There is no better time than now to try a new hairstyle. At a time when we’re spending the majority of our days indoors, we have so much freedom to try new things since we won’t be seeing a lot of people anyway. If you’ve been sporting your haircut for many years now, maybe it’s time to consider a change. Here are some exciting men’s hair trends to try this 2021.
From Hollywood stars like Zac Efron to K-pop stars, the mullet has made a comeback—and now is the time to embrace it. However, there are a few requirements to making the mullet work in the 21st century. One way to do it is to consider your features. If your facial features are well-defined, a very slightly flyaway bogan style may work best for your face shape and type.
Another consideration is your hair texture. If you have natural curl, it means that your mullet will be more high-maintenance than other cuts lest you end up looking like a comedian from the ’80s. Mullets make an incredible statement; it says that you don’t take yourself too seriously, but you’re also adventurous enough to explore non-conventional styles.
Another trend to watch out for is the “silver fox” look, which is achieved by allowing your hairs to turn salt-and-pepper gray. There’s a reason why George Clooney continues to be a staple in the world’s most handsome and sexiest lists every year; there’s something about a man who’s aging like a fine wine that gives a certain level of dignity and gravitas to his countenance.
If your hair is already turning gray, don’t dye it black and let it grow naturally. Switch to a shampoo formulated for gray hair, as well as a natural conditioner. If you want to try this look even if your hair isn’t turning gray yet, consult your salon specialist about the bleaching or dyeing process you need to go through to achieve the look.
Speaking of bleaching one’s hair, another hair trend that will make the rounds in 2021 is acid pops, pastel, or neon hues. If you’ve never tried having colorful hair before, and if your work allows it, consider giving your hair a colorful statement during the pandemic. Here are some essential steps to achieving this look:
- Bleach your hair to a pale blond.
- Neutralize or remove the brassiness or orange hues of your post-bleached hair through toning.
- Add the color of your choice.
- Maintain your hair color by choosing shampoo and conditioner that is specifically formulated for color-treated hair.
If you want a more low-maintenance look that’s reminiscent of Kurt Cobain, grow your hair out. In the time of intermittent lockdowns and quarantine, this should be fairly simple and easy. You can also add a little bleach or give your hair a blond surfer-dude twist.
To give this hairstyle an instant boost, blow-dry your hair to give it a bit of volume. Since this look is defined by a slightly grungey, “I tried but not really” aesthetic, let your roots grow out without re-touching them or your dyed areas. The longer and more visible the roots, the better.
The Rudolph Valentino
A lot of trend-casters are projecting that our post-pandemic world will reflect the post-prohibition era of the 1920s, and there’s no reason why our hair and fashion can’t pave the way for this era of celebration and excess. Named after one of the biggest movie stars of the roaring twenties, the Rudolph Valentino haircut is all about wearing your short hair high, making it tight and incredibly glossy, and whipping it up into a perfectly coiffed side part.
This haircut is perfect for those who prefer to look tidier and those fed up with the unkempt hair and fashion trends of the pandemic. It’s also a fairly uncomplicated haircut for your barber to achieve and for you to maintain. All you need is some standard hair gel or pomade and a standard comb, and voila! You’re ready for a day of Zoom calls and meetings.
The Bottom Line
At the end of the day, regardless of what haircut or hair color that you decide to go for, hair care is crucial to keeping your hair as healthy as it can be. It doesn’t matter how good your hairstyle looks; if you don’t clean and maintain it, it will be a greasy mess that won’t look well even in video calls. Invest in the right hair products to give your tresses the tender loving care they deserve.