5 Easy Hairstyles to Wear This Fall
Asking yourself how you should do your hair is like trying to decide what to pick up for lunch at work. Even though you've got options, you always end up sticking with one style and eating that same sandwich. If the start of fall has you feeling ready to branch out and try something new, we can help you out in the hairstyle department — someone else is going to have to usher you out of that turkey and swiss habit, though.
We've studied the recent red carpet looks at length to find the five hairstyle trends that are going to be big for fall. Yes, all of these celeb styles may have been created by glam teams, but they're surprisingly easy to recreate at home.
From piling on hair accessories to low braids, the following five hairstyles are how you should wear your hair this fall.
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Messy Top Knot
Yes, your laziness is one of this season's biggest hair trends. While a tight top knot is always going to be around, a messy bun similar to the one you often wear while you're laying in bed binge-watching TV shows is a cool and simple alternative. Wear the bun on top of your head like Hailey Baldwin, loose like Kendall Jenner, or channel your mid-'00s prom hairstyle by leaving two face-framing tendrils out like Jasmine Sanders. Whichever look you choose, spritz your hair with some dry shampoo like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Fresh Dust Dry Shampoo ($26; ulta.com) first to soak up any excess oil and add grip that will help keep your top knot from falling out.
2018 described in a haircut: the bob. Throughout the year seemingly every celeb has chopped off all of their hair into a blunt or A-line version of the cut. Although a bob can be styled in a myriad of ways, sleek and straight gives the cut even more of '90s vibe. Plus, it's a look that's possible to achieve during the fall because the humidity is finally gone. Once you've run a flat iron over your hair, use a hydrating hair oil like Bumble and bumble's Hairdresser's Invisible Oil ($40; sephora.com) to tame flyaways.
Put An Accessory On It
Every hair accessory from your youth is making a comeback. Along with bobby pins and claw clips, there's more creative options to try too like Emma Stone's bronze chain woven through her loose updo and Yara Shahidi's pin. The beauty of hair accessories is that they're an easy way to make any hairstyle feel like it's one you haven't worn hundreds of times, so choose your own adventure.
If you're a Pinterest user, you understand the power of a good braid. But if you've never made a Pinterest hair inspiration board in your life, these celeb plaits will convince you to switch your low ponytail over to a braid this fall. Whether you wear yours sleek like Zendaya or loose like Emily Ratajkowski, finish the look off by spritzing it with a strong-hold hairspray like Kérastase Laque Noire Strong Hold Hair Spray ($28; sephora.com). Even though this strong-hold hairspray locks hair into place, it doesn't leave it feeling crunchy or sticky.
The Hair Flip
'90s hair accessories aren't the only vintage trend that's making its triumphant return this fall. As seen on celebs like Lady Gaga and Lily Collins, '50s and '60s hair flips add more structure and shape to your existing cut. Lady Gaga and Cate Blanchett channeled Old Hollywood by flipping the front pieces away and out from their faces, while Lily Collins looked to the '60s for inspo by flipping the ends of her hair under.