5 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 favorite fall hairstyles we’ve seen on the runway. However, you might be wondering,  “What about the looks from the spring and summer seasons, like wet hair, beach waves, and festival braid, that we just can’t seem to part ways with just yet”? Thankfully, we have a solution–transitional hair trends!

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

1. 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 instead, we’re advocating a classier spin on the look. You know, so they’re actually easy enough to achieve on a rushed workday morning. Oh, and 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, give your style a spritz of Love Beauty and Plant Light Hold & Frizz Control Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Light Hold Hair Spray, and pair it up with your favorite work-friendly outfit.

2. The beach wave becomes the breezy fall wave.

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

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 lightweight finishing spray, like Nexxus Between Washes Air Life Dry Texture Finishing Spray.

3. The wet look becomes the sleek and shiny bun.

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

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 them 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, smooth the base of your hair, and then gather into a low bun. Apply more serum 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.

4. Curly Lob with Bangs

transitional hair trends natural hair
Photo Credit: Arianna Sharfman

If you have natural hair, opt to let your curls loose. Feel free to change up your style by adding bangs. With the cooler weather, now is the time to wear your hair down as much as possible.

5. Colored Braids

transitional hair trends colored braids
Try fall-colored braids.

If you like wearing braids, switch up the color with a fall-inspired hue. Instead of bright bold colors, opt for a darker shade like burgundy.

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