Fall/winter hairstyle trends

Demi Lovato rocking the slicked-back wet look

Some hairstyles are popular one minute and gone the next, so it can be hard to predict which ones are going to be in fashion.

However, to help you figure out which style is going to be big this autumn and winter, we’ve spoken to a bunch of hair industry experts who have given us their predictions for what will be the trendy styles over the next few months.

Centre partings

“Centre partings are set to be the next big trend for AW19. We saw this style make a comeback a few years previously and the focus has slightly shifted away from this over the recent year. Keep the parting dead centre and really crisp and clear for a super on-trend look,” says Simon Hill, owner of SESH Hairdressing.

Jim Shaw, owner and director of Essensuals and Essensuals MEN, suggests keeping the rest of the hair smooth, straight, and shiny for maximum impact.

The slicked-back wet look

“Slicked back and wet hairstyles are also here to stay as we come into autumn/winter 19. They look ultra-sophisticated and glamorous,” Karen Thomson, owner of KAM Hair and Body Spa, recommends. “When creating wet looks on clients, I particularly love to gel the hair off the face with the hair lying on the client’s back for a red-carpet look or alternatively, incorporating the style into a bun or high ponytail, using gel or serum to slick the hair off the face before creating the hairstyle for a super sleek and shiny look.”

Low ponytails

“Relaxed ponytails can also be expected towards the latter end of 2019 and coming into 2020. Forget the high ponytail that is tied tightly, it’s all about the low-slung ponytail at the nape of the neck,” Simon advises. “For a cool finish, wrap a piece of hair around the hair tie to disguise this and pull out a few strands for an undone look.”


“Braids were visible all over the runways and these hairstyles are great, as they can be worn so many different ways, whether they are incorporated into an updo, within partings or in a big braid falling down your client’s back in a Dutch or French style,” says Karen.

Waves and curls

“Disco waves are another look to watch out for! Think '70s-style volume with lots of height and texture throughout your hair,” Simon suggests. “Using a small straightening iron to wrap hair around works best to create this style. Once styled, use your fingers to tease the curls out and backcomb where necessary to create that voluminous finish.”

Alternatively, Jim advises using large barrel curling tongs or rollers with some texturising spray to achieve more volume.

Ross Charles, owner of Ross Charles Hairdressing, also believes curls are going to continue to be popular, with women embracing and working with their natural texture.

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