So while I couldn’t make time for an actual road trip around Blighty to source the beauty lowdown myself, I decided to catch up with some hairstylists around the UK to find out exactly what styles Brit girls are asking for right now.
From Glasgow to Birmingham, keep scrolling to find out the haircuts that local girls are stepping out in as well as insight into the hairstyles that are tipped to be most popular all over the UK this winter.
“For winter, we’re definitely going shorter,” McGill told me. “We will see those with longer hair going for mid-length cuts, those with mid-length cuts going for bobs and those with bobs going that wee bit shorter or opting for a more dramatic, cropped hairstyle.”
When it comes to the girls in Scotland’s capital, Simon Hill, owner of Edinburgh’s SESH Hairdressing, explained that they like to keep things individual. “Our clients tend to be quite unique and it isn’t often that we find a lot of patterns emerging. However, lately, we have found that our clients tend to be mostly asking for the classic bob, soft layered fringes and the smallest trim possible,” he revealed.
As for what’s set to be trending this winter? “I think the French girl–inspired fringe will be big this winter,” Hill predicts. “This soft layering frames the face beautifully and adds a really subtle update to your look—perfect to make a slight tweak but nothing too drastic.”
Moving down to the midlands where, for Birmingham girls, it’s all about the glamorous hairstyles. Michelle Griffin, owner of Griffins Salon and founder of Loxbox Extensions revealed that “the choppy bob, long and luxurious and mid-length sophistication” were the top three cuts locally right now, with no signs of it slowing down for winter.
“It’s all about the long, luxurious style this winter,” said Griffin. “A lot of our clients are big on volume, and this is incorporated into the styles that they request when they visit the salon.”
In the North of England, there’s one style that’s made a definite comeback for winter: the lob. “I think that a lot of people will go for the lob with a new twist this winter,” said Ross Charles, owner of Ross Charles Hairdressing in York. “For a while now, we have seen the lob in one length with little movement. This winter, I think we will see people keeping the length but adding in some choppy layers.”
But what are Yorkshire girls requesting alongside the lob? No surprises here—the bob remains popular all over the country, and it seems like pixie cuts are also on the top of the list.