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Your Guide to the Best Hairstyles for Fall 2016

Looking for a new hairstyle for fall? There is definitely something for everyone in this top 30 collection. Short pixie cuts, medium length bobs, and long layered styles all with a fun new twist. It’s always a fun idea to try something new with the change of seasons. One of these hairstyles for fall is sure to inspire you!

#1 Rockin’ Pomp

Reach for the sky with this high-rise hairstyle! This effortless pompadour style by Douglas Carroll Salon is edgy, chic and a real stand out.

Edgy Pompadour - Hairstyles for Fall

More hair ideas from Douglas Carroll Salon

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair upside down to create as much volume as possible.
  2. When hair is dry, wrap in large heat rollers to the top sections of hair.
  3. Remove rollers and tease the roots to create lots of cushion.
  4. Brush hair up and arrange it into a pompadour.
  5. Spray to hold.

Recommended Products:

Try Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse to really pump up your pomp.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, heart or square shaped faces will be thinned out with this hair-raising hairstyle. Straight to slightly curly hair can wear this look.

Tip:

Apply your makeup or get dressed while you wait for you hot rollers to cool.

#2 Spike it Up

Short jagged edges are ironed straight for dramatic texture and shape in this modern pixie from Goertz Hair.

Short Fall Hairstyle with Jagged Edges

More hair ideas from Goertz Hair

How To Style:

  1. Apply your favorite hair mousse for hold on damp strands.
  2. Use your fingers and a blow dryer to blast strands dry. Really rough up the hair as you dry to create that funky texture.
  3. Blow dry bangs forward so they lay down on the forehead.
  4. Use a flat iron on select pieces and pull them straight out for a spikey finish.
  5. Use a strong hold hairspray or hair wax to pinch hair strands and finish off your look.

Recommended Products:

Alagio Trend Starter Spiking Pomade will keep those spikes in place.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or heart shaped faces with straight or slightly wavy hair types wear this style best.

Tip:

Don’t forget to turn up the volume on your hair color! With an edgy haircut like this, you’ll want to spice it up and make the most of it.

#3 Free Spirit

This 80s-inspired hairstyle by Hair Benders Internationale’ features feather layers with modern waves. The combination has a wild and rebellious feel to it that totally rocks!

Eighties Inspired Hairstyle for Fall

More hair ideas from Hair Benders Internationalé

How To Style:

  1. Part dry hair to the side and brush through.
  2. Use a large curling iron on the front bangs and swoop hair back.
  3. Use a small curling iron on lengths of hair. Grab random pieces and don’t worry about perfect sectioning.
  4. Spray your hair with a medium hold hairspray and scrunch up your hair.
  5. Use your fingers to scrunch and rough up strands for a deconstructed finish.

Recommended Products:

Try Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Touchable Hairspray. It smells wonderful!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long, oval or rectangular shaped faces will be balanced out by the wide texture this hairstyle creates. Fine to thick amounts of hair that have wave or some curl are ideal for this look.

Tip:

Play! This is an awesome hairstyle for someone who likes to run their fingers through their hair often.

#4 Edgy Elegance

Try this asymmetrical haircut by L Salon & Color Group for an edgy but sophisticated hairstyle. Hair is cut short at the nape, but left long around the face for a super chic finish.

Elegant Asymmetrical Hairstyle for Fall

More hair ideas from L Salon & Color Group

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry your strands forward and toward the face. Use a round brush on the longer fringe.
  2. Push hair back on top and arrange hair in the direction you want it to lay.
  3. Rub some hair pomade into your hands and gently pull the product through your hair in the same directions it’s lying.

Recommended Products:

Try Aveda Light Elements Shaping Wax. Just remember that a tiny amount goes a long way!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round faces with straight hair texture wear this look best.

Tip:

The long layers around the face in this haircut are very slimming, making it a great short hair option for those wanting to make their face appear slimmer.

#5 Hollywood Glam

Bring some major glamour to your life with this medium length set from Hair Benders Internationale’. A classic finger wave shape blends down into fluffed out ringlets for a regal finish.

Glamorous Hairstyle with Finger Waves

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How To Style:

  1. Set the hair in a finger wave with a strong hold setting lotion.
  2. Allow to dry and brush out.
  3. Use a tiny curling iron on the ends to add some more texture if needed.

Recommended Products:

Apply Kusco-Murphy Setting Lotion to wet hair before styling in the shape you desire.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval shaped faces on wavy to curly hair wear this style best.

Tip:

Invest in some long silver hair clips from the beauty store to set your hair with ease.

