Fierce Hair: Fall Worthy Braids

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you may have noticed that braids and I are having a moment. It’s my latest hair obsession, from five strand fishtails to waist length box braids. Could it be the casual chicness they bring to a beauty look? Or the edge a girl needs in her life without doing anything drastic. Either way, it’s a trend worth rocking this fall. With cooler temps and the holidays around the corner, you need something low maintenance, incredibly fierce, and gives your hair the break it needs from the day to day styling.

Ready to jump into some braided hair goodness? Here’s some inspiration to get you started!

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Fierce Hair: Short and Sassy

I know I’ve talked about Fall Hair trends before, but  one I’ve noticed cropping up this season is rocking short lockes.  Celebrities like Megan Fox and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting have chopped their long hair to rock super cute and very sassy hair-dos. They’ve proven that short can be the new sexxy. There’s a sense of creative freedom going against the notion of ‘longer is better’ in a way that gets you noticed.

And who doesn’t want that?

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Which short hairstyle would you wear?

Four Fierce Fall Hair Trends

Hair Styles

Though the temps aren’t letting up (at least down here anyway) this weekend marked the official end of summer. These past two weeks for me have been the epitome of the Fall season – colorful changes and ending the year on a high note. And as such, I’m embracing these exciting changes on all fronts. My wardrobe is as Fall ready as ever and now it’s time to do something different with this hair. Like many of you, I’m looking at the season’s latest trends for the season.

This year fall fashion designers have been on the ball, re-imagining old trends while staying true to the classics. While the Fall is usually about slicked back hair and business worthy updos, this year there’s more style variety to go around. I’ll show you what I mean!

Relaxed Ballerina Bun

Fall Hair Trends 2014

Renewed Style

Remember this hair style from a few seasons back? Instead of loading our hair up with ton’s of gel and pulling it back super tight, we can go the Roberto Cavalli route. No need for it to be super perfect but rather a laid back kinda of vibe that’s still chic and trendy.

Slicked Back Center Part

Fall Hair Trends 2014

Harpar’s BAZAAR

If sleek and chic is more your thing (even I have my moments!) then this trend is worth a try. A crisp center part and a really laid ponytail can work anywhere from the office to Happy Hour. It’s also the perfect hairstyle to rock metallic eyeshadow or berry red lipstick.

Ride the Waves

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Not ready to let go of the summer just yet? Then rock soft waves like the models in Chloe Fall fashion show. The key is to keep them smooth so they don’t look like you spent your morning on a windy beach.

Sixties Mod Hair

Fall Hair Trends 2014

Darling Dexter

If you’re going to have sixties inspired fashion, you have to have the hair to go with it right? Channel your inner Joan Crawford or Megan Draper with a side swept bang and well placed bouffant. If you’re really looking for a change, go short with an asymmetrical bob.

What’s your favorite Fall hair trend?

Fierce Natural Hair: Straight and Sleek

One of the beautiful things about the natural hair life is the styling versatility that comes with it. We can rock short curls, long curls, and big-hair-don’t-care afros without doing any major things to our hair. We can also sport our length and go for a sleek, straight look.

Now I know many curly girls have sworn off all types of heat but for me, every once and awhile doesn’t hurt. I look at it this way: my hair can take a little heat every now and again. Besides, I work hard to get it this long and I wanna show it off every now and again!

Best thing about this style is you don’t even have to wait to have super long hair. It’s just as cute (and just as fierce) if you’re growing out your TWA.

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Fall Beauty Trends You Can Wear Right Now

I have no idea where the summer went but it’s the first day of August and that means that the summer is officially winding down. While I’m sad to see the beach days and BBQ afternoons go, I am looking forward to the Fall and everything it has to offer (Leopard Print and metallic eye shadow – I’m stoked!)

And if you’re feeling extra excited, there are five beauty trend that you rock like right now.

Soft Chignons

Fall Beauty Trends

The Bohemian Bride

The summer spells easy going hair and it’s refreshing to see this carry over into the Fall. Take a cue from Monique Lhuillier’s Fall runway show, and leave the maximum hold gels and gazillion bobby bins at home. What’s even better about this hair trend is that can be done on both straight and curly hair.

Berry Lips

Fall Beauty Trends

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Carolina Herrera had the right idea with having berry lips be a trend on her Fall runway. It’s the red lip of the summer and those of us who aren’t ready to let that go when the temps get colder are very happy to see this as a Fall trend.

Big Lashes

Fall Beauty Trends

Sea of Shoes

 

Big, look-at-me lashes never go out of style and there’s no reason to wait until September rolls around to wear them (Designers like Gucci sure didn’t!). Get some volumizing mascara in your beauty bag or, if you really want to go big, falsies like this one will definitely do the job!

Fresh Face 

Fall Beauty Trends

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Simple is better a lot of the time and what better way to reward you for that hard work in keeping that skin protected all summer then letting it shine. Ralph Lauren and Jason Wu went the minimalist route with their Fall beauty looks and you can too (like right now!). Cream to Powder foundations help you transition back into your cold weather makeup without being too heavy to rock now.

Braids, Braids, and More Braids

Fall Beauty Trends

Beautylish

Side braids, fishtails, cornrows, crown braids – they were everywhere on the Fall Fashion Runways earlier this year and I loved it! Besides bringing a welcomed break from the usual slick back ponytails and stick straight hair, it’s an awesome way to keep our hair looking cute (and out of the way) as we ride out these last days of summer.

Which of these trends would you rock right now?