Fall is officially here and with that comes a time of reflection and change. However, that change shouldn’t just be limited to the weather or the leaves on the trees — it should be relefect through your personal style, too! Welcome the new season the right way by giving your look the seasonal upgrade it deserves with a trendy crop that gives post-summer hair an age-defying refresh. Keep scrolling to discover the top hair trends of 2019 and the one that will flatter you most!
Side Part Haircut
Slim the face with a side-parted, layered flip
A jaw-length crop that’s heavily textured on one side offsets the fullness of a round face, says Gina Rivera, celebrity hairstylist and founder of the Phenix Salon Suites franchise. “The bluntness of sharp layers and ends contours the face, so it appears more angular.” What’s more, a deep side part draws attention diagonally, helping to counteract fuller features.
GET THE LOOK: Ask your stylist for a deep-parted long pixie that rests near the jaw and has stacked layers and “broken” ends.
STYLE BONUS: When hair is dry, work a dime-size amount of hair paste (like Kenra Professional Clear Paste 20, $15, Ulta) into the ends of layers so they stand out in a pretty, flippy style.
Shag Haircut 2019
Soften features with a swingy shag
Brow-skimming feathered fringe, rounded layers and loose waves leave a soft strand silhouette that takes the edge off a sharp jawline and chin, says Rivera. “The movement also distracts from fine lines and wrinkles.”
GET THE LOOK: Ask your stylist for a shoulder-skimming cut with graduating layers and feathery blended fringe.
STYLE BONUS: Wrap 1″ sections of hair around a 1″ curling iron. Once the whole head has been curled, gently brush through tresses with fingertips. Then massage a nickel-size amount of a volumizing powder (like Eva NYC Zero Gravity Volume Powder, $12, Ulta) onto hair along the part to give roots added oomph.
Lift eyes & cheeks with a pompadour
A swept-back pixie directs the eye upward, giