Summer has been super busy at the salon this year and we all love the hot beach days but Autumn is just around the corner with pumpkin spice lattes, cozy jumpers and fresh mornings, and at Number 8 we personally LOVE this time to mix up salon guests hair styles and try something new.

Don’t get stuck in the same styling routine and take it up a notch! Try something new like a big colour change, new sleek haircut or try adding some accessories to your style. It might be scary to step into the office with a big change but trust us we have all the hair inspo you need to take that plunge.

Whether you want to make a permanent hair change or subtle difference with a little something to refresh your current look, it can make all the difference to looking forward to Autumn winter 2019.

First up with no surprise as this is becoming a regular request is blunt bobs. The Autumn bob is shorter than the trendy lob for summer we’ve been seeing. Perfectly suited to sit nicely with some big chunky knit scarfs and roll neck jumpers. Blunt bobs are easy to maintain with regular trims and quick to blow-dry and style before heading out the door to work. All you need is the perfect cut and salon professionally styling products. Paul Mitchell’s relaxing balm and skinny serum is perfect for  a quick easy blow-dry, it smooths conditions and seal strands leaving the hair shiny and frizz free in any weather and as a bonus it actually speeds up the drying time making it the perfect products to have on your dressing table.

Crimped waves have made a exciting comeback for Autumn styling. With lots of salon guests opting for longer layers this styling technique can look amazing and more relaxed for the day or evening. Using invisiblewear memory shaper from Paul Mitchell you can create the perfect about of natural looking finish with flexibility and shine in the hair, the lightweight formula which is enriched with velvet flower leaves the hair feeling soft, smelling fresh and effortlessly manageable.

Barrettes- or large clips are an easy way to make a change to your hairstyle without making it permanent . We’ve been seeing a lot more to this recently and we think it looks fab! There is so many different styles and with designer names making statement pieces you’ll be sure to find some on the highstreet this Autumn.

A great way to change up your look subtly is to change your parting. Center partings are huge at the moment and are also perfect if you’re thinking of adding in a full fringe. Its simple and sophisticated. Try using a thin toothed combed to get it perfectly straight when styling. Blow-dry your hair straight or wavey, it really is an easy alternative for this time of year.

With a monumental increase on adding a toner service in the salon, glossy strands are an absolute must have now. Toner’s are quick and easy to add onto your current service and be any desired colour. Whether it is goldens hues, Icey blondes , rich auburns or a non pigment clear gloss there really is a toner for each and every client. They are non permanent so no commitment to re-growth issues and look fantastic, this is our number 1 tip for making a change this season as you want regret it!

Voluminous pixies will turn heads with the super short cut taking it up  a notch. Using a root boost or styling foam this is an easy way to enhance and refresh your style. Asking your stylist to add more texture to your haircut will make it easy to style at home.

We hope you now have a few ideas for new hair and are as excited as we are for the change in season. We hope to see you soon in the salon as we are ready to spice up this Autumn with more than just flavoured lattes!