Fall 2012 Hairstyles-How to do these celebrity hairstyles yourself!
It's a cardinal fashion rule that the shoes make the outfit. But don't forget about the other end of the look! The perfect hairstyle can compliment a look, and really pull the entire ensemble together. Alternatively, the wrong 'do can't be a total don't. Pairing your hairstyle with your outfit is all about balance and proportion; you want a look that will accentuate the write aspects of the outfit to compliment your silhouette, but also match the aesthetic of the designs. For instance, updos with wide skirts (think A-line or Peplum) can create the illusion of height and make your figure look long and lean to balance out the width of the skirt. On the other hand, too much height at the crown of the head with parallel hip lines (like a straight-skirted maxi or boxy pantsuit) can look to rigid, and lose sexy curvature. Check out these easy-to-do styles and pair them with your favorite 1015Styles to bring your whole look together.
One of the oldest tricks on the book, the classic chignon bun is easy and effortlessly sophisticated. With bangs or without, with a center or side part or no part at all, this easy do will show of your gorgeous features and looks beautiful with nearly any outfit.
Pulling the hair back toward the nape of the neck, secure the hair into a ponytail, leaving the top and sides slightly messy (like Zoe's, at left, for texture). Twist the hair, then wrap it tightly around the hair-tie. Secure with bobbypins. Don't worry about any shorter layers that fall out of the twist; a little messiness makes the look even more playful.
This is a great style to wear with classic designs like cardigan tops, blouses, and anything with lace. One word to the wise: be sure not to wear this with dresses or tops that are too oversized, since they will diminish the size or your head and make your figure look disproportionate!
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A side part with side-swept bangs are not just a stylish way to grow out those retro-loving bangs you cut. It's also a sexy, casual fall style that looks great up or down.
Start by parting the bangs either in line with the center of the pupil, or in line with the outer edge of the eye. Using a round brush and hair dryer, dry the bangs swept to the side, but don't over curl the ends under. Ends of the hair should be fairly straight.
Style the rest of the hair in relaxed curls or straight and slightly tousled like Reece's. This style looks great with one-shoulder tops and pantsuits too, since it's sleek but feminine edge is very modern.
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This is heaven-sent for those days you don't have time to wash and dry again, and need an easy up-do before you run out the door. It also looks great with a center or side part in front, so be willing to experiment with what looks best for your face shape. As a general rule, center parts looks better with heart-shaped and round faces, side parts look better with long and oval faces.
Section off the front third of your hair and pull forward (as if you are drawing a line from ear-to-ear across the top of your head). Tie the back section into a small twisted bun, or pony tail if you want your hair to fall down the back.
Starting in the back, tease the hair gently, spraying each section with hairspray after its teased, then laying it gently on to the back of your head. Moving forward in approximately one-inch section, tease until you reach around ½ inch from the start of your bangs. Keeping the bangs seperated forward around your face, pull the teased section gently back to create the crown, gathering the ends of the hair just about the bun. Wrap the additional hair around the bun or ponytail hair-tie and secure with bobby pins underneath. Using your brush, gently smooth the top layer of the crown, and spray with hairspray to flatten any fly-aways.
This style looks gorgeous with more retro details, like oversized hoop or chandelier earrings, or a bright jewel necklace. Pair it with strapless tube dresses or scoop neck styles to make the neck look long and lovely.
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Sleek and Straight
Straight hair is back this fall-with one important alteration. Rather than the look of the early 2000's when straight hair was a little too straight (and flat!), this trend has relaxed a little and added some body to make it more flattering to nearly all face shapes.
If you have thin hair, or a long oval face, use a ceramic brush (preferrably round) and hairdryer to do the straightening. With clean, wet hair, use a straightening serum with a bit of gloss, or hair protective spray prior to drying. Drying in sections of about three inches and starting at the roots, use the dryer and brush to straighten hair, barely curling the ends under to contour the face.
If you have thick or curly hair, you don't have to worry about overstraightening and making the hair too flat. Dry the hair the same as above, using a brush and hair dryer in small sections. You can then use a straightener (preferably ceramic) going section by section, and again curling the ends under slightly. Be sure not to use too high of heat. If the straightener is steaming like an iron, you are damaging the hair and compromising it's elasticity and health!
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Rich Chocolate Hues
Fall is a great time to go back to your roots, and minimize hair coloring frequency. Dark, chocolate hues also look great with summer skin, and require little makeup to really make your complexion glowing.
Coloring your hair is always better left to the professionals, so be sure to get their advice on how red of a brown to use on your hair and with your skin tone. You may also want to slowly transition to darker color with lowlights to start, and getting more and more color each time you visit the salon.
If you color at home, look for a color that is one shade lighter than you think you want; dark browns typically turn out much more dramatic than the box suggests. Typically a golden or red brown looks good with every skin tone, but are especially flattering on pale skin. Blue-based browns also look good on darker skin tones and olive complexions.
Pair your new dark hair with bright dolman tops in pink or blue, or with black and white tops and dresses to really show off the rich brown of the color.