The Must-Know Beauty and Hair Trends of 2021


| LAST UPDATE 10/17/2021

By Genevieve Scott
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Calling all beauty fanatics! Lucky for us, skincare, beauty, and hair experts have officially revealed the must-know trends for 2021. Gear up and get ready to glow up for the new year ahead.

According to Hollie Ellie, a PRO Artist for Bobbi Brown, we can likely expect trends that were once popular in the '80s, such as bold lips and smokey eyes to return in 2021. Ellie offered tips for our lips saying, "Bold lips stand out more if you apply a lip pencil to give it that crisp, clean effect."

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Nicky Clarke, a celeb stylist known to many in the hair world, said that we should expect to see curtain bangs make an entrance in 2021. According to Clarke, "Curtain bangs are incredibly versatile...and allow the wearer to really take ownership of their look, pairing well with edgy rock-chick looks or styles."

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The hair mogul continued saying that the bob style is also due to come back, and can be "Adapted for a range of lengths". She continued, "From adding layers and texture to creating waves and movement... This style will be all about the bluntness, and works in a side or center part, or with a blunt fringe."

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Lynn Gray, nail expert for the natural care brand, Mavala, shared that the most popular mani colors for 2021 will be aqua, metallic, rainbow tint; And at the other end of the spectrum, a simple natural nail. Gray explained that the trends will see people "Letting loose all the fun and color that was hidden away in lockdown." 

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Lesley Reynolds, co-founder of Harley Street Skin credited stress, lack of fresh air, and mask-wearing, as some of the roots of our 2020 skin mishaps. She projected that we'll see an increase in the use of infrared light therapies like Celluma, which stimulates skin circulation in 2021. So, with that being said, do you feel ready for the new year?