Celeb-Approved Fall Hair Trends You're Gonna Want To Copy


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The first few weeks of September are typically defined as “back-to-school” season, but not in the fashion and beauty industry… Nu-uh! It means one thing: fashion month. First comes New York, then London, followed by Paris and Milan. And for beauty lovers like us, it’s basically the gift that keeps on giving. Not only are we gifted a slew of new runway trends, but the FROW is also equally as generous with celebs serving non-stop, killer looks.

This past week, we also had the Emmys, when all of our fave celebs stepped out giving major glam. So, needless to say, there’s been so many delish new trends that we’ve pinned for our fall mood boards, and dw, we don’t gatekeep. So without further ado, here are seven fall hair trends we know you’ll LOVE!

1. Side-Parting


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In the 2000s, the side part ruled supreme as the go-to hairstyle. However, two years ago, teens on TikTok declared the side part officially canceled, labeling it peak “millennial culture” and “soooo totally lame.” Well, we’re to tell you it’s officially back, despite the slanderous TikTok comments, and we’re SO here for it.


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Thanks to the likes of celebs including Selena, Kim, and Bella, a side-part renaissance is upon us, and honestly, it’s made us question why the style was ever dismissed. Whether you have curly, straight, or wavy hair, it looks great on everyone and flatters all face shapes and hair textures. Plus, you can style it with bangs, snatch your tresses into a sleek bun or leave your hair flowin’ free. It’s the ultimate versatile hair trend, hunny! But wait, does this mean skinny jeans are cool again too? Asking for a friend…

2. Spiky Accents


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If you’ve always been tempted by the edginess of a pixie cut but are too scared to commit, you’re about to fall in love with this hair trend. Over the past few weeks, celebs like Bella and Kylie have been experimenting with spiked accents and edges. It’s giving Y2K punk-girl energy, and we’re low-key obsessed. It was confirmed as an official fall hair trend when we saw it all over the runway at Jason Wu during NYFW.

Our fave thing about this hairstyle is, once again, the versatility. Whether you want to add a spiked accent to your bangs a la Kylie Jenner or to Bantu knots, or even just a low bun, it’ll instantly add a cool-girl vibe to your look.


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If you’re wondering how to achieve spiked-out edges, don’t worry, it’s easier than it looks. Just grab a long-hold moose like the Tresemme TRES Two Hair Mousse Extra Hold, $7, or a gel like, the ECO Styler Professional Styling Gel, $24, and a tail comb. Then, take a small section of hair and use the comb to guide your hair between straighteners (leave them off or use hairspray to set instead of moose beforehand) to get the super straight, spiked-out feel. If this sounds like too much work, you can always buy spikey hair extensions like this hair tie from LullaBellz Feathered Bun Booster, $31.

3. Beaded Box Braids


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The world’s obsession with Serena Williams has reached new heights (as if that’s even possible) with the release of the biopic King Richard that followed the beginning of her career. If you haven’t seen it yet, add it to your list STAT. Not only is the film ahhhmazing, but the soundtrack was written by the Queen Bee, or Queen Bae as we like to call her. If you’re wondering why we’re giving you this intel, well, it’s because Serena’s ICONIC beaded hairstyle that she wore during her first US Tennis Open is everywhere RN. They were seen in the film, during Beyoncé’s historic Oscars performance, and then once again during Serena’s last tennis championship, not on Serena herself, but on her adorable daughter Olympia, AKA her biggest cheerleader.


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Needless to say, the world let out a communal tear when Serena hung up her tennis racket for the last time, and fans everywhere have been paying tribute to her career with beaded hairstyles, including celebs like Gabrielle Union and the actresses who played Serena and Venus in the biopic.

Opt for white beads if you want to pay your respects to the G.O.A.T, and slay shoulder-length box braids. However, you can also get experimental and put your own flavor into the mix with different color beads, or even just single braided tendrils.

4. Undone Bun


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We all know Kim Kardashian’s unparalleled power when it comes to setting trends. Seriously, who thought bike shorts would become a staple in our wardrobe… Anyway, we digress. Well, once again, thanks to the reality star and her ride-or-die hairstylist, Chris Appleton, the slicked-back bun has been shook up, with an undone edge. Now, it’s easier to achieve than ever –  it kinda looks like she just threw up her hair, and yet we’re so into it. It adds a casual, laid-back IDGAF energy to an otherwise polished look. It also seems to be her new go-to #lewk, as Kim’s been spotted wearing it while filming for the Kardashians and again at the Fendi show at NYFW.

To get the look, style your hair into a middle-parting and pull your hair back into a mid-level bun. Then, leave some strands loose instead of wrapping your hair around completely. For an edgier look, try it with some mousse and bangs!

5. Twisted Topknot


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Ever since Hollywood’s Covid hiatus, celebs have been taking their red carpet looks to the next level, and the Emmys were no different. Lizzo and Kerry Washington rocked the same twisted updo and we next saw the trend at NYFW on the runway of Naeem Khan… we spy a trend. The twisted topknot is officially making a comeback. The hairstyle is soft, glamorous, super chic, and yet low-maintenance, AKA our fave combo. It’s also perfect for no-wash days when you want to look put together, but CBA to heat style. Expect us to be slaying this style all holiday season.


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To get the look, pull your hair into a ponytail at the crown of your head. Then, braid the ponytail and wrap it around to form a bun. Secure your hair with a hair tie or bobby pins, and boom, you’ve got yourself a twisted knot that took you less than five minutes!

6. Slicked-Back Wet Look


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The wet hair look is a style that continues to come back into play, and we get it: it’s sexy, versatile, and most importantly, allows you to skip wash day. This time around, the wet look is being worn slicked back and straight, sans parting. Just this week, at the Emmys after party, our fashion icon Zendaya slayed the style, and then we saw it all over the runway at shows like Jason Wu and Nensi Dojaka.

To find out how to get the wet hair look, read our step-by-step guide with celebrity hairstylist Eduardo Bravo.

7. Pastel-Colored Hair

After the natural hair color trends we saw during the pandemic, the world is officially ready to live life in color. Enter stage left: pastel-colored hair. We’ve been spotting the look both on the runway at shows like Prabal Gurung (side note: could he get any cooler?) and on some ICONIC celebs… Erm, Madonna anyone?

There’s no denying that cotton candy locks require a lot of effort, bleach, and maintenance, which is where pastel-colored wigs come in to save the day. Check out our wig guide, or if you’re ready to commit to the pastel life, you have to read our hair coloring guide to guarantee you leave the salon in love with your new look and with all the need-to-know tips on how to keep the color fresh.

For more fall trends, check out these nail trends we’re obsessing over right now.

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