Celebrity hairstylist reveals the most popular colours and cuts of winter 2021 – and his simple trick for keeping locks glossy during the cooler months
- Celebrity hairstylist Jaye Edwards has revealed the top winter hair trends
- Jaye is the founder of upscale Australian salon chain, Edwards and Co
- He said he is seeing a lot of deep colour palettes such as rich, biscuit-like browns
- 1990s-inspired choppy fringes and face-framing bangs are also popular, he said
A hairstylist to some of Australia’s biggest stars has revealed the top winter trends for 2021 that will remain in fashion well into spring.
Jaye Edwards, founder of Australia’s leading salon chain, Edwards and Co, said he is seeing deep colour palettes of rich, biscuit-like browns paired with ’90s-inspired choppy fringes and face-framing bangs.
To keep hair glossy and strong during the cooler months, Mr Edwards says women should dye their hair a low-maintenance colour, book in for regular trims, avoid heated tools, drink two litres of water per day and invest in a light oil or serum.
Mr Edwards, who operates eight salons across NSW, VIC and Queensland and styles the tresses of top models including Georgia Gibbs, told Daily Mail Australia that sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest impact when it comes to hair.
Jaye Edwards, founder of Australian salon chain, Edwards and Co, said he is seeing deep colour palettes of biscuit-like browns (left) paired with ’90s-inspired choppy fringes (right) this winter
To keep hair glossy and strong during the cooler months, Mr Edwards says women should dye their hair a low-maintenance colour like caramel (pictured)
For this reason he advises going slightly warmer than your natural colour and opting for low-maintenance styles such as feathered bangs which create ‘invisible layers’ that grow out evenly.
Mr Edwards said the most frequently requested shades in the salon chair at the moment are auburn, caramel and biscuit, a subtle tone that can be created with a simple gloss over your highlights.
To keep your hair in perfect condition throughout winter, Mr Edwards says it is ‘essential’ to use oil – even though many of his clients are afraid to apply it in case it makes their locks greasy.
‘In the drier winter months, your hair, like your skin, loses moisture faster, so it’s crucial that you hydrate correctly and consistently,’ he said.
To keep your hair in perfect condition throughout winter, Mr Edwards says it is ‘essential’ to use oil – even though many of his clients are afraid to apply it in case it makes their locks greasy
Celebrity hairstylist Jaye Edwards (pictured) says women should follow a five-step routine to keep their hair healthy in winter
The lack of humidity in cold air can cause the cuticle of the hair strand to lift, he explained, which prevents it from locking in moisture and leaves it brittle.
To prevent this, Mr Edwards says you should start by dyeing your hair with a colour that ‘melts perfectly to your natural tones’.
‘Something like a sun-kissed blonde or sparkling brunette will only enhance your natural features, but future-proof your colour,’ he said.
Mr Edwards advises anyone looking to change up their hair to go slightly warmer than their natural colour and opt for low-maintenance styles such as feathered bangs which create ‘invisible layers’ that grow out evenly
Choosing a shade close to your natural colour will also cut down on lightening and high-lighting treatments that can dry hair out, Mr Edwards added.
Because winter weather increases the chance of split ends, he says it’s a good idea to book in for regular trims – once every six weeks or so – to keep your locks in good condition.
He says heated styling tools like straighteners and curlers should be avoided whenever possible and replaced with creative looks such as braids that will keep hair healthy.