More often than is comfortable to admit, having a great hair day correlates directly with a good mood. So it’s no surprise that when we’re unable to get a haircut or fresh color—and our lengths grow limp and dull—it can leave us feeling uninspired. For fall, we’re predicting a pivot towards exciting styles from dramatic color to extreme cuts and playful accessories, and most are easy to DIY if you can’t make your way to a salon. Here, we’ve collected 12 ideas to completely reboot your look this fall.
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1. Straight Across Bangs
Stylists will tell you fall is a great time to get fringe. As temperatures drop, there is less risk of weather-related frizz and pouf. Bella Hadid’s ‘60s-inspired bangs give you an instant hairstyle with minimal styling.
2. Straight Across Bangs
At Celine, several models rocked envy-inducing, eyelash grazing bangs. On straight, wavy, and even curly strands they are effortlessly cool.
3. Fresh Blonde
When perennially brunette Emily Ratajkowski goes blonde, others are sure to follow. Leaving a hint of a natural root makes the color appear more natural and is more manageable to maintain.
4. Fresh Blonde
See also: Amandla Stenberg’s awesome blonde braids. Lightened strands bring extra brightness and attention to your face.
5. Rope Twists
Take a cue from Jonathan Simkhai where they sidestepped typical braids for cool and easy rope twists.
6. Rope Twists
At LaQuan Smith, the twists were taken to even more fabulous great lengths.
7. Head Scarves
Trying to disguise roots or dirty hair? No problem. Headscarves are the perfect way to go from messy to chic in seconds. No one has to know you’re between wash days or salon appointments.
8. Glossy & Slicked Back
You don’t need to tie your hair back to get it off of your face. You can use strong hold gel and shine spray for a sleek pulled-back look, as seen at Balmain.
9. Glossy & Slicked Back
At Givenchy, hair was swept directly back without creating a part for an extra editorial touch. Strategic bobby pins behind the ears can help hold the style in place.
10. Curl Power
The mood for the hair at Christopher John Rogers was the-bigger-the-better. Consider encouraging your texture to new heights rather than taming it.
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11. Curl Power
Ditch your hot tools and go natural like Joan Smalls. Bouncy curls never seem overdone or stuffy and better yet, reducing styling time is great for your hair
12. Black Headbands
Reminiscent of the ’90s, everyone’s favorite stretchy black headband is making a comeback in 2020. Check out the embellished versions at Adeam.
13. Modern Bob
If you’re ready to make a serious cut, this is fall’s hottest length. Falling somewhere between the jawline and the shoulders the daily maintenance is simple, but it still has a lot of impact.
14. Modern Bob
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On straighter hair types, the strong geometric cut looks particularly striking and lifting. Too-long strands can visually drag the eye downward.
15. Neon Highlights
This trend is not for everybody, but neon streaks or extensions show off your playful side when they peek out of a ponytail.
16. Neon Highlights
At Alexander McQueen, models also wore bold extensions in a bright, autumnal red.
17. Oversized Bows
The headband bows at Giambattista Valli were feminine without being twee. The key to not seeming too precious is to keep hair loose and breezy.
18. Deep Side Parts
The easiest and least permanent way to change up your look is to change your part. To get the sophisticated style, as seen at Loewe, use a little hairspray to finish and prevent hair from returning to its usual parting.
19. Deep Side Parts
The extra dramatic side parts at Valentino even give the illusion of side swept bangs without any of the commitment.
20. Peachy Pink
Many people tried out the sunset shade during the first months of quarantine, but we expect to see the color stay through the fall because it is flattering on most complexions. If you have blonde or light brown hair, it’s easy to test it out with a coloring conditioner— the tint rinses out in just a few showers. We like Lime Crime‘s Color Conditioner.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.
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