The weather may be cooling down, but the newest hair trends forecast for this season are nothing but hot, hot, hot! Leading hair stylist Jacky Chan and Redken colour expert Nathan Armagnacq - both Salon Partners of St Kilda and Chadstone’s Oscar Oscar Salons - lift the lid on the hottest hair trends for the cooler seasons.
TREND 1: Statement fringes
“Autumn and winter this year is all about the statement fringe, whether it be an edgy blunt style or a Brigitte Bardot-esque grown out fringe, which can be worn with a centre part, or swept to the side for a natural-looking side fringe that compliments most face shapes,” says Jacky.
TREND 2: Short is here to stay
Forget growing your hair out this season, the bob and lob are here to stay. Jacky says, “Take cues from celebrities like Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lawrence, and opt for a versatile shorter look which requires minimal effort while still looking sleek, sexy and stylish.”
TREND 3: Colour me Ronze
Move over ‘Bronde’, ‘Ronze is the edgy new shade on the block. “Following on from the bronde trend, made famous by celebrities like Blake Lively and Jennifer Lopez, Ronze is a mixture of luxurious coppery reds and gorgeous bronze browns, which add amazing texture and shimmer to hair,” says Nathan.
“Think warm tones: buttery and coral blondes, creamy chestnuts, rich reds and coppers. Those going Ronze should also invest in colour preserving products, which maintain hair tone, helping to preserve colour for a high gloss finish.”
TREND 4: The new Ombre
Tired of Ombre? Nathan recommends updating your look with ‘tortoiseshell’, a beautiful blend of chocolate and honey tones applied throughout the hair in a balayage, free-hand technique for a softer, blended finish. Popular among celebrities like Gisele Bündchen and Sofía Vergara. “This is the perfect look for brunettes wanting a rich, on-trend colour with plenty of dimension throughout the hair.”
TREND 5: Strobing style
Strobing isn’t just a term used in the makeup world anymore as Nathan predicts the hair strobing technique to really take off this season. “Hair strobing is a colouring technique where dark and light colours are applied side by side in the hair making it appear fuller and more dimensional. It’s like make-up contouring, but for hair,” says Nathan.
TREND 6: Blonde ambition for boys…
Bieber and model of the moment Lucky Blue are leading the boy pack with this season’s must have male look - bleach blonde hair. “Think Scandinavian, grey and icy blondes for this look,” Jacky suggests. “Experimental bold colours will also be on the rise amongst trend-savvy guys looking for a unique edge.”
Visit your nearest Oscar Oscar Salon to find out more about the latest trends and techniques for AW16.