A new season means it’s time to ring in the changes with a coiffure update – whether that means a dramatic makeover or just a subtle refresh. Here are the hottest ‘dos, hues and accessories for the months ahead.
Going for the chop
The bowl cut
The iconic bowl cut is well and truly back. Though edgy and tomboyish, it shows off the neck and shoulders seductively.
Ideal for: Angular or square face shapes, as this cut softens the angles of the chin and jaw.
Another revival of an old-school style, the shag has been rocked by celebs such as Chloë Grace Moretz, Emma Stone and Taylor Swift. Don’t think it’s the same style as Mick Jagger sported in the ‘70s; the 2017 upgrade falls right below the collar bone with face-framing layers.
Ideal for: Anyone! There are so many variations on the shag; just ask for it to be tailored to your face shape and hair type.
Told you couldn’t ever have a fringe because of your corkscrew curls? Well, now hairstylists have torn up the rulebook, embracing wispy strands of wavy, crinkly or afro bangs. It’s all about embracing each woman’s natural texture.
Ideal for: Curly girls who are craving a style update but don’t want to lose their length.
50 shades of awesome
Forget baby pastels – boldly pigmented hair is the thing, from canary yellow to electric blue. With super-sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid leading the charge, this look is guaranteed to go viral. Ensure hair is well hydrated and there are no split ends in sight.
Ideal for: Pepping up long, straight hair – glossy lengths will show off the slices of color brilliantly.
Instagram is awash with rich jewel tones, from amethyst ombre to all-over plum dyes. The most on-point hue for this season is eggplant, a deep purple with hints of red.
Ideal for: Livening up darker manes without having to reach for the bleach.
This combination of “blonde” and “orange” is the brainchild of celebrity hairstylist Alex Brownsell, who transformed George May Jagger’s tresses with this hue. A warmer take on the rose gold that was everywhere in 2016, the options range from soft apricot to fiery sierra shades, depending on your skin tone.
Ideal for: Blondes who are getting jaded with their usual pale shade.
The new wet look
After the super-slick styles of previous seasons, wet-look hair has been dialed down this time round: swept back off the face with gel, but leaving the mid-lengths to ends soft and fluffy. The aesthetic is more relaxed and wearable.
If plaits make you picture Pippi Longstocking or Dorothy Gale, think again. This season it’s about channeling an edgier warrior mood.