Celebrity Hair Stylist William Whatley Forecasts Fall and Winter Hair Color and Style Trends

Temps might fall in the upcoming post-summer months, but Celebrity Hair Stylist William Whatley, who is also the new Creative Education Director for Scruples Haircare, reveals his hot, seasonal hair color and style predictions for fall and winter.
Temps might fall in the upcoming post-summer months, but Celebrity Hair Stylist William Whatley, who is also the new Creative Education Director for Scruples Haircare, reveals his hot, seasonal hair color and style predictions for fall and winter.
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Temps might fall in the upcoming post-summer months, but Celebrity Hair Stylist William Whatley is revealing his hot, seasonal hair color and style predictions for fall and winter.

Whatley, who is also the new Creative Education Director for Scruples Haircare, is debuting a Sunset Copper, Sunset Radiant Red and a Hollywood Spotlight Blonde with the brand. Hollywood Spotlight BlondeHollywood Spotlight BlondeCourtesy of Scruples Haircare

“Blondes are pure honey with color accenting the face frame,” he describes. “Although we’re bringing the vibrant summer blondes down to a real beautiful honey, caramelized overtones still bring that brightness to the face frame with a lighter accent.” 

No winter blues are predicted in the forecast for 2024, instead Whatley believes red hues will be dominating. 

“You will see the reds dominating fall and winter hues turning more into your maroons and your violet reds for a real sultry moody vibrancy,” he says. Sunset Radiant RedSunset Radiant RedCourtesy of Scruples Haircare

He also adds that brunettes are also a must for fall with a twist of chocolate and berry bringing out the shine that will break through any cloudy day. 

On the hairstyle front, Whatley predicts bobs are back with a bang – literally.

“From shoulder length all the way up to chin length, there are varying layers, but all have a fabulous fringe bang,” he continues. “To create that perfect framed face that also accentuates the eyes, add volume and texture or sleekness. I am also seeing a lot of close to the head looks which translate to a bob.”

Long-haired trends will feature lots of layering but will still be loose and flowing.

“The best cut for this is the shag. Like the bob, the shag has so many dimensions and trendy names, but it’s just a variation of a perfectly executed shag,” Whatley explains. “You can create volume without removing length. You can add a bang that flows into the sides seamlessly.”

A variation for short hair is the pixie featuring a closer to the head feel is the fall-forward trend.

“This cut creates and accents beautiful cheekbones, almond eyes and slender jawline,” Whatley shares.

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