Ride the Wave
If you're still rocking freeze curls, crimps or Shirley Temples, stop! The trend of romantic, touchable curls continues this fall. The look sexy, soft and wearable. Think Oprah, Jada Pinkett Smith or Kelly Rowland.
Dress up your bun with a pretty satin headband or vintage barrette.
This season heralds the return of the chignon--chic, sleek and slightly mussed. The beauty of the bun is that there's no perfect formula. lf a few hairs escape, it's all right. With a little practice and a handful of hairpins, you'll look as if you hit the salon for sure.
Wrap a braided piece around your chignon for an instant update.
Remix the Classics
You can never go wrong with a classic. Wear it loose, tight, parted in the middle or on the side. Keep it simple, but add your own twist. Ojon Conditioning Finishing Paste will keep edges smooth and help with flyaways.
Switch It Up
Who says you have to start with a sleek, smooth ponytail when creating a bun? Add excitement with braids. During the week, keep your scalp conditioned and hydrated with Dr. Miracle's Braid Relief Spray.
Play With Shapes
Change up the shape of the traditional chignon and achieve something unique. Not enough hair to pull it off? Work a hairpiece, and watch your options multiply!
Razor-sharp short cuts dress up fall's tailored suits and pencil skirts. Shine in styles that are funky enough to hit the clubs or polished enough for the j-o-b.
Make It Funky
Stay on top of the trends, with this head-turning look (left). Designs are cut onto the side of this faux hawk with trimmers for extra flair.
Give your cropped wispy cut (below left) a boost with rich coppery chestnuts or golden-browns. To keep your color bright and vibrant, wash and condition hair with L'Oreal Technique Nature's Therapy Color Confidence Anti-Fading Shampoo and Conditioner.
Keep It Real
Add shape and definition to your 'fro with a texture combo (below) that mixes coils and cornrows.
lean and clean
Say good-bye to flat, supper straight, lifeless hair. Give movement and definition to your bob with light layers and highlights. To keep hair sleek and chic, apply Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Weightless Anti-Frizz Serum before you blow-dry.
Twist and roll
Let go of that same old French roll and make way for chic controlled updos. Take a look at these showstopping styles.
Let's Get Twisted
Twists make a great alternative to the French roll. At right, hair is sectioned, twisted and sculpted to achieve this unforgettable updo. Hold this style into place with Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine Super Spray.
Create high drama by braiding and twisting your locks to form the ultimate updo.
Go With a Bang
A side-sweeping bang takes ordinary twists from bland to blazing. To keep this do intact, pin-curl the bang and tie hair up with a silk scarf at night.
As the weather cools, you'll want to keep your curls soft and sexy. Now is a great time to reintroduce yourself to hot rollers, pin curls and roller sets.
* Set hair with medium-size rollers and a setting lotion like Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Conditioning Wrap & Set Lotion to create soft curls.
* As curls start to wear, brush them down with a vent brush and leave the ends curly (see right).
* To prevent the ends from frizzing, pin-curl at night and use a hairdressing such as Phyto Life Hair Honey.
such a tease
Tease With Ease
Sentiments from the sixties ruled the fall runways with big teased hair. Pump up the volume and take the teased look to the streets by:
* Cutting layers beneath the crown of this bobbed style or slightly back-combing hair to create a lift.
* Giving hair a little extra boost. Consider a volumizing spray like Biolage Bodifying Spray Gel if your hair is straight.
* Applying volumizing spray to damp roots and drying them with a diffuser, for wavy or curly hair.