Whether it’s a dramatic chop or a change of shades, there's something about the cooler temps that has us craving a new ‘do. We asked our top hair stylists for the best hairstyles of 2022 to try this fall and we’re sharing them ahead. Inspired by the runways and awards season red carpets, these are top fall hair trends for 2022.
Read ahead for the biggest hair trends and hottest hairstyles for fall.
A set of curtain bangs can make any haircut look fresh. They accentuate the eyes, cheekbones, and lips. Plus curtain bangs are one of the best hairstyles for every face shape and hair texture.
One of the mainstays on fashion week runways was the modern mullet. This season’s take includes a ton of layers to play up the contrast between the different lengths in the front and back.
This cut is perfect for anyone with very curly to coily hair. You can play with the volume, and customize your cut with length and layers. It's also a look with a lot of styling versatility: wear it big and fluffy or defined and controlled.
Add an '80s twist this season a’la Cara Delevingne’s undercut. An undercut adds an element of surprise to a longer length and makes a bold statement hairstyle.
A cross between a bob and a pixie, the bixie is one of our favorite 90s hairstyles. You get the edge of a pixie with the face frame and fringe of a bob. The bixie also works well on all hair textures, from pin straight to curly.
Traditional shags have extreme choppy layers — the current trending fall shag has volume and layering in the front, with weight in back for a softer texture.
If you want to refresh your long hair without losing the length, try a long, tapered cut. Long, face-framing layers add shape and movement for lots of body and volume.
A new take on '70s fringe, a lot of celebs are rocking bottleneck bangs. Unlike curtain bangs that split apart completely, bottleneck bangs feature shorter strands toward the middle, with longer pieces on either side.
This season the classic bob is being combined with other popular hair trends. One example is with bottleneck bangs, and layered bob hairstyles are also another way to refresh the cut for fall.
The butterfly cut features graduated, layers for an illusion of length and shorter layers just below the chin to frame the face. This is another option if you have long hair and don’t want to sacrifice your length.
Wondering what hair colors are hot for fall? Take a look at our top 10 hues for the season and fall hair colors you should try.
Honeyed balayage highlights with a much longer grown-out root than we’ve seen in previous seasons are the highlights for fall. If you have blonde hair and crave going darker, but still want dimension, ask your colorist to add golden and honey tones that give a natural look for autumn.
Warmer than typical blonde, but lighter than red, consider marmalade if you're looking to add warmth to your autumn hair color. Infused with rich gold tones, it's a wearable take on copper. It’s not too heavy in red but it’s bright, light and warm. It can also be customized to suit a warm or cool complexion.
This hair color trend for autumn/winter 2022 refers to the placement of varying blonde tones throughout the hair. It’s a neutral, natural shade, with cool and warm tones finely woven together to create a multi-dimensional blonde. Tweed imitates how light would reflect naturally on hair, creating a sun-kissed look for fall.
Golden blonde contrast and dimension is another hot color trend this season. Golden blonde can be customized to flatter every skin tone: golden honey tones pop on darker skin and while golden sand tones glow on lighter skin.
New for fall 2022 is this cool, neutral hair color trend dubbed ‘smoked greige’ (Read: gray + beige = greige). Beige and gray are universally flattering, especially when it comes to hair color. The ashy neutral blends the best qualities of each color. The result is a trendy wearable shade that works on cool and warm skin tones.
As the temperatures drop and the colors of the season get warmer and richer, expect to see lots of dark chocolate toned brunettes. For fall, adding more depth with lowlights and a gloss is a great way to transition into cooler weather.
If you’re brunette and comfortable with having a warmer tone to your hair, try a medium brown hazelnut shade. A lot of brunettes are weary of warmer shades because they fear having brassy hair, but this brown is super rich for autumn. In natural lighting, you're able to see warmer flecks of gold in each strand for a vibrant, multidimensional look.
An intense, dark, cherry red has major autumnal vibes. This moody hue is ideal for adding some warmth to darker strands. Speak to your colorist before making a change to red to make sure you find the perfect red for your skin tone, as it can really vary.
Feeling non-committal for fall? Instead of all-over color, choose an accent color in an unexpected area of interest. This might be a corner of the fringe, or a pop of color underneath. Or do a full head of highlights in a fun, bold hue.
Shadow-roots were the prettiest low-maintenance hair trend on the runways this fall. A little fancier than months-old grow-out, but still less upkeep than your usual hair color, shadow-root is when your colorist goes back over your highlights or fresh color with a shade closer to your natural color. Your hair grows out evenly and gradually.
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by Jaclyn LaBadia, featured contributor