Hair Flair For Autumn
When it comes to hair the dawning of a new season can feel a bit like a relationship break-up. The desire to change it up becomes all consuming – those tousled salted summer locks, which through the warm months felt boho and easy care, now feel messy and unkempt. Not to say split, crispy and somewhat fragile after endless sun and sand exposure. So if you feel like it may be time for a hairstyle overhaul, you’re not alone.
Beauty and fashion go hand in hand like cheese and wine. Whilst one is not wholly reliant on the other, they are an awful lot better as a pair. A funky hairstyle or on-point makeup palette frames every new season look that comes strutting down the catwalk. Of course it’s not as easy to swap our hair as it is our clothes, but it’s the perfect time to look at what’s on trend and experiment with new hair ideas to match our fashion crush for the season.
Blow Me Away
Autumn 2019 has seen a strong retro vibe with more than a whiff of grunge about it. If you lived through that period the first time round armed with nothing more than a can of hairspray, the chances are that you’re going to want to be a tad more groomed this time. Top stylists are reporting that the barely noticeable blow dry is back with a vengeance. From straight, shiny hair to bouncy, loose waves created with a ceramic round brush, this look is dream girl, perfect for a more sophisticated take on grunge.
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The Duchess of Sussex (Meghan Markle) has ushered in the acceptance of the messy bun as the perfect companion to the sleekest of outfits. A little like the celebrity no-make up trend (which far from no-make up is a clever layering of primer, CC cream, tinted SPF, eyelash extensions and nude lip gloss), the messy bun is not just a heap of hair rammed up in a hairband. The DIY topknot is far from it - it is in fact a beautifully balanced style that does not present as polished. It is because of the delicate symmetry between ‘done’ and ‘undone’ that this look is the perfect match for everything from corporate to event wear to black-tie.
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Short And Sweet
A crop is a statement, and it’s one that works so well across the spectrum of age groups. From the punkie asymmetric pixie cut to the androgynous crop, it can be pitched as rebellious or the ultimate in chic, and is on point for autumn.
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In The Pink
With a multitude of pastel shades available as ‘wash-in wash-out’ options, it’s no surprise that the latest look is to match your hair colour with your clothes. And with pink being the new black this season, hey presto; this hue is a stand out trend for the hair. It works for both blondes and darker tones, and as it fades it gives a beautiful range of shades.
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Along with those 90s trends that we see emerging this season, it seems that the iconic hair accessories of the era are also going to be part of our fashion artillery. Hair of any length is adorned with everything from banana clips to zigzag headbands. Less old school and more sophisticated the logoed hair slide and the barrette are definite trends that we will be seeing through the next few months.
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Written By Nicky Adams