Backstage at London Fashion Week, it’s the talented hair and makeup artists who dictate the upcoming beauty trends, but street style’s influence certainly doesn’t go unnoticed.
Each year, London’s most fashion-forward descend on the city’s thoroughfares. When you’re done taking in their incredible handbags, knee-high boots, and co-ords (short for coordinate, a British term for matching sets), don’t forget to take a second look at their haircuts.
Last season we spied the chopped bob (a wavy, mussed-up version of the classic blunt cut), the Birkin fringe (inspired by late fashion icon Jane Birkin), and C-shape layers (layers cut at an angle to hug the face and make hair look fuller). But London Fashion Week SS24’s cuts are outshining them all.
Click ahead for all the haircut inspiration you’ll ever need, straight from LFW SS24.
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Meet the j-ob haircut: a jaw-length bob typically sliced blunt using a razor. It’s not just for those with straight hair. “This cut varies in texture and shape, celebrating everybody’s natural hair,” Neil Moodie, editorial hairstylist and founder of Neil Moodie Studio in Spitalfields, told R29 recently. Photographed by Mariana dos Santos Pires
Is it a shag? Is it a wolf cut? This style sits somewhere between the two, and gets extra points for the wet-look fringe. Invest in a gel that won’t go rock hard, like Eco Style. Photographed by Mariana dos Santos Pires
We spotted countless buzz cuts on fashion-show goers over the weekend, but this super closely-cropped, bleach blonde style gets our vote. Photographed by Mariana dos Santos Pires
This bleach blonde bob is picture proof that short, bluntly cut hairstyles look just as good when they grow out slightly. Photographed by Mariana dos Santos Pires
The pixie haircut is back with a bang, hairstylist Neil Moodie told R29 recently. “Instead of the back and sides being completely cropped short, it is slightly grown out and a bit softer around the edges,” he said. “This can be styled flatter or with some texture and some height to it.” Photographed by Mariana dos Santos Pires
The curly fringe doesn’t have to be heavy and solid. Try a more piecey version, as seen on this model, for added movement and texture. Photographed by Mariana dos Santos Pires
The bob is taking center stage this London Fashion Week. Tousled waves and a shaggy fringe give the typically polished cut a more modern, effortless vibe. Photographed by Mariana dos Santos Pires
Beautiful protective styles like this one are commanding London Fashion Week, both on the city’s streets and the runways, at shows like Fashion East and David Koma. Photographed by Mariana dos Santos Pires
If the thought of committing to a short, sharp bob scares you, consider the lob (long bob). Instead of tucking your hair behind your ear, use bobby pins or no-crease hair clips to pin the front sections back slightly to lend the look a little edge. Photographed by Mariana dos Santos Pires
This is proof that the mid-length haircut is far from boring. The flicked ends and parted fringe á la Jane Birkin give it a little something extra. The butter blonde shade is the cherry on top. Photographed by Neil Mockford/GC Images
If you’re indecisive, try the “jellyfish” haircut. It’s essentially two haircuts in one: long layers throughout the mid-lengths and ends, and a short, face-cupping bob on top. The shape is said to resemble — you guessed it — a jellyfish. It’s certainly a statement cut. Photographed by Neil Mockford/Getty Images
A bob doesn’t have to be straight and bluntly sliced — just look at this curly cut. The Hair Bros Sean Paul Nother and Nick Latham pinpointed the rounded bob as one of this summer’s cool, curly styles, and by the looks of things, it’s set to follow into autumn. Photographed by Mariana dos Santos Pires
Introducing the “hush cut.” It combines curtain bangs and layers throughout the lengths for “dimension, texture, and movement,” said Luke Hersheson, hairstylist and CEO of Hershesons, who predicted that this cut would turn heads this autumn and beyond. Photographed by Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images
The cowgirl copper hue and fragmented fringe elevate this curly bob rocked by a guest outside Fashion East. Photographed by Mariana dos Santos Pires
If your hair is all one length, try feathered layers to add movement, texture and volume. We’re into the deep center parting here, but a cut like this looks just as elegant when nonchalantly flipped to the side. Photographed by Neil Mockford/GC Images
Long, hip-grazing braids like these are just one of many protective hairstyles spotted out and about, and at various shows like Mark Fast this weekend. Photographed by Neil Mockford/Getty Images
Say hello to the “soft bowl,” a haircut trend touted by Stephen Buller and Anita Rice, founders of Buller and Rice, as one to watch this autumn. Nothing like the bowl cuts of your youth, this consists of a handful of soft layers. We love the sleek, shiny finish here, but it looks equally as cool worn wavy to encourage natural texture, said Buller and Rice. Photographed by Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images
This summer, Blue Tit‘s lead educator for afro and textured hair, Pashcan’el Mitchell, predicted that curls would reign supreme. After applying your chosen leave-in product, Mitchell suggests finger curling to get them to really pop. This subtly layered cut is beautiful. Photographed by Christian Vierig/Getty Images
Blunt ends? Check. Deep center parting? Tick. Accidentally perfect waves? Yep. This slightly mussed-up bob nails all the trends in one. Photographed by Mariana dos Santos Pires
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