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17 Fall Hairstyles To Try Now That It's Not Sweltering

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Trying something new with your hair can be intimidating, but there’s something about the changing leaves, seasonal lattes, and cozy sweaters that makes us want to make a change. After months of sea salt sprays and sweatproof buns, fall is the perfect time to get creative with your mane. 

In need of some inspiration? Whether you have dark brown hair or ash blonde locks, you’ll want to pay attention to these 17 fall hairstyles. 

The Best Fall Hairstyles To Try

Good hair day by @harishair.

Flipped Out Ends

The world is flipping out over flipped out ends, the '60s-inspired hairstyle that’s become one of the biggest fall hair movements. Begin by applying a few spritzes of heat protectant like Redken Iron Shape 11 Thermal Holding Heat Protection Hairspray throughout clean, detangled hair. This lightweight, thermal heat protection hairspray is perfect for use with flat irons and curling irons up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit to protect your hair, add shine, and reduce frizz.

Pass a flat iron over 2-inch sections of hair, tilting the iron away from your face once you reach your ends to create a flipped out look. Complete your style with a few spritzes of hairspray. 

Good hair day by @kristidaybeauty.

Half-Up Fishtail Braid

Fishtail braids aren’t just for summertime! Begin by sectioning off the top half of your hair. Then, divide the hair into two even sections. Take a small segment of hair from the outside of the left section and pull it over to the right. Then, repeat the same step on the opposite side. Continue crisscrossing until you reach your ends. Tie off your braid with a hair scarf or scrunchie to add an on-trend accessory to your hairstyle. 

Good hair day by @hairby_gloria.

Barrettes

Hair accessories like barrettes will add a bit of flair to any fall hairstyle. If you haven’t jumped on the hair barrette bandwagon yet, now’s the perfect time to do so! 

Good hair day by @bliss312.


Bobby Pins

Speaking of on-trend hair accessories we love, bobby pins are another great way to accessorize your fall ‘do. Whether you slip them into a wavy hairstyle or a messy bun, they’re an easy way to elevate your look. 

Good hair day by @chelseabrebeauty.

Half-Up Ponytail

If you want to keep your fall hairstyling super simple, stick with a half-up ponytail. Simply gather the top section of your hair at the crown of your head. Then, brush through it to remove any bumps or knots before securing your ponytail with a hair elastic or scrunchie. 

Pop On A Beret

Before it’s time to break out the earmuffs and beanies, channel your inner French girl with a beret. This easy addition instantly adds sophistication to any fall look. 

Good hair day by @fil.freitas.

Air-Dried Waves

Dealing with dry dair as the weather starts to cool down? It’s time to pack your curling iron away for the season. Instead, we recommend trying to air dry your hair as much as possible. Add an air dry cream like Pureology Hydrate Air Dry Hair Cream to your routine. This heat and hassle-free styler controls, enhances body, and perfects texture while keeping hair soft and hydrated. 

Good hair day by @jonathanjandrew.

Buzzcut

If you’re up for a drastic change, consider a buzzcut. Not only will you have a completely new look to brag about, but you’ll also have a low-maintenance chop for fall. If you want to take your bold new look a step further, ask your colorist for a bright hair color

Good hair day by @beautyby_sabs.

Pop Of Color

We’re all about low-maintenance hair color for winter, but if you’re looking for something a bit more exciting, opt for colorful peekaboo highlights to flex your creativity one last time before the cold weather kicks in. Keep your high-maintenance hue on point with a color-protecting system like Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Total Results Keep Me Vivid Nourishing Conditioner.

Good hair day by @mariactmtx.

Blunt Bob

The blunt bob hasn’t shown any signs of leaving the spotlight—not to mention, the cut looks stunning paired with a leather jacket. If you want a look that’s a bit more dramatic, try a blunt bob with bangs

Good hair day by @makeupbynkc.

Sleek High Ponytail

A sleek high ponytail can elevate any autumn ensemble while keeping your strands away from your face in windy weather. Need we say more? Use a hairspray like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Infinium 4 High-Hold Hairspray to lock your ponytail in place all day with an extra-strong hold and frizz control. 

Good hair day by @hairbynaydene.salonkiin.

Face-Framing Layers

If you don’t have face-framing layers already, it’s time to give your stylist a ring! Face-framing layers highlight your facial features and give shape to any cut, no matter your hair length. 

Good hair day by @kendallthemasterstylist.

Curly Pixie

If you have curly hair with a pixie cut, the good news is you don’t need to put much effort into styling your hair. Simply apply a dime-size amount of hair gel like Mizani True Textures Perfect Coil Oil Gel throughout your mane to define and shape your curls. 

Good hair day by @deniseferreirahairstylist.

Sleek And Straight

If you want sleek pin-straight strands, center parts are unmatched. Since pin-straight hairstyles look best with tons of shine, use a few pumps of Pureology Hydrate Shine Max Weightless Flyaway Serum to add shine and smooth flyaways. 

Good hair day by @glamiris.

Clip-In Extensions

If you love the look of super long hair, there’s no better time to try clip-in extensions. Opt for loose waves to show off all of that extra length. 

Good hair day by @manuelnovohair.

Unicorn Braid

Unicorn braids look intricate, but they’re super simple to pull off. Begin by gathering a 2-inch section of hair at the crown of your head. Then, separate the hair into three even sections—left, middle, and right. 

Begin crafting a three-strand braid going towards the back of your head. Cross the segment farthest to the right over the middle section. Then, cross the segment farthest to the left over the middle. Repeat these steps until you reach the nape of your neck and secure your braid with a clear hair elastic.

Good hair day by @antoniopruno.

Messy Low Updo

Looking for a laid-back style that you can achieve in under five minutes? This messy low updo is calling your name. 

Looking for more fall hairstyle ideas? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.