We don’t know if it’s the moon—or perhaps it’s another hormonal thing—but a change in season always brings the need for a refresh. In spring, we overhaul our wardrobes and prepare our beauty routine for allergy season but the rituals for autumn are a little less clear.
Autumn is essentially the end of summer. It’s cooler, wetter and windy as sh*t. We know it’s a time for transeasonal clothing but what about our hair care regime? Say goodbye to the laid-back beach do (it doesn’t look as sexy when it’s been through a storm) and hello to easy-to-maintain styles.
They’re easy to maintain because this season is windy as sh*t.
Straight from Paris and New York Fashion Weeks and ahead of Sydney’s, we spoke to three celebrity hairstylists to find out what styles are trending this season. Here’s what they had to say.
Monique McMahon, director of Que Colour, who’s responsible for the luscious locks of Delta Goodrem, Natalie Imbruglia, Melanie Grant, and Jessica Sepel says, “For those who like to get the crop, it’s about jaw-length styles with sharp lines—think Laura Jade Stone. All you long hair girls, it’s time to embrace the high-cheek length bangs. There’s a snappier edge to this clean-lined cut, less ‘lived in’ and more finished. You’ll want to keep the ends trimmed regularly.
Theses chin-grazing looks are great for autumn as we move into high collars on our shirts and coats. It’s good to have a stronger line in our cut, more of a style than a beachy shag!”
Darren Summors, lead artist at Aveda who recently worked on the Tibi, Tome, Hellessey and Assembly The Label shows at NYFW and styled the likes of Tash Sefton, Elle Ferguson and Mimi Elashisry says, “I think long fringes and high ponytails are in for the season! I’ve been asked to do a few fringes now that the summer humidity has disappeared. [It’s] a perfect combo for the cold dark winter months—throw your hair in a high pony, blow-dry the fringe and your good to go!”
Celebrity stylist and Pure Hair Food ambassador, Jenny Kim, who’s worked with Stella Maxwell, Pheobe Tonkin, Bella Hadid and Gemma Ward says, “I’d like to think that people will start being less afraid of ‘doing’ their hair. And by that, I mean it’d be nice to see a departure from ‘nothing hair’ and maybe see some more interesting textures or accessories—even if it’s a simple plait.
It’s certainly been apparent on the runway this year after several seasons’ worth of ‘undone’ textures. If pulling off the Balmain look seems a bit too much of a stretch, try easing in with something similar to Off White’s runway look this year. Think of it as a segue, as you can still maintain your wispy undone texture so you don’t have to feel like you’re trying too hard.” She recommends using Pure Hair Food Plump Your Hair Volume Spray to give hair volume and texture before creating your style.
Inspired by a new do? Check out the hair colour trends for autumn 2017.