AUTUMN is the time of year I like to call SORTUMN, it’s when your torn between lighting up one last barbeque and the temptation to snuggle up with a chunky knit. A lot of people come and see me and decide to start growing their hair. Long for winter and short for summer. I tell them to throw the rule book out of the window and look towards this seasons latest catwalk trends. After all it is fashion week time of the year. This is where I take my job very seriously and believe in keeping people looking and feeling great.
I’m going to kick off this hair trend masterclass with one of my personal favourites,
Those of you with angular features should really embrace this androgynous look. However, this isn’t just a look reserved for high cheekbones and sharp jawlines.
Nothing can transform a face as much as a crop but it’s a dramatic change. The softer the facial features, the stronger and more angular cut you can go for, and vice versa.
You really have to remember that this is going to take a couple of years to get your hair back to shoulder length, at least, so it’s not a change to leap into. Having said that, if you love a change, and have a great hairdresser, then you will enjoy every stage from crop to long again.
The Bardot Fringe.
This year get into the salon and ask for the “Brigitte Bangs” – “bangs” meaning a fringe to us non-American folk – which has been sported by the likes of Penelope Cruz, Alexa Chung and Goldie Hawn.
If you serious about this look, the key is finding the right one for your face. Have a thorough consultation with your stylist so they can assess your face shape and determine the perfect fringe for you.
A fringe, when cut well, can work wonders and provide a great focal point.
The Modern Bob.
This has many different names. Long bob, LOB, box bob, blunt bob…….. The list goes on. This haircut will always be a firm favourite, it has been since the mid 1920’s where it was seen as a sign for women’s independence.
This season I believe we will be moving into a sharper, bluntly cut bob with very long or even no layers at all. This versatile style can be worn poker straight, beachy or even more sophisticated with smooth 1920’s uniform waves.
Make sure you always have a thorough consultation with your hairdresser as face shape is a major influence in the length of this style. If your face is slightly rounder then I would suggest keeping the length an inch below your jawline or if you want to keep it uber modern, have the length gliding just above your shoulders but keep that line blunt and sharp.
Any of these styles will suit any age so use this new season to get excited about your hair again. Share your new hair designs with us on Social Media by adding this hashtag: #CotswoldAllure