There’s no doubt that autumn is now well and truly here. The temperature has dropped and I’ve certainly felt that I’ve needed a scarf and gloves when I’ve been outside. A ten minute wait at a bus stop the other night even had me wishing for a woolly hat to keep my head warm.
To me autumn is that time of year stop and focus on myself for a little bit. On my own health and well being. We all spend ages getting our bodies “summer-ready” but I think it’s all too easy to sort of forget about all that as summer starts to go into Autumn So maybe we should all stop and take stock for a bit. When was the last time you got your nails done? What about your eyebrows threaded? Is it time to visit a salon where they use a professional waxing kit, rather than just investing in a few pairs of thick tights for winter? Maybe you just need to book yourself in at the salon for a trim, or possibly something a bit more drastic.
It’s been a while since I had a haircut that was any more involved that just taking a bit off the length. But there’s so much change in my life right now that I almost wonder if a new hair cut might be another thing to add to the list. I’ve therefore been watching the trend predictions for this autumn / winter with more interest than normal.
I’ve seen three main trends that stand out so far.
I’d like to say that this is a trend I’m actually leading on, but it’s probably the case that having a side-parting already is more coincidence than anything else. Vogue have labelled the side parting as a runway favourite for this season and who am I to quibble with them? It’s a simple style that is easy to create and can either just be left like that, or the hair can be decorated a bit more with a couple of hair slides to add to the look.
It used to be that having your hair loose was the way to go, but this autumn / winter the trend is the opposite with hair being tied up in some way. This could be one of the intricate braids or plaits that you can find numerous YouTube tutorials to help you do at home, or to could just be a messy bun. The later being a style that I master on a regular basis, especially on the morning school run!
My final hair trend prediction for the last part of 2017 is one that I’m not sure I am brave enough to follow – acid hair. Vivid colours being used to created a fluorescent-inspired hair finish. These colours, ranging from neon pink to vivid yellow, were spotted at many of the summer festivals, but they seem to be set to continue into the darker months, adding some much needed colour and warmth. There’s no doubt that a hair style like this makes a statement. A very bold statement.
Acid hair image from Shutterstock.