The 7 Hairstyles You’ll See Everywhere In Autumn/Winter 2021

The hairdressers have spoken!

There’s nothing quite like the start of a new season to make you crave some change—especially when it comes to our hair.

It’s arguably even more the case when the cooler temperatures rolls around, with the onset of autumn and winter goading the desire for a tress refresh to match our new cold weather wardrobe (hello, return of the boot).

So, to help you find the inspiration you need to change up your haircut or style for autumn/winter 2021, we called on some of Australia’s leading hairdressers for their top picks and predicitions of the trending looks of the season.

From the most modern way to style your fringe to this winter’s take on the bob, scroll on (and prepare to screenshot) the hairstyles and cuts tipped to take over winter.


Anthony Nader, Salon Owner and Creative Director at RAW Anthony Nader:

“I love that her bob length and colour is forever changing, which keeps the hair industry on our pretty toes, that’s for sure! Kaia’s latest bob is more shaggy and rock and roll which is a favourite for those that want a hair shape that appears less stagnant and stiff and, dare I say, it’s ‘excellent for the time poor’. Choppy layers and softness in the interior, paired up with a solid baseline to give it more fullness ticks all of my boxes. [Plus], her colour is ever-so natural at the moment, but with a touch of golden lightness on the last two inches which helps add dimension and works beautifully with Kaia’s natural complexion glow.” 

Choppy fringe or bangs inspiration
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Joey Scandizzo, Co-Creative Director of ELEVEN Australia:

“Heavy fronts and strong bangs are going to be seen a lot this autumn/winter, and this works on any length hair. The key is to keep it heavy and full to create a strong frame for your face.” 

Blunt bangs
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Renya Xydis, Creative Director and Founder of Valonz and Salon X by Renya Xydis:

“With 2020 becoming the year of the curtain fringe, we’ve started seeing a more dramatic ‘bang trend’ coming off of that style. When looking for an autumn or winter change up, fringes have often been a style of choice to add dimension and fun to a look. Whether blunt, side swept or curtain, the choices are endless and your hairstylist will be the expert in helping you choose the best bang style for your hair.”

Soft waves hairstyle
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Anthony Nader, Salon Owner and Creative Director at RAW Anthony Nader:

“Glam waves will always be in! Opt for a strict centre part to keep things more contemporary, as well as soft layers to frame the face, help the bends hold the shape and last the distance. Darken up the base colour to give maximum sheen and incorporate some calculated free hand painting on the mid lengths and ends with end target shade in the warm wooden tones. These tones will not only make you look sun-kissed in the cooler months ahead but looks dreamy with hazel/green eye shades.” 

Curly hair inspiration for autumn/winter '21


Renya Xydis, Creative Director and Founder of Valonz and Salon X by Renya Xydis:

“Give your hair a break from excess heat styling this autumn/winter and embrace the natural curls. Styling your natural curls, or natural hair in general, can be a fun and unique journey, giving you a chance to learn about your hair texture and type. I would recommend looking for products that suit and enhance your natural curl type, texture and style to make the whole process more enjoyable. If you have natural curls to enhance, chat to your stylist to get a cut that will embrace your curls.” 

Mullet hair inspiration
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Joey Scandizzo, Co-Creative Director of ELEVEN Australia:

“If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try the modern mullet (also known as a ‘soft serve mullet‘). For people with natural movement in their hair, this haircut is a great way to enhance texture. It’s perfect for those that prefer minimal blow-drying as it looks best when you apply the right product and let it air dry. To keep it modern, make sure your stylist keeps your layers connected.”

Creamy blonde hair inspiration
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Anthony Nader, Salon Owner and Creative Director at RAW Anthony Nader:

“Craving Anya’s extra-long creamy blonde thick mane? My best advice for keeping your colour and hair intact is making sure you feed your thirsty strands moisture—and lots of it. Ensure that you invest in a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, so your hair will appear shines and healthy. This colour service is a commitment though so be prepared for hours in the salon chair, from covering up your natural root base colour and then freshening up the rest of the strands’ length is pure ‘balance’—genius, when executed professionally. Want to keep as much length as possible? To ensure clean, fresh ends, make sure you have a snip every six to eight weeks, as you want your ends to always look like a million bucks and not fail or wispy.”

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