Fall/ winter 2016-2017 hair trends

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With a new season there are always multiple new hair trends popping up. There are two things to take into consideration when it comes to the hair this fall: the color and the manner by which it is made. Perhaps the most prominent trend in the fall 2016 hair colors is the fact that most appear to be perfectly natural, whether we are looking at a blonde or especially the browns.


The top fall/ winter 2016-2017 hair color trends are:

1. Blonde: All shades of blonde are more than acceptable for the fall and winter seasons as they appear in everything from a strawberry blonde to an ash, a dirty blonde and platinum. Blonde comes in golden and in muted, brighter sunshine and nighttime dandies.

2. Brown: Just as with the blonde, the brunettes are also allowed to wear their hair as they wish, for it is seen in multiple different shades throughout, from the darker, near black coloring to the lighter, chestnut appearances. Keeping it a natural shade is what you should focus on.

3. Black: Sometimes it looks dark and gothic and the beauty looks are no less enticing than the locks pulled into a deep side part and coiled in the back, gothic in the appearance as a whole. Black hair color is certainly trending, along with practically every other color around.

4. Ombre: The roots having grown out was never a great look in the past but now when the final product appears to be a nice ombre where the roots and the ends are not a stark contrast but a lovely continuation of getting lighter as you move lower, the look is certainly a great way to color it up. The best ombre or balayage is with blonde, the roots being a dirty blonde themselves or a light chestnut coloring.

5. Roots Grown In: The color combinations change throughout and we can say that we see a whole lot of the blonde as well as the chestnut on the runways. We also see some roots grown in and color contrasts, with black at the crown and blonde down the tresses. Rag & Bone is just one that brings in this look with pleasure.


The beauty of the fall 2016 hairstyles lies in the way the hair has been pulled back and the addition of details. Every little aspect adds to the hair’s beauty, while certain eras have a certain influence on each year’s trends. This year, we see a good lot of lovely hairstyles appearing on the runways. Here´s 20 things to take into consideration fall/ winter 2016-2017.



#1: Show off ultra voluminous hair

Volume is a top trending look when it comes to the fall 2016 hairstyles that dominate the runways from North America to Europe, New York to Milan, London and Paris. We see ombre hair with voluminous waves appear at Diane von Furstenberg and it´s a look that will be great for the professional as well as the party-goer.



#2: Finagle some French pleats

There are braids and then there are plaits. One of the most intriguing fall/ winter 2016-2017 hairstyle trends is in the form of French pleats, which are more twisted creations across the center of the head and the crown than anything else. Hold it tightly in place or allow the curls to roam free, but this must-have style for the coming fall and winter is simply something to mull over for those awesome parties.



#3: Modern twists on traditional hairstyles

Modern is a great look but traditional even more so. With so much of the focus on olden days on the runway shows during the past few months, we sometimes crave something new and fit for the world of today. As such, it makes perfect sense that some designers also think in a similar fashion and create hairstyles, which effectively celebrate the modernization of the olden and the creation of a modern twist to the traditional.



#4: Figure the Use of Finger Waves

This is a lovely 1920s trend that has come back to the runway. The loveliest of the olden meet newer fall 2016 hairstyles that we have seen on many a designer runway show is the use of finger waves, where it is just barely there but still adds that little touch of adorable sweetness to a look, softening a more severe style or adding a youthful bounce to an older ensemble.



#5: Turn up the texture

Texture in the form of waves is one of the most common fall/ winter 2016-2017 hairstyle trends we find on the runways. These past years have really played up this concept of natural beauty and it is not a hairstyle that will see an end soon. On the contrary, it only seems to be evolving year on year. Since every woman is different, it only makes sense to also cast the models with different looks without the uniform designs on the runways.



#6: Go low with the ponytail

For the girl on the go, there needs to be a trend that is extremely easy to pull off and will also keep the prized tresses away from the face. This is where the gorgeous low ponytail comes in, a look that has been on the runways since the spring season of 2015 all the way until the fall of 2016.  Too pretty to pass this one up ladies.



#7: Create a crimp

The crimped hairstyles have returned. Remember when there were crimpers being sold all over but you had noticed that they were much harder to get your hands on the past few years? This year they will be in abundance again as one of the bigger fall 2016 hairstyle trends is indeed the crimp.



