In case you have somehow managed to completely ignore the drop in temperature – winter is well underway. And we don’t know about you, but the change in season always inspires us to get experimental with our look.
Luckily, Edwards and Co owner and founder Jaye Edwards has dished on all things hair trends, giving us a rundown on the colours, cuts and styles that have been rising in popularity as the weather cools down.
Without further ado, let’s dive into the winter hair colour, cut and style trends that you should be test-driving this season…
Winter Hair Colour Trends
Hair colour trends are ever-changing, but luckily this season it’s all about wearable lowkey colour that subtly complements with purposeful undertones, and highlights that brighten and enhance.
If you’ve been too scared to try the copper and fiery red hair colours that have been popular the last couple of years, then a brown-leaning shade of auburn may be for you. “Sometimes it’s all about a small change for major impact!” says Edwards. “Going slightly deeper and warmer than your natural hair is a quick way of embracing the cooler seasonal palette.”
The same subtlety rule goes for trendy caramel. The shade is proving popular for brunettes who can’t fathom bleaching their hair within an inch of its life to achieve a classic blonde shade, or as a “perfect way to warm up your classic balayage,” according to Edwards. “Caramel hair features the same seamless blend from light to dark, but with deeper, golden highlights blended with a brunette base to create a rich caramel.” Another alternative that’s a little less involved? “You can also opt for a more caramel‑inspired gloss for a softer take on this winter vibe,” says Edwards.
After a brighter hue of blonde? Then try the golden hour trend AKA “a rich variation on a sun-kissed summer favourite.” According to Edwards, “deep, ‘golden hour’ hue highlights add warmth and brighten up those darker brunette strands.”
Amp up the comfort factor this winter with some easy-to-achieve snack-inspired strands.“Subtle biscuit tones can be created with a simple gloss over your highlights,” recommends Edwards. “This creates a more neutral, deeper colour for the cooler months.”
“Bronde tones are perfect for winter too and a seasonal alternative to your creamy summer blonde,” says Edwards. “You can stick to the same balayage or highlights and simply switch up the tone of your gloss.”
When it comes to standout winter hair colour, Edwards recommends getting selective with colour placement. “Your hair and face are sometimes the only parts of your body on show for winter, so we highly encourage you to make them pop,” he says. “Face‑framing is the perfect way to do this and can be so easily maintained with regular glosses.”
Winter Hair Cut And Style Trends
“This is a 2021 interpretation of ‘The Rachel,” says Edwards. How do you nail Miss Green’s signature look, you ask? Well, according to Edwards it’s all about “adding a simple flick to the ends of a smooth blow dry. Simple but so stylish.”
“The ‘90s are back with this grungy and effortlessly cool style,” says Edwards. “This is a bold look,” warns the hair stylist. The solution? Maintaining “ a lived in feel by avoiding blunt, harsh lines.”
Like a more refined, classic finish? “Feathered bangs that blend perfectly into invisible layers create a glamorous alternative to the choppy, grungy layers we are seeing this season,” says Edwards.
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.