07th September 2022
I just wanted to send across leading Stylist Tom Smith’s top predictions for Fall cut/style hair trends, please see below quotes. References are also enclosed/below.
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FALL CUT/STYLE HAIR TRENDS by Stylist, Presenter & Evo International Creative Director, Tom Smith:
The Midi Flick
Seen on: Jodie Comer, Sydney Sweeney, Selena Gomez.
This youthful style is ideal for giving life and body to fine to medium hair textures but with the right approach can also be tailored to thicker hairtypes too. Because the length sits comfortably on the collarbone the hair is supported and moves and bounces off of the support of the shoulder and neck. A continuation from the fluffy 90’s blow drys we saw earlier this year, the glamour and volume we have seen on 90’s supermodels is still here and making waves on this mid length style for autumn. This is a really timeless style and anyone can embrace it!
Tip: A length that sits between the top of your shoulder and the top of your collarbone with soft, face framing layers, designed to be worn flipped over on one side for maximum volume and airiness.
Seen on: Sydney Sweeney, Adele.
While the ruffled waves of the summer were all about middle partings and flatter roots, autumn is going to showcase lifted, side partings and ‘flipped over’ fringes. That effortless lift you get when your hair is tucked into a autumn coat is the vibe, glamorous but not too ‘try hard’ and super healthy, clean, lightweight, voluminous hair.
Tip: For best results, let your hair dry in the middle first. Then flip it over to create a side parting. This will give maximum root lift - and don’t worry- if it begins to fall flat during the day, just flip it to the other side and the volume will return!
Wet Look Elvis
Seen on: Victoria Sharp, Lily James, Bella Hadid, Joey King
Wet Look styles have been seen on the red carpet for a while now, but sleeker, high gloss finishes, with a ‘fresh shower’ vibe is going to be really popular as we transition the seasons. This promotes and highlights super healthy hair as everyone trims and glosses their hair after a scorcher of a summer. The darker glossy slightly wet look is set to take over.
For the more extreme 'just out of water look', gels or even ‘rinse out’ conditioners can be utilised, left in create hold and a wet look. Influencers such as Victoria Sharp have been teaching us how to wet look style short hair in various ways with great results and it can also be a fantastic protective style for ‘wash day’ hair.
My top tip is to style your hair with Olaplex No.3 Treatment which will dry into your hair leaving it set in place but will have been treating your hair all the while it dries in. What a bonus!
Blunt Botticelli Bob
Seen on: Laura Harrier, Kerry Washington
Botticelli hair is such a fantastic trend for 2022 that is has been evolving constantly! From super long ruffled waves of summer, now to a shorter sharper version for the Autumn months, which almost looks looser in style. The slightly triangular silhouette is fantastic for rounder and more square face shapes too and can be adjusted with a middle or side parting depending on preference and suitability.
The key here, is no layers! Keep the length blunt and straight and allow your natural waves or curls to be free and fluffy! A mist of Evo Shebang a Bang or a few drops of Olaplex No.7 bonding oil can keep frizz under control without losing the airiness of the look.
As seen on: Kim Kardashian
New on the scene for those ready for a dramatic change is the Curtain Cut - no longer reserved for a 90’s boy band member this chic and minimal cut is extremely flattering in the way it frames the face, particularly for those with a longer or leaner neck. Flattering for longer necks due to the crisp contrast of the horizontal line of the haircut and the long vertical necklines.
This can even be adjusted for those unwilling to lose their length by making a longer bob - just keep those ends tucked forward.
Tip: To keep the edges of this cut crisp and sharp use a straightening iron (my go-to is Cloud Nine which has an easy to use temperature control to adjust to your needs) and slightly turn the ends under and toward the face. The trick here is smooth slow movements. If you don’t get it perfect straight away, let the section cool before trying again.
The Frame Cut
As seen on: Charbi Dean, Zendaya, Sophia Roe
If two of my favourite trends of 2022 had a baby (bottleneck bangs and botticelli waves) this would be it! The frame is all about embracing one’s natural waves to cut an irregular fringe or bang that sits above the eyebrows and frames the face. Typically creating a corner around the eyes for longer hair to frame the sides of the face this is a fantastic choice to flatter longer faces and highlight eyes, eyebrows and cheekbones. Autumn is a great time to try a bang or fringe as the weather cools and the sweaty impracticalities of wearing your hair on your face disappear. If you have a cowlick or wavy hair - even better!
Tip: An experienced hairstylist can work *with* the natural characteristics of your hair and hairline, and make a ‘frame’ that is unique to you! It’s a great opportunity to show off a well groomed eyebrow or to shorten a high forehead while framing the eyes. Ask your stylist to recommend the shape best for you.