In the summer, I tend to get lazy when it comes to my personal style.
That’s because when it’s hot, I usually care more about being comfortable than looking good – which means loose-fitting maxi dresses, denim cutoffs, simple tank tops, and a good old pair of flip flops become my uniform for a solid three months.
I also get a little more lax when it comes to my hair – I just throw it up in a ponytail or twist it up with a clip, anything to get it off my neck in the heat.
And forget about heat styling with my curling iron or flat iron – who wants to do that when it’s 90+ degrees outside?
When the weather starts to cool off and fall rolls around, though, I’m definitely ready to get back on my point with my style, so it’s time to take my hair up a notch.
If you’re like me and looking for stylish new styles for your hair, here are some of the hottest trends in tresses for the fall – and there are plenty of options, so there’s bound to be one that fits your personal style to a tee.
Dramatic Center Part
At the Fall 2014 Fashion Week, bold center parts were all over the runways. The look can sometimes be a bit severe, but it’s also sleek and modern – and you can customize it to make it a little more wearable for everyday life. For the most dramatic look, part your hair down the middle and then pull it back into a tight ponytail. If that’s too stark for you, pull some face-framing pieces loose in the front to soften the look. Or pair a bold center part with soft, loose waves courtesy of your curling iron for a style that’s on trend but still soft and feminine.
Ballerina Inspired Buns
We all need a go-to style for days when our hair just doesn’t want to cooperate. This fall, a ballerina-inspired bun is a trend that’s perfect for bad hair days. You can go for a traditional neat, polished top knot like those seen at Prada’s Fall 2014 runway show by working a smoothing serum like Redken Glass 01 Smoothing Serum through your hair from roots to ends before pulling it back into a ponytail and pinning it up into a bun at the top of your head. Or go for the messy, slightly undone look that showed up at the Roberto Cavalli runway show by skipping styling products to play up your locks’ natural texture – and when you pin your bun in place, pull a few strands loose here and there for a sexy, tousled look.
If you’re thinking of coloring your hair this fall, you may want to test the theory that blondes have more fun – because platinum tresses are seriously in this season. Going for such a light shade can be tricky because it usually involves bleach, though, so visit your salon instead of trying to color your locks at home. The key to pulling off the look is making sure the icy blonde shade will work with your skin tone. Typically, platinum looks best with skin that has cool undertones, so if you have pink or blue tones in your skin and tend to burn easily, the color should be a good fit. It can be a little tougher to make platinum tresses work if you have warm skin with yellow or golden undertones, though. If you’re unsure, bring a picture of the shade that you’d like to the salon and ask your colorist if it’s a good option for your complexion.
If you’re dealing with dry, brittle ends after a summer of sun, sand, and surf, it may be time for more than a trim. But you don’t have to chop off all your hair for a healthy, stylish cut. The lob, or long bob, is super hot this fall – and it’s a style that’s extremely versatile and flatters a variety of hair types, including straight and curly. The cut typically ends just above the shoulders and is cut mostly blunt. To give the style a little more oomph, ask your stylist to add some stacked layers in the back for a swingy look.
Are there any other hair trends you’re dying to try this fall? We want to hear about them! Comment below.