Rainbow Room International’s AW17 trends to look out for

Wondering which trends are going to be big over the autumn and winter seasons in 2017? Suzie McGill and Dylan Brittain, International Artistic Directors of Rainbow Room International and Scottish Hairdressers of the Year, share their insight…


The top hair colours for AW17 are all about warm tones like golden blonde, hazelnut brown and coppery reds. Cool browns such as cappuccino, espresso, mocha and chocolate still remain popular throughout autumn and winter. The glowing colours of autumn inspire many to change their hair to warmer colours to complement the change in seasons. Other popular warm colours for autumn and winter include caramels, honey blondes, butterscotch blondes and dirty blonde, as well as reddish-brown, copper and crimson.


The hot new colour trend for 2017 is Colour Spill from Rainbow Room International, born from their love of colour and need to give clients a tailor-made look. Individualism is a huge trend this year and the Colour Spill technique is perfect for everyone in their own way. This technique can be as bold or as subtle as you like! The techniques the Rainbow Room International colour experts use can meet clients individual upkeep needs, and they ensure all of their colour choices are complementary to clients skin tone, eye colour and personal preferences. Using geometric sectioning and relaxed colour application with precise colour choices, to disperse colour beautifully through the hair, creating your very own ‘Colour Spill’. Our favourite colours for this trend would have to be cool rose, warm gold or ashbury offering a soft approach to the Colour Spill technique and are super on-trend for AW17.


Laidback Waves

This season’s most sought after hair style as seen on the catwalks at Fendi, Isabel Marant, Chloé and Alexander Wang. A quick and easy look to recreate, perfect for those lazy mornings and on-trend looks. Simply use straighteners to add a smooth bend to sections of the hair, add some texturising spray and finish with a mist of shine spray.


Sleek and Straight

Super Sleek Super straight 90s hair has made a comeback for AW17 where truly long and straight hair has been seen on the catwalks at Mary Katrantzou and Emilia Wickstead. Create the super straight hair look by blow-drying your hair straight with a round brush and using straighteners on the hair to make it extra sleek!

Time To Tie The Knot

A low-slung knot is always going to be a winner if you want to look effortlessly cool. Simply loop hair around and pin it in place to secure, as seen on the Jil Sander catwalks. Or, for something a bit more quirky, mini buns will be a big hit for AW17, as seen at the Anna Sui catwalks with gorgeous twisted knotted buns.