Easy Transitional Hair Trends for the Fall Season

From summer to fall. 

Alas! It’s officially fall, which means it’s time to pull out our favorite autumn hues and try our hands on all of the fall season hairstyles we’ve seen on the runway. But what about the looks from the spring and summer seasons that we just can’t seem to part ways with just yet, like wet hair, beach waves and festival braid styles?

Thankfully, dear reader, we have a solution! The same way many of us transition some of our basic clothing items like t-shirts, jeans and jewelry from season to season, we can apply this same concept to some of our beloved warm-weather hairstyles. Below, we’re showing you how you can “autumnize” your hairstyles from last season. Read on for our top transitional hair trends for the fall season:

transitional hair trends: the understated braided hairstyle
Move over festival braids, it’s all about understated looks this season. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The summer braid becomes the fall plait.

During the summer, it was all about braids that felt appropriate for a music festival or outdoor BBQ. For fall, it’s time to turn the style down a notch. We’re not making it any less fancy, but we’re instead advocating a classier spin on the look. You know, so they’re actually easy enough to achieve on a rushed workday morning, not to mention still look somewhat profesh at the office.

To start off the list of easy transitional fall trends, try the low Dutch braid chignon. Create two Dutch braids in your hair and twist the ends into a low bun. If you’re going for texture, tease the ends of your braid by backcombing before creating the bun. Pin in place, and pair it up with your favorite work-friendly outfit.

transitional hair trends: fall waves
Nope, it’s not a beach wave. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The beach wave becomes the fall breezy wave.

Nope, you won’t be able to get straight-from-the-beach hair waves. But your little friend, that beach-in-a-bottle salt spray, may be able to help. On clean, damp hair, spray Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach Salt-Infused Texture Spray to the lengths of your hair and scrunch. Use a diffuser to dry and set with a flexible hold hairspray, like Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.

transitional hair trends: wet updo
Looks wet but it’s not. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The wet look becomes the sleek and shiny bun.

Walking out the door with wet hair during the fall season may not be a great idea unless you’re planning on calling out sick from work. This season, take advantage of all the shine your hair serum has to offer. That’s why shine serums exist, girlfriend!

Apply a few drops of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum to your palms and rub together to warm the product up. Run your hands through your hair, then use a fine-toothed comb to distribute the product evenly. Take a boar-bristled brush like the Nexxus Ibiza Oval Flat Brush to smoothen the base of your hair, then gather into a low bun. Take some more serum and apply to your hair for added shine to create the illusion of the wet hair look. There you have it: wet (but not super wet) hair perfect for the fall season.