Due for a trim? Ready to revamp your hairstyle? There’s no better time to try something new than fall. It’s not so hot that you only want to wear your hair in a ponytail (or cut it all off — although if you’ve got the guts for it, that can be a badass look). It’s also not too cold that you want as much hair as possible in a desperate attempt to stay warm. (In winter, we’ll take anything we can get.) To give you inspiration for your next style, we rounded up 11 of-the-moment cuts and asked a celebrity hairstylist to share who exactly should get each one.
Blunt-on-Blunt Bob and Bangs
Celebrity hairstylist Matt Fugate, who has worked with stars of The Bold Typeand Riverdale, says Kerry Washington’s blunt cut is a great option for those with fine hair because the shape gives the hair more body. However, if you have wavy hair, Brain Fisher, a celebrity hair stylist who has worked with Julia Michaels and Katherine Langford, says this works with it, too. Fugate adds that your stylist should use scissors to cut your hair and add ” just a few layers, if any.”
This pixie “really can work for most,” Fugate says. If you have longer hair, you just have to be ready for a big chop. “If you and your stylist are feeling confident, I would razor cut this entire cut as short as you can,” Fugate adds. Using a razor helps add softness to the cut.
It goes without saying that you need long hair for Cher hair. Maybe all you really need this fall is a good trim so your ends don’t look scraggly. Fugate says people with thick, straight hair have the easiest time achieving this look. “The straighter the better or else you are setting yourself up for hours of flat ironing,” he explains.
Fisher suggests this gorgeous lob for those with thick, wavy hair. “Ask for the illusion of one length but have some weight removed from the under layers,” he says.
Modern Bowl Cut
Fugate likes to call this the “modern bowl cut.” Why? “It’s a graduated bowl cut [where] beauty is in the imperfection,” he explains. His alternate name for it: “cool girl’s haircut.” (A smart statement on his part, seeing as his wife is rocking a similar cut at the moment.) Fugate says this works best on those with straight hair and angular faces.
If you have super curly hair, this cut will look stunning on you. It’s great if your ringlets are on the thicker side, but Fugate says this cut “can actually build a lot of geometric shape” when it comes to thinner ringlets too. Be sure to ask your stylist to add layers toward the top of our head to “free up the curls,” Fugate adds. This will help frame your cheekbones and open up your face.
Are you sensing the Selena vibes? We are, too. Lots of hair is key to this cut, Fugate says: “It’s great for thick hair that needs to remove a ton of weight.” When you get to the salon, Fisher says to request lots of long layers and side-swept bangs.
Like a pixie, a buzzcut works on just about everyone, Fugate says. Let this summer of buzzcuts serve as evidence of this. Your stylist will have to break out the clippers for this one. Make sure they “follow your head shape and make it all the same length,” he says.
Another haircut that everyone and their mother seems to be getting lately is a simple, blunt lob without anything fancy: no bangs, no layers. Fugate suggests this cut for thin-to-normal, straight hair. “This is more textured than Kerry’s, so to make this a little different, I would razor this or chop into the lines more,” he explains. “Make sure that it is short enough. You want to make sure to ‘go there’ with this length. Bolder the better, and it ends up looking more and more chic the shorter you go.”
Long and Single-Layered
If Rapunzel hair isn’t a realistic option for you, check out this cut. It’s still long, but without the pressure to down collagen supplements on the daily to help it grow even longer. Fugate recommends this cut for those with thick, dense hair. Ask your stylist for “one clean length with longer layers,” Fisher adds.
This cropped cut is best for curly or wavy hair, but Fugate says you can pull it off if you have fine hair and are cool with sleeping with rollers in. “The cut itself is like a bowl cut that is then styled for curls,” he explains. Your stylist should crop around the ears and either layer or shorten the bulk on top as needed.