The Top Hair Trends For 2021

Top Hair Trends to Look Out For in 2021 at Stephen Young Salon in West Wimbledon

Well, we may not have the start to 2021 that we’d all been hoping for, but Lockdown is the ideal opportunity to get inspired for a fresh new look for when Stephen Young Salon in West Wimbledon is able to reopen.

Our stylists are highly trained and up-to-date with the very latest hair trends and would be happy to advise you on an exciting, flattering new look when we reopen. 

Here are some of our favourite ideas for inspiration for your post-lockdown locks...

Sleek Bobs 

Low maintenance hair is popular, which is no surprise after the last year, which means that the Blunt Bob is also set to be popular in 2021. A sleek bob is a year round favourite, although it can take quite a lot of maintenance to keep it looking fresh. 

Add interest to your sleek bob by adding texture, such as scrunching with mousse, to add volume to fine or very thin hair. This look is perfect for daytime or an evening look as it doesn't need to be too structured and will still look chic. 

The Shag Haircut

Retro hair trends are all over the fashion magazines and social media this year. We predict that the shag hairstyle will make a huge impact in 2021, as it is low maintenance when cut well and will flatter most face shapes.

Shag haircuts are a great way to add texture, volume, and depth to your style and works on most hair lengths and types. You can even mix a shag cut with a cute pixie style for a cool retro look. 

Naturally Hydrated Curls 

If you’re blessed with naturally curly hair, it’s time to embrace a more carefree and natural look in 2021 and make the most of your hair’s natural texture.

To nourish your curly hair, tame frizz and create structure in your spirals, your Stephen Young stylist can recommend treatments and professional home hair care products that will infuse moisture into your hair and give you swoon worthy curls that are easy to maintain at home, such as the Davines LOVE range. 

Contrasting Hair Colours

We have such a wide range of shades available in our West Wimbledon salon that it can be difficult to choose just one colour, so why not choose a two-tone look? This trendy look means you can go for a customised hair colour combination to flatter you and your needs – simply speak to your Stephen Young colour expert.  

A popular example of two-tone colours is adding a beautiful balayage or you can add hidden panels of colouring. You can add a colour that compliments your existing hair colour or make a statement with a dramatic fashion hair colour!

Red Hair Fit For a Queen

As a nod to Anya Taylor Joy’s red hair in The Queen’s Gambit, we think bold red hair colours will be huge this year. The exact colour we are choosing is deeper than a copper red but lighter than auburn. Red hair does require regular maintenance to keep it fresh so visit us for colour brightening services and ask your Stephen Young expert colourist for the best products to keep your red hair vibrant between visits.  

Areas We Cover


Raynes Park

New Malden

Wimbledon Village