By JULIE HOLT

With every change of season, there’s a lot of newness — new colors, new clothes, new routines. It’s time once again to turn over your closet, pull out thick cozy blankets and stockpile some firewood. Everything else is changing, why shouldn’t your hair?

This fall’s hair trends on the runway and in magazines include natural, gorgeous styling and a few otherworldly colors. If you’re in the market for a more subtle change when it comes to hair, fear not! There are many ways to incorporate trends in a way that is flattering and age-appropriate.

Here are our favorite fall trends, and some ways you can wear the look if you’re not a 19-year-old runway model.

COLOR

The summer trend of soft, pretty balayaged highlights continues, but with more richness and depth as we anticipate cooler weather. Ask your stylist to blend in some darker hues to bring a pretty contrast to those summer blonde highlights.

Rich lowlights warm up blondes for fall.

Candy-colored strands were all the rage for the summer, and make no mistake, your high school and college age children will still very much want technicolor hair. For a more mature, professional look, ask for a vibrant lowlight — for blondes, a light copper hue will add stunning dimension.

 

Copper lends a pretty strawberry glow to blondes.

Brunettes, you will love a pop of cherry cola to bring some fun to your tresses.

Vibrant red-brown livens up deeper brunettes

Redheads, a glaze just a shade darker than your natural tone will reflect the change of seasons with a rich, shiny finish.

Shiny, glossy natural reds are showstoppers

CUT

A shag with a lash-grazing bang is the new (old) style showing up on red carpets – this cut can be dressed up with curls, or left natural for a soft, wind-blown look. This collarbone length is a great change of pace for those who want to change up a longer style. This cut works especially well on fine hair.

A modern shag is easy and on trend

To freshen a longer look, add in some heavy layering around the face to glam up those go-to casual styles for fall. Styling this hair is a breeze since messy updo’s are still where it’s at. Be sure to be extra nice to your ends with regular treatments and products that protect from heat and the elements.

Face framing layers add movement

STYLING

Natural texture is still all the rage, and perfectly imperfect hair is great for windy fall days. For natural curls, scrunch an anti-frizz curl cream into ends and partially dry hair on medium heat. Left down or pinned in a soft updo, this style is pretty and practical.

Natural texture makes a statement

For you straight and wavy ladies, a center part — down or with a smooth low ponytail — is a runway favorite this season. Smooth down flyaways with a tiny bit of lightweight pomade for a flawless look.

 

A center part is pretty, but edgy

Changing hair for the season can be as subtle or dramatic as you’d like, but one thing never goes out of style with the change of weather — finding a style that makes you feel confident and beautiful!

 

Julie Holt is a contributor to Home Page sites and has been a hairstylist at Hair Expressions in Brentwood for 15 years. She loves sending her clients out of the salon feeling renewed and confident.