Looking to change up your hair for fall? Senior Stylist Derek Hannah explains how six small tweaks may have a significant impact:
1) Play With Your Bangs
Getting bangs is a major change, but when you have them already, there are a few things you can certainly do to amp them up. For a softer look, try adding layers. Once you've taken the weight away, you can sweep them to 1 side or the other. When you have the attitude, an even more dramatic look is to cut baby bangs. They expose your face because they sit above the eyebrow. Beyoncé and Lady Gaga have both rocked baby bangs! To create bangs, I like R+Co's Pinstripe Instant Detangling Spray. It's the ideal amount of moisture to help control frizz greatly. And, it's vegan, gluten-free, and high performing!
2) Add Layers (or Not!)
This can be a quite simple way to change your look because you're not changing the length, just the shape. When you have a blunt cut, layers take away the weight, so hair looks lighter and provides a feeling of movement. The opposite option is to give your hair MORE of a dull look by cutting everything one length, so you do not have any layers at all.
To give layers texture and fullness, I love using the Dry Texturizing Spray from Oribe.
3) Flatten Your Braids
You do not even have in the future set for a cut to have this look! Braid an area of your hair using 3 pieces. Once it's nice and tight, have a hair straightener and run it from root to get rid of, heating the whole braid. After it cools, unwrap the braided pieces, and you'll have an elegant wave. It's effortless! I used to do this a lot for fashion shows, and it gives hair an interesting wave. Utilizing a dry shampoo or even a texturing spray when you braid will thicken hair and make it hold. My go-to for the product for this is, again, Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray since it adds volume and density.
4) Go Super Smooth
Summer was all about embracing the beach wave. For autumn, take advantage of less humidity and frizz by flat ironing hair dead straight! I loved Kim Kardashian's undertake Blowouts Boca this look because it's glossy and beautiful! Here's how to get it: Shampoo and condition under your hair type and towel dry well. Then, use a product that adds shine and gives heat protection like Oribe's Royal Blowout. Spray from a distance, so you do not get a lot of products in a single area. Blow-dry with a big paddle brush to smooth ends. Once hair is mainly straight, hair straightener from mid-length to ends, so you're not losing volume at the roots. I love to complete by adding shine and sealing the hair with Oribe's Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray. When you have curly hair, you can still fully grasp this look! Book an express Kerasilk Keratin Treatment by Goldwell along with your cut or blowdry. It only takes an hour and can tame frizz for a softer, straighter look.
5) Embrace A New Fall Colour
Quite a simple change is to go darker! Get inspired by fall tones like auburn and coppers that will add warmth to your skin. If you're feeling more adventurous, choose plums or violets. Blondes can tone down the lightness by adding lowlights that will give definition and add depth, especially to finer hair types.
6) Move Your Part
It's incredible how this kind of small thing changes how you see yourself! Repositioning your part will push contrary to the hair giving massive volume and the illusion of more lift in front. A center part will make your face look longer, so it's great for those who have round faces while having a part does the opposite. The effect is a dramatic change, and no cutting needed!