We’ve got a confession to make – we love when it comes to the end of summer. It’s not because the sunshine’s disappeared, it’s because it brings a whole new season of hair trends that we can’t wait to try. This season it’s all about styling for us, mixing up autumn/winter catwalk inspiration with avant-garde styles and the best of the celeb looks. Get the scoop on how to get the looks for yourself from our Creative Director Kieron Fowles.
“Braids were a huge trend at London Fashion Week AW15 in all forms, from loose and dishevelled, to tight with a centre-parting.
These skinny plaits were made popular by Katy Perry and Khloe Kardashian over the festival season (check out Khloe’s look here), and on Janelle Monae in the fashion week front row.
To get their super-sleek, almost wet-look tight plaits, start by parting the hair in the centre, and prepping with serums and glosses (I recommend Wella SP Luxe Oil) before blow drying. Start your braid right from the front of the hair working back. To achieve the almost “spine-like” look, you need to reverse the braid. So, pass the sections under each other so the braid sits closer to the head. Finish with a wax stick to tame any loose ends.”
Want to tie hair up and away, but don’t love the braided look? Go for an easy but effective low ponytail. They were everywhere on the catwalks for Autumn/Winter. We love giving it a modern finish by creating a roughed up texture instead of the sleek look. Think Jean Paul Gaultier at Paris AW15.
“This look works equally well with a centre or side part, so mix it up to suit your style. The super-sleek low ponytail style is very popular, but a more distressed, relaxed look is perfect for daytime. Just curl random sections of hair, alternating directions for a disheveled finish. Then fasten lightly at the nape of the neck, leaving some piecey sections loose around the face if you want an even more bed-head look”
Want to try something more avant-garde and cutting edge? Seen on catwalks like Caitlin Price in London and on celebrities like FKA Twigs (above), baby hair fringes are having a definite moment.
“Use a toothbrush or old bristle make-up brush and a shine spray (try Paul Mitchell The Shine). Run the toothbrush along your hairline to release the baby hairs and use the shine spray to shape sections into a figure of 8 or use your finger to create a wave. Alternatively, you can use gel for a stronger hold finish and wet-look – apply a little to the toothbrush before moulding the hairs into the shape you want.”
Want to get something fresh, chic and new for autumn/ winter in salon? We’d love to help you find a brand new look, especially when it comes to trying out a new colour. A new season is the perfect time to transition your shade, especially as your beauty look and wardrobe changes with the weather. This autumn/winter’s key colour trends are all about natural looking hair colour – even if you’re a pastel lover! That means blending everything seamlessly: from golden blonde to bronde and rich reds to rose gold hues, they’re all achieved with a mix of tones. Ask our stylists about balayage techniques for a way to make unique shades look rich, expensive and impossibly natural.
What trends are you making your signature this season? Check us out on Instagram for inspiration, and tag us in your hottest new looks.