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 runways and awards season red carpets, these are top fall hair trends for 2022.
Popular Fall Hair Trends in 2022
Read ahead for the biggest hair trends and hottest hairstyles for fall.
10 Popular Haircut Styles This Fall
1. Curtain Bangs
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.
2. Modern Mullet
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.
3. Curly Bob with Bangs
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.
4. The Undercut
Add an ’80s twist this season with the undercut. An undercut adds an element of surprise to a longer length and makes a bold statement hairstyle.
5. The Bixie
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.
6. 70s Shag
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.
7. Long Layers
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.
8. Bottleneck Bangs
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.
9. Hybrid Bob
This season the classic bob is being combined with other popular hair trends. Layered bob hairstyles are also another way to refresh the cut for fall.
10. Butterfly Cut
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.
10 Popular Autumn Hair Color Choices
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.
1. Honeyed Balayage
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.
2. Marmalade Roots
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.
3. Tweed Blonde
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.
4. Golden Blonde
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.
5. Smoked Greige
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.
6. Dark Chocolate
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.
9. Color Accents
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.
10. Shadow Roots
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.
The Best Hairstyles of Fall 2022
- Accessorized Updos: Try twisting your hair up and securing it with a claw clip.
- Sleek Buns: Fall’s fashion show hair trends were all about slicked back, sleek hairstyles, like a tight low bun.
- Super Straight Hair: One of our favorite hair trends from the runways was super-straight hair.
- Low Ponytails: Fall 2022 hair trends are all about looking high style with minimal effort.
- Beach Waves: Beach waves aren’t just for the beach- they’re also for the fall runways. Pro tip: Add soft curls with a curling iron, then comb them out with a wide-tooth comb.
- Face-Framing Pieces: Face-framing tendrils from the early ’00s are back and make for a super chic, low-key hairstyle for autumn.
- Headband Hair: Stock up on all the trendy headbands you can get your hands on immediately, because headband hair is back.
- Ponytail Twist: Add a twist to a sleek ponytail as seen on models everywhere during NYFW.
- 90s Layers: Try a long, tapered layered cut with curtain bangs, reminiscent of iconic supermodels in the 90s.
Tips for Your Fall Hair Care Routine
Wondering how to repair summer hair damage? Add these tips to your fall hair care routine immediately.
- Try a clarifying shampoo. Summer can leave a lot of build-up at your roots — detox your scalp with a build up removing shampoo once every two weeks.
- Get a trim. A summer of sun can leave your hair damaged, trim your ends every 8 to 12 weeks.
- Deep condition. Use a hair mask bi-weekly to combat that static that comes with your favorite fall accessories.
- Use hair oil. Plant oils like sunflower oil, jojoba oil and moringa oil have amazing benefits for the hair.