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These Are the Fall Hair Trends for 2021 You Need to Try

Not all fall hair trends have to involve pumpkin spice colors.

We swear it was just summer two days ago, then we blinked and fall arrived already. The fast-approaching season comes with so many exciting changes: New fashion, pumpkin everything, and we absolutely can’t forget the new hairstyles! Oftentimes, fall can feel like a fresh start for many people, so it’s no surprise why fall hair changes are so popular during this time.

From retro ’70s glam styles to endless styles of fringe, check out the most popular fall hair trends for 2021.

Fall Hair Trends for 2021

Ready for a hair change this fall? We’ve rounded up the top trends so you can get ideas of what to try this season.

1. Piecey Curtain Bangs

girl with piecey bangs
Try this softer approach to the fringe.

Over the past year, curtain bangs have had a major moment. Practically everyone is sporting this style of fringe. However, for the fall, we’re seeing this curtain bangs in a piecey, softer style that end just above your eyes.

2. Cheek Framing-Fringe

girl with cheek framing fringe and bleached hair
This is the perfect in-between bangs and face-framing layers length.

Need a type of fringe that is a length in between curtain bangs and face-framing layers? Cheek-framing layers are the way to go. This look is perfect if you don’t want to commit to bangs, but want a style that isn’t necessarily layers.

A cheek-framing fringe is a great option they look great when left out of updos, but can also be pulled back, out of your face if you want.

3. Curly Fringe Fall Hair

girl with curly hair and bangs
Don’t let your curls stop you from trying bangs.

Obviously, fringe, in general, is a popular style this season, but lately, we’ve seen so many people embrace their natural curls and waves especially when it comes to bangs. Many times, people feel like they need to blow-dry their bangs smooth or straighten them, but leaving them curly or wavy is a great way to change up your look. Plus, you don’t have to deal with the extra damage from heat styling.

4. Countoured Layers

girl with layered hair
Ask for contoured layers for a look that isn’t as choppy.

All types of layers are huge right now. We’ve definitely been seeing a major spike in popularity when it comes to shorter, choppy looks. However, if you aren’t ready to chop off your long locks (we don’t blame you) opt for contoured layers. This type of style involves long layers that have rounded edges, making them blend in easily to your hair while still getting all the movement.

Add texture to your like by using TRESemmé Dry Texture Finishing Spray. This product will give your hair a lightweight hold with a boost of volume and texture.

5. Soft Textured Mid-Length Fall Hair

girl with wavy casual lob
This is an effortless style anyone can show off.

A wavy lob to shoulder-length look will never go out of style. This look is flattering a wide variety of face shapes and can be worn for so many occasions. Help tame any frizz by using Love Beauty and Planet Rice Oil & Angelica Essence Curls and Waves Conditioning and Styling Treatment.

6. Blended Shag

girl with blended shag haircut
Try a new take on the shag haircut. Photo Credit: @salsa_hair

The shag haircut is getting a big of a twist this season. Instead of asking for the choppy version we’ve been seeing lately, opt for a blended shag. You’ll still get the benefits of layers, but they won’t be as choppy. Overall, the layers will be more seamlessly blended throughout the look.

7. Fall Hair Wolf Cuts

girl with bleach blonde wolf cut
Try out this cult favorite cut.

The wolf cut gained popularity thanks to its 697 million views on TikTok and the style is a great alternative if you don’t want to go for a mullet. This look is known for having short choppy layers starting at the top of your head, which help add loads of volume, and cascade to thinner strands towards the bottom. The look can also be spotted with heavy full or side bangs.

8. Bobs

girl with bob
Go for a classic style.

Sure, bobs have their seasons of when they’re most popular, but ultimately, there’s a reason this look is deemed a classic style. Try out short Fall hair that instantly makes any look chicer.

9. Mini Afro

girl with mini afro
Show off your natural texture with a mini afro.

We’ve seen more and more people show off their natural hair and we couldn’t be more excited about it! If you’re up for a big fall hair change, go for a big chop and try a mini afro. This type of afro instantly gives you a model-off-duty look.

10. Printed and Textured Headbands

girl with patterned headband
Try out a new headband this season.

Headbands have made their comeback for a few seasons now, but this fall, we’re seeing the accessories in new patterns and materials, such as leather and sweater fabrics.

11. Chunky Highlights

girl with long brown hair and chunky highlights
Try chinky highlights that seamlessly blend.

We know what you’re thinking, “Are chunky highlights really back?” The answer is yes, but not in the way you think. These chunky highlights are only one to two shades lighter than your natural color, they aren’t supposed to be extremely noticeable like the variations we saw in the early 2000s. Instead, these highlights add subtle brightness and dimension without being drastic.

12. ’70s Glam

70s inspired blowout
Try a 70s-inspired look!

’70s glam hairstyles have been taking over our For You Pages by storm. Made popular by supermodels and celebrities during this time, this voluminous style takes your curls to a whole new height. Lock in your style by using TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Level 2 Hold Curl Hair Spray.

Which fall hairstyles are you excited to try? Show us your looks on Instagram @AllThingsHairUs

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