#6 Party Girl

Voluminous body and curly texture unite in this totally bodacious hairstyle by Douglas Carroll Salon.

Fall Hairstyle with Volume and Curls

More hair ideas from Douglas Carroll Salon

How To Style:

  1. Use large hot rollers on hair for body and volume.
  2. Remove rollers and tease the crown for added height.
  3. Smooth hair back gently with a brush.
  4. Use a tiny curling iron on the ends for added texture.

Recommended Products:

Prive Texture Spray is a must for this style!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and hair textures can achieve a version of this hairstyle.

Tip:

Always allow hot rollers to cool 100% before removing for best results.

#7 Pixie Puff

Long, eye-grazing bangs are combined with shattered layers and fluffed up texture in this totally adorable pixie hairstyle by Identity Hair Salons & Medical Spas.

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry bangs forward and down.
  2. Part hair deeply to the side and continue to blow dry with your fingers.
  3. Arrange strands in the direction you want the hair to lie as it dries.
  4. Rub a texturizing hair lotion or cream on your fingers and palms and rough it through your strands.

Recommended Products:

Try ELC Dao of Hair Volume Texture Cream to achieve the perfected tousled texture this pixie calls for.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer shaped faces will be balanced out with these dramatic bangs. Smaller faces will feel too overpowered by the long fringe. Straight to slightly wavy hair texture is ideal for achieving this look.

Tip:

Make sure you rub all the product into your palms so you don’t get clumps in your hair.

#8 Golden Goddess

Look like a goddess with these super long sultry curls.

Long Hairstyle for Fall with Curls

More hair ideas from L Salon & Color Group

How to Style:

  1. Brush out hair and create as deep of a side part as you can.
  2. Go through section by section and coat hair with hairspray as a foundation.
  3. Use a 1-inch or slightly larger curling iron as a wand (do not curl the very tips of your hair). Wrap strands around the barrel.

Recommended Products:

L’Oreal Professional Infinium Professional Hairspray Light Hold will provide a great foundation for this style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round and square face shapes with thick hair that is straight, wavy or slightly curly can pull of this hairstyle.

Tip:

Keep hair healthy and hydrated for ultimate shine! Use a deep conditioning mask once a week, apply leave-in conditioner, and use a light serum before applying any heat to strands for a super sleek finish.

#9 Braided Lady

Braids aren’t just for little girls. Take your updo to the next level by adding some braided texture like this look from Paul Kenneth Salon.

Updo with Braided Texture

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How To Style:

  1. Start with clean dry hair and brush out.
  2. Tease a triangular section at the top of the head, then twist it and pin it back.
  3. Gather hair up into a ponytail.
  4. Braid the ponytail and pull strands out gently to really plump up the braid.
  5. Twist the braid around the base of the ponytail and secure.

Recommended Products:

Use Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shaping Cream on strands before braiding for a sleeker finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and hair types can achieve this look.

Tip:

Add a flower or tiara for the perfect fall wedding look!

#10 Blush

This modern twist on “The Marilyn” by L Salon & Color Group is drop dead gorgeous!

Vintage Short Hairstyle for Fall

More hair ideas from L Salon & Color Group

How To Style:

  1. Blow hair out with a round brush and create as much volume as possible.
  2. Use a large curling iron or hot rollers on hair once it is completely dry.
  3. Use hairspray and a hair cream to shape strands into place.

Recommended Products:

Try Alterna Caviar Thick & Full Volume Mousse to enhance volume and plump up the diameter of each hair strand.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or heart shaped faces that have super thick hair with straight to wavy hair types can rock this look.

Tip:

Don’t skimp on product with a hairstyle like this. You’ll need a good base of holding products to get the hair to do what you want.

#11 Short and Sweet

This super flirty asymmetrical hairstyle from Goertz Hair is sure to grab everyone’s attention while out on the town.

Short Asymmetrical Hairstyle for Fall

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How To Style:

  1. Part hair deeply to one side and brush through.
  2. Slick hair back with a strong hold gel on one side. Secure with a few decorative bobby pins.
  3. Use a 1-inch curling iron on the side of the parting with more hair. Curl hair in small sections to really detail each curl.
  4. Brush the top carefully to create the “S” shape.
  5. Spray to hold.

Recommended Products:

Use a light cream like Redken’s Move Ability 05 Lightweight Defining Cream Paste to smooth hair back. Keep it all in place with Redken Quick Dry Hairspray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round and heart shaped faces with straight to slightly curly hair types can pull off this look with ease.

Tip:

If you don’t have decorative bobby pins, try something interesting with your everyday bobby pins like criss crossing them in your hair for an added cool factor.

