New Year, New ‘Do: 25 Ideas to Inspire Your 2021 Haircut


There are always a few signs that the new year is coming. Planners stock the shelves. They move all the workout gear to the front of the store. You’re actually considering reading a book instead of binge-watching the new Netflix original. Life feels ever-so-slightly different this time of year. It’s more sanguine, less bleak. Everyone has a bit of cheer in them still, just before we enter the worst-weather days of the year. As you can tell, I’m a fan of the New Year season. There’s change everywhere—just how I like things. But arguably the biggest way to say “new year, new me” without having to actually mutter those cringey words? A new haircut. 

Our hair is more than just an accessory or a mop on top of our heads; it’s a way we express ourselves. It’s of-the-moment and often shares a bit about who you are to friends, family, strangers, and maybe even yourself (I’ve surprised even myself with some of the hair choices I’ve made over the years). In 2021, a haircut is all of this and more. It’s a way to shed the garbage that was last year… and when you put it that way, well, who wouldn’t make an appointment with their stylist immediately? 

Whether you’re looking to make a major change, wanting to keep up with some trends, or want a little update for a new year, we’ve found 25 ideas to show your stylist for your next appointment.


1. Curtain Bangs

Source: @etchersalon


2. Shaggy Bangs


3. Asymmetrical Bob


4. Mid-Length

Source: @cocobassey


5. Long Face-Framing Layers


6. Chin-Length Bob

Source: @kristin_ess

Source: @kimdollxo


7. Long Lengths With Short Bangs

Source: @etchersalon

source: @maneaddicts


8. Above-the-Shoulder Shag

Source: @giadoeshair


9. French Bob With Bangs


10. Short With Volume 


11. Long, Blunt Length

Source: @desiperkins


12. Side-Swept

Source: @strashme


13. Chin-Length Layers

Source: @dualipa


14. Wispy Bangs


15. Long With Light Curtain Bangs

Source: @hairinel


16. Medium-Length Twists

source: @chloexhalle


17. Lots of Layers

source: @ahncotran


18. Wispy Bob


19. Short Pixie


20. Blunt Shoulder-Length Bob


21. Short Curtain Bangs


22. Long Twists or Braids

source: @ava

source: @lacyredway


23. Textured Mullet


24. Layered Pixie

source: @indyamoore


25. Beachy Layers

source: @ahncotran

Source: @nikkilee901