2021’s Hottest Hair Color Trends

Do you feel like your hair is ready for a change, but you’re not prepared to cut it?  How about trying a new color? 

We see new trends and ways to color and highlight hair every season, and this year is no exception. Let’s check out some of the hottest color trends of 2021.

Hot Color Trends for Everyone

From bold face-framing highlights to subtle color changes, this year’s trends have something for everyone.

While there isn’t a shortage of color trends you can try, here are 10 of the hottest trends happening right now.   

#1. Shades of Red

All shades of red are trending this year, from lighter shades of strawberry blonde to warm coppers and deep cherry reds. There is maintenance that goes along with going red.  You will need to see your colorist regularly to maintain the intensity of your color and keep it vibrant. In between salon visits, you can use Aveda color conserve™ products to keep your color bright and fresh. We proudly offer Aveda products in our salon, including the color conserve™ product line.

#2. Money-Piece Highlights

This season, face-framing streaks have a new name: money-piece highlights.  These highlights are a fun and trendy way to add some color without opting for all-over color or highlights. These bold highlights start at your part line and are focused on your face.  Have your stylist color the rest of your hair with a great contrasting color if you are looking for a real contrast.

#3.  Winterize Your Color

Are you looking for just a slight change? Try making subtle changes to your current color.  If you are blonde, add some deeper shades of blonde to add dimension and contrast.  Brunettes can get a richer color by adding amber and gold tones.

#4. Brown Balayage

The brown balayage look works for everyone. You can refresh your look by adding subtle highlights to give your hair dimension and a pop of color by placing various shades of brown throughout your hair. 

#5. Jet Black

Jet black hair looks very shiny and healthy and is flattering on a wide variety of skin tones.  Think Snow White on pale skin tones, and darker skin brings out its richer tones. Inky black shades with a gloss will give you as much shine as possible.  

#6. Blonde Balayage

If you’re thinking of going blonde, blonde balayage is a great way to start the process.  Your stylist will place various shades of blonde throughout your hair.  This style is a great way to ease into your new blonde look.

#7. Embrace Your Gray

The pandemic has led many women to go with a more natural look by embracing their gray.  One thing to remember when growing out our gray is that it is a process.  Your new growth will be salt-and-pepper and, unless you are willing to cut off your colored ends,  you will need to have them blended with your new growth.  A semi-permanent gloss is a great way to ensure that your gray doesn’t start looking yellow.

#8. Blended, Bold Highlights

Do you like the idea of the “money-piece” look but want something more blended?  Try some bold, blended highlights. These highlights are low maintenance but still give you bright highlights around your face. They are then blended into your natural color, moving away from your face. Your stylist will be able to help you choose a tone that will work with both your skin tone and your eye color.

#9. Reverse Balayage

A new trend in color is the reverse balayage. If you are looking for a low-maintenance color option, this is the choice for you. Reverse balayage is excellent to grow out any bright highlights that you already have. Your stylist will blend a root color that is a shade lighter than your natural color to help your highlights blend with your natural color. 

#10. Hazelnut Brown

Hazelnut brown is a great way to update your naturally darker hair without worrying about damaging your hair, which can happen when trying to lift dark hair to a lighter level. You can use this color in a couple of different ways. It can be used as an all-over color or as highlights to add dimension to a brunette base color.

Are You Ready to Give Any of These Trends a Shot?  Let Us Help You Get the Perfect Color!

Color is a great way to have some fun with your hair. 

At Salt Salon & Spa, we take your hair seriously. Our self-care experts are here to get you the color you want using Aveda Full Spectrum ™ color. This color uses sunflower, castor, and jojoba oils to protect your hair while processing.

From deep conditioning and repair treatments to full color and keratin straightening services, our expert stylists are ready to save your locks from dullness, dryness, and everything in between. 

Are you ready for hot-girl summer? Give us a call or book your consultation online today, and let’s get you looking fabulous (and feeling even better!)