Jim’s Hair Predictions for Men in 2021

Jim's Hair Predictions for Men in 2021

Jim Shaw, Owner of TONI&GUY Billericay and Current British and International Hairdressing Awards Men’s Hairdresser of the Year makes his men’s hair predictions for 2021.


Short and Textured  

Short, textured cuts have been on the rise throughout 2020 and going into 2021 this will be one of the most popular cuts amongst men. This look looks best when the sides are kept a little shorter than the top and emphasis is made on adding texture to the top of the hair. Texturising and mattifying products can also be used once the hair is finished to add further texture to this look.

Military Long

This hairstyle takes its inspiration from the classic military cut but with added length on top. The key to this is keeping the sides and back shaved fairly close to the skin and the hair on top being left longer than usual to provide movement and a disconnected look. 


Disconnected haircuts are one of the most prominent hair trends for men at the minute and this will continue into 2021. These provide a very contemporary look and can really make a statement. This can be incorporated into many looks, including quiffs, providing a very youthful and on trend look as the hair at the sides contrasts from the hair on top. 

Slicked to the Side or the Back

Slicked back styles have been popular for a few years now and look great whether the hair is slicked back off the face or to the side to create drama. This is a really timeless look and can also be modernised when paired with an undercut or instead of having a high shine, using a matte product to create a more natural finish and provide added texture.

 High Top Fade 

Like a lot of hairstyles and fashion, trends come back around. This is the same for the high top fade, which was popular in the 80s and 90s and is making a comeback for 2021. This look is all about the clean, precise lines with a gradient on the sides. I particularly love this look on those with curly and textured hair and feel this is a very fresh and stylish look that works well to highlight facial features. 


Ashy, Smoky Greys & Platinum  

These colours are great for men who want to give their style a very fashion-led look. For those who like a more stand out shade, platinum’s and smoky greys are a great choice. However, for those who don’t want anything too dramatic, a subtle ashy grey tone is a great choice and will work well to compliment the clients cut and provide a trendy finish.

Orange and Peach

Orange and peach tones always make a reappearance at spring time, along with pastel tones of lilac and pink. These are great for blondes who want to add a bit of colour to their look and warmth but it’s definitely not a shade for the faint hearted and is a real head turner!

Turquoise and Blue  

Turquoise and blue are to be two of 2021’s most on trend colours and incorporated into hair, these are great for those who like a statement hair colour and who want to stand out from the crowd. These can be worn by themselves or combined into a colour melt to provide an edgy finish. These can be as bright or as subtle as the individual likes but it’s definitely dare to be bold for spring 2021!


For those who prefer a more natural colour, shades of copper brown, golden highlights and bronde shades will also be popular amongst men. These work well on all skin tones and add a warmth to the skin. Highlights in particular are a great choice for those who want to add a bit of depth and dimension to their hair look.


Hair: Jim Shaw and Daisy Carter

Styling: Jim Shaw

Photography: Tony Le Britton

Makeup: Roseanna Velin