Somehow, we blinked and autumn is very much on its way. And while summer is the season for lightening our locks and heat-proofing our hairstyles, the cooler months bring with them the option of a whole new wardrobe of hair accessories and less concern about humidity ruining our styles. We just won’t speak about the inevitability of all of that autumnal rainfall.
When it comes to the best hairstyles for autumn, there are so many easy-to-do looks for every hair length and texture. We’re actually a little bit spoilt for choice, from swept-back buns to classic waves. Maintenance-wise, Headmasters artistic ambassador Sian Quinn has this advice: "To keep your hair in the best condition during the colder months, I would say it is so important to keep up with the moisturising treatments."
"The cold weather can be tough on your hair. Between the wind, rain, cold [and] indoor elements such as central heating, it can leave your hair feeling lacklustre," Quinn continues. "A silk pillowcase is great when you go to bed, as it doesn't cause friction on the hair like a classic cotton one would, so it is much kinder to your hair and will keep your blow-dry intact for longer."
Yes, warmer climes are lovely, but I have to say I’m beyond excited to switch up my wardrobe as the temperature dips and to try out some of the best hair looks I’ve seen for this season. Ahead, 20 of the best autumn hairstyles for all of your inspiration needs. Happy scrolling!
This style looks great with a little texture in your hair. No need to reach for the curling tongs if you don't want to use heat, just spritz through a texture spray before plaiting your hair at night to wake to fuss-free waves.
Yes, curtain bangs are still hot for autumn 2021. If you're not ready for a fringe chop, then you can easily fake these by shaping your hair around your hairline with a blow-dry brush or straighteners.