I don’t know about you, but the shift from 2020 to 2021 has left me feeling like a grizzly bear blearily lumbering out of hibernation. As things are opening up and there seems (knock on wood) to be some light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel, I’m slowly but surely remembering what life felt like pre-pandemic. Don’t get me wrong—I have a newfound appreciation for the collection of slippers that now outnumbers my sneakers, and wearing fleece-lined bottoms for work meetings feels just as innate as flossing or brushing my teeth. (What’s denim?) However, I’d be lying if I said some masochistic part of me didn’t kind of miss swinging a flat iron through my strands on a regular basis, and I’ve most definitely had some serious separation anxiety where my hair salon is concerned.
Not only are we on the brink of a new and exciting reentry phase of life right now, but spring is also officially here, and daylight savings has graced us with longer, lighter days. Summer is just around the corner, so why not talk about spring and summer hair trends? Sure, there are plenty of hair-centric takeaways from 2020 that will tag along right into the rest of 2021, but there are sure to be some new and exciting twists and turns on the trend horizon as well. No one knows this more intimately than the industry’s best hair experts, and we’re chatting with three of them just below—Jeremy Tardo, a celebrity colorist, and Matthew Collins and Drew Schaefering, two celebrity hairstylists who just launched their very own podcast, The Strands That Bind Us, discussing all things hair with fellow hairstylists and clients. From color trends to cuts to styling, we’re covering 2021’s biggest spring and summer hair trends. Keep scrolling!