#12 Pump it Up

Turn up the volume with this huge hairstyle from Douglas Carroll Salon! A center part and long, super thick waves make this a true stand out.

Long Hairstyle with Volume and Waves

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How To Style:

  1. Brush hair out and part in the middle
  2. Go through, section by section, and mist hair lightly with hairspray for hold.
  3. Use a large 1 1/2-inch curling iron on the entire head of hair. Keep curls as tight as you can while curling.
  4. When complete, tease the roots and gently brush out.
  5. Spray one last coat of spray for hold.

Recommended Products:

Try Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray for amazing hold. It smells fabulous, too!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or square shaped faces with super thick wavy hair wear this look best.

Tip:

Invest in a backcombing brush to really take your styling skills to the next level.

#13 Poof Proof

This wavy and slightly messy textured style from Identity Hair Salons & Medical Spas is totally rock star. Add the high poof to really elevate the overall style.

How To Style:

  1. Brush out waves gently and curl ends to give them a finished look.
  2. Grab a wide section on top of the head and backcomb the roots for volume.
  3. Poof up hair and secure with pins.

Recommended Products:

Prive Texture Spray!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval or rectangular shaped faces with naturally wavy hair can achieve this style easily.

Tip:

This is a great look to wear on day two or three when hair is already a little messy.

#14 Classic Elegance

These defined ringlets exude timeless beauty with a touch of romance. This mid-length hairstyle by Paul Kenneth Salon is easy to wear and can quickly dress up any outfit.

Classic Mid-length Hairstyle for Fall

More hair ideas from Paul Kenneth Salon

How To Style:

  1. Brush out clean dry hair and part it slightly to one side.
  2. Grab vertical sections of hair and curl them toward the face.
  3. Pin the curls to set, then drop them down when cool.

Recommended Products:

Kardashian Beauty Pure Glitz Hairspray provides intense texture, volume and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Straight to wavy hair types and all face shapes can wear this sultry look.

Tip:

Use a comb to create a really crisp part line.

#15 Chiseled Elegance

We absolutely love this tapered bob with lots of volume from Paul Kenneth Salon! The chiseled layers around the face create instant framing and lots of fun texture.

Tapered Bob Hairstyle with Volume

More hair ideas from Paul Kenneth Salon

How To Style:

  1. Use a round brush to dry strands forward. Really lift up the roots as you dry to create as much volume as possible.

Recommended Products:

Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Thermal Hairbrushes come in a variety of sizes. They are absolutely amazing at creating rounded and polished hairstyles like this one!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square or heart shaped faces are ideal for this hairstyle. Straight to wavy hair textures can achieve this look with ease.

Tip:

A ceramic vented round brush will heat up and help round out hair strands quickly and easily as you blow dry.

#16 Hippy Chic

This ultra long hairstyle from Paul Kenneth Salon is a great option to show off your locks without overcrowding your face. Sweeping hair up and back opens up the face and looks nice and sophisticated as well.

Ultra Long Hairstyle for Fall

More hair ideas from Paul Kenneth Salon

How To Style:

  1. Brush hair out and keep hair in its natural texture.
  2. Tease the top roots slightly for a little bit of a cushion.
  3. Pull top strands back and secure with pins.

Recommended Products:

Moroccan Oil Smoothing Lotion is great on wet and dry hair for extremely hydrated and healthy looking strands.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round and square face shapes would look best with this long hairdo. Depending on the finish you want, any hair texture could rock this pinned up look.

Tip:

Long hair looks best when it’s healthy. Use regular masks and deep conditioners on your hair as well as hydrating argan oil products to keep strands split-end free.

#17 Delicate Beauty

Silky long bangs swoop right into textured ringlets in this romantic design by L Salon & Color Group.

Long Hairstyle with Curls and Long Bangs

More hair ideas from L Salon & Color Group

How To Style:

  1. Diffuse natural curls or use a small curing iron to create ringlets on the bottom half of hair strands.
  2. Part hair and tease the crown for a little added height.
  3. Smooth bangs to the side with a flat iron.

Recommended Products:

Kerastase Nutritive Oleo Relax Serum!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, oval or square shaped faces will be complimented by this hairstyle. Naturally curly hair is ideal for this look unless you love using a tiny curling iron on straight strands.

#18 Swirls Galore

This retro-inspired hairstyle by Hair Benders Internationale’ is full of volume everywhere! Thick, luscious curls swirl in and out creating one stunning hairdo.

