If you’ve ever endured a South Floridian summer, then you know that cooling off is hot come November. As we begin swapping out denim shorts, sandals and the like, we are often keen to swap out the sunny, sweaty top-knot, as well. Changing it up is an innate desire but after you’ve blacked out on tropical florals, beach waves and bikinis, it can be a bit challenging to gain inspiration and thus, fall forward. So, below is a plethora of looks that are reaching the trend zone this season.
In wake of the ashes out, icy tones that took over the past several years, bright golden blonde is appearing to be the new platinum. Warm is in. For those of us who love some drama but also a color requiring less maintenance, rooty “brondes”, as Hailey Bieber is sporting, are perfect. Ask your stylist for a shadowed root flowing into a golden blonde. This trend doesn’t exclude brunettes. Ask for a base color that is slightly darker than the rest of your hair to achieve a subtle contrast as seen on Zendaya. All over colors are popping up more and more, as well. Deep espressos and spiced cinnamon chestnut shades, specifically. To keep your hair toned between salon visits, ask your stylist about purple and green shampoos or masques.
If the above options feel a bit tame for you this season, avant-garde, unorthodox colors are always in. Picture smoky blues fading into violets and aubergines. Warm, reverent copper flowing from a cool peachy base or into an abstract neon yellow.
You don’t have to change your color at all to move your look forward this fall. Experiment with a zig-zag part or arbitrary accessories as seen on Bella Hadid or a high half-up half-down ponytail. Part your hair very deep to one particular side and tousle for a perfectly undone, romantic vibe. If you’re looking to update your cut, the bob is back! See: the recently engaged Kourtney Kardashian. Not ready to take the plunge? No problem. Go for longer nineties layers or curtain bangs that come through and perform whether worn wavy or sleek.
Whatever you do, do it for you.
Laura Powers, 2021. Author retains ownership, reuse or reprint by permission only.