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Hottest Hair Trends for Fall 2021

October 28, 2021 · Posted in: Salon News

With the turning of the season, there always seems to be a universal feeling of change in the air. That means new trends start emerging left and right, playing off of the trends of the summer before and the fall to come. Hairstyles from winter to summer tend to play off the cold weather and resemble more cool and dark tones. And this seems to be the case when the weather changes – people start dyeing their hair to match the season. 

Fall 2021 is just starting; the trends are beginning to emerge, giving us a look into what the next year of trends might start to look like. With fewer restrictions than last year, people are out and about and again spending money on clothes, shoes, hair, and makeup trends and feeling like themselves again. 

Hair salons are starting to fill up faster than ever, so make sure you plan accordingly. As always, we encourage people to do whatever they want with their hair, but if you’re looking to be on the cutting edge with the trendiest hair, look no further. 


As mentioned above, the trends seem to change with the seasons and that starts with color. Hair color can be so hard to choose, especially if you are new to dyeing your hair or want to do it yourself. Although we recommend seeing a professional, a self dye can be a rejuvenating and freeing process. Dyeing your hair, in general, is an amazing form of creativity and self-expression, and the best part is it changes with the season! 

So if you’re considering dyeing your hair for the season, how do you choose? With fall around the corner, the easiest answer is people tend to go darker. The summer is a much more popular time to dye your hair lighter because time spent in the sun naturally lightens your hair. And it’s also popular with summer trends; people think of lighter colors and sunlight, bright toenail polish and beach waves that accompany the sun, and good weather. Summer hair colors are also accompanied by shorter, choppier haircuts, bangs, and other fun styles.

But, when winter comes, it becomes more common for people to go with dark hair because the sun and your hair isn’t out, and hair naturally gets darker. Since fall and winter are right around the corner, it’s important to take that into consideration.Pairing your dark look with longer layers and soft curls, the fall and winter seasons are a time to lean into your femininity and roll with the punches.

This season more than any before is leaning heavily on the ash and grey undertones, making blondes look greyer, and brunettes have less golden tint and reflect less light. Ashy tones match the color of the season as the clouds and weather start to change. A new color can help you effortlessly transition for the season. Tell your stylist to tone your hair or give you an ashy look and we promise, they’ll know what you’re talking about. 


A few years ago, an article like this would say to keep your hair as long as possible because that was the biggest trend in the early 2010’s. But now just a few years later its the total opposite. The trend that has been emerging over the summer and will continue to stay popular through the winter is shorter hair and even shorter layers. In the last few years, we’ve seen the style of the 70’s make a hard comeback, showing up in tons of clothing and accessories and decorating styles. It’s finally making its way to hair trends and emerging as a shag cut. 

According to, “whether your hair is long, medium, or short, a shaggy hair looks good on all hair lengths. Channel your inner rockstar and get ready to flaunt feathers, texture, and volume! The shag haircut is a heavily layered haircut. It’s a very chiseled, choppy, and textured look without all 70s and 80s flair.On short hair, it will give you more of a choppy look and work best on thin or fine hair. For medium-length hair, it’s perfect for women with rounder faces. For long hair, adding lots of layers works great for women with thick hair and can go for a more feathered look. For naturally curly hair, it’s a nice way to freshen up your locks and loose the frizz. Style a shag haircut with texturizing sprays, moisture creams and oils, and hairspray for an all-day, lived-in vibe.”

Other honorable mentions for the upcoming season are curtain bangs, grown-out bobs, mini bangs, and soft face-framing. If you want to participate in the trends but don’t feel like chopping a bunch of layers in your hair, try one of these other trends. If nothing seems to fit your style, getting a trim and a fresh color, no matter what it is, can make you feel happy and healthy and ready to start a new season of your life. 

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