Award-winning men’s hairdresser Jim Shaw, has provided us with some fantastic autumn/winter trends focussing on cuts, styles and colour that will be on trend for the new season.
CUTS & STYLES:
Slick Back – for the dapper man!
Slicked back styles look incredibly sophisticated and professional. This style looks particularly great when worn with a haircut that has length on the top and is shorter at the sides, really helping to show off the haircut and giving structure to your hair. Using a hairdryer to slick the hair back off the face is the easiest way to create this look before finishing with a pomade, gel or wax to help create the shape and hold it in place. You can use a product with shine for a sleek and shiny finish or a matte product for a more natural finish depending on what you prefer.
After all the lockdowns many of us have been experimenting with longer hair looks and embracing our longer hair and natural textures. Long hair is here to stay and looks particularly great when worn messier for a relaxed finish. If you have natural curls or waves, use a curl defining product or salt spray to enhance these and give your style further body and volume. Although long hair may require less regular cuts, it’s important that you do book in for cuts for your long hair to keep it looking its best, free from split ends and frizz.
Caesar Hair Cut
For those who want to ooze style this will be one of the most on trend haircuts this season. With this look it’s all about the scissor work and ensuring the cut is as precise as possible. I also love the versatility of this look, you can wear it super sleek and straight for a more sophisticated finish or for day-to-day and quicker styling, this look also looks fantastic when paired with texture. A texturising spray or matt pomade can be applied through your hair with fingers to break up your hair and give it a softer appearance. You can also incorporate some choppy layers into this style for further texture.
This is a great look if you want to show off your facial features and allow them to really pop and for those who want a haircut that’s lower maintenance and requires little to no styling. I love using clippers to create this look and going shorter on the sides to create a gradual fade and to give the look a more on trend finish.
The side part has made a comeback over the past couple of years and it remains on trend for autumn/winter 2021. The beauty of this style is that it can instantly update your look and give it a more contemporary finish. It’s also great for those who may want to make their hair appear thicker in appearance, as the style adds volume and height to the hair. I love pairing a side parting with quiff for a statement look with extra volume.
COLOUR TRENDS Autumn/Winter 2021
Blondes – warm, golden shades of blonde will be huge this autumn/winter and can be worn all over the hair or through highlights to give the hair dimension. Silver and ashier shades of blonde will also be popular and look great on all complexions and on men of all ages, giving them a super trendy ‘cool guy’ look.
Pastels – pastel hair shades are becoming more and more on trend with men and pinks in particular will be one of the most sought after pastel shades this season. The pink tone can be as bold or as subtle as you like and lighter shades of pink are particular great for blonde haired men who want to give their hair a funky update but want something that will wash out easily and won’t be a big commitment.
Reds – coppers and mahogany shades will be another huge trend for the new season. These colours come back year after year in autumn/winter and are great shades that work well on all skin tones and hair types. For men who don’t want to go too bold with their red hair, they can give their brunette hair a slight copper tone or they can experiment with copper highlights or flashes of red instead.