Autumn / winter hair trends

AW17 hair trends
AW17 hair trends

Summer has passed us by in a blur, and autumn’s arrived with a bump. And a cold bump at that! At the onset of a new season, it’s time to take stock of what’s trending in the world of hair.

We understand that you may lack the time to check out what’s rocking this season’s catwalks and red carpets, so we’ve helpfully rounded up what’s predicted to be the key in-vogue hair styles for AW17.

If you’re inspired and keen to treat yourself to a new haircut to match your changing mood, wardrobe and beauty regime this autumn, you’ll also find lots of advice on giving instructions to your hairdresser.

While it may be tempting to simply take along a photo of a famous model or celebrity’s runway- or paparazzi-ready hairdo for your next appointment, it can be difficult for your hairdresser to replicate the look on your hair. And a hair disaster’s the last thing you need as we embark upon Christmas party season.

So here goes…

Tousled hair image from Vogue website

Tousled hair
Gently tousled, curly, laid-back, almost messy-looking hair has been prominent for a while now and remains popular amongst the rich, famous and stylish. You’ll need a layered cut with a few long interior layers to add texture. To recreate the look at home, try styling products such as mousse and dry with a diffuser then gently ruffle your hair to finish for volumising results. Typically, it’s a tousled lob – that’s shoulder-grazing length – but occasionally longer too.

Blunt bob image from InStyle websiteBlunt bob
For something shorter and with more dramatic impact, there’s the bob which is making a comeback. A blunt-cut fringe is optional and adds an extra level of chic-ness to the overall style. Ask for a blunt bob with a few long layers. If you choose to have a fringe, request for that to be blunt too. A round brush for blow drying and curling tongs for finishing could prove useful in your quest for a sleek appearance without flyaways.

Pixie haircut image from InStyle website

Pixie cut
The more brazen amongst us are going even shorter and the pixie cut’s everywhere. Remember our recent blog post about Katy Perry’s pixie? If you fancy taking the plunge, speak to your hairdresser about keeping your hair slightly longer up top with a few choppy layers so that you can have the tousled effect. Simply run some styling products – such as clay – through your hair with your fingers to add movement to your style.

Shiny long hair image from Vogue website

Shiny, long hair
Pin-straight, high-shine, super-long hair is fashionable once again. The ponytail counterpart is heavily in favour as well, worn slicked close to the head and arrow straight down the back. It’s high maintenance though and demands real care of your hair. Your styling routine will comprise semi-regular trims to keep hair looking sharp and split end free. Hair straightening irons with heat protector spray and finishing products – such as serum – will become your essential tools to get your hair wave-free.

It may sound contradictory, but to achieve this style, your hairdresser may have to cut off around an inch of hair each time to really tidy it up. You may also ponder the use of extensions. Apply caution here. Read our earlier blog post regarding hair extensions to assist your decision-making process.

Good luck with your AW17 hair restyling goals. Should something go drastically wrong at your hairdresser’s, contact Hairdressing Claims for resolution. Remember we’re experts in claims against hairdressers.