Fall is that gorgeous window when the bathing suits start finding homes in the backs of drawers and the scarves, hats and light jackets start subtly layering themselves back into the wardrobe. The crispness in the air brings a renewed sense of possibility and purpose. It’s my favorite time to try a new cut or turn up a color that may have faded with the summer sun.
Without a doubt, curls and movement are having a shining moment in the press and in fashion; there are a few styles and cuts in particular that I can’t stop crushing on.
First is the curly bob. So many of my favorite curly celebs have traded longer locks for edited, playful, chin-length bobs. It’s a modern take on a classic precision cut and it looks incredible!
The beauty of this cut is the range of length you can try. If you’re feeling unsure of how short to go, a shoulder-grazing sweep allows for a low bun or ponytail, yet still feels thoughtful and chic.
The slightly shorter chin-length bob is my personal favorite, as the curls surround the face and act as a romantic, playful frame.
The key to a perfect textured chin or shoulder-length cut is the consideration of the curl throughout. The ultimate shape is so important to the overall effect of the style – each curl pattern must be cut thoughtfully and the result becomes that effortless chic, low-maintenance style. For best results, bring a picture of the desired length and shape to the salon to help ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for!
With the shift into fall, most people naturally head into high gear. With that in mind, I often try and get a few days out of my style using some of my favorite go-to tricks.
The classic bun is a style I can never get enough of – whether pulled to the side, kept low, or up top, it’s an easy, professional chignon with little effort. Tie the hair back into a ponytail, then twist the hair around until the bun is formed, tucking the tail into itself and fastening with a bobby pin or two.
For any second-day style, I start with a generous spritz of Botanical Boost to revive the curls that may have been slept on, flattened or disrupted in the night. Once the hair is damp, a quick sectioning with the fingers and rake and shake de-frizzes the hair and give curls back their bounce.
I love to incorporate braids into an existing style. As the front/top hair line is the most exposed and generally gets the most wear and tear, I suggest taking two small (or medium) front sections and loosely braiding each one along the natural part of the hair. The pieces on each side can be bobby pinned into the curls or attached together in the back with a small clear band or tie. This look harnesses waves, adds variation and brightens the face (and looks great with a red lip!).
How are you refreshing your look for fall?