Autumn's impending arrival means you're probably already thinking about overhauling your wardrobe for the new season. But nothing helps make a better first impression on your first day at uni or back at work after that sun-soaked summer sojourn like a sharp haircut. We caught up with the grooming gods at The Owl Barbershop to update you on three of the strongest hair trends to try this September – just don't try to nail them all at once.
Three haircuts for autumn 16
By Luke Keleher, 9 September 2016
'Short back and sides with a bit left on top' has been requested at barber shops since day one. And if grade two is your go-to, you won’t have to stray far from it this season. This is a grade three with a soft scissored blend between the sides and top section, which has been lightly chipped into to create subtle texture. To finish, this chap has some matte clay run through the top to add volume and enhance the slight wave in his hair.
If you’re a member of the man-bun mandem, it’s time to let your hair down for real, with the beauty being that you can roll straight out of bed and look bloody cool with no effort. Longer styles have been championed by Style Feed stalwarts Kit Harington and Brooklyn Beckham for good reason. This style is easy to maintain. Just get the ends trimmed regularly to ensure healthy growth and use leave-in conditioner for golden-retriever levels of gloss.
If you’re not one for a lot of fuss when it comes to your barnet, opt for a low-effort, low-maintenance crop. The roughed-up scissor cut is a grown-up option without being stuffy, and even if you miss a couple of appointments with the barber, the style stays just as strong with a few week’s grow-out. This is an especially good style for thinner hair, as it’s short enough not to weight the hair down and the tousled finish creates added volume.