Red carpets, awards shows, and of course, the Fall 2015 runways, have been full of hair inspiration to tackle this season. Models and actresses are sporting looks that are less high-fashion and more everyday-woman. The hottest fall hair trends are approachable, modest, and even quite simple. Don’t get us wrong, while some are as easy as adding a hair accessory, others take effort and time. But with some guidance and practice, they’ll easily become second nature.
Defined hair parts are all the talk this fall, with deep side parts and blunt middle parts making multiple catwalk appearances. And the messy, low ponytails and bed head looks seen at Michael Kors and Bottega Veneta are glam meets I-woke-up-like-this. Braided ‘dos and bohemian waves are recurring fall hits, while the updated bouffant and modern French twist add fresh takes on classic favorites. The slicked-back wet hair effect endures its reign as celebrities such as Demi Lovato and Kim Kardashian have been sporting this look effortlessly at award shows. And leather headwear is 100% in.
Whether you have short strands or long, there are styles for everyone this season. Read on for 15 of fall’s hottest hair trends and how to master each one.
15 The Messy, Low Ponytail
The low, messy ponytail -although disheveled- actually has a sense of sophistication. It's easy, carefree vibe makes it look like you just rolled out of bed, yet have it all together. Wear it with jeans and a tee, or with a cocktail dress to your next party; this quick and easy hairdo will be a signature go-to this fall.
This video tutorial will show you a few easy steps and products you can use to get the look.
14 The French Twist
There’s a new twist in town- French twist that is. Fall’s take on the hairstyle is less high glam and much looser and cooler. At Chanel, models accessorized their twists with the brand’s signature Cs, while the Tom Ford girls worked braided twists off to the side.
Wendy's Lookbook provides a step-by-step on how to get a messy fresh twist that you can do for hotter days or special occasions.
13 Bohemian Waves
While the ‘70s continue to reign in the world of fashion, the same can be said for the beauty sphere. Carried over from the Spring 2015 runways, long, bohemian waves, reminiscent of the hippie era, are fall’s prettiest ‘do. Voluminous, loose and kinky, boho waves look both effortless and sexy. Watch the video and you’ll master this beachy look in just minutes!
12 The Braided Crown
The braided crown also has the bohemian vibe, and works incredibly well as we move into fall. This updo can be sported more casually or worn to a nicer event such as a wedding. It can be a little difficult to get it just right at first, but this tutorial by Kayley Melissa provides an easy step-by-step tutorial so that you can perfect the look.
11 The Knotted Updo
Knots are the new buns. And lucky for, well, everyone, a knotted updo is thrown together quite easily. Reminiscent of looks seen at Isabel Marant and Vera Wang, carefree knots are elegant, tousled and chic. Whether worn high, low, half up, or half down, knotted ‘dos are in for fall. This short hair tutorial by Natalia Simmons will have you acing the style in no time. And remember: this look works perfectly if you’re having a bad hair day or trying to tame second day hair!
10 The Half-Up Back Twist
The half up, half down hairstyle (or rather, a few strands tied back with the rest of your hair falling) looked simplistic and elegant at shows such as Matthew Williamson and Valentino. Designers went for small sections of the hair tied back at the nape in either braids, twists or simple ponies.
This how-to video shows you a quick and easy way to do a half-up back twist. It's an easy 'do for lazy days when you still want to add a little something to your look.
9 The Braided Pony Tail
Braided ponytails are for days when you want something simple, but want to be a little more creative with your hairstyle. This ‘do always works for fall with a big, comfy cardigan, plaid flannel or long-sleeved dress. Sarah Angius’ Youtube video shows how you can make this look work for mid-length hair, but if you have long or short hair, you can totally adjust it to your length.
8 The Faux Bob
The short hair trend made major waves last fall, with celebs rocking the look right, left and center. And although the look is still in this year, you’re not alone if you’d rather keep your long tresses. However, if you’re looking to pull off the bobbed ‘do, you can rock a faux bob such as those seen at Julien David and Max Mara. Loepsie’s hair tutorial will show you just how to transform your long hair into a bob in a few easy steps.
7 Leather Headwear
Headwear got a badass makeover for the Fall runways. Luxe leather accessories appeared as headbands at Proenza Schouler and Fendi, and hair ties at Tanya Taylor. The addition of a leather hairpiece gives a glamorous edge to your look without making it too hardcore. No video required for this ‘do. Just find your favourite piece of leather and place it accordingly.
6 The Deep Side Part
The deep side part is ultra youthful and has that carefree essence to it that can be coupled with stick straight or wavy strands. This look was seen at multiple Fall 2015 shows including Sonia Rykiel, Rochas, Donna Karan, Zac Posen, Jason Wu and the list goes on; which makes it clear that this look is here to stay. Byrdie’s hair tutorial is fun and simple, so you’ll be able to tackle the look in no time.
5 Super-High Ponytails and Knots
Although low ponytails have settled in as the look du jour, super-high ponytails and knots also made a return to the runways of Prada and Marc Jacobs this season. While you may not want a pony that sits right smack on the top of your head, high ponytails give off the allure of longer hair. This tutorial from Howcase details an awesome way to get a nice high ‘do that isn’t too out of this world.
4 The 60’s Bouffant
The ‘60s came back for fall in the form of the bouffant, where models at Sonia Rykiel and Chanel gave off sultry feels. The beehive look can be worn bigger or smaller, with a low ponytail, bun, or half down, depending on what you’re wearing it for and what look you want to channel. You can also work in a headband or other hair accessory of your choice. Laura Okita features an all-up bouffant in her tutorial and shows how you can add ‘60s-inspired accessories as well.
3 The Boho Crown Braid
Bohemian is in. Braids are in. So, a boho crown braid is a style that will have you looking pretty and hippy-esque this fall. All you need is a hairbrush, a few bobby pins, and a clear hair elastic and HealthyHair will show you how to do this quick, boho updo. It’s elegant, but also casual, so you can wear it to class or even for a night out with friends.
2 Slicked Back Hair
Celebs continue to sport the slicked back hair look, with some mixing the wet hair trend into the equation, too. Although it may not be a look that you go to on the regular, slicked back hair is amazing for a trendy event where you can wear your edgiest getup. It’s extremely polished and poised, and recommended for a sophisticated feel. Dulce Candy goes through this look step by step and adds the wet hair aspect in as well.
1 Bedhead Middle Part
Yes, the middle part we rocked in our youth has wedged its way back into the style forefront. Rodarte and Ralph Lauren put out middle parts coupled with the au natural bed head look and the result was casually elegant. Mirellabellebeauty shows you how to pull off a middle part, and add your own touch to it! Curly, waved, straight or in a pony, you can rock the middle part bed head look to your heart’s desire.