Hair Trends for Fall & Winter

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When autumn rolls around, many of us have a desire for change. Whether it's drastic or subtle, one thing's for sure; we want a change for the better. The latest trends for fall and winter will distinguish a variety of hairstyles and cuts, many of them inspired by popular celebrities.

Length & Cut

What's different this fall is that short hair is just as trendy as long tresses. Whatever your preferred length, volume is essential. Texturing gives movement. Layered, razor-cut styles allow for wispy, sexy strands. Ends are casually flipped under or over (but not curled) using a blow dryer, paddle brush, and/or flat iron. Uneven, chunky layers look chic on shoulder-length, long and ultra-long hair.

Hairstyles & Color

Popular, shoulder length hair with waves and curls allow hair to fall naturally and compliment your face. Change is in the air. Deep brunette and auburn colors set the trend for fall and winter hair color, while a classic blond may wish to add some subtle lowlights for depth and dimension.

"Big" hair is making a comeback but you won't see the excessive volume that was popular in the 1980's. A trendy compromise is a wavy, tousled look that is easy to achieve with hot rollers or a 1 1/2, wide barreled curling iron. Finger combing assures the pieces stay together. For sex-appeal you can give your roots a boost by applying a root lifter and blow-drying your hair while holding it upwards, focusing on the roots only.

Shiny, sleek hair is always flattering and brings a healthy look. With no fly-aways, this allows for great pictures during the holiday season. This is easier to achieve in the fall & winter months because there's less humidity that can frizz out your otherwise sleek tresses. Use a flat iron to straighten out natural waves, section by section. Set the style with hairspray to ensure your hair stays straight all day long.

Bangs

Not only are bangs stylish, they conceal a high forehead and unwanted lines. Side-swept bangs are sophisticated while flirty, wispy bangs hang naturally. Punk hairstyle trends call for piecey chunks that are easily separated with pomade or gel. For a modern city look, angled bangs will set you apart in a crowd.

Highlights

Whatever the season, highlights are always stylish. Thin or chunky, highlights and lowlights reveal a multi-color dimension to your hair that's a real eye-catcher. For the daring, copper, red and chocolate shades portray the playfulness and sexy side that adds just the perfect pizzazz to beat the winter doldrums.