The new season means a fresh new start, especially with your hair. Refresh your hair style look for chilly fall days with these minor, but big impact, changes.
As we transition in long sleeves and light knits with fall on the way (we're so sad to say goodbye to you sweet summer! Until next time ...), we’re also keen on trying something a little different with our hair style. Nothing drastic—just a little something to match the change in wardrobe and even attitude; in the autumn, don’t you find yourself yearning for a fresh start? There’s good news if you have thick hair: you have more options since you have more to play with. But don’t fret thin-hair ladies—we can all play around a little. Here are some subtle hair style changes that’ll give you the sense of renewal you’re craving and keep you on track with fall's hottest hair trends:
Fall hair trends: Get a fringe
“The easiest way to convert a hair style is to cut some bangs,” says Rabi Bazzi, a stylist at Bruno Desjardins salon in Montreal. “Bangs change the shape of your hair and affects the structure of your profile without changing your entire haircut,” he says. “You can play with the frame, or the layers that come from the fringe, for a different look that’s very visible.” Bazzi adores how Zooey Deschanel and Kim Kardashian get such different looks with their fringes. “Kim’s are cropped straight sometimes, and then they’re more wispy and to the side another day,” he says.
Fall hair trends: Play with the thickness
“The no-haircut haircut,” says Bazzi of this type of hairstyle change, in which you play with the thickness, by texturing the hair in a different way. “The hair takes on a whole new dimension,” he says. If you have full length hair with no layers, for example, and you don’t want to lose length, you can add surface layers to help lose some of the weight; it’ll add movement and volume and body, but you won’t look like you had your haircut, he explains. Someone who often gets her hair cut in this way, says Bazzi, is the newly engaged Jennifer Aniston. “Sometimes her hair looks like a thick, long bob, and sometimes it’s wispier at the edges, etc.”
Fall hair trends: Change up your styling tools
Ask your stylist for a haircut that offers versatility. This is a key to a modern haircut, says Bazzi, who adds that if your hair is done properly these days, you should be able to get two to three looks out of the same cut, depending on how it’s structured. Then you can sometimes use a flat iron and make layers disappear, or put away the flat iron and return to your brush and blow dryer only (something too many of us don’t do enough of these days, says Bazzi) so you get more movement. “Fall in love with your blow dryer and brush again for some sexy waves.”
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