Top Ten Hair Trends for Fall 2011

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Twist & Pin

Twist Pin


It’s quite possibly the simplest way to achieve an elegant and classic look at work. To keep the hair off your face, simply part your hair down the side, grab a small piece, twist, secure with a bobby pin, and you’re done.

Hair Trends for a Night Out

Put a Feather In It

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While there are many versions of this fall fashion trend, try pairing a smaller feather with a classic up do for a fancy dinner or a night out dancing.
Head Wraps



Head wraps are back in full force this season. Enjoy the updated look by selecting one in a shimmery metallic with rhinestones that’s just perfect for a night out with friends. If you’re a woman of color, try wrapping your hair ala Nina Simone in traditional wax print cloth.

The Messy Bun

Messy Bun


This hairstyle is similar to the messy ponytail, but more appropriate for the evening. For a dramatic look, part your hair down the middle to create the bun, rather than pulling all of your hair back.


Wig it Up


Wigs are the easiest way to get the hair you want, without the drama of having to actually go to the salon. Look for lace cap wigs that give you a realistic hairline or if you want to use your own hair, opt for a removable “half weave” that easily mixes with your natural hair.

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  • Couldn’t help but notice that the trusty bun is on the list. Seems as though no matter what variation, a bun will always be in style. Glad to know everybody sees what us ballet chicks always knew!

  • Eva

    So… what can we do if we do have short hair? If we have, say, a bob with bangs, what hairstyles are options this fall?

  • i would like a new hair trend i have a heart shape head and i have medium hair tan skin toned

  • I’ve been searching for wigs and trying them on at local stores for the past few years, but it’s super hard to find a realistic wig without spending thousands of dollars! I really want a wig to wear on bad hair days (which is like every day lately), but I’m still on the search for one.

  • Ruth

    I agree with Jennifer – what if we have short hair – also, what if we are over 50? I haven’t seen anything lately for those over 50 and over size 12, and not geared for the 20’s crowd.

    • TBF

      Remember this article is focused on beauty trends and these are the trends for this season. Sometimes whats “on trend” may not be what you have. (case in point: skinny jeans.. i just can’t wear them, so I skip). That being said, you can wear feather embellishments if you have short and/or unprocessed hair. Older women should have highlights/lighter hair (dark hair, especially on women with pale skin) “highlights” wrinkles.

  • Jennifer

    So…if we have shorter hair, we’re on our own?