A/W 2014: This Season’s Best Hairstyles

Love it or loathe it, winter is just around the corner and
with it comes shorter days and longer nights, not to mention a notable drop in the

Needless to say, many of us will be feeling like we need a little
‘pick me up,’ so how about treating yourself to a brand new hairstyle? Whether
it’s a daring cut, a bold colour or simply a never-tried-before style,
transforming your hair is a guaranteed way to put a smile on your face.

Now’s the time to bid farewell to your ageing summer style
and embrace a completely new look for autumn and winter. From full fringes to
wonderful waves and luscious layers, these following hairstyles will ensure
you’re bang on trend this season.

Full fringes

Whether your hair’s long or short, tousled or straight, a
full fringe is the ultimate accessory and will look super-cute when tucked
under a knitted beanie hat this winter. If you want to make a real statement
then opt for a short, blunt fringe; they are also perfect for elongating your
locks and accentuating your facial features. If you’re after something a little
more subtle, then a layered, shaped fringe is great for softening the face,
while a centre-parted fringe is perfect for creating a vintage style.


Hair trends come and go, but ombre is one that hasn’t faded
just yet. Though you can opt for pretty much any shade, this season it’s all
about warming tones: chestnuts, reds, coppers and golds, for instance. Dip-dyed
‘dos look best on layered, medium-long cuts, as well as on shoulder-length
bobs. Curling the hair ensures that the contrasting twists of colour really
come through.

Short cuts

Dubbed ‘the season of the short,’ if you’ve been thinking
about having the snip, now’s the best time to do it. From short bobs to pixie
cuts and even mullets (yes, you read it right), the catwalks have been
inundated with models sporting short hairstyles. If you dare to bare, remember to
choose a style that suits your face shape; an experienced stylist will be able
to advise you on this.

Chunky layers

We all love to layer up during the colder weather, so why
not add a few layers to your hair, too? If you prefer to keep your long locks,
chunky layers are a great way to add dimension whilst making your hair lighter
so that it’s more manageable and easier to style.

Plaited braids

Timeless and elegant, plaited braids are bang on trend this
season. What’s more, if you’ve woken up with wild locks, a plaited braid is the
perfect way to salvage a bad hair day. If you want instant glamour, try one
plaited braid across your crown. If you’re a fan of creating effortlessly-chic
looks, then try to master the art of the fishtail plait. Perfect for long hair,
the fishtail plait has been on-trend for many seasons now, and continues to be
a favourite choice among celebrities going into autumn and winter.

Sleek ponytails

Sleek ponytails have already proved to be a hit this season;
in fact, they’ve been appearing on most of this year’s catwalks. Sleek ponytails
are simple yet sophisticated and are a great accompaniment to a statement
outfit or bold makeup. If you’re feeling daring, use a strong-hold gel on your
head for the perfect slicked-back pony.

Are you inspired by any of the above? If you want to achieve
the ultimate hairstyle for this season, then you’ll need the helping hand of an
experienced stylist. If you’re visiting the capital soon, then visiting The Chapel hairdressers in Islington could provide you with exactly what you’re looking for. The salon is super tranquil and set in a gorgeous location, I just wish I lived nearer to pop in!

Have any of you had your hair done at The Chapel? What are your favourite A/W 2014 hairstyles?

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