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“The Shift” is the Spring 2021 Trend Everyone is Wearing

The coolest style of the season.

Spring 2021 is upon us and with it comes the haircut trend of the season: “the shift” haircut. The shift haircut is the cooler and trendier little sister of the classic pixie cut. Are you thinking about losing your length this spring? Keep reading to get inspired:

“The Shift” Haircut of Spring ’21

Edgy and Raw

What sets “the shift” apart from other short haircuts is the way layers play into the trend. Edgy, raw, and structure-less, this haircut is ideal for the undone vibes we’re all embracing when the warmer weather hits.

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Play with color too!

This haircut adds a pop of personality to your natural shade of hair and works extremely well with more unexpected colors. This pastel pink hue pictured above is a great example of a way to experiment with both color and cut.

How to Style “The Shift”

If you’re at a loss for how to style your fresh cut, we’ve got you covered:

If you’re looking for ways to make the most of the edgier aspects of this style, consider amping up your hair product game, too. Use Bed Head by TIGI Wax Stick to add texture and grit to your ends and tailor the cut to your personal style. Apply the wax stick directly to your ends or apply the product to your fingers first and then work it through your strands.

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Messy and chic. Photo credit:

If you’re looking for a smoother finish for a more polished finish, consider a smoother version of this style. Comb your shift haircut down gently and mist it with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth Hold Level 2 Hair Spray. This spray smoothes your strands without making them sticky or weighing them down.

Are you thinking about trying out this style? Be sure to snap a picture and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!


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