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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The time where we get to gather with our Denver friends and family, enjoy great company, and enjoy even better style. Best of all, it’s the time we get to announce our favorite winter hairstyle trends for 2021.

Deseo Salon & BlowDry is excited to debut this year’s winter lookbook for our salon guests. Salons around the world have reopened with dynamic, dazzling new styles. In fact, our expert stylists across the globe took the “time off” to create amazing looks that will sizzle all winter long. We know managing your hair during a Colorado winter can be tricky. Dryness and humidity both contribute to frizz and can make your hair feel like the White Elephant gift you didn’t ask for on your holiday wishlist.

No one likes unpredictable hair, especially when you have events, parties, and gatherings on the horizon. Step out into the new year with a new style instead. Get ready to surprise your friends and family with these five cozy winter hairstyle trends that are sure to earn a place on your holiday hairstyle nice list. 

1. The Snow White Platinum

Woman with ice blonde hair, one of a popular winter hairstyle trends in 2021

Embrace your inner ice queen this winter. Winter 2021 hair trends are going to be bold when it comes to color. The bolder, the better, in fact, with platinum blonde stealing the style scene.

Anya Taylor-Joy showed us how clever this color could be in The Queen’s Gambit. Now brilliant blondes (and faux blondes) everywhere can capture the look at their winter festivities. But be warned; this style is a diva look, through and through. Maintaining platinum blonde locks throughout the winter months requires a strict moisturizing routine, as well as a color-safe shampoo and conditioning routine. Keeping up with ultra blonde winter hairstyle trends means balancing the tones in your hair to avoid your color going brassy or green. Regular salon visits are necessary when it’s time for a retouch.

If you want to go full ice queen, a bleach and tone treatment may be for you. Your helpful holiday stylist can assess your hair’s health and natural color, then design a lightening technique that’s right for you, keeps your hair healthy during the winter, and prevents over-processing and breakage while serving full ice queen style.

2. The Bob

Bobs always make the list when it comes to trending winter hairstyles. There’s no better time for a dramatic chop than the new year. Add in a few curls, and your very merry look is an instant classic. Bobs are timeless, low maintenance, and a great choice for those who want a short haircut that isn’t as extreme as a pixie cut. If you’d like a bit more length, opt for a lob instead. Bobs and lobs are one of the best styles for all hair types and complement everyone’s lovely features well.

When Kourtney Kardashian stepped out with her shocking, bold bob, she was quick to thank her stylist, Scotty Cunha. A luxury style deserves a luxury salon. A professional stylist can help decide where the edges of the bob should fall to best flatter your cheekbones and eyes while making sure the length is just right.

Winter hairstyle trends in 2021 are serving all the looks, from rebellious and unexpected to timeless. Your salon team is here for every look that resonates with your personal style.

3. The Wolf Cut

How could any 2021 winter hairstyle ideas guide be complete without the TikTok famous wolf cut? This 90’s dream combines the best qualities of a shag or mullet haircut with the most flattering face-framing modern styling has to offer. It’s edgy, fresh, and goes well with any style. Of course, we have Billie Eilish and her platinum blonde wolf cut to thank for introducing this look to mainstream beauty gurus and making this chic shag go viral. 

If you aren’t up to date on the latest TikTok winter hairstyle trends, we’ve got the simple guide to the most popular DIY haircut of winter 2021. The wolf cut involves using short layers to frame the face, where traditional shag or mullet cuts emphasize the back of the hair. Think Florence Given if you’re looking for style inspiration. Curtain bangs are a popular accessory to this trending hairstyle.

As with every viral trend, stylists can expect a few TikTok fails along the way. We likely don’t need to address the dangers of a DIY wolf cut. There are plenty of videos to make even the bravest of beauty gurus flinch! Layering a hairstyle is tricky and requires professional precision. The length of each layer will vary between hair types. That means what may look great on thin, delicate hair won’t work well for thick, wavy locks. 

Then there’s the matter of framing your unique facial structure. Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean you want to look like a Christmas tree! Too many layers around the face can overwhelm your beautiful features. When it comes to winter 2021 hair trends, we’re returning to the salons and leaving DIY fails in the past.

4. The Bop

London Fashion Week has given us lots of 2021 winter hairstyles to choose from. After all, who knows winter better than the stylish designers of the UK?

The Bop is a unique blend between a blunt bob and a short crop, dreamed up by London’s most sought-after stylists, The Hair Bros, “It’s shorter than a bob but it’s not a severe, short haircut,” said one half of the duo, Nick Latham. Think Gwyneth Paltrow in the film Sliding Doors. This “pixie bob” looks great with cozy scarves and chunky mock neck sweaters.

You can capture this Euro-inspired look straight from the winter hairstyle trends of the runway in the heart of Denver, Colorado. Our expert stylists are trained by world-renowned pros to bring the hottest looks straight to the chilly streets of our Rocky Mountain city.

5. The Fringe

Textured fringe is hot on the winter 2021 hairstyle trends list. We love that this hippie 70s chic is returning for a comeback. There are a few different variations on the fringe, from messier cuts to more blunt bangs. Our favorites include the straight jagged fringe, the cropped and slanted fringe for a slightly side-swept look, and the ever-popular blunt fringe. Whichever look you choose, you’ll be ready to rock this year’s family photos, no filter needed.

But leave at-home trimming in 2020. The salon doors are open. It’s time to start trusting your bangs to the professionals again. After all, fringe bangs can be rather unforgiving if chopped too bluntly. Your luxury salon team can add texture, thin the layers, and style to perfection so you never have to untag yourself from a holiday photo.

The weather may be cooling off, but these winter 2021 hairstyle trends are sultry and sizzling. We can’t wait for the ugly sweater parties, Friendsgiving dinners, spontaneous holiday light viewing drives, and all the magical moments in between. With our annual winter hairstyle ideas guide, you’ll always be the brightest star in the room.

No matter where your holiday adventures take you, we’ve got a seat reserved for you at Deseo Salon & BlowDry.

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