These Trending Autumn Haircuts Will Be the Most Requested in Salons This Season

I know the weather might still be warm, but I am so ready for autumn. I love a change of seasons because it feels like an opportunity for a fresh start, and one thing I always like to do is treat myself to a new haircut. I don't know about you, but my Instagram and TikTok feeds are awash with new autumn hair colours and style ideas, and if I'm being totally honest, I'm a little stuck on what to go for.

I know I'm not quite ready to go all out and get a bob hairstyle, but that doesn't mean that I'm not up for a slightly smaller change. So, I decided to reach out to famed hair stylist and founder of Arkive Headcare, Adam Reed, to find out what the trendiest autumn haircuts will be. Luckily for me, Reed gave me (and you) a detailed lowdown, and I'm no longer stuck for inspiration. 

So if you want some fresh inspo pics to take on your next trip the salon ahead of autumn, then I recommend you keep on scrolling for some seriously cool cuts. There's a range of styles to suit all hair types, so go ahead, book that well-deserved appointment and treat yourself to a new look for the new season. 

1. Chin-Skim Bob


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First up, say hello to the "chin-skim bob". "This is a real classic," says Reed. "It’s a return of the nice, glossy, healthy bob. It’s normally all one length and any hair type can wear it. It presents itself best when it’s really square."


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I love that this bob suits both straight and curly hair, and I expect that we'll be seeing this style everywhere thanks to the sophisticated finish.

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2. The Hush Cut


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Cool girls—the "hush cut" is for you. "This haircut was created in Korea," explains Reed. "It’s a really soft, feathery haircut. It’s a much softer take on the shag but it’s still within the same family. You can make it work on all hair types because the structure of the cut is so soft. My recommendation is to have it done twice and then get it all sharpened up again so that it never gets too wispy."


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Although this cut looks amazing on long hair, I also think that it gives shorter hair lots of dimension.

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3. '90s-Supermodel Volume


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I have been desperately trying to re-create '90s supermodel volume lately. "This haircut is all about keeping a really strong outline, then adding quite a few squarer-cut layers within the interior so that it sits with lots of volume," says Reed.


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If you do decide to go for this haircut, I would definitely recommend investing in some rollers or a tool like the Dyson Airwrap to get that "just left the salon" look at home.

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4. Birkin Bangs


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Fringes never go out of style, but this autumn it's all about the "Birkin" bangs. "This is essentially a straight, heavier fringe, with longer, slightly shattered-out layers," explains Reed. "Jane Birkin's haircut is making a big resurgence and it definitely gives off cool, French-girl vibes."


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I love how beautifully this fringe blends into the rest of the hair, making it look naturally chic. 

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5. The Italian Bob


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The Italian bob is all about volume. "It has rounded layers with a square perimeter," says Reed. "It's soft, feminine and voluminous, and you can add heated rollers in to help get the look."


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If I was tempted to cut my hair short this autumn, this would definitely be the style I would go for. It's simply stunning.

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6. The Rachel 2.0


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Last but by no means least, "The Rachel 2.0". "This is a really strong perimeter haircut with a butterfly layer through the front that literally skims the face," explains Reed. "It’s quite texturised, so you can cut a strong line in. It’s a much more personalised, detailed haircut, which focuses on reducing the weight on the interior but maintaining a strong baseline on the exterior."


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For those of you who don't want anything too drastic, this is a beautiful way to add some layers and volume.

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Next Up: According to Experts, We'll All Be Dyeing Our Hair These 5 Colours This Autumn

Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow.

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.