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What haircuts will clients be asking for this season?

October 23, 2020

Suzie McGill, International Artistic Director at Rainbow Room International and owner of RRI’s Uddingston Salon looks at the latest haircut trends for Autumn/Winter 2020.

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One of the biggest hair trends for autumn/winter 2020 and going forward in 2021 is the Modern Shag. This hairstyle has a very lived in and natural feel and works best worn very relaxed with the client embracing their natural hair texture.

When creating this look in the salon, we love to add some texture to the hair via layers, giving the hairstyle a choppy finish with some graduation to modernise the look. Adding a fringe to this look also looks particularly great, taking this a bit shorter to add shape and to give the hairstyle an edgier look and rock star inspired vibe.

For styling, the key is that this hairstyle looks undone and effortless. Mousses can be used and scrunched into the layers to add texture, volume and hold and finishing products such as volumising sprays like sea salt sprays can be used and scrunched into the hair whether it’s damp or dry to add further texture, enhance volume and add grit to the hair. The key with this look is to not overdo it with the hair products, as you want the overall finish to still look very soft and natural and as though little to no product has been used.

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It’s all about the bold fringe this autumn winter season. Think blunt, statement fringes that really draw the eyes to them. To ensure these look as sleek as possible, the key is to cut the fringe just above eyebrow level and ensuring the cut is as straight as possible to create a block shape.

To finish this style, it’s important that the fringe looks as smooth and straight as possible to enhance the shape of the fringe. The fringe should be blow-dried super straight and smoothed over with hot irons before applying a serum or hair oil to smooth down any frizz and flyaway hairs and to give a smooth and shiny appearance.


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Short hair is super on trend this year and looks best when paired with volume and texture for that chic ‘cool girl’ inspired look. Choppy layers look great incorporated into this look and can be styled by prepping the hair with a hair mousse before using a hairdryer to blow-dry the hair back or to the side for further volume and body. A matte effect volumising cream or wax can then be added to build on this shape before finishing with hairspray to hold the look in place.

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Short on the sides with length on top has been a popular style amongst men for a long time now and I love how this style has started to become a lot more popular for woman too, really helping to showcase their facial features and bone structure. The sides of the hair can be shaved or cut down short before working on the top half of the hair using scissors to add texture and movement.

The key is creating a shape where the eyes are drawn to the top of the head where the added texture and length is. I love to create crisscrossing layers in the hair when creating this look and finish by adding some matte texturising products to break up the hair and add some further body.