Retro Inspired Fall Hairstyle with Volume

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How To Style:

  1. Part hair to the side and comb through.
  2. Use a large curling iron on strands. Curl the entire head of hair.
  3. Brush the curls out and arrange hair into place.

Recommended Products:

Use a light, relaxing serum like Redken Diamond Oil to help smooth frizz and keep hair from becoming too unmanageable.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, square or oval shaped faces can wear this hairstyle. Super thick hair that is wavy is best.

Tip:

When you have super thick hair, avoid volume-enhancing products that will make hair hard to manage. Opt for relaxing serums or sprays to smooth and control.

#19 Faux Hawk Love

Be inspired by this faux hawk pixie hairstyle from Identity Hair Salons & Medical Spas that is loaded with texture and volume. Strands are blown straight up and back for a totally rock star result.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a strong hold mousse to strands and blow hair up and back to create as much volume as possible.
  2. Use a round brush to finish off the ends while drying or use a flat iron to detail strands when it’s completely dry.

Recommended Products:

Redken Control Addict will lock in your look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces will rock this edgy pixie. Straight to slightly wavy hair types are best.

Tip:

Carry a travel-sized hairspray in your purse or handbag to keep hair touched up throughout the day.

#20 The Renegade

Looking for texture? This edgy hairstyle by Hair Benders Internationale’ features a classic silhouette with a fun twist! This medium length is so on trend right now as well.

Edgy Hairstyle for Fall with Texture

More hair ideas from Hair Benders Internationalé

How To Style:

  1. Brush out hair and comb through.
  2. Use a large curling iron to flip the ends out. Go through each layer to really detail the finish.
  3. Toss your hair upside down and then spray a texturizing spray up and into the hair. Be generous with the product, then use your fingers to really rough up the hair strands.
  4. Toss your head right back up and add more spray to finish off this highly textured look.

Recommended Products:

Redken Wind Blown!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, heart or square shaped faces with slightly wavy hair textures are ideal for this look.

Tip:

Look for haircuts that have versatility like this one. There are lots of style options to choose from!

#21 Soft Surroundings

Look like royalty with this soft, swooped updo by Douglas Carroll Salon.

Soft Swooped Updo for Fall

More hair ideas from Douglas Carroll Salon

How To Style:

  1. Swoop hair up and into a high ponytail. Use a brush so it’s nice and clean.
  2. Leave one long, center piece of hair down and then tie hair into a loop.
  3. Pull the long piece of hair over the loop and secure into the base of a ponytail to create a bow.

Recommended Products:

Moroccan Oil Treatment serum is great for adding shine before styling. Lock in your final look with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hairspray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes can wear this look, but the smoother and straighter your hair is naturally, the better.

Tip:

Practice your updo hairstyle before the night of your big event so you won’t be stressed.

#22 Crimped Out

Kinked out waves look ultra chic. We love this fun and modern twist on beachy waves by Douglas Carroll Salon!

Fun Crimped Hairstyle for Fall

More hair ideas from Douglas Carroll Salon

How To Style:

  1. Start with clean, dry hair and brush out.
  2. Go through hair, section by section, and use a large crimping iron on strands to create texture.

Recommended Products:

AG Texture Spray locks down frizz while maintaining movement and texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes can wear this look. Straight to wavy hair types are ideal.

Tip:

Don’t overcoat your hair with hairspray or your strands will look stiff and sticky.

#23 Swooped Beauty

This glamorous hairstyle by Goertz Hair combines silky softness with a touch of whimsy.

Glamorous Fall Hairstyle with Curls

More hair ideas from Goertz Hair

How To Style:

  1. Use a tiny curling iron on the tips of hair for some contrasting texture.
  2. Smooth out bangs with a flat iron and swoop them to the side.
  3. Tease the back crown for height.
  4. Loosely sweep strands up and into a twist and secure with pins.

Recommended Products:

Try Verb Ghost Hairspray for a whisper-like feel with medium hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round shaped faces with straight to slightly wavy hair textures wear this look best.

Tip:

Buy bobby pins that match the color of your hair so they are easily camouflaged.

#24 Curly Girl

Natural curls never looked so vibrant and shiny! Long layers keep this hairstyle from Mouton’s Salon full and voluminous.

Long Hairstyle for Fall with Natural Curls

More hair ideas from Mouton’s Salon

How To Style:

  1. A good curly hairstyle starts with a reatg_ product foundation. Use a good curl mousse and a smoothing serum on damp strands from root to tip.
  2. Brush hair out and then twist thin sections hair into ringlets.
  3. Use a diffuser on your blow dryer to dry your entire head of curls.

