Indian summer or no Indian summer, it’s still getting a bit too late in the year to be rocking our festival-ready beach waves. If you’re in need of a hair revamp for the new season, look no further than our guide to Autumn/Winter’s best new hairstyle ideas.
Low Maintenance Mama
If there was one overriding trend for AW15, it would be ‘low maintenance’. Hair was left to look au naturel with unrefined waves, careless chignons, and scruffy crops appearing on many catwalks. Unless you’re lucky enough to have the sort of hair that falls into perfect waves straight out of the shower, you can use texturising or salt sprays to nail the look (we love Osis Session Label Salt Spray or L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Beach Waves). For evening looks, scruff it up even more for a serious rock chick vibe – L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Scruff Me is great for this.
If you love the low maintenance look but can’t bear to appear scruffy, you’ll love this season’s polished style. Still fairly easy to accomplish, the polished look requires some good straighteners (how cute are these zebra-print hair straighteners from Corioliss?), smoothing lotion, and some plain hair bobbles or hair grips. You can wear it loose and straight with a centre parting, smoothed over into an extreme side parting, or swept back into a low or side ponytail. Finish off with a shine-enhancing hairspray and you’ll be ready to face even the worst autumn weather.
Bang on Trend
As both the nineties and the seventies storm back into the fashion world, AW15 hair saw a return of the fringe. But gone were the heavy blunt bangs of sixties-inspired seasons gone by. This Autumn/Winter, fringes are carefree and messy, with nineties-inspired wispy baby hairs taking centre stage on some catwalks and seventies-inspired centre-parted, piecey fringes appearing on others. To perfect the style, spritz your bangs with a volumising spray then blow dry with a round brush. Finish with a touch of pomade on the end of your fringe (Hairbond Moulder Professional Hair Shaper is great for giving hair separation and texture without making it look greasy) to get the all-important piecey look.
Great Hair, Sweetie
Sweet shop-inspired brights might have been all over the Spring/Summer Fashion Weeks but you can go one step ahead of the fash pack this season by weaving the very same colours right into your locks. A touch brighter and bolder than the pastel colours we’ve been seeing in hair already, this season you want to go for candy pinks, fiery autumnal reds and oranges, and the now infamous bronde. Check out our range of Directions hair dyes to find the perfect colour for you.