Autumn's a funny old one, isn't it? After a washed-out summer and a sprinkling of September sunshine, we're heading into October with a desire to feel all shiny and new again. While a big hair change – a Pixie Crop or Bob, for example – might seem to be the solution, some small but well-considered subtle tweaks can be all you and your hair need during this transitional time of year.
So, say goodbye to beachy balayage and summer split ends. Whether you’re back in the office or still WFH, here’s how to take autumn in your stride with 5 easy ways to get Great New Season Hair.
GET THE NEW FALL LENGTH
As you know, we believe getting Great Hair (no matter what the season) starts with getting a Great Cut. The mistake we often make when we feel a bit fidgety and the leaves are falling fast, is to go for something too drastic. The New Fall Cut is more of a tweak than a total transformation – because that’s what the trans-season demands. So, aim for a length that sits a smidge below your collarbones (we’ve written about why a Middy suits pretty much everyone before). Even if your hair is a little too short and you need to grow it out, ask your stylist to “dust” your dry summer ends anyway. Book your Great Cut now and you’ll be well on your way to having Great Fall Hair.
“The Middy cut looks effortlessly chic and requires almost no styling. It’s perfect for those who want a low maintenance style that still looks pulled together at work, at home and when you’re out and about,” says Luke Hersheson.
ROCK A CURTAIN FRINGE
You know how much we love a curtain fringe. Fringes give you a brand, shiny new, back-to-school feel – without needing to sacrifice all-over length. Perfect for seasonal limbo land is what we like to call a “no fringe fringe": it's a fringe in that it frames the face with a shorter section at the front, yet can still be brushed out of the way and tucked behind your ears. It's essentially the fringe for people who are too scared to get a fringe. Book David and you’ll discover curtain fringe heaven.
PERFECT THE NEW VOLUME
After months (years?) of naturally tousled texture, bigger hair is back. The new way to wear volume means adding bags of oomph and body throughout the mid-lengths (rather than at the roots), to give your hair a really full, lustrous look. Pre-order our pioneering Zhoosh Foam now and it’ll give you instant body – and revive flat, second-day hair.
ADD AN ACCESSORY
Easy, breezy (and great if you slept a little longer, rather than getting up early to wash your hair), adding a crocodile clip can help disguise greasy roots and add a point of interest to your style that instantly makes it look more pulled together.
GO FOR FRENCH BALAYAGE
Slightly warmer with beautiful coppery tones, French Balayage carries perfect autumn vibes. Super natural and brilliantly low maintenance, it’s ideal for colour virgins who want to dip their toe in the water – or those who want to add depth and definition to their hair, while keeping things soft and subtle. Up your street? Book James now.