Fall Hair Trends: From Cuts, to Color, to Styling

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Fall hair trends are always a topic of hot discussion, as many people find themselves wanting to reinvent their look with the falling of the leaves.

In fact, according to many hairstylists, people tend to be more trend-oriented with their choice of hairstyle and color in fall than any other season!

Maybe it’s because fall seems to be the season of reinventing one’s self, maybe we just crave a change after the long days of summer have come and gone, whatever the reasoning…fall just seems to be the time of year where we all look to the professionals for some major #hairgoals inspiration.

This year is no exception when it comes to the trendiness of fall hairstyles and dye jobs, as my Pinterest has been filling up tenfold during the past could of weeks with pins centering around the biggest hair trends for fall.

As you may have expected, rich, warm reds are definitely making a statement, as are caramel highlights that bring depth and dimension to darker locks!

However, some more spontaneous and playful trends like rose colored hair and the undone braid are also proving to be just as prominent amongst trendsetters this season.

Read on to discover the hottest fall hair trends and just how you can transition your hair to the colder months, and get yourself looking fab just in time for the holiday season!

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Mushroom Brown Hair

hair trends for fall

Although this color first started taking off around
the middle of the summer, it’s cool toned highlights make it an ideal option for those who want to transition their brunette hair to fall.

Starting with a medium brown base, ask your stylist to add ashy mushroom brown colored highlights that will give your hair dimension and an overall more cool toned feel.


Sexy Shag

hair trends for fall

This fun and youthful style definitely pays homage to rock legends like Steven Tyler and Joan Jett, but is made more modern by falling just below the shoulders and incorporating soft, long layers.

Alex Chung (above) has mastered this style and kicks up the playfulness a notch by throwing in piece-y bangs that create an upside-down V shape that flatters her long face by shortening it slightly.


hair trends for fallPlatinum blonde hair has been making a bold statement this past year, and shows no signs of slowing down this fall! What sets the platinum fall hair trend apart from years past, is a leaning towards more white, less yellow looking color.

If you’re thinking of making a commitment to platinum hair (believe me, it IS on!) then depending on how light or dark your hair currently is, consider transitioning little by little to avoid frying your hair with bleach.

Talk with your stylist to develop the appropriate plan of action.

Smokey Lilac

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If you want an ombre that doesn’t look like everyone else’s, check out this unique and trendy spin!

Starting as a dark grayish purple at the roots and fading into a light lavender at the tips, this is the quintessential ‘cool girl’ fall hair color.

This ombre looks especially pretty on long, slightly layered hair and is likely to remain trendy through the winter season.


Undone Braids

hair trends for fall

This messy, low maintenance hairstyle has been all the rage lately, appearing in both editorials and Instagram posts like crazy!

But it’s no wonder why, with it’s romantic and casual appeal, this hairstyle is perfect to take you from running errands to date night.

For the perfect “barely there” look, consider using clear elastic hairbands that will make your braid appear even more mysterious and impressive.


The Wet Look

hair trends for fall

The wet look is definitely not the most wearable look on this list (No 9-5 here), but it really does look super cool and sexy when you find the perfect occasion to rock it.

Usually working best with stick straight tresses, this look requires a decent amount of styling product (think pomades not hair gels).

However, if you have curly hair you can also pull off a sleek, slicked back wet look as well, just be prepared to use some heat styling beforehand to straighten out your hair.

Check out this tutorial to get Bella’s slicked back look

Rose Gold

hair trends for fall

This look has been all over Pinterest and Instagram alike for the past couple of months and doesn’t show any sign of going away anytime soon!

Rose gold hair is blonde hair that is tinted to appear rose gold, and is super flatter to fair skin.

This hair color does a great job of really brightening the face and making you appear as if your skin is radiant and healthy, even without makeup!


Triangle Shape

fall hair trends

This cut embraces natural hair’s beauty by allowing the hair’s natural texture to create the triangular shape that in the past has been styled to lay flatter and more straight.

The texture creates a flatter top with more voluminous ends.

The great thing about this style is that it doesn’t involve too much heat styling (unless you have tight curls, then blow dry the top of your head to stretch out the hair) and is the epitome of natural beauty!

Caramel Highlights

fall hair trends

If you have darker hair, caramel highlights are a great easy way to add some warmth and dimension to your hair!

The streaks of caramel will give the illusion that your hair is brighter and warmer, which will help your skin in turn appear healthier.

These highlights are the perfect way to transition your hair from summer to fall and look gorgeous on medium skin tones.

Copper Hues

fall hair trends

Could any single color really be more fall than copper? This shimmery golden orange looks especially striking on fair skin and makes light colored eyes really POP.

This rich color evokes the the thoughts of fall leaves and pumpkins, so naturally expect it to be everywhere this season!

So there you have it, the biggest fall hair trends! What fall hair trends are you most likely to try out?

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