Autumn is here, and to mark the new season leading hair stylist Paul Windle is on hand to offer up his top hair trends for fall. From hit retro looks (cue the ‘40s and ‘80s) to repaired, nourished locks, here’s what to ask for during your next salon appointment.
Trend 1: ‘40s Bobs
I am so keen for us to move away from loose long layered haircuts and beach waves into more sophisticated hair this autumn. I predict curved, softer, and more of a ‘40s bob as opposed to strong geometric cuts of the ‘60s. I really like shorter fringes to give the haircut a little edge that frames the eyes and shows the eyebrows.
Trend 2: Edgy ‘80s
For our younger clients, I can see a continued movement towards more edgy post-Punk looks of the ‘80s and an influence of Siouxsie Sioux. I also predict a New Romantic influence with a combination of classic ‘40s cuts with an early ‘80s twist to edge up a haircut and style.
Trend 3: Hair Rest and Relaxation
Autumn/Winter is an excellent time to rest your hair from overly-lightened and oxidized hair by the sun over the summer months. High-quality hair care products can help you to repair your summer locks, and hair glosses can help your hair look healthy and glossy. The Windle Lab Invisible Night Cream was specially developed to help rebuild hair bonds and feed the scalp for a healthy head. A leave-in hair moisturizer, such as the Invisible Day & Night Spray, revitalizes faded locks with a healthy shine. It’s infused with monoi oil to give far-reaching luster and vitality, sugar beet extract to inject moisture and aloe vera to soothe and reduce hair friction.
Trend 4: Multi-Dimensional Effect
Delicate and carefully placed highlights give you a fresh look, and you can make it fun by adding a toner. A toner is a great way to introduce a new shade that you’ve never tried before; toners are gentle and a non-commitment to your hair color – a low-contrasted face framing will give you a sophisticated and chic look. Even dark tinted hair can have low contrast subtle balayage to obtain a multi-dimensional effect.
Trend 5: Dark Glossy Hair
Strong brunette or red copper colors will trend this Autumn/Winter; you need to remember that making hair darker and warmer is easy, but going back to lighter and cooler next summer will compromise your hair quality. I see a real movement away from the Bardot blonde hippie hair to more sophisticated, stylish cuts, colors and shiny, super-conditioned locks. Remember to go easy on the heat styling and hot irons, as this can damage your hair and prevent hair from looking glossy and healthy.