5 Perfectly On Trend Haircuts That Will Upgrade Your Look This Autumn

And how to pull them off

With summer and its buzz cuts and choppy fringes but a distant memory, you're going to need to start thinking about what to do with your hair now that autumn's arrived.

We've gone straight to the experts, consulting Adam Brady from top London Barbershop Ruffians about the five best hairstyles for this season, and how you can best pull them off.

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Choppy Top – Max Whitlock

What is it? Not only an Olympic icon for Team GB, but also a winner in the hair stakes (ahem, Louis Smith…), Max Whitlock has been paying attention to his hair. A taper fade on the back and sides with a choppy top is one of the season's best styles.

How to get it/style it? Opt for a clipper fade on the sides, but not down to the skin. Keep the top messy and textured, but don't make sure it's smart and tight around the ears. Rub a paste through the hair to style.

Who's it for? For those like Whitlock, with dead straight, almost spiky hair, this is a good option as it can keep the sides tamed, but the top textured looking.

Facial Hair Verdict: Best would be to go for a light stubble, to complement the choppy top.

Products: Ruffians Styling Paste

Classic Crop – Jamie Dornan

What is it? A classic style which is traditionally the same length all over, Dornan's scissor cut is ideal for someone who is trying not to stand out, but also looks stylish and sharp.

How to get it/style it? Best is to ask for a shorter back and sides, as this will give your face a better, more square shape. The top should be a little bit longer, but not by much. If you've got fine hair, use a clay – this will add weight and give the illusion of thicker hair; if you've got curlyish hair, like Dornan, scrunch a pomade into dry hair to give it a nice sheen, and bounce.

Who's it for? This is good for a mature gent, or someone with more conservative style. It works with most hair types and face shapes.

Facial Hair Verdict: opt for a short beard (maybe about 5-7mm) to make spice up the look, and accentuate your cheekbones/jawline.

Products: Ruffians Rough Matt Clay, Classic Pomade, Organic Argan Beard Oil

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Casual Slick Back – Jon Hamm

What is it? A slick back haircut, but run through with your hands rather than hours of blowdrying and brushing. A low-maintenance sleek look.

How to get it/style it? Hamm's gone for a disconnection here, but has veered away from undercut territory by keeping a bit of extra weight at the top of the back and sides. You could try this, but also the look works with longer back and sides. Style by rubbing and paste and a pomade together, and running through damp hair from root to tip. Add water to restyle if need be.

Who's it for? Best on those who are willing to deal with hairs falling out of place all day. Also good for a mature gent, and those who like to dress smartly. Try to avoid going too high with the front if you've got a long face.

Facial Hair Verdict: To avoid looking like a movie villain, best is to have a smattering of stubble: clean shaven = Dracula; full beard = Hans Gruber.

Products: Ruffians Styling Paste, Classic Pomade

Casual Sweep Back – Justin Timberlake

What is it? Not to be confused with the casual slick back, the casual sweep back is a bit more singer/dancer; a bit less actor. By that, we mean that it's a bit more relaxed and natural than the slick back.

How to get it/style it? A short back and sides, scissored all over if possible, the top is left a few inches long, to give the versatility to achieve some texture on top. Style by spraying a salt spray into damp hair. Once it's dried, apply a styling paste to the roots, and sweep back with your fingers, patting the sides into place.

Who's it for? If you've got a good amount of hair on top, this look is ideal. The hold is strong, so can weather most conditions and works with most face shapes.

Facial Hair Verdict: Whatever you want really – just don't go too long with the beard, as it will divert attention away from your smashing hairstyle.

Products: Ruffians Styling Paste, Salt Spray

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Full Long Locks – Kit Harington

What is it? No surprise that Jon Snow makes it on the list again. For those of you who have been growing your hair out, Harington is a perfect model on which to base your hairspiration.

How to get it/style it? This will have taken a good 6-8 months to grow from a short cut, so just make sure you are taking frequent trips to your stylist (many barbers won't know how to cut long hair, so try a barbers that specialises in men's hairdressing… cough cough RUFFIANS) to tidy up the ends, and get some personalised advice. Use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner to keep it healthy and nourished with the right nutrients and never blowdry if you have naturally curly hair – this will just result in frizz. Scrunch a pomade into the hair for a glossy shine, and extra bounce/curls.

Who's it for? Best for those with the patience to grow it this long and to care for it more than you've cared for a pet or something.

Facial Hair Verdict: Have a little bit of a beard, otherwise you might end up looking more Kitty than Kit.

Products: Ruffians Moisturising Shampoo & Conditioner, Classic Pomade, Organic Argan Beard Oil