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:
- 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.
- Use your thumbs to slide all your hair back into a mid or center ponytail.
- Before securing it twist the base of the pony in a clockwise motion.
- 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.
Wrapped Top Knot:
- 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.
- Secure it with a sturdy elastic so that it doesn’t come loose throughout out the day.
- 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.
- 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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!