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10 Fall Hair Trends You’re About to See Everywhere

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve already been searching for all fall everything on TikTok and longing for the day when you can shut off your air conditioner. Seriously, all we do is look up fall decor trends and fall hair and makeup trends, because once August has come and gone, we live in a pumpkin spice land where everything is effortlessly chic and there’s no more breaking out into a sweat just to pick up coffee.

With that being said, we figured now is a great time to dig into fall hair trends so you can be ahead of the curve for when September finally hits. These hairstyles are easy to recreate at home, require minimal tools, and are perfect for everything from date night to drinks with the girls. Here are our top favorites.

1. Black Headbands

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The easiest fall hack is straight from the ’90s. You probably remember your mom rocking one of these, and they’re back, according to the red carpet and TikTok. The best part about this look is that you just need one accessory and you’re done. You can rock it with straight or curly hair, and it instantly makes you look more put together. Try it with a tube top and cargo pants, or when you rock your Princess Diana–style oversized crew neck with bike shorts to grab coffee this fall.

2. Short Bobs

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Because anything below the shoulders is cheugy. Just kidding! But “it” girls are going crazy over this short hair trend that’s perfect for fall. If you wear your favorite sweater, your short hair rests just at the shoulders and you can even tie it back in a clip while still looking put together.

3. Cold-Brew Hair

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Cold brew isn’t just for your coffee. Now you can get your stands buzzin’ with this ultra-rich, chocolatey color that has streaks of lighter shades throughout. Think of it as the creamer to your coffee, making your entire head of hair look full of dimension and shine without having to use any extra products.

4. Ultra Sleek

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This hairstyle look takes the bob even further by adding silky-sleek shine to the short hair. To achieve this look, you need a hair gloss to pull through your strands. We love the DESIGN.ME HAIR Gloss.Me hair gloss that contains cannabis sativa, rice bran, argan oil, and moringa seed oil to create an ultra-shiny look.

5. Side Parts

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Of course it’s time for the side part to come back. We already have a resurgence of Y2K clothing, rimless sunglasses, and oversized jeans taking over our feeds. The latest fall hair trend is all about creating more volume with a side part. To achieve this look at home, use a volumizing hair mousse while your strands are still damp. We love the OSCAR BLANDI Hair Lift Mousse for this look. Run it through the roots and then blow dry while holding hair upwards and away from your head with a rounding brush. If you want more volume after your hair has dried, you can gently tease the roots using a thin comb and a flexible-hold hairspray.

6. Sombré Ombré

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A sombré ombré is basically a more subtle take on ombré hair. The color blends together flawlessly, and lighter pieces frame the face around the front while a more dark root takes shape at the crown of the head.

7. Updated Pamela Anderson Bun

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Pamela’s iconic messy top knot style has been trending for decades now, but Margot Robbie just put a fresh spin on the look. Instead of placing the bun at the top of your head, tie it back in the middle, then pull two shorter pieces through to the front.

8. Long Braids

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America Ferrera and Alix Earle both recently rocked this trend, and it’s safe to say it’s going to stick around for fall. Can’t you just picture it adding the perfect amount of drama to your leather blazer and pants set? Hair extensions are key to making this braid look extra long, but you can still rock the look with your natural hair. All you need is gel to slick down the top, then tie your hair into a ponytail with an elastic as you normally would. We love the BRIOGEO Curl Charisma Frizz Control Gel for this. From there, add the braid, since the structure will already be in place thanks to the elastic.

9. Oversized Bangs

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Fall is a great time to debut oversized bangs since the weather is finally cooling down, which means your bangs are way less likely to turn into a sweaty, greasy mess by the end of the day. Take this photo to your stylist or bravely cut your bangs yourself. Use a shear or a razor (carefully!) to get a messy effect so certain pieces are longer than others.

10. Natural Waves

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The goal of this look is to make it look like you didn’t use a curling iron, even though you did. Instead of leaving tighter curls or ringlets, use your curling iron as you normally would and then brush out the curls to get a wavier effect. Seal in the look with a few spritzes of flexible hold hairspray.

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Brittany Leitner
Brittany is an award winning beauty, health, and lifestyle writer and author of the poetry book "23 Emotions." She has eight years of experience writing for brands like Elite Daily, The. Dr. Oz Show, Shape, Stylecaster, Bustle, and more.
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Article Last Updated August 15, 2023 12:00 AM