admittedly, might be tricky to DIY at home. Alternatively, Phillip Lim presented uniquely braided up-do’s. These styles would be universal for both style and protection.

In need of some more fashion inspiration? Head to our Fashion News Report for Autumn Winter 2021 and stay up to date on the latest style trends as they happen.

Curated by Rhiannon