As we hit September and summer draws to a close, we can find a welcome distraction from the gradually darkening evenings by looking forward to a brand new season of exciting hair trends to try out. We asked our Creative Director Kieron Fowles to give us the low-down on the hottest trends for autumn/winter 2015.
For me, colour is the real game-changer for AW15 and there are so many shades and application techniques to try, from bold and daring to subtle and soft. There’s definitely an autumnal update out there to suit everyone!
Red: Red is really having a moment right now and had certainly had a significant role to play in our new collection for 2015/16. We’re moving away from out-there, unnatural looking colour to multi-tonal reds in shades of copper, chestnut and strawberry to really add depth to your hair.
Brunette: While blonde and red is all about layering tones, there’s been a real trend emerging for mono-tonal brunette colour. This doesn’t mean flat colour, it’s about keeping the emphasis on one shade rather than building up lots of different tones. I’m a firm believer in regular glossing treatments to make sure your colour maintains its healthy shine.
Blonde: With bronde fast-becoming the must-have hair colour, this season we’re continuing with the trend for building up complementary blonde tones for a natural-looking finish. We’re sticking with ’70s-inspired warmer blondes: think caramel, honey and flashes of strawberry blonde. This is a truly versatile shade – come spring, you can add in a few lighter notes to reflect the new season.
If you’re thinking about a seasonal colour change, make sure you book in for a complimentary consultation at your local Regis salon. Our expert hair stylists will be happy to help you pick your perfect shade.
The biggest cuts are a continuation of spring/summer 2015. The lob, in particular, is retaining its dominance. Centre-parted styles with long layers are also a firm fixture, emerging from summer’s strong ’70s trend. Think easy-to-style and maintain haircuts that can easily be switched between smooth and sleek to effortless tousles. Fringes are also making a comeback: it’s all about a strong cut but face-framing and flattering à la Taylor Swift and as seen on the Giambattista Valli runway.
Side Ponytails: This super-glamorous style is the evolution of the sophisticated low pony that dominated the 2015 awards season red carpet. We’re sweeping it over to one side for A/W 15, as seen at Dior. Gloss enhancers are your must-have products for this look and you can create the style in a few simple steps:
1. Prep damp hair with Kérastase Styling Lift Vertige and blow dry hair straight using a large barrel brush.
2. Run a smoothing serum such as DESIGNLINE Silk Drops through the lengths and ends for enhanced shine.
3. Brush the hair away from the face and right round to the side, securing with a hair tie.
4. For an effortless finish, pull out a few loose strands at the front. Seal your style with a mist of DESIGNLINE Shine Mist High Gloss Spray.
Laid-back Luxe: Tousled, bed head styles show no sign of disappearing. From textured blow dries on the Moschino runway to beachy waves at Roberto Cavalli, autumn/winter 2015 is all about texture. My styling essential for boho waves is the ghd Curve Creative Curl Wand – it helps you recreate this style with ease. Watch our how-to video to see just how easy it is!
Wet-Look: Last autumn/winter, we saw a lot of extreme dual-textured styling. This season, we’re moving towards a more subtle take on the trend. The models at Pucci rocked smooth, glossy roots which gradually blended into textured, matte ends. This is definitely a more wearable take on the trend compared to 2014.
Low Buns: Forget the top knot, this season we’re taking it low with dishevelled, effortless low buns. Think plenty of matte texture. (Dry shampoos are perfect for this, EIMI Dry Me is my current favourite.) Take inspiration from the Jonathan Saunders and Diana Von Furstenberg runways.
(All photos from REX)