Guest post: 4 hair trends to try this autumn

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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!

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.


Braids of all types are in for autumn hair. Long ones, short ones, fat ones, and skinny ones have all been seen on the high fashion runways for fall clothing. If you’ve got hair that’s a few inches long, put it in a crown plait. Longer hair does well with a braid on either side, or French braids, or a single braid coming off the nape of your neck. Don’t want to braid your entire head? Put in a few skinny braids, then pull them back into a ponytail with the rest of the loose hair. Hair gel helps to keep braids nice and neat, but good styling gels tend to be on the expensive side. Check out a resource such as Amway to find high-quality hair styling products that aren’t expensive.

Long and Sleek

The 1970s Halston look never truly goes out of style. It consists of parting your hair to either side of the crown and letting it fall straight. This soft, flowing look suits any face shape and is always on point, but it takes a little work to achieve. Long hair worn straight is supposed to have a shine or glow. Hair also has to be pencil-straight — no curls, kinks, or frizz allowed. Those who have straight hair will want to use a hair product that adds gloss and shine to the hair, whereas those who have a little curl need to do more work. Gel is out, as it’s sticky and won’t let hair flow. Instead, use a conditioner or leave-in product that adds weight to your hair. A hair straightening iron also helps create shine while eliminating unwanted curls and kinks, but be sure to use a heat protection spray.

Textured Bobs

Bobbing the hair dates back to the 1920s, when women got their first taste of liberation. They threw caution to the wind and cut their hair to shoulder, chin, or cheekbone length. Most women also lacquered their hair for a smooth, helmet-like appearance. This style has stuck around for almost 100 years, but it has undergone changes over the years. One option is to finger scrunch a bob for textured waves. This creates a tousled look that’s soft and adult without being harsh. Or you can brush it straight and use a light hair spray to let your hair move without going wild.

These four autumn trends are easy and inexpensive to achieve and don’t need a lot of maintenance. They’re also versatile, since changing them is a simple matter of brushing your hair in a different direction. Let me know how you like to wear your hair by leaving me a comment below – do you have a go-to style that works every time? I want to know about it!

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Cassie Fairy
Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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