Whether you’ve already started your fall trend shopping or not, take a big step ahead by choosing one of the biggest hair trends of the moment to complement your new Fall/Winter look.
Discover the most important hair trends Fall 2014, from the coolest hairstyles seen on the runway and on the red carpet to the color trends for the new season. Whether you like your hair short or long, there’s plenty of cute trends to choose from.
The Casual Lob
The lob is back, but it’s not the well defined version where every hair should be in place. A new interpretation of the lob is taking over this fall. Emma Stone gave up her boho waves in favor of the lob, and Kristen Bell brought texture to it.
For the most on trend look, try Gemma Arterton’s retro bob, with lines that are reminiscent of the ‘60s and mod fashion.
Messy Ballerina Bun
Nicknamed the “off-duty ballerina” trend by Harper’s Bazaar, this cute look is effortless and chic. Whether you prefer a top knot or a low bun, you can easily adapt one of the hottest hair trends of Fall 2014 to your style and face shape. Forget the sleek bun and go for the messier version, seen on the runway during Fashion Week shows from Diane von Furstenberg, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, and Altuzarra.
If you’ve always has a soft spot for mod style, this fall is the best time to experiment with ‘60s hairstyle that have a lot of retro charm. Gucci, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, and Versace played with retro looks on the runway, including teasing at the crown, big side swept bangs, and deep side parts.
A much more modern trend, seen at Fashion Week for Chanel, Stella McCartney, Balmain, Valentino, and Balenciaga shows, the center part is definitely one of the most important hair trends for Fall 2014. A well defined part is the key to rocking this trend, whether you’re working with a sleek look or with teased roots, like Zoe Saldana.
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Plaits and braids made a big impact at Fashion Week, and Jennifer Lawrence has been wearing them on the red carpet with a lot of praise. Marc by Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Emilio Pucci, and Dolce & Gabbana have contributed to this trend. Twists are the most subtle approach, but the star of the fall is definitely the French plait.
All waves are in, whether they’re big or take a more subtle approach. While big curls are a more red carpet appropriate look, one of the most important hair trends of Fall 2014 are the softer, bohemian waves, as seen on the runway during fashion shows from Chloe, Isabel Marant and Burberry Prorsum.
The most important detail when it comes to ponytails this season is that they’re never simple. Get creative with your ponytail or find inspiration in the gorgeous runway looks from Chanel, Valentino and Jonathan Saunders. Whether you prefer your ponytail high or low, add some detail to it, whether it’s just a different texture or a cute twist.
Shorter hairstyles also have their place among the hair trends for Fall 2014, and cropped is the way to go. Shailene Woodley, Anne Hathaway and Halle Berry have all moved on from a very short pixie to a more textured and layered cropped cuts. They also pair beautifully with side swept bangs, which can add a little mod squad retro vibe.
More: Biggest Hairstyle Trends of 2014
When it comes to hair color trends of Fall 2014, platinum blond is ahead of the pack. Seen on the runway during shows from Boss Women, along with Sass & Bide, platinum blond hair is just as charming on a short cropped cut as it is on a lob. Go lighter for the cooler months and pick the perfect shade of platinum that complements your skin tone.
Rick Dark Shades
If you’re sticking to a darker color, then add a cool twist to your brunette look in order to touch on one of the most flattering hair trends for Fall 2014. Get inspired by rich fall colors and add either deep golds or soft reds to your dark hair. Kristen Wiig chose to sport the trend in a more subtle fashion, while Kerry Washington added highlights in rich shades to her dark hair.