Style Trends - Autumn/Winter 2018

Looking to the catwalks for inspo, Jen & Jaye reveal their predictions for the hottest hair trends for Autumn/Winter 2018 - and share some top tips on how to achieve these looks.

 

BACK TO YOUR ROOTS

 
 

From the extreme side sweep at Anna Sui to the bouffant bobs at Moschino, right through to the 60s inspired messy beehives at Miu Miu, it’s safe to say that Amy Winehouse levels of root volume are in this season. To get the Miu Miu look, plenty of backcombing is essential, but if you worry about damaging your locks with backcombing, or simply want a slightly more wearable version of this trend, take your inspiration from Anna Sui and opt for a deep side parting that’s full of volume and lift.

 
 
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Parting your hair to the side is an easy way to add body and root lift and is a world away from the usual sleek way of wearing a deep side parting. The Anna Sui models wore their side parts with heaps of natural-looking texture and paired with a super flattering sweeping side fringe. Style the hair using products that encourage guts and hold, such as L'Oreal Wild Stylers Rebel Push-Up and a strong-hold hairspray.

 
 

ROUND THE BEND

Ditch the Instagram-inspired tonged waves this season and instead opt for bends: the Autumn/Winter ‘18 take on last season’s waves and a fresh new way of adding texture to the hair without adding curl. The secret to the texture of the models' hair at Versace was that it was bent around a curling tong, rather than wrapped around. The end result? Natural-looking kinks that look undone and raw. To get the look, do the same, bending only the very end of the hair around your curling wand.

 
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BUNS OF FUN

It’s the ultimate lazy-girl ‘do that still manages to stay chic and now the messy bun is back on the beauty agenda for Autumn/Winter 2018.

 
 
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Rather appropriately it was a French fashion house that injected life back into this effortlessly chic style, with models at the Chanel AW18 show wearing their lengths piled high into a tousled topknot at the crown of the head. To create this Lagerfeld-approved messy bun, tip your head upside down and pull your hair into a loose ponytail, high on the crown. Use a comb to ensure the roots are sleek and bump-free. Next, twist the hair around the base of the ponytail, continuing to wrap below the bun. This is the part where you don’t need to be perfect – in fact the messier and more textured the better.

Be sure to leave the ends peeking out for a very Chanel-esque finish with added oh la la.