A little bit of edge melded into straightforward, yet uncomplicated coifs for the season
Autumn is a time for falling leaves, comfy sweaters, cozying up and great style. As the weather takes a turn into cool and crisp, offering an alternative to the sweltering heat, there’s no better time to show off some sartorial allure. This year, it’s all about showcasing simple hairstyles that are also a bit dramatic.
Here are eight of the season’s most alluring trends for 2017 that will turn your everyday look into your own personal runway.
Wrapped in a Bow
One doesn’t have to wait until the holidays to sport a pretty bow. This head-turning trend is hot off the runways and makes any ordinary ponytail look just a bit more flirtatious and fun. Wear your ponytail high or wear it low; a giant or demure bow, made of velvet or silk, adds a certain je ne sais quoi to any look.
The classic ponytail can easily go from day to night with a flick of a hair tie. However, not any old ponytail will do. 2017’s ponytails are carefully placed and posh, worn high or low. The sophisticated look is better executed with deep parts and slicked-back, polished hair that looks clean and shiny. For a more grown-up look, apply a middle part or a small pompadour for added depth.
Slicked-back hair is a bit reminiscent of the 80's, adding a sexy femme fatale look. Today, this trend has taken a more relaxed approach, with an inviting ease. The modern take on this trend makes for a great post-gym style, wet and loose, tucked behind the ears, parted to the side or middle; it doesn’t matter. The effect is all in the ability to keep the hair effortless but in place.
Braids have pretty much transcended the constraints of time. From beautiful plaits to loose milkmaid twists, braids can be fun and flirty or refined and elegant. Apart from their coolness factor, braids are essentially simple and can be paired with any outfit. (Braids are also the go-to style for a major bad hair day.) To make the most out of braid styles, try loosened fishtails or a braid bun for size. You never know what you may create.
You may be surprised with what you can create with your own hair. This year throw out stretchy bands and trade them in for bands made from your own hair. The style may take some coaxing but makes for a beautifully chic style that will be the ultimate conversation starter. Add extra funk with spray-on galaxy-inspired color to add dimension to your hairdo.
Hairpins are a pretty way to add girly elegance—but have you ever thought of applying multiple jewels to your hair? That’s what’s happening on the runways for 2017, and the finished look is spectacular. Pins and clip-on jewels add flair to loose hair, and take updos and ponytails to new heights. Use antique pins for a timeless look or go full-on glam.
Sometimes, nothing is better than flaunting what nature has given you. Natural hair is taking over the hair industry, creating more confident women who are choosing to love their tresses just as they are. Whether your hair is naturally straight, wavy, curly or kinky, wearing it natural brings about another kind of beauty that a bottle can’t hold a candle to.
Not quite long, but not short enough to be considered a pixie, the bob is the in-between haircut that is classic and forever on-trend. The bob imparts a certain sophistication over other hairstyles due to its classically chic demeanor, but it is also quite versatile. Bobs can be shaped and cut to suit any personality, from shoulder-grazing to chin-hugging. The style goes well with virtually every hair type and looks great on anyone, even those battling that awkward growing-out stage.
The look of 2017 is all about individual glamour without over-the-top frills—and multitasking little touches really add a pop for any occasion.