Fall Hair Trends: Long, Sleek, and Embellished

Twin Cities hairstylists offer advice on how to interpret ’dos from the fall runways.

  • Peter Som, hair by Wella
    Tame the beachy waves. “We’re not going back to the flat iron—hair is still full, but more polished,” says Charlie Brackney, creative director of Haus Salon and Blowdry! in Minneapolis. His essential smoothing product: N. 4 Blow Dry Lotion.
  • Preen, hair by Aveda
    Add an accessory. “We saw a lot more hair accessories than usual at New York Fashion Week,” says Juut SalonSpa creative director Joel Gunderson, who worked on runway shows for Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, and many others. An easy way to get the look is by stepping up the basics, such as with a jeweled ponytail band.
  • DKNY, hair by Wella
    Wear a sleek ponytail. “We’re seeing them all over the place—clean and low volume. It’s all about shine, says Margaret Ayache of Lili Salon in Minnetonka, who has styled hair for several designer shows including Rodarte, Theory, and Jason Wu.
  • Sophie Theallet, hair by Aveda
    Try a center part. “Things have been so deep down the side for so long now, a middle part feels new and dramatic,” Brackney says. Of course, it’s not for everyone. If you have a longer face or nose, a center part will exacerbate that. Try parting off center instead. Try parting off center instead.