What does king of the bob, George Northwood, have to say about autumn hairstyles? “I’m cutting in bobs that are a lot more ‘page boy’ in style. The hair is slightly shorter at the front,” he says. “It doesn’t suit everyone and it’s not the prettiest shape, but it’s definitely something I’m doing a lot more of.”
The “Sachel” cut
The modern Rachel haircut was everywhere last summer, and it hasn’t gone away yet. The latest iteration of the style, according to Syd Hayes, is the “Sachel”. “It’s when a shag haircut meets a Rachel!” he says. “If you’ve been growing out a shag, this is the perfect moment to rock the modern Rachel – ask your hairdresser to keep the shape around your face a little longer, but keep the sliced layers.” Great for those who have naturally straight or slightly wavy hair, his top tip is to keep things really choppy.
’70s fluffy texture
“All things ’70s are still quite prominent and I quite like fluffy, textured hair as a trend,” says Northwood. “A bit undone and Goldie Hawn, but modern.” Back then, they didn’t have the myriad tools we do now, so any fluff was natural, but nowadays Northwood has a method to achieve the look. “Rough dry the hair, but do a very half-hearted blow dry – don’t over-do it and leave some of the natural texture still there,” he advises. “Then, use a round brush and go through the mid-lengths, loosely tonging a few bits. Don’t make it perfect.” It’s one trick he uses regularly on his client, Daisy Edgar-Jones.
If you’ve got fine hair and want to amp up texture and volume, look no further than the “clavicut”, which according to Bernardo Vasconcelos is just the ticket. “The haircut involves creating invisible layers to bring incredible movement to the hair,” he says. “The cut is set at the collarbone, hence its name, and suits anyone.” Pair with some baby highlights and expect your hair to look fuller and thicker in no time.