Mid-Length Hair Styles for Fall

woman braiding hair

The cool, crisp season of autumn is among us. While the leaves are transitioning from green to gold, you too can switch up your style. Look through the mid-length styles below for some fun and easy looks that are fabulous for the season.

Reverse French Twist:

  1. Begin with your hair at a strong center part. Try using a comb to make sure that the part is as bold as it can be.
  2. Use your thumbs to slide all your hair back into a mid or center ponytail.
  3. Before securing it twist the base of the pony in a clockwise motion.
  4. If you twist all the hair at once and make sure you’re pulling it tight, you will be able to secure the twist with just a few hair and bobby pins. Finish the look with some strong hold hair spray.

woman with bun

Wrapped Top Knot:

  1. With your hair totally tangle-less, use a brush to pull all of it up into a high ponytail at the crown on your head.
  2. Secure it with a sturdy elastic so that it doesn’t come loose throughout out the day.
  3. Wrap all the hair from the pony around the base of the hair tie. Once it’s all wrapped up, use hair pins to hold every strand in place.
  4. Before adding hair spray, use your fingers or the end of a comb to relieve a few strands from the ponytail to frame your face.

woman with braided bun

The waterfall, Dutch style, French braided bun is a bit more challenging, however, once you can master the look, it’s a perfect way to get every last static-y flyaway out of your face. Follow the steps below to get the look:

  1. With your hair in a low side part, grab a section of hair from the top the top of your head and separate it into three pieces.
  2. Beginning braiding as usual, then transition to a waterfall braid by dropping the lowest outer strand and replacing it with a new, similar-sized section of hair small section of hair.
  3. Incorporate the new section of hair into the braid, then drop the next lowest section and replace it with a new section, just as you did with the last strand.
  4. Continue to braid in the fashion until the waterfall braid reaches your neck. At this point use the remaining three sections of hair to braid as you normally would. Once you reach the end use a small elastic to secure the braid from coming loose.
  5. Directly below the waterfall braid you have just created, craft another waterfall braid, this time incorporating the “dropped” pieces from the first braid as the new pieces in the second. This is now your your Dutch braid.
  6. Once you’re no longer able to incorporate “dropped” pieces,  incorporate the tail of the waterfall braid into a regular braid with the reaming hair of the Dutch braid. Be sure that to secure the braid with an elastic.
  7. Now, grab a section of hair on the other side of your head, divide it into three sections and make a French braid. Continue on until you’ve reached the bottom and secure it with an elastic.
  8. Finally, take any remaining hair that’s in the back of your head and the tails of the braids and twist it all together into a bun. Hold it in place with a few hairpins, add some hair spray, and you’re good to go!

Back to School Hair Styles

Girl with braided hair going to school.

It’s that time of year again, the summer is winding down, the weather is getting cooler and school is starting back up. It can be a bit tough to get back into the swing of things and to get excited about summer ending and school beginning, but these seven hairstyles are bound to get you excited to walk into school with you head held high and ready to rock the day.

Messy bun.

Messy Bun
It’s always nice to be able to rely on an old favorite, even though this style has the word messy in it doesn’t mean there isn’t an art to it.

Fauxhawk hairstyle.

If you’re feeling edgy, this style is for you. It’s also perfect if you’re in the process of growing out your hair and want to rock a short style while you can. And don’t worry, whether your hair is naturally straight or wavy or curly, you can still rock this style.

Fluffy high ponytail.

Fluffy High Pony
This style is perfect for our natural girls who may not have a lot of time to style their hair. If you’re looking to mimic this style, but with straight hair or wavy hair, the process is still the same, the results will just reflect your hair texture. For more volume, you can tease the hair.

Fishtail braids.

Fishtail Braid
Braids have become a staple alternative for keeping hair out of the face and a fishtail braid looks great peeking out from a floppy fall hat. This style takes some practice, but no worries, we’ve got you covered… check back for a tutorial on our blog.

Model with straight and sleek hair.

Straight and Sleek
Sometimes going back to basics is exactly what you need to make a statement. For this look, straighten your hair and seal it with hairspray to keep the flyaways at bay. To finish off this look, part it down the middle and to keep it overnight, wrap it. Doing so will keep the hair straight and free from tangles while you sleep.

Woman with curly hair.

Wand Curls
If you find yourself missing the beach when you wake up in the morning for school, grab a curling wand (or a regular curling iron) to create big bouncy curls, it’s a great way to switch up your hair if you normally wear it straight and want to create the look of effortless beachy waves. Not sure where to start when it comes to curling your hair? Check out our blog posts which explain how to curl hair.

Woman dyeing hair

When in doubt, switch it up. Maybe you’ve never dyed your hair before, but always wanted to, or maybe you love your hair shape and just want to spice it up with some highlights or lowlights, whatever your reasoning, dying your ‘do is sure to shake up your looks and turn heads!

While you may not be ecstatic about school starting again, it isn’t all bad and doesn’t have to be something you dread. You’ll get to see your friends and catch up, learn new material and now you have an excuse to switch up your hair. So go ahead and give one of these styles a try, you won’t regret it!