From 70s revivals to radical short haircuts - We show you the hairstyle trends for fall...
Hair trends 2021: We are especially looking forward to these seven hairstyles in autumn
How will we wear our hair this fall? With the start of the cooler season, we are swapping our top knots and other beach-friendly hairstyles for straight cuts, natural textures, and a more androgynous mood. And that feels very good. Here hairdressers reveal their forecasts for the most important hair trends in autumn 2021.
Leigh Keates, a Creative Styling Consultant at John Frieda, says the biggest trend for fall comes in the form of texture, including coarse layers and anything that adds movement to the hair. "Whether French girl bob, short haircut or the latest version of the wolf cut, which tends more in the direction of mullet - face-framing layers emphasize and complement your best facial features, while graduated strands promote the natural movement in the hair. If you work with your own texture, also minimize styling time and thus the use of heat, which also leads to healthier hair.
As fashion stylists have already reported, this year's hairstyles are based on the 70s, which were determined by Jane Birkin, Farrah Fawcett, and Debbie Harry. "In the salon, we have seen an increase in customers who are orienting themselves towards the styles of the 1970s," confirms George Northwood. "Our customers are adopting the trend in a very nifty, wearable way. Suki Waterhouse wears a modern shaggy cut very well - her tiers are chic and unobtrusive, and her outgrown fringes take center stage. He also mentions Margot Robbie's 1970s bangs. Years as a good reference point.
"All haircuts with well-defined shapes are still very trendy," says Luke Hersheson, who cites the bob as a hairstyle that isn't going to go away anytime soon. "It's not about a certain length or a certain type, but rather a wash-and-go vibe. Bobs with lots of layers and volumes and with a rock-'n'-roll edge are in. They are also particularly chic Bobs with a French twist, i.e. shorter on the sides and slightly curved at the back.
Frédéric Fekkai predicts that longer bobs - that sit between the jaw and collarbone - will be a cool way to wear the look, and Northwood says the androgynous' 90s bob ("the same length across the entire hairstyle, with no gradation on the front ") is trendy. And Charlotte Mensah? For them, it's the "shorter, sleek version with a 90s feel". Decisions, decisions!
The shag cut is a haircut that can be seen literally everywhere these days, and curls will only get more popular in the fall months, says Mensah. "It's the most requested hairstyle in our salon," she explains. "It's a slightly outgrown version of the traditional cut and goes great with frizzy, curly, and wavy hair - really very wearable."
Whether as a forehead fringe, straight cut, fringed, or as a longer look inspired by the 70s - ponies can be seen everywhere this season. Mensah confirms that "every second customer" in her salon asks for a fringe cut, while Fekkai says the forehead fringes that frame the sides of the face are very popular thanks to their versatility and practicality.
It is important that fringes are not only suitable for straight hair. Vernon François, Redken's prominent hairdresser, and global consultant say that while fringes are often flaunted on straight hair, "they can also be used on curls and waves". "In the fall, playfully style them under a hat, ideally lined with silk to avoid friction and tangling, and twist small sections in the direction the hair naturally twists to define it," he advises.
"The present 1920s can be compared to the 1920s because the lockdown felt a little like the time of prohibition," says Larry King. "Now we all feel that we deserve a bit of the glamor of the 20s. We don't just keep it for special occasions - we can enjoy it every day now. This look is not all about exercise and adopting your own natural hair structure, but also for healthy and happy hair, whether curly or straight. Caring for it (or bringing it back to life) is the key, so strive for mirror-smooth shine and products that have strength, vitality and promote overall hair health.
The buzz cut is just right for easy-care types. "The great thing about Buzz Cuts is that they are easy to maintain and you will always look well-groomed at work or when you go out," says Mensah. "For most women, a buzz cut is a radical hairstyle that changes the way others perceive you. So be prepared for a lot of comments and remarks about your new look - few dares to do a buzz cut to wear so enjoy the limelight."