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22 Must-Try Hairstyles For Fall

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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. While you might be spending more time indoors this autumn, that’s no reason not to try some of the season’s hottest hairstyle trends.

If you’re searching for cute fall hairstyles for 2020, these are the 22 looks you’ll want to pay attention to whether your mane is short, long, or somewhere in between.

The Best Fall Hairstyles To Try In 2020

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Padded Headbands

If you’re hoping to channel your favorite Upper East Sider on a brisk autumn day, padded headbands are a simple and sophisticated way to elevate any fall look.

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Half-Up Infinity Braid

Infinity braids might seem intimidating but with a bit of extra time on your hands this season, there’s no better time to try the look.

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Accent Braids

Maybe it’s because we missed out on a 2020 festival season, but we’re seeing boho-inspired accent braids everywhere we turn. Whether you craft subtle braids throughout your long waves or two small plaits on either side of your middle part, this trend is guaranteed to be one of the hottest for fall 2020.

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Braided Ponytail

We’re all about flaunting your natural texture—which is why we’re obsessed with this braided ponytail hairstyle. Create three braids going from your hairline to the nape of your neck, then gather the remainder of your natural curls into a simple ponytail. Complete your look with a few spritzes of shine spray like Redken Shine Flash Hair Spray.

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Wash-And-Go Curls

Speaking of showing off your natural texture—if lazy-girl hairstyles are more your vibe, try a wash-and-go to really highlight those natural ringlets. Use a hair gel like Matrix Total Results Curl Please Super Defrizzer Gel to give your look strong-hold definition and frizz control.

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Short And Shaggy

We’re all about low-maintenance haircuts for 2020, which is why we highly recommend a short shag. All you’ll need is a few spritzes of texturizing spray like Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray to give your look effortless, beachy texture with medium hold.

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Flipped Out Ends

The world is flipping out over flipped-out ends, the '60s-inspired hairstyle that’s celebrity-approved. 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.

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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. Finish your look with a few spritzes of hairspray like Pureology Style + Protect Lock It Down Hairspray.

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

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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.

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Half-Up Ponytail

If you want to keep your fall hairstyling super effortless, 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.

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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.

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Air-Dried Waves

If you’re 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.

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We saw so many women shave their heads in quarantine, and if you’re up for a drastic change, consider a buzzcut for fall 2020. 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.

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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 style that’s a bit more dramatic, try a blunt bob with bangs.

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Sleek High Ponytail

A sleek high ponytail can elevate any autumn ensemble while keeping your strands away from your facet—which is a must in windy weather. 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.

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.

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Curly Pixie

If you have curly hair and 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.

Photo Credit: @deniseferreirahairstylist.

Sleek And Straight

If you want sleek pin-straight strands, styling your hair with a center part is unmatched in terms of chicness. Since pin-straight hairstyles look best with tons of shine, use a few pumps of Pureology Style + Protect Shine Bright Taming Serum to complete your look.

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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.

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.

Start 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.

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Messy Low Updo

If you’re searching for a laid-back style that you can achieve in under five minutes, this messy low updo is calling your name.

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