Recommended Products:

Try Pureology Curl Complete Style and Care Infusion. It’s great for all curl types! Layer it over Pureology Silk Bodifier Mousse for added control.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes can wear this curly hairstyle. Naturally curly hair is required!

Tip:

Avoid touching your curls at all costs to reduce frizz.

#25 Wavy Bob

This wavy bob by Paul Kenneth Salon is not only totally on trend, but super fun and flattering. Chin-length strands are curled and styled beautifully to create a seriously stunning look.

Fun Wavy Bob for Fall

More hair ideas from Paul Kenneth Salon

How To Style:

  1. Part hair to the side just over one eye.
  2. Use a large curling iron (1¼-inch would work well) on your entire head of hair.
  3. Spray strands with a texture spray or a hairspray, then rough up strands with your fingers to break up the curl a little bit.

Recommended Products:

Try Joico Style and Finish Finishing Hairspray Light Hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, square or heart shaped faces with straight to slightly curly hair types are ideal for this look.

Tip:

If you have a long forehead, try adding some bangs!

#26 Sexy Symmetry

This simple inverted bob by Mouton’s Salon is very wearable with lots of mystery and drama. Hair is cut right at the chin with minimal layers so it lays nice and sleek. A center part line and a slight flip keep it fresh.

Inverted Bob Hairstyle with Center Part

More hair ideas from Mouton’s Salon

How To Style:

  1. Part hair down the middle and brush out.
  2. Flat iron strands if needed and bevel the ends out for a subtle flip.
  3. Run a shine serum through to finish.

Recommended Products:

Redken Glass is awesome at finishing off sleek strands!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, square or heart shaped faces can rock this bob. Naturally straight hair is best.

Tip:

Tease the back crown for a more dramatic silhouette.

#27 Swept Away

This romantic updo from Mouton’s Salon has a lovely vintage feel to it. Thick, luscious locks are twisted and pinned up into updo perfection.

Romantic Updo for Fall

More hair ideas from Mouton’s Salon

How To Style:

  1. Curl your entire head of hair or work with your natural waves and curls.
  2. Create a top semicircle-shaped section on top of the head and tease the roots. Roll the section up into a twist and secure with pins.
  3. Make several loose braids on the side of your head and pin them up into the desired silhouette.
  4. Gently pull a few curls out for a more romantic feel.

Recommended Products:

Use Pureology Reviving Red Oil on strands to protect them from heat.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or square shaped faces are best for this updo. Try this look if you have long hair with straight or wavy texture.

#28 Boho Chic

This fun updo by L Salon & Color Group is full of softness and texture. Try it with iron curls or your natural texture.

Boho Updo with Texture

More hair ideas from L Salon & Color Group

How To Style:

  1. Start with natural curls or use a 1-inch or larger sized curling iron on your entire head of hair.
  2. Deeply part hair to one side.
  3. Create a loose French braid on the side of your part with less hair.
  4. Wrap it around the back, then gather it into a side ponytail when you reach the opposite ear.
  5. Twist hair around the ponytail holder and secure with pins to hide it and create more fullness.

Recommended Products:

Prive Grooming Cream is great to run through curls for definition.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape and any hair type can wear a version of this cool hairstyle.

Tip:

Add a flower or a hair clip for added drama.

#29 The Flirt

Flip out your pixie and try this totally cute and chic hairstyle from Mouton’s Salon.

Cute Pixie for Fall

More hair ideas from Mouton’s Salon

How To Style:

  1. Blow hair out straight and smooth. Really push hair forward while drying.
  2. Part hair to the side and go through with a flat iron to detail the ends and flick them up.
  3. Enforce the slight flip with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Start with Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream and finish off with Global Keratin Light Hold Hairspray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, heart or oval shaped faces and straight hair types wear this style best.

#30 Laid Back Structure

This hairstyle by Mouton’s Salon has a laid back style with intentional angular lines. It’s a chic and modern take on the long pixie.

Fall Hairstyle with Angular Lines

More hair ideas from Mouton’s Salon

How To Style:

  1. Blow hair out nice and smooth.
  2. Part hair in a messy zig zag shape and push hair forward.
  3. Use a light serum on strand to add polish and shine.

Recommended Products:

Davines Relaxing Moisturizing Fluid helps control and banish frizz and also provides a light and shiny effect.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval and heart shaped faces and straight hair types wear this style well.

We hope you are inspired to try something new for the coming season! Choose a style to match your attitude. Whether it’s an edgy cut or a romantic updo, you’re sure to look beautiful in one of these hairstyles for fall.