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The top 5 hair trends for women this Fall 2017

As the seasons go by, so do the hair styles. And while there are some styles that will always be ‘in,’ like beach waves, loose up-do’s, the messy lob, and voluminous cuts, sometimes a girl just wants to shake things up. It can be hard to keep up with all the latest trends, but luckily, we’ve done all the work for you so you don’t have to.
If you’re ready to try something new, you’ve got to consider these 5 styles that are having their moment right now: the highlight, the chop, warm caramel/copper hues, fringe, and the bob. Below, we break down the pros to these styles, how to describe them to your stylist, and how to rock them.
Highlights. While there’s many techniques of highlighting hair to add dimension, this trend is centered around deliberate and in your face (literally) color. Highlights in Fall 2017 are more centered around the face, in a technique known as face framing. Bonus: this trend leaves more of your natural hair color which means less damage.
The chop. This trend requires a love of geometric shapes. These cuts are blunt and graphic. They can range in lengths and compliment your face’s features in a unique way. Ask your stylist about the best shape and length for your face. Bonus: this trend works for bangs too.
Warm hues. Warm caramel, blonde, and copper tones always make an appearance come Fall time. And we’re not complaining. This trend has easy maintenance, and an easy grow out, meaning less work for you. It can give you a sun-kissed look while being festive for the changing seasons. Make sure your stylist picks a color complimentary to your skin tone.
Fringe. Fringe or curtain fringe is having a big moment right now. This trend can be applied to bangs or to face framing. This look is loose, relaxed, and chic. The bangs blend perfectly into your layers so you can have bangs without the big commitment. This trend is tailored perfect to your hair’s unique texture.
The bob. While this isn’t a ‘new’ trend, its one that we just can’t get enough of. This cut is flexible and universal; it can be molded to your face shape, hair texture, and desired length. It’s the perfect cut you just can’t go wrong with this season.

How to survive the awkward stages of growing out your hair

The in-between stages of hair growth when transitioning from a shorter to longer hair style can be extremely awkward and unpleasant.
You may have to hold off on the regular trims in order to allow the hair to gain some length, which often equates to uneven layers and lack of shape. None of this sounds very appealing, and may even be enough to turn someone off of growing out their hair altogether.
Thankfully, there are some proven tips and tricks to help you navigate the awkward stages gracefully, so you can arrive at your long-haired destination once and for all.
Tip #1 – products are your best friend
If your hair isn’t falling the way you’d like it to naturally, force it your way with styling paste or hairspray. You can smooth hair, style it, add volume, texture, and change the direction all by utilizing hair care products. The products will also help tame frizz and flyaways that sometimes go awry during growing out your hair.
Tip #2 – try strategic trims
Strategically focused trims can help your hair retain some sense of style. Trimming around the edges of the cut or in the back give you a put together look without compromising the desired length you’re trying to achieve.
Make sure to communicate with your hair stylist and let them know your hair goals. Together, you can come up with a plan on how best to transition to the next stage, while still looking your best too.
Tip #3 – worst case, hats are never out of style
While throwing on a hat may not be the best or most versatile hair styling option, it works to get you through the tough days when your hair just isn’t cooperating. You just have to hold out long enough. It’ll be worth it in the end!

Genius tips for perfecting curly hair

A day in the life of a curly-haired individual is far from easy. Anyone with curly hair can testify first-hand to the struggle that is good hair days and bad hair days.
Luckily, there’s things you can do to help create more good hair days and wean out those bad ones. These tips are tried and tested and will help you create wavy, curly, shiny, strong hair.
Start from the bottom. Always start combing hair from the bottom up. This will allow you to gently detangle hair, preventing breakage and damage caused by yanking and pulling on hair (NOT good for curls!).
Regular trims are key. Getting regular trims removes split or dead ends which improves the look and health of your hair. Your hair will not only grow longer, it will be less frizzy, and more bouncy (i.e., every curly-haired person’s dream concoction!).
Mix and match your hair products. When you have complex hair you need a complex haircare regimen. Rather than trying to find one product to meet all your needs (probably impossible), mix and match products to create your perfect haircare cocktail. For example, use part serum and part mousse when prepping and styling hair. The serum will smooth while the mousse texturizes.
Use a wide-tooth comb to tame your locks. Brushes are not a curly-hair wearer’s friend. Curls are fragile and brushes disrupt your locks, potentially causing breakage. Stay safe and friendly with a wide-tooth comb. This will protect the natural curl and bounce of your hair.
Not sure what product is best for you? Serums are always a safe bet for curly hair. They’re lightweight, smoothing, and add definition. When using serum, use a few pumps at a time, and run evenly through your curls.
Have some genius tips of your own? Share your tips with us below!