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Three autumn hairstyles

By Matt Glazebrook, 31 August 2015

three autumn hairstyles


Messy man bun

The highly stylised semi-bun style, with mini topknot and shorn sides (as modelled, briefly, by Zayn Malik), may have had its moment in the sun, but that doesn't mean it's time to throw away all those hair ties. A rugged, outdoorsy take on the style that we're calling the messy man bun – think lots and lots of locks, pulled back casually into a loose knot, and, ideally, paired with a mountain-man beard – is a strong look for the coming cooler weather. Just rake back your hair casually, running your fingers through it to add a little texture and volume, and twist it up into a relaxed bun. Don't worry if some sections fall out – it adds to the Viking vibe.

three autumn hairstyles


Long top, high sides, with a fringe

Uppercut ambassador Luke Dolan has already sung the praises of the high crop with faded sides and a little length on top on these pages, but this autumn sees the style reworked with added texture and volume and a stronger fringe. An evolution of the classic 90s raver-style bowl cut, the long-top-high-sides-with-a-fringe hairstyle (need to work on that name) features a artfully dishevelled, textured feel up top (use salt spray and a light hold paste to finish) while the fringe stays a little more choppy and natural-feeling, rather than coming to a blunt edge.

three autumn hairstyles


Side-swept quiff

Barcelona barber Antonio Mateo is doing stellar work with the side-parted quiff right now and it's making us want to steal his signature style. The sides feature a neat graduated shave which contrasts with, and adds drama to, the real business going on up top. Plenty of hair is needed to create a big sweeping quiff style with loads of volume. The razored-in parting keeps the wild-man-of-rock-n-roll pomp in check and makes for a compelling 50s-meets-AW15 silhouette.