3 Hair Trends That Are Taking Over in 2021

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From fashion to beauty, we know trends repeat themselves. The latest fad from the past making its rounds involve all things hair. Even better, beloved makeup artists and beauty brands are helping re-spark trends by releasing products to help easily accomplish a flawless look. Ahead, expert tips and tricks on how to achieve the trends yourself. 

Curtain Bangs

This beloved style from the ’60s and ’70s is making a comeback yet again, featuring long, wispy bangs to help frame the face. “The curtain bang is a nice modification to the effortless hair trends that have been dominating today’s look,” says hairstylist and trichologist Shab Reslan. “Curtain bangs are flirty and can accentuate cheekbones and draw attention to the eyes.”

How To Master:
Reslan explains that curtain bangs are typically parted down the center and fall away from the face. To achieve the look, you’ll need a large round brush, like Drybar’s Double Pint Large Round Ceramic Styler ($42), to wrap your bangs around. “Keep the hair in front of the brush and on top of your forehead, just like you would wrap a roller on the top of your head,” she says. “That will ensure the hair will flip away from your face. If the brush is under the hair, this would make the bangs curve in and frame your face rather than open up your face,” Reslan notes, adding that it’s a good option if you want to narrow out your face.

“Whichever you choose, keep the bangs wrapped around the brush and apply the heat from a blow dryer for a few seconds without touching your hair to avoid burning. Before you pull the brush out, touch the nozzle of the dryer to the brush and slowly pull away. This finishing touch will really set the curve in the bang you’re looking for. Just applying the heat and pulling the brush out without contact from the dryer won’t finish as nicely.”

Feathered Brows

The brow trends of the beauty industry change rapidly. Remember “pencil-thin” eyebrows from the early 2000s? Fast forward 21 years and thick, brushed-up brows, also known as “feathered brows” are all the rage yet again.

How To Master:
To ensure brows are as thick as possible, avoid constant threading, tweezing, or waxing and focus on keeping the shape and width of the brows intact. If needed, fill in sparse areas of the brows with a brow pencil of choice. Next, opt for a wax-based product such as Jason Wu Beauty Bush Brow Shaper Soap ($14) or Patrick Ta Major Brow Shaping Wax ($22) to help brush brows up. Use a spoolie or a tool included in an upward motion to achieve fluffy, feathery brows.

Shaggy, Layered Styles

“Layered and shaggy looks around the face are a major hit now since long layers and minimal movement around the face was trending for so long,” says Reslan. “Shorter pieces framing the face are sexy and can add a touch of youth to anyone.”

How To Master:
Emma Roberts rocks this trend “by adding extensions for length and fullness, while framing her face with flowing, piecey layers,” according to her hairstylist, Lisa Satorn. To finish this look, Oribe’s Flash Form Finishing Spray Wax ($42) is key to hold the style and give texture to piecey cuts.

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