As our fleeting (and somewhat turbulent) relationship with summer slowly fizzles out, the colder months bring about an abrupt shift in our style and beauty routines. Parting ways with our summer wardrobe and open-toe shoes, we are reminded that all good things must come to an end, and nothing signifies a post-breakup glow up quite like a fresh new hair style. This autumn, we’re swapping out beachy updos for tousled textures, dynamic cuts and rich tones. As the new season rolls on, there’s never a better time to experiment and switch up your look. Need some inspiration? These are the styles you need on your radar this Autumn.
The 90s face framers
It rose to viral status earlier on this year, but this modern take on the 90s chunky highlight is still going strong into autumn. This low-maintenance, but high-contrast look is a great way for those with darker hair to dip their toes into the lighter side of life, with very little commitment. Plus, this style will work on pretty much any hairstyle or texture, and you can make the colour as bold or subtle as you like!
Brave enough to lighten at home? Separate your front strands and apply the BLEACH LONDON Total Bleach Kit to lighten and deep-condition at the same time. Banish brassy tones and keep your face-framers looking vibrant with Redken’s Color Extend Blondage Shampoo.
BLEACH LONDON Total Bleach Kit4.5 Stars 8 Reviews£8.00
Redken Color Extend Blondage Shampoo 300ml4.7 Stars 108 Reviews£15.30
Going into autumn and winter, the au naturel look is at the top of our radar. Celebrating our unique hairstyles and textures will always be in fashion, but this year especially, we are going to spend less time excessively heat styling, and more time making our natural locks the best they can be.
No matter what your hair type, using a hair mask in the colder months is always a good idea. We are obsessed with Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Banana 3-in-1 Dry Hair Mask Treatment for a moisture boost that leaves hair smelling good enough to eat.
Bouclème Curl Cream 300ml4.08 Stars 25 Reviews£7.60
Bumble and bumble Surf Spray 50ml3.6 Stars 20 Reviews£10.00
Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Banana 3-in-1 Dry Hair Mask Treatment 390ml4.31 Stars 26 Reviews£6.99
The classic bob
That’s right guys, the bob is back. In fact, it never even left. The ultimate cool-girl hairstyle, this classic look has been a staple for as long as we can remember. Chopping your hair off in the colder months is not only a great way to keep it in great condition, but it is effortlessly chic (and looks great with a hat).
For a sleek straight bob, coat freshly washed locks with Grow Gorgeous New Repair Heat Protection Leave-in Oil, and follow up with BaByliss Flawless Volume Hot Air Styler for a smooth finish. If you prefer the more tousled ‘French girl’ look, spritz hair for texture and body with Color WOW Travel Style on Steroids - Performance Enhancing Texture Spray.
Grow Gorgeous New Repair Heat Protection Leave-in Oil 100ml3.75 Stars 4 Reviews£20.00
BaByliss Flawless Volume Hot Air Styler4.5 Stars 14 Reviews£30.00
Color WOW Travel Style on Steroids - Performance Enhancing Texture Spray 50ml3 Stars 1 Reviews£11.00
Orange is the new black
Autumn is characterised by the rich auburn, orange and copper tones that decorate the pavements, and fiery hues are at the top of everyone’s lists this season. From a russet tint to red hot locks, there are multiple ways to wear this trend and make it your own.
Spruce up your summer blondes with the Wella Professionals Color Fresh Semi-Permanent Colour Mask in shade Copper Glow. For those who want a more vibrant finish, go bold with the BLEACH LONDON I Saw Red Super Cool Colour.
Wella Professionals Color Fresh Semi-Permanent Colour Mask - Copper Glow 150ml3.55 Stars 11 Reviews£15.70
BLEACH LONDON I Saw Red Super Cool Colour 150ml2.25 Stars 4 Reviews£6.50
CHOPSTICK STYLER Extra Confident Styler5 Stars 4 Reviews£44.99
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