Cold cuts

Cold cuts

Hot styles for cool weather

 

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The temperature may still be warm, but before you know it, autumn will be here, the ideal time to switch things up and try a new ‘do. From edgy fades to sea salt sprays, here are the hairstyle trends on our radar for autumn and winter.

 

Go for bold

Colour is still a major player when it comes to hair. Play into the palette of the season by trying out rich, autumnal tones; think: red, brown and black. Try an at-home hair dye kit or consult with your barber or hairstylist about the best semi-permanent colour option for you.

Dying does tend to dry out your hair, so ensure that you have the right products for after care at home.

 

Turn up with twists

According to The Trend Spotter, “twists are a great way to add a bit of edge to your look without having to commit to a long-term style.” The style involves hair being twisted into sections and then pinned back and works best on medium to long hair.

To add texture and definition, use a curl-defining product, which will also ensure a frizz-free finish.

 

Fade away

According to GQ, when it comes to fades, “a barber will be able to assess your individual head shape and hair type to recommend the best fade for you.” For a modern take, opt for a high or mid fade – a classic that never goes out of style.

 

Get salty

Texture is where it’s at. Add both texture and volume to your hair by using a sea salt spray, which is ideal for thick and curly hair. To use, simply spray it onto damp hair and scrunch your hair with your hands from the tips, working your way to the root.

If you’re feeling extra, blow-dry or diffuse for a more defined look. According to Men’s Health, however, “sea salt sprays are the perfect way to add texture and volume to your hair without having to use any tools.”

 

Braid it back

Are braids ever not on trend? The short answer is ‘no’, but this season we see a focus on the more modern half-up half-down style when it comes to box braids. This style works well with all hair types and textures and is suitable for both casual and smarter occasions. The Trendspotter suggests, “keep it low and loose for a more relaxed aesthetic or tie your hair into a tight ponytail for a polished finish”.

 

 

While we love a beanie for the colder months, don’t keep your hair under wraps all season long.

Try out a new style and add some edge to your look.