Autumn Hair Fashion
This autumn its time for some sophistication. Liz Coggins reveals the new season’s styles with some expert professional tips from top salon Sassoon
This season capture the mood of the moment with understated matt textures. “This short style needs minimal attention for a sleek and fabulous look”, says Gareth Vance, Senior Creative Director at Sassoon Salon Leeds.
To maximise a polished, glossy finish ensure you blow-dry the hair in a downward direction and wrap the hair around the head shape. This will create a sleek, high-gloss shine with natural, effortless movement. Add a deep side-parting and loose movement to this look, instantly making it feminine and flattering, and a look that can be worn with confidence.
PRO TIP: Use your hands to loosen the hair and create texture.
Créme de la Créme
Subtle shades of beautiful colour are the essential choice for autumn. The key to mastering the palette? “Darker tones are carefully placed underneath the lighter to give a three-dimensional effect to the shape. This creates depth, whilst the lighter colours on top enhance the hair’s natural qualities of light reflection,” says Valencia D’Onofrio, Colour Director at Sassoon Salon Leeds. There’s something very modern about wet-look hair: the silhouette, the high-shine and the opulent finish. It’s androgynous -but it’s also powerful; a hair look that evokes attitude. For a quiff or swept away style to glam up your crop, add a small amount of Sassoon Professional, Texture Refine in the palm of your hand and rub together and distribute evenly throughout your hair – comb into place.
The New Season Bob
Reassuringly relaxed, and yet still means business. “A cut such as the iconic modern ‘bob’ is the little black dress of the hairdressing world. A versatile look that is as current today as it was when it was reinvented by Vidal in swinging 60s,” says Gareth. This season the bob is sexier, tousled and textured – lines are made softer and more feminine. Looking undone is always on trend – “it’s an aspirational look that can be achieved on both long and short hair, but this simple look requires a great blow-dry,” says Gareth.
HERO: Apply a spray conditioner to retain sleekness and prevent hair from becoming frizzy.