#8: Bunch up into ballerina buns

Who does not love a good ballerina bun? Actually, it can also be considered a knot but not always. It is a classic bun that we see, though the fall 2016 hairstyle trends have definitely adapted the looks to everything from the ultra-chic to the messy to the rose looks of fantasy.



#9: Knot it up

We still see ponytails around, but it is so much chicer to just create a lovely knot at the nape of the neck and leave our some strands for added texture, the messy loops and sleek chignons each appealing to a different personality.



#10: Deepen the side part

In any hairstyle, a lady must have a center part, a side part or no part, all to varying degrees. There is no way around that. In terms of the fall/ winter 2016-2017 hairstyle trends, it quickly becomes apparent that the deeper side part is probably the best bet to go with come the cooler season, with little tendrils floating over the ears for added effect.



#11: Center the part

While the deeper side part is definitely in and looks great, the creation of volume often relies on a center part from which to ground the whole look. For the wavy trend in general though, from BCBG to Sonia RykielRalph Lauren to Anna Sui and everyone else, the center part is what makes it so sexy in the first place.



#12: Crazy curls

Texture you wanted and texture you finally got. The ladies sporting the little curls with a good amount of Afro have no parts and lots and lots of volume. Long hair that has been tamed, shorter hair that frames the head like a halo; no matter what length you give it, the fall/ winter 2016-2017 hairstyles have no parts and lots of hair involved.



#13: Soft imperfect waves

Perfection is not what we want to go for when we are looking at the fall 2016 wavy hairstyles. On the contrary, we prefer the use of unprofessional methods, no irons or tongs or anything of the like; instead, it’s all about sleeping in a bun or a braid or simply plaiting those tresses on the way to work before releasing them at the office. Yes, you may not get the perfect wave, but that is where the secret lies for fall 2016.



#14: Extra long hair

While we have seen some shorter hairstyles in the past, this year is focused on the really long and really healthy, straight locks that reach down to the waist and beyond. It is shiny and smooth and when parted from the center, extremely beautiful, lengthening the facial structure itself as it cascades down the shoulders and the back.



#15: Hair tucked in

This as a trend has been noticed for the spring as well and it also made an appearance for the past fall. The Missoni tuck into lovely thin scarves may look lovely but there is quite a bit of texture there and for the slightly more sensitive, this trend will not be one to adhere to easily. Though, for those who wish to add in some extra warmth for the winter, it is just perfect.



#16: Braids, braids and more braids

The braids trend is not new. We have been seeing it for a while now, though it seems to be evolving year on year. We see lovely French plaits and simper rails down the back. There are braided crowns and combined braid pigtails down the back for fall 2016. Some are held by a black band while others see bows at the ends. It is definitely a look to covet and enjoy.



#17: Slip in some slick hair

One look we were not expecting to make a comeback for the fall was the slick, wet appearance of the hair, with interesting ripples to emulate waves. Things get glossy pretty quickly and the whole of the crown if not the whole of the hair has that slick look to it. It is not a major trend, but the out of shower look is definitely one worth noting.



#18: Super straight hair

Pin-straight tresses used to be all the rage in the early 2000s, but it appears that along with the curly and voluminous, we get the other extreme as well. And why not? We have been seeing contrasts everywhere really, from the clothing to the shoes to the hair colors, somehow noticing that so long as you appear as an individual, you can be sporting whatever you like, including pin-straight extensions.



#19: Add a bit of the ‘80s

Texture, curls and volume, all the three aspects of the fall/ winter 2016-2017 hairstyle trends report written about separately also have a certain ‘80s flair, though not always, which is what earns them their own categories.



#20: Freshen up the fringe

Had you missed fringes? Again with the contrasts, we have seen a whole lot of the straight and the curly, the long and the short, and now we focus on the fringe when most other fall 2016 hairstyles lacked it. With the 1970s returning with this style that includes blunt cuts and some shaggier looks, perfectly sleek ones and some in the messy designs. Returning in both a mini and XXL format, there is nothing you can’t enjoy here.


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Post inspired by Fashionisers