Fall's Top Hair Trends

Bored with your current hair look? You’re in luck because we’ve sourced some of the hottest styles for a whole new season. Whether you want a subtle shift or a way to really change things up, this fall sees several stylish hair options.
Ponytail
Model: Herve Leger By Max Azria
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Week)

Pretty ponytails

Jason Wu and Ralph Lauren (to name but a few) showed that the humble ponytail deserves its place in the hairstyle spotlight. Not only is the ponytail versatile (wear it high, wear it low, wear it to the side), but it can easily go from casual to elegant depending on how you style it. To capture the sleek, sophisticated look we spied on the runways, prep hair with styling serum to add shine and minimize frizz. Then flat iron hair as straight as you can get it, pull back into a sleek ponytail and secure with anything from simple elastics to more eye-catching options.

blunt bangs
Model: Juanjo Oliva
(Photo by Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Madrid Fashion Week)

Blunt bangs

Straight-across bangs were a fixture on several fall 2012 runways, including Marni, Versace and Elie Saab (think Rooney Mara on red carpets last year). This look is dramatic and definitely a change if you don’t currently have bangs, or sport a longer, side swept fringe. The key to getting it right is to talk to your stylist about whether or not this look works with your face shape, and if so, how best to go about it so it suits you. Blunt bangs can work with many hair lengths, from chin to shoulder and offer a quick way to update your overall style.


natural looking hair
Model: Honor
(Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Week)

Natural-looking hair

One look we were pleasantly surprised to see on more than a few fall runways was simple, natural-looking hair that showed off natural body and healthy sheen. What does this mean for you? You can unplug the flat iron, go easy on the hairspray and let your real tresses take the stage -- minus much enhancement. We’re not suggesting rolling out of bed and out the door without so much as a cursory comb through, but you can rest easy knowing that as long as your locks are clean, trimmed and healthy, you can get away with just about anything!

Statement accessories
Model: Dolce & Gabbana
(Photo by WENN.com for Mercedes-Benz
Milan Fashion Week )

Statement accessories

Statement hair accessories took the fall runways by storm and we saw some stand-out pieces adorning models' tresses at Tory Burch and Dolce & Gabbana. One of the easiest and fastest ways to switch up your look for any season, accessories add instant interest to your look with a just a few snaps of a barrette. For this fall look for feminine pieces (think satin headbands), metallic pieces and anything with embellishments to really make a statement for the season.

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Comments on "Hair trends we're falling for this fall"

audrey October 23, 2012 | 12:14 PM

I love that ponytails and the natural look made this list because those are two of my go to's! I'm always on the run so I don't always have time to mess with the curling iron or flat iron. My morning usually consists of a rushed shower, throwing in some frizz and shine product and hoping for the best!

Laurel September 20, 2012 | 3:34 PM

I really wish the natural wave of my hair looked normal, but there is no way that style will ever work for me. I'm waiting for it to actually cool down and jump on the bang bandwagon! And I just love how ponytails are coming back!

Stacy September 20, 2012 | 10:31 AM

I like the bangs, but don't know if I'd actually be daring enough to get them! I did see a segment on E! that showed you how to clip back bangs without seeing the bobby pin. I like that even if I hate the bangs I can still pull them back slyly.

Lauren September 20, 2012 | 8:11 AM

I'm all about pony tails so I'm happy to read that they are in this fall. I have kids, so it's easiest to have my hair up and out of my face, but of course I still want to look fashionable. Thanks for the article!

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