The 4 Most Exciting Fall Hair Trends, According to Two Experts
This summer was all about 90s-inspired Princess Diana ’dos, choppy layers and money piece highlights. But now that we’re officially trading bathing suits for power suits, we needed to know how to update our manes, too. We asked celebrity hairstylist Jillian Halouska, who’s worked with Billy Porter, Claire Foy and Julia Garner (to name a few), as well as Jaime Kontz, Director of Innovation at Aveeno Hair, to pinpoint what’s cool in hair trends for fall. Here, their top four picks.
1. Hydrating Ingredients
“Post summer, people are looking to add products into their regimen to repair damage from chlorine, sun, and heat styling,” says Kontz. “Fall is also the time for using heavier ingredients, such as butters and oils, ahead of harsh winter weather. Aveeno Hair uses oat as the first ingredient to provide scalp-soothing and strengthen properties. The oat blends are amazing because they are gentle on all hair types but don’t weigh hair down.” Her recommendation: reach for Aveeno Fresh Greens, Blackberry Quinoa or Apple Cider Vinegar shampoos and conditioners to add moisture and strength back into strands.
2. Curtain Bangs
Listen: We’re not saying to listen to TikTok and pick up the shears yourself. But Halouska says this style is an easy way to dip your toe into the bangs trend if you’re still not quite sure. “This 70’s fringe style is taking on more volume as we head into fall. This trend works on both long and short hair, curly and straight hair, and we’re going to see more dramatic cuts into the hair for extra flip, fringe, and drama. If your hair is straight, invest in a good round brush to get that wafty fringe.”
3. Mid-Length Chops
Starting any season with a fresh chop is never a bad idea, and Halouska is forecasting a shoulder-length refresh as the “it” cut this season. “Go for a blunt cut with a few long layers, which will grow out nicely over the next couple months. Then, you can decide for the holidays or the new year to take it up shorter,” she adds.
4. Scalp Health
ICYMI, scalp-care is the new skincare. “The skin on your head needs the same care as any other area on your body,” says Kontz. “Scalp health directly affects hair health and growth. There’s now so many products on the market like scrubs and shampoos, but Aveeno Hair uses Apple Cider Vinegar, which has amazing cleansing and soothing properties,” she says. If you’re feeling dry, try Aveeno's Fresh Greens Blend. It’s infused with rosemary, peppermint and cucumber for thickness and body. It also clarifies and adds light moisture, making it ideal for fine to medium hair.