Jim Shaw Shares His Autumn/Winter 2023 Hair Trends

Published 31st Aug 2023 by PB Admin
As we transition into the colder seasons, award winning men's hairdresser, Jim Shaw, has shared his Autumn/Winter 2023 hair trend predictions.

Cuts and Styling

The French crop is a versatile haircut that has been on trend for decades and Jim expects it to stay prominent during Autumn/Winter 2023. It typically features short length on the sides and back, while the hair on top is longer and textured. The cut is balanced and blends a clean, polished appearance with some modern texture and it works for almost every client - no matter their face or hair type. Jim prefers to use a matte pomade or clay to finish the style for an effortless feel, whilst showcasing hair texture. Also, perhaps modernise the look by adding in a short, textured fringe for a cool and trendy finish.

Jim predicts that the tight fade will be another popular hair trend this Autumn/Winter. He states that it should be cut very short on the sides and the back of the head, featuring a gradual transition from the longer hair on the top to shorter hair as you move towards the sides and back. It creates a clean and sharp look, emphasising the contrast between the top and the sides. Jim concludes that it's another versatile haircut choice that can be adapted to suit the client, their hair type and texture.

Mullets, shags and 90s inspired cuts with heavy texture will also be on trend, according to Jim. He suggests that they are ideal for clients looking to get rid of excess weight in their hair and for those who love a low maintenance cut. He thinks that mullets will be taken slightly shorter this year and will have a ‘spikier’ appearance for a grungier take on the style.

For clients who want a polished look, Jim states that the combover will be teamed with a deep side parting. When creating this look, he recommends to always start by using a tail comb to create the side parting line, where the end of your client's eye is a guide for where the parting will start. For more stubborn hair that doesn’t want to lay flat, you can use a hairdryer to help direct the parting to the opposite side of the head.

Jim then likes to use a hair comb and wax to create a seamless finish, ensuring all flyaways are at bay, before finishing with a shine spray. He says these more polished styles are timeless but particularly great for the Autumn and Winter seasons where clients are looking to reduce frizz and flyaways and tame their hair.

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When it comes to colour for AW23, Jim expects that adding blonde will be a huge trend this season, particularly sandy blonde tones that add warmth to clients' hair and complexion. Adding blonde highlights or sweeps of colour to any style can look great paired with volumised hairstyles like a mohawk, quiff and pompadour.

With the launch of the Barbie movie, Jim adds that bleaching will continue to trend and may be worn with a fade haircut - with the bleach being placed on the top and the natural hair colour showing on the sides.

Find out more about how clients can embrace the Ken look here.

Meanwhile, for more standout colour shades, Jim predicts greens and pinks will be the most popular vibrant colour shades this Autumn and Winter. He visualises neon, candy apple shades of green that stand out from the crowd, and blossom-like pinks, a perfect option for blondes.

Plus, Jim notes that reds are always a popular colour choice and thinks we will see clients experimenting by adding copper highlights throughout their hair, or feeling more adventurous and opting for more vivid cherry reds and retro orange hues. He announces that rose gold will also be another popular choice as it is great to add warmth and shine.

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PB Admin

PB Admin

Published 31st Aug 2023

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