And they’re all surprisingly easy!
The first days of fall have passed so it’s time to snap out of your summer hairstyle rut and rock a new ‘do. Pull out that ponytail and twist your hair up into a knot; undo those braids and show off gorgeous, textured waves; or if you’re into it, make a drastic change and cut yourself some bangs. Here are the hair trends that slayed on the Fall 2016 runways, plus the styling products you’ll need to achieve the looks.
There was lots of playful texture going on at the Fall 2016 shows, from the crimped styles at Gucci and Louis Vuitton to natural waves and coils at Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, and Chloe. The look is easier to pull off than you might expect; you can use an iron or crimper to create waves or simply use a diffuser to dry your hair. An alcohol-free spray, like Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Nourishing and Conditioning Refresher Spray, will give coils, waves, and crimps the help they need to look pretty and last all day. Refresher spray, target.com
Knots have never really gone away, but for a brief period they took a backseat to ponytails and braids. Now they’re back, and just as easy and pretty as they ever were. From the girlish double buns at Dior to the messy twists at Tory Burch to the ballerina chignons at Valentino, knots are an extremely versatile style for fall, and one that looks good on anyone. Take control of the situation by adding a little flexible hold gel to your tresses, like this L’Oréal Paris Studio Light Headed Melting Gel, before you style. Hair gel, walgreens.com
Another hair trend making a comeback this season—bangs. This trend was big at the fall shows for Dolce & Gabbana, Maison Margiela, and Boss, and celebs, including Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss, have taken to the look (the former has even rocked faux fringe).
Since bangs tend to get oilier than the rest of your hair (it’s because they’re pressed against your forehead), keep them pretty and fresh with a dry shampoo such as Verb Dry Shampoo, which refreshes hair and boosts volume…because flat bangs are not cute. Dry shampoo, sephora.com
We rarely give much thought to parts, but this season we couldn’t help but notice that hairstylists at the Proenza Schouler, Mugler, and Calvin Klein shows gave models deep side parts—and the look was totally gorge! “It sounds silly, but there’s a bit more strength in the side part,” explained James Pecis, the man behind the hair at Mugler. We’ve seen this look on power players like Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence, and Beyonce, so yeah, he’s definitely right about that. Use a hairspray with flexibility and brushability, like Redken Control Addict 28 Extra High-Hold Hairspray, to keep your part in place. Hairspray, ulta.com
For Fall 2016, labels like Carven, Elie Saab, and H&M were all about smooth, shiny, and extra, extra long hair (and we’ve gotta say, we’re totally here for this trend because who wouldn’t want to look like a mermaid?). Besides the addition of hair extensions (trust us, everyone is wearing extensions), the key to this look is to make strands so shiny they’re almost reflective, yet soft to the touch and never, ever greasy. ghd Smooth & Finish Serum boosts shine instantly and tames frizz and flyaways for the sleekest, silkiest blowout possible. Hair serum, sephora.com