Autumn trends for hair, nails and lashes

By Sally Learmouth on September 30th, 2023

With pumpkin season here again, what trends are we transitioning to in salon? We asked Salon Gold Mentors Cally Borg, Katie Godfrey and Lois Williamson to share their faves.


“Barbie pink has been our salon summer nail trend but for autumn we’re excited to be using lots of burnt oranges, chocolate shades and adding texture with gold highlights. I’m keen to get experimental with animal prints, like leopard print and the most loved autumnal trend “tortoiseshell nails”, with special twists like chrome, pigments and so much more.

“Abstract nail art will continue to take the industry by storm, moving away from precise and perfect designs allowing nail techs to experiment with their artistic side. Of course we’ll be seeing the reflective glitters make their dramatic entrance with many companies bringing even more shades out in this incredible reflective formula.”

-Lois Williamson, Director, Si Belle Beauty Salons


“We’ll be seeing lots of sexy textured cuts for autumn, think Netflix’s “Wednesday”-inspired fringes, curtain bangs, piece-y texture and eye-sweeping lengths. Italian bobs are on trend too, less sleek and blunt than the traditional French bob, the Italian bob has a thick baseline, with more internal layers and texture allowing for more versatility. Meanwhile, beachy boho waves are morphing into Butterfly cuts – more blowdried enhancing layer shapes for a touch more glamour.

“Colour wise, we’re seeing a move in salon from the summer Barbie bright blondes to rich hues of warm blonde, brunette and caramel with dimension. Bronde is also making a comeback for autumn; think amber bronzed brown with a multitude of rich warm brown and golden blonde shades.”

-Cally Borg, owner, Cally Borg Hair


“With lash trends this autumn we’re going to be seeing a lot of wispy sets. To create this, clients will be booking in for mainly hybrid sets or Russian volume. To create a wispy set you can make sure the lash extensions are not as uniform or you can create this by the extensions being a mix of different lengths. Adding in extensions such as spikes that are 2mm longer than the set you are creating will also give you a wispy look.

“You’ll also see more colour used for autumn. Using brown lashes or mixing brown within a normal set can create a beautiful soft look.”

-Katie Godfrey, Multi award winning Lash Artist and Salon Educator, Owner/Founder of KG Salon and KG Professional

Don’t forget, you can ask our mentors for advice about everything from trends, techniques and the latest technology to business tips – just get in touch! And we always love to see your creations at Salon Gold, tag us in on Instagram when you share your latest looks.

Sally Learmouth

Sally is the founder of Gloss Communications which specialises in lifestyle public relations, from traditional PR across print, online and television, through to influencers and social media management, events and copywriting. Since 2005, Gloss has created hugely successful PR campaigns. Having created successful campaigns for Jack Howard, Luke Benson, Jamie Stevens, Errol Douglas, Karine Jackson, Cally Borg, Tina Hollis, Christopher Appleton, O&M, Nine Yards, Authentic Beauty Concept, Trevor Sorbie and more.

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