From Harry Potter (yes, again) to hair colors that sound like menu items, here are six trends we’re betting you’ll see a lot of this month.

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‘Food’ Hair

Take one quick scroll through Pinterest’s beauty boards and you’ll see that food-related hair colors are seriously trending for fall. From Ciara’s deep cocoa- and toffee-based “cold brew” hair to the lighter “toasted coconut” hue, it’s getting harder to distinguish the grocery store from the salon.

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Based on Lonely Planet data, Taiwan is one of the most affordable, under-the-radar destinations of 2019. The tiny island just east of China is largely underrated by travelers, but don’t be fooled: The place is the perfect surf and turf, so to speak, for folks who can’t make up their mind. If you’re thinking about going, book now—to avoid typhoon season, the best months for Taiwanese travel are October to February.

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Pottermania (Part 1 Million)

Maybe it’s those witchy vibes, but October is shaping up to be a big time for everyone’s favorite wizards. This month, there are not one, not two but three new Harry Potter books coming to stores. First up is Harry Potter: Creatures: A Paper Scene Book, followed by Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts and Harry Potter: Imagining Hogwarts: A Beginner's Guide to Moviemaking. Ready thine wands.

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If recent runways and street-style shots are any indication, tie-dye is back. But this isn’t the stuff of sleepovers and hippie Halloween costumes: It’s chic and modern. Here are some ways to test out the trend without looking like you’re on your way to a Phish concert.

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Pumpkin-Flavored Everything

It’s October, which means it’s officially pumpkin season. And if the pumpkin-centric offerings at Trader Joe’s are any indication, the best way to get in on the pumpkin-y goodness is through food. Pick up one of TJ’s many options (we recently counted a whopping 27 pumpkin products) or make your own orange-hued snack.

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