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We’re midway through fall 2020, which means many of our kitchens are starting to smell like baking spices, and we’re longing to cozy up by a fire come nightfall. Underneath all of the seasonal lattes and pumpkin patch photoshoots is the presence of change, which is most apparent in the color of the trees outside our windows as their leaves turn and fall.
Often, embracing this change will also make us want to refresh the way we look, beyond pulling out sweaters and gravitating to darker colors…so we’ve compiled a list of the most popular hairstyles and haircuts to switch up your look for the rest of fall and into the New Year!
The Modern Mullet
This retro hairstyle resurfaced this year, thanks to celebs like Miley Cyrus and Barbe Ferreira. The haircut is growing in popularity and is perfect for those looking for a unique hairstyle that will make them stand out in a crowd (or in a Zoom meeting). This look is achieved by snipping the front of your hair into short and choppy bangs, adding lots of layers to frame your face, and leaving the back of your hair long and layered. This updated style is far more flattering than the classic mullet. Think retro French rather than Billy Ray Cyrus.
Bangs are popular around this time of year. Instead of going for curtain bangs or straight-across fringe, opt for this unconventional take on bangs that works to frame your face with long sweeping layers. This look gives your hair a tousled and effortless look that’s much easier to style. Let the bangs do all the talking by pulling the rest of your hair into an updo, or wear your hair down in just-woke-up waves.
The French Bob
The French bob started to gain popularity at the beginning of September, and we don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. This versatile cut is a great way to bring some fun to your look, as you can style your locks into curls, turn under your ends toward your face for a sleeker look, or flip them out for extra body and bounce. Pair the haircut with a beret to complete the full French effect. Voila!
If you’re already sporting bangs, now is a great time to change them up. Whether you want to get a blunt, above-the-brow fringe cut and wear it with long straight hair or get a side-swept fringe cut and wear it extra curly, there’s no end to the styling options you’ll have for the rest of fall and into the winter season. If you’re unsure which fringe style will suit you best, consult your hairstylist as to which bangs go with your face shape.
The Shag Haircut
The updated shag haircut is a favorite among Insta-girls and celebs, including supermodel Suki Waterhouse and Emmy-Award winning actress Zendaya. This hairstyle is ideal for someone looking for a volumized, stand-out look. To get this cut, all you have to do is ask for long multi-length bangs that can be swept across your forehead and layers that frame your face and add extra volume. Style your hair in curls or waves, and you’ve got an entirely eye-catching look.