Hair Color Trends of 2021

Each year, hair color trends change. We see them popping up on catwalks, in magazines, and eventually on the streets. 2021 is sure to be the year of bold colors, as more fashionistas set out to make a statement. If you're looking for ideas, here are 2021's hottest hair color trends.

Fire Engine Red

fire engine red

In stark contrast to natural hues, bright red makes an extremely bold statement. The color looks flawless on all skin tones, creating an instant warm and sultry aura. Fire engine red has a multi-tonal look that dances with the sun, creating fire-like movement with each step. Pairing this color with any hairstyle or length makes for instant pizazz.

Multicolored Ombre

multicolored ombre

The ombre hair color trend has been around for a while, inspired by the natural highlights in sun-kissed hair. But in 2021, a frenzy of colorful ombres is quickly gaining popularity, taking the classic ombre to the next level.
Colorful ombres, like the purply pink one above, create the same fading effect that ombre hair is famous for but incorporate multiple fun tones for a more playful look. Try pairing this hair color with long beachy waves, a short cut, or tight curls – either way, multicolored ombre hair is sure to make a statement.  

Rainbow Hair 

rainbow hair

Sometimes, it's not enough to go with just one bold color, which is why rainbow hair is on-trend. Getting creative with colors and blending patterns creates fun and unique hair color combos sure to command stares. Creating a unique color combo, like the blue, purple, and pink one above, may have been too wild in previous years, but it's all the rage in 2021!

Platinum Blonde


We've heard the old saying "blondes have more fun," and with this goldilocks-inspired tone, it might be true! Platinum blond pairs well with all of the hottest styles and transitions seamlessly from season to season. The color requires the expertise of a professional and a ton of upkeep but, it's totally worth it.
If you're looking for a change for the summer, why not go platinum blonde? Even if the saying isn't true, you'll still have one of 2021's hottest hair colors!

Classic Brunette


On our list of 2021's hottest hair color trends is another classic: brunette. Who says that bold hair has to be light or colorful? A head full of dark, shiny hair has the power to turn heads, looking fierce, classy, and sexy. The color has a way of adding a bit of class to every look. Plus, it looks great, no matter the season.  
Going brunette is extremely easy, being that it's so dark. So, if you're up for an at-home coloring session, consider giving brunette a try!

Go Bold or Go Home

2021 is all about going bold. We've been indoors too long and, as the world opens up, we're all ready to get out and show ourselves off. So, we urge you to try out one or more of these five fashionable hair color trends.

Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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