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The 5 New Hair Trends to Know Now

September is here, which means it’s the perfect time to talk about new hair trends, as the international fashion collections have launched.

London Fashion Week which ran 13 – 17 September has set the standards for new hair trends, including the return of some classic styles, from long plaits to low ponytails, as well as bejewelled hair accessories and fresh trends for short hair.

Here Lily, the Editor of The Capital Cut, reveals all…

How to do hair accessories

For this season’s hair trends, more is more when it comes to hair accessories. London Fashion Week showed us this is a trend that will last through to Spring 2020, with jewels, pearls, bows and florals embellished on the model’s hair.

So how to convert these catwalk trends into something suitable for your clients? Think hairbands, scarves, brooches and slides.

For most of us, extravagant hair brooches and slides are not part of our everyday look, so these are perfect to transform a day to evening look – especially with party season around the corner.

If your clients are new to hair accessories then encourage them to book in for a styling session with you, where you can explore different hairstyles to give them the confidence to practice at home.

Remember, hair grips will hold best on hair that has some texture or product in – we love IQ Intelligent Haircare Clever Dust.

Get a blunt bob

This season we’re seeing a move away from the mid-length, below shoulder ‘mom’ bob, and welcoming the above the shoulder, blunt cut bob, with strong lines and lots of definition. If you want to be really on trend then add a fringe, too.

It was a haircut that first shocked society in Paris in 1909 and it’s been in fashion ever since. Over a century later and it’s still one of the hottest hairstyles to have; it is effortlessly chic and whether you decide to style it glossy, straight or with beachy waves – the bob is the A-list hairstyle-du-jour.

This hairstyle always looks best on hair that is nourished and well looked after. The benefit of the blunt chop is that it gives this illusion even if your clients do have a few split ends! But to ensure your clients love their new look, we recommend adding a hair treatment to their appointment. This will help achieve the healthy look that a bob needs.

How to get the best out of your bob…
For a sleek straight bob, we love: Goldwell Dualsenses Just Smooth Taming Oil.
For maintaining those beachy waves, we love: Indola Innova Salt Spray.

Do glossy disco waves

This season the disco hair trend will take centre stage. The blow-dry is back with a move to sleeker, smoother, more polished waves. This is the perfect hairstyle that will glam-up any outfit and will help your clients to feel their best for party season. These romantic waves require a bit of work, yet they will look natural and effortless – leaving every client feeling fabulous.  

There are so many ways you can create these luscious waves and they can suit any hair type, short or long.  For Retro Waves, which look perfect on mid-length, off the shoulder hair, use a 1-inch barrel curling iron, wrap 1-inch sections of hair around the iron away from the face. Let waves cool, then spritz a boar-bristle brush with TIGI S-Factor Flat Iron Shine Spray for the ultimate lustrous shine.

For an all-over curl, which suits long hair the best, use a gloss-enhancing shampoo and conditioner. (We love Goldwell Dualsenses Just Smooth Duo Pack) Once washed, blow-dry hair straight as you would normally. Once the hair is dry, use a large curling tong to create more dramatic curls from roots to ends. Roll hair around the barrel in one direction and then again in the other to create a ripple effect. Don’t forget to finish with Wella Professionals Smoothening Oil Reflections.

Play with plaits

Forget fishtails and Dutch braids, the modern take on plaits that we will see throughout spring/summer 2020, takes its cue from schooldays with super long plaits, micro braids, and twin plaits taking centre stage.

This hairstyle can be worn on a range of hair types and colours, which will make it everyone’s favourite for the upcoming months. If you have clients with slightly thinner hair then nano extensions are perfect for creating some volume and depth.

For the ultimate schoolgirl look, start by dividing the hair with a middle parting that runs from forehead to base of hair line. Brush Osmo Blinding Shine Serum throughout each side of the hair and then begin to braid. For a silky-smooth and glossy finish on the plaits finish with Goldwell StyleSign Just Smooth Diamond Gloss – which will also tame frizz and provides intense shine!

Cherry blonde vs honey gold

So, last but certainly not least, let’s take a look at colour. These two blondes are the rose gold update that your clients have been waiting for. The great thing about these colours is that they suit so many skin stones and are the perfect colour as the season changes!

Both of these styles will fit perfectly with the “new hair, new me” rush that comes after Christmas too. So, which ones should your customers go for?

Cherry blonde suits more adventurous clients with its bright, poppy nature while honey gold (a cool biscuit blonde with warmer tones around the face) is a chicer, more luxe look.

The great thing about both of these colours if that you can saturate the colour and can easily adapt to suit your clients – so there is a colour for everyone!

The colours we love…
To achieve that perfect pop that cherry blonde needs, we love:  Pulp Riot High Speed Toner in Rose Gold or Schwarzkopf BLONDME Blonde Toning in Strawberry.

For the perfect soft honey gold, we love: Goldwell 7GB – Sahara Beige Blonde and 8G - Gold Blonde.

These gorgeous colours look great styled straight or with a loose curl to frame the face. To finish any hairstyle, we love Goldwell StyleSign Perfect Hold Magic Finish.