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Hair trends for fall of 2013

It’s almost that magical time of the year… boots, scarves, pumpkin spice lattes, brisk air…. fall! And with all of the joys of fall also come new hair trends. Here are some the most popular looks for fall of 2013.

1. The “Effortless” Ponytail


Spring ponytails were positioned at the nape and ironed to emphasize their sleekness. For fall, the position stays put but textures differ. Pieces were pulled down around the face or tucked behind the ears to emphasize the style’s haphazard ease.


2. The Pompadour



The pompadour is coming back in full force this fall. With the ability to look fun and casual to elegant and polished, this look has become one of the most seen trends this year.  And don’t worry- you can achieve this look with short or long hair.



This style is also becoming wildly popular for men as well. So you want to have the same haircut as your boyfriend? Do it. Because that’s adorable.




3.  Slicked Back “Wet” Look





The deliciously relaxed quality provides a stark contrast to an exquisitely made up face.  It gives off a very nonchalant vibe. Think, “Um-Yes-I-look-this-good-right-out-of-the-shower.” If this mermaid of the sea look is not for you, try it delicately twisted up and pinned.



4. Volume, Volume, Volume



Thick haired people of the world, rejoice… because this year more is more. Though this trend is a bit more on the wild side, natural texture is being utilized more than ever. No amount of volume is too much this year. Big hair, don’t care.





5. Updo’s 



Updo’s are a staple style of every fall.  Though updo’s are not news to us, You can always experiment and play with the degree of style you would like, from very smooth and classic like the picture above….


Or as wild and crazy as you’re feeling.

6. Pixie Cut

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Androgyny is in. More so now than ever women are lopping off their locks and opting for a shorter style. Not only is it fun and sweet, but lets be honest… there’s just something invigorating and empowering about chopping all of your hair off.  Short hair looks great on anyone with strong features, and it also works on a variety of lengths and textures.

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7.  Warm colors



No matter if you’re a blonde, brunette, or redhead, colors with lots of warmth are the way to go this fall. Golden and honey blondes are replacing the icy grey and lavender tones we saw last year. With brunettes, we are seeing a lot of auburn undertones, and with redheads more are leaning towards red-orange hues than red-violet.  Think cozy campfire…mmm hmm!







SO warm, it’s hot.



8. Accessories



The easiest and quickest way to spruce up any outfit! Headbands, tiara’s, hair appliques, bows, gemstones, chains, feathers, if you can imagine it, you can put it on your head and rock it out.






Overall, fall trends this year are daring and bold.  Tweak these ideas to ensure your hair this autumn matches your own unique and mesmerizing personality! Because as we all know… that’s your prettiest accessory 🙂


Red Lips and Smokey Eyes

By Lisa Johnson
Tips for Red Lips:

1)      Make sure to wear the red that is appropriate for your skin tone.  The color of red will depend on if you have a natural warm or cool tone to your skin.

2)      Be sure to line your lips with a lip liner to keep your red color in place longer.  Red lipsticks have a tendency to bleed and feather into lines around the lip if there is not a barrier in place.

–          Try using a lip stain or a transfer resistant lip color to help ensure long wear and for less mess when wearing a red.

3)      When wearing red lips, be sure to play down your eyes.  The eyes and lips should not compete for attention.   Its either bold eyes or bold lips, not both.

–          Try using matte or natural colors on the eye lid area.  You can and black eyeliner around the eye for a classic look.

Tips for Smokey Eyes:

1)      Smokey eyes are more of a technique than a color, so be open to using colors other than that standard silver, grey, and black.

2)      Make sure to play up your lashes when doing Smokey eyes.  When wearing dark colors around the eye the eyelashes can easily disappear from view.  The more volume and length your eyelashes have the more sultry the look will become.

–          Try using strip lashes or even lash tabbing to enhance the look of your natural lashes.  They are temporary and are not costly.  A few lashes can make your Smokey eyes pop!

3)      Remember that when doing a Smokey eye that the eyes are the focal points not the lips, so the same rule applies.  Its either bold eyes or bold lips, not both.

–          Try a matte, nude lipstick or nude lip gloss for the ultimate Smokey eye.  Make sure you use the nude lipstick that is best suited for your skin tone.  The key is to use light colored lipstick or gloss.