Spring Summer Hair Trends 2021

So, you’re thinking of celebrating our new found freedom with a fabulous new hairstyle or hair colour so that you can return to the ‘new normal’ with a brand new statement style?  You’re not the only one and there’s no-one better to advise you on the latest spring summer hair trends for 2021 than Wolverhampton’s very own multi-award-winning, Midlands Hairdresser Of The Year, Nick Malenko.

Below, Nick shares his four statement looks for Spring Summer 2021!

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The post-lockdown haircut is the ultimate 2021 beauty move, offering a hard reset after a year of overgrown bobs, faded colours, ponytails and loungewear.  The fastest, most dramatic, youthifying change comes with a fringe and whether blunt and brow-grazing or light and layered, there’s bound to be one that appeals to you and complements your face shape. At Royston Blythe, we’re big fans of wide-cut fringes to really expose cheekbones as well as those choppier, more relaxed cut variations that are easier to manage at home.    We love a tousled texture, brow-skimming fringe teamed with a subtle ombre colour for a summer signature statement style.


Layers are back and you can rest assured that they have come such a long way: gone are the days when your stylist cut in layers to add a bit of body or make hair seem thicker. This season is all about invisible layers that are cut around the face, or throughout the lengths of longer hair to encourage that oh-so-desirable bouncy movement that we’re all craving as we enjoy the luxury of being back in the chair of our favourite hairdresser.   Invisible Layers are a way of tapering or thinning out the ends, so when the hair falls on top of another piece of hair (in a layer), it falls almost invisibly, removing visibility of the ‘layered line’.   An invisible layer is also perfect for clients with fine hair if they are after that summery, floaty, Parisian look.

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Lightening and brightening is the key to maximising your hair potential during summer months particularly and this season is all about subtle & sun-kissed tousled hues! Regardless of if you are dreaming of ravishing golden locks, clean platinum or a subtle honey blonde, you need to find a tone to suit your complexion and personality ! One of our favourite techniques for 2021 is Blonde Foilayage:  this is the ultimate blonde balayage effect and creates cleaner, cooler blonde highlights that still have a relaxed sun-kissed feel. Choose to have more of the foilayage around your face so you gain maximum impact and transformation. It’s important to remember that the perfect seamless blonde needs you to commit to regular visits to the salon for toners as well as investing in a prescribed home care plan.  We love our impressive range of professional lightening products by market leaders L’oreal Professional.


Brondes are taking the forefront for those who are reluctant to commit to being brunette or blonde. Bronde is the colour technique that fuses brown and blonde to create a flattering, sun-kissed hair colour result…..if you still need some convincing, head over to the Insta account of Queen Of Brondes Jennifer Lopez for some inspiration!  Brondes give added depth and dimension to blondes, and lift and illuminate brown hair.  Think coppers and honeys that sit in the middle, warming up all hair colour palettes with a rich and youthful appeal. Brondes are fabulously flattering to the complexion and will work on just about all hair colours and types.

Ready to book your upgrade appointment and take some guidance from Nick’s predictions on Spring Summer Hair Trends?    Please call our reception teams at either  of our Shrewsbury or Wolverhampton hair salons who will be happy to help you.