Tame your mane with the biggest hair trends of the season

Classic dos with a twist dominate this season’s hairstyles.

This season’s hair trends are all about natural locks, the kind you want to run your fingers through.

Colours cover every shade of the rainbow and are best complemented with chic hairstyles, avoiding the ’80s look of crazy colour combos and crazy cuts.

Super straight hair has made a comeback but ensure you style it sleek and polished.

The pony is also back, but wear it tight, shiny and high.

Braids have been in favour for a while, and a lower, looser, more natural braid is now the go.

Subtle waves, created with a straightening iron, are still a hot look, while at the other end of the spectrum a shaggy mane is just as on trend.

Length is all important with hair sitting on the shoulder still the rage, but super long hair is a great look if you have the patience, inclination and budget for extensions.

Versatility the key hair trend of the season

Natural loose braids a popular hair trend this autumn.Redken Global Artist and Australian Hairdresser of The Year in 2015, Dmitri Papas, says “the key trend for 2017 is versatility, with an emphasis on styles that can be worn in multiple ways, moving from day into night with minimum effort.”

“We are seeing a lot of really textured cuts that allow for a lot of movement in the hair. Waves are still trending but are much softer and looser — it’s all about undone, touchable softness now.”

Finishing sprays are perfect for this trend as they inject volume while still maintaining movement and a natural look. Dmitri recommends Redken’s Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray. “It creates enviable texture while still retaining a workable hold,” he says.

If you’re going for a smoother look, wearing your hair off the face is on trend. “We are seeing lots of low buns with centre parts, and sleek, wet-look ponytails,” Dmitri says. “For ladies with short hair it is all about wearing it smooth and flat with a deep side part.”

Another blast from the past, the side part has made a major comeback and works equally well on wavy, straight, short or long hair. It’s a great alternative to the centre part that has dictated hair trends for a long time.

These trends are all achievable at home, so grab that straightening iron, some finishing spray and go for it.

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