Here’s All the Work-Appropriate Fall Hair Inspiration You Need

Work-appropriate styles to help you transition into cooler weather. 

Back-to-school season is upon us, and if you’re not wishing you were stocking up on new colorful pens and coordinating notebooks, you’re lying. The adult equivalent of the back-to-school buzz is undoubtedly work-appropriate fashion and beauty inspiration. And if you’re anything like us, your Pinterest board is already full of fall hair inspiration.

To help you out, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite fall looks. Consider this dive into fall fashion your grown-up version of back-to-school window shopping.

1. Side-Parted Ponytail

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Pull your hair back into a sleek side-parted ponytail. Photo credit:

The sleek ponytail is a classic work-appropriate style that we come back to again and again. Throw in a deep side part and you’ve got the sleekest look of the season. Prep your strands with The Good Stuff Frizz Control Oil to ensure your look is flyaway-free.

2. The New Messy Bun

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Comb it all back into the upgraded messy bun. Photo credit:

The new messy bun is giving us mature French girl vibes rather than your go-to style from freshman year of college. Update your messy bun by brushing your hair straight back. Add a pair of sunglasses and a red lip and you’re ready to go!

3. Lighten Up

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Light up your strands. Photo credit:

This crimped bob is full of the prettiest light-catching highlights that serve as the perfect transition from summer to fall. Keep your color bold and avoid drying out your hair by swapping out your usual wash and care system for a cleansing conditioner. We love Nexxus Color Assure Long Lasting Vibrancy Cleansing Conditioner.

4. Grown-Up Bangs

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Reconsider bangs at a more capable stage of your life. Photo credit:

If you are still recovering from a bad batch of bangs from the early 2000s, you aren’t the only one. Consider this style at a stage in your life when you’re more capable of caring for them. These thin wispy bangs are a grown-up version of a classic style.

5. Shags Are Back

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Make a shaggy move. Photo credit:

Haven’t you heard the news? Shags are back and they’re trending all over again. Opt for a shag (makeshift, if you will, as above, and tuck hair into your collar) and nail one of the hottest fall hair inspiration trends of the season.

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