2021 trends by Safy Burton

With salons hoping to open sometime during spring, the focus turns to SS21 and the trends that will take hold of the industry – just in time for the longer days, more sunshine and warmer weather. We do hope that 2021 will be the time that clients will come back to the salons ready for changes and new beginnings; ready to shine again. Talking shine, Goldwell colourist and member of the Fellowship Project Colour Team Safy Burton is brightening up our day with her trend predictions for 2021.

Colour Trends

Perfect Pastels

We’ve seen a huge increase in the use of pastels at the beginning of 2021 and this is only going to become more popular as we approach the spring. Shades such as mint green, lilac, rose and peach will be the top four trending shades this season. It’s all about the light and fresh atmospheric vibe.Cosy Copper

Before lockdown there was huge demand for beautiful and rich copper tones. These have been hugely popular throughout winter and will stay in trend until the summer months, gradually becoming lighter and more subtle as we get into autumn. Glowing copper will be the colour of the year for redheads!

Embracing Natural

We saw clients embracing their natural hair colour and texture throughout 2020. Those who embraced their grey hair will continue this trend into 2021 and will get much more creative when it comes to the cut and shape of their hair. Working with what you’ve got makes things much more exciting and unique!

Styling & Cut Trends


Movement and natural curls are back for 2021 and this is exciting! Clients will be looking to add some choppy layers and textured cuts to give different dimensions and movement throughout their look, others will embrace their natural curls and look to make them bigger and beautiful once more.

Short & Sharp

For those with shorter styles it’s time to get creative. Sharp cuts with strong base lines will be super popular featuring lots of texture throughout the top, back and sides.


At Colour World UK we believe in colourists being equally important as hairdressers to the success of a salon business! Clients deserve excellent colour services, embracing the importance of a great colour consultation through to end result. We salute manufacturers and brands offering a great product innovation which enables colour technicians to explore their creativity and offer a bespoke colour to every client. We offer colour conversation and inspiration for you to browse, and respect colour-focused education and events from what’s on and where to our own Colour World UK event which support our industry and promise to do our best to bring you news and information to help you succeed.

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