Hair News Report SS/2021

Inspired by simple living and modern celebrations of individual beauty, consumers will lean toward a minimal aesthetic for Spring Summer 2021 that embraces natural texture and colour. For a few, this translates uniquely into an exploration of shape and colour, an act of subtle rebellion amidst uncertain times. Read on to find our top 5 hair trends within this season’s Hair News Report SS/2021.

Hair trends s/s21

Slick back sleek hair

Wet Look

Running late with no time to blow dry your hair? Thankfully, the wet look is one of the easiest Spring/Summer 2021 beauty trends to recreate. Gareth Pugh’s version of this look had matte lengths and ends contrasting with a wet and glossy root. Mithdrate embellished their sleek buns with large diamond-encrusted hair clips. Yuhan Wang created strong, animated finger waves on long hair by gelling the swirls to the scalp.

For more inspiration, look to Acne Studios and Chloé, where models’ hair was combed back and gelled for an out-of-the-ocean look.

Sculpted Coiffe

Sculpted Coiffs

From intricate finger waves at Valentino and Dries van Noten to severely slicked side parts at Miu Miu, designers looked to the past for elegant shapes and movement.

Neon Hair


Don’t throw that hair dye away just yet. Bleached hair is still very much a thing. The catwalks have seen the return of vibrant, neon hair cut into bold shapes and teamed with contrastingly minimal makeup. From a slime-green buzzcut at Gareth Pugh to hot-pink tresses at Matty Bovan, it seems that DIY lockdown creativity has moved into the luxury realm for good.

Bed Head

Just Woke Up

Romantic, unkempt curls and soft details gave a modern feel to ‘just-woke-up’ styling. As people move their focus away from achieving perfection in beauty, this style resonates with the current zeitgeist. The key with this style is knowing the fine line between ‘undone’ and simple messy.


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