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4 hair trends to try this autumn

Hairstyles come and go, but one thing is certain: Hair is always going to need cutting, trimming, colouring, and styling. Now that autumn is upon us, you’ll want to try something new instead of the same old, same old. But what to try? One way to figure it out is to check out the latest autumn hair trends. There are plenty of styles to choose from, so you won’t risk looking like everyone else. Even if you choose a similar style, you can adapt it to your own look and make it unique. Following are four autumn hair trends to try – let me know how you get on!low-ponytail-autumn-hair-style

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The Low Ponytail

Do you pull your hair into a ponytail, then pull it up higher using the elastic? It’s a habit that’s hard to break, as it’s the easiest way to tighten the hair so that it doesn’t come loose. But if you’re wearing your hair up as a regular style, it’s time for a change. Instead of pulling up on your hair, pull down. Get it as close to the nape of the neck as possible, then use a clip or elastic to hold it in place. Putting your hair in this position is not as severe as pulling it higher, and it softens your face because the hair isn’t flat against your head. You can give your hair a smooth appearance by combing or brushing it back in parts, then running a comb through them to blend the hair. The best thing about a ponytail is that it doesn’t need constant maintenance and is an inexpensive hairstyle to keep up.sarah-nourse-braids-hair-plait-autumn-trend

Vlogger Sarah Nourse shares lots of braid tutorials on her Instagram and YouTube channel

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How to get glamorous curls

Today I have two fabulous things I want to share with you. Firstly, I’ve got a great step-by-step tutorial for creating glamorous curls at home. And secondly, I’m hosting a fun giveaway in conjunction with John Frieda so that you can win a Frizz Ease styling kit to recreate this smooth Hollywood-inspired look for yourself at home. Read on for top tips on styling from the John Frieda professional and to enter my competition.rita ora glamorous curls hair style diy tips

I love Rita Ora’s side-swept curls

Whether it’s a night out with the girls, a wedding or even date night, nothing says glamour more than voluminous, frizz-free curls. To help you achieve the look, here’s some tips on how you can turn up the volume and stand out from the crowd with some big, bouncy, beautiful curls.

Step 1 – To achieve perfect curls, it’s important to first prep your hair with the right products. To ensure hair is left looking smooth, wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner designed specifically to combat frizz.

Step 2 – Next add a small amount of mousse to your damp hair in order to make your hair more manageable in the styling process. At this stage you may even want to add a root booster product to ensure maximum volume is achieved.

Step 3 – Blow dry your hair using a round barrelled brush. Make sure you lift your hair up at the roots before smoothing your hair down at the tips.root lift round brush glamorous curls tips

Get lift at the roots with a round brush

Step 4 – Now, how you choose to add curls to your look is up to you. When using a curling tong, ensure all curls are created facing the same direction. Alternatively you can use heated rollers to achieve your desired big curls.

Step 5 – To secure the look in place, spray hairspray onto your locks. You may even want to keep a mini can in your handbag so you can keep your hair on top form for longer!

Step 6 – Finally it’s time to accessorise but remember to keep things simple. You don’t want to take away too much from the volume you’ve just created by wearing an oversized accessory. Instead, choose a delicate hair brooch or decorated hair pin, perfect for keeping those flyaway hairs in place whilst remaining stylish. styling kit prize john frieda frizze ease competition on cassiefairy blogNow here’s the fun part – you can win a styling kit from John Frieda to get this look for yourself at home. The prize includes 1x Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Shampoo, 1x Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Conditioner and 1x Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray. There are plenty of ways to enter via the rafflecopter widget below so grab yourself some entries into the competition below and keep your fingers crossed!

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Giveaway open to UK residents only and runs until 20th March 2016 – good luck!

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