Slept-In Texture is Undeniably Chic and Pairs Perfectly with Sweater Weather

Iced latte season is officially behind us -- is your hair keeping up?

The air is chilly, pumpkin-spiced everything is on tap, and my manicure has officially turned over to the dark side. Life is good. With the arrival of sweater weather comes the inevitable influx of fall hairstyle trends. We’re talking sleek ponytails, oversized hair accessories, and the messy slept-in texture of my dreams. Slept-in texture for fall is the answer to every single one of my hairstyling prayers – minimal effort for maximum trendiness.

1. Slept-In Texture With Bangs

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It’s a season of changes: falling leaves and shorter haircuts, alike. Photo credit:

Let’s break it down: the structure of every classic fall outfit is an open invitation for a messy slept-in hairstyle. What better way to balance a blazer than with messy air-dried waves? Wool collared coats, structured jackets, French-tucked sweaters: each of these fall staples serves as the ideal backdrop for messy strands.

2. Off-Center Part Slept-In Texture

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The beauty of this trend is just how versatile it is. Photo credit:

And the versatility of this texture means that your hair can be worn down with an off-center part, up in a textured ponytail, or with one side pulled back into an elegant side-swept style.

3. Textured Low Ponytail

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If your strands are looking a little too slept-in for your taste, pull your hair back into a ponytail. Photo credit:

To achieve the perfect balance of texture and movement, I suggest spritzing sea salt spray on damp hair before you head to sleep. Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray is my go-to for subtle texture that doesn’t get out of hand.

4. Slept-In Bob

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Grab a couple of bobby pins and pull one side of your hair back. Photo credit:

Slept-in texture for fall is arguably one of the simplest and most understated trends I’ve seen in a long time. Ideal for days when I’ve hit snooze one too many times and just as appreciated on days when I’m better-prepared, slept-in texture for fall is the foolproof trend of the season.

5. Curly Slept-In Texture

Gently tease your roots to achieve the slept-in texture.

To achieve the slept-in look on curled strands, use a fine-toothed comb to gently backcomb at the roots. This will help create that messy texture you’re looking for.

6. Textured Low High Ponytail


If you want to add more volume to a ponytail, slept-in texture can help. Create the textured look using TRESemmé Dry Texture Finishing Spray, then gather all of your hair into a high ponytail and texture with a hair tie.

7. Half-Up Slept-In Texture

Show off more texture with a half-up style.

If you’re looking for ways to show off that slept-in texture, try a half-updo!

8. Ombré Slept-In Texture

Pair an ombré hue with a slept-in texture look.

The start of fall is a popular time to try out new hair colors, and what better way to show of your new hue than with a textured look? Create slept-in texture on your freshly dyed tresses for added dimension. Plus, you’ll be sporting that effortless, model-off-duty look like a pro.

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