Usually around this time of the year, you’re busy screenshotting all your fave winter hair colors to take to your colorist, but this year things look and feel…a little different. With so many salons still closed and others reopening with new restrictions, you might be wondering if hair trends for winter 2021 are, uhh, canceled?! But if all the new looks popping up on your IG and TikTok are any indication, people are more interested than ever in experimenting with their hair. If you ask celebrity colorist Rita Hazan, whenever there’s a big change in your life, your hair color is part of your ~reinvention~ (which will come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever had break-up bangs).

Best Hair Colors to Try for 2021

Since you’ve spent the better part of spring stuck in your house, you’re probs left to deal with one of three hair scenarios for the winter: overgrown color, whatever’s left of your DIY hair dye experimentation, or the itch to try something new the first chance you get. So we went to pros Hazan and Stephanie Brown, master colorist at IGK Salon SoHo, to show us the best colors to try, the best ways to achieve it, and how to make the best of your current situation.

If you need a distraction from all that’s going on, do a little self-care and get into this hair-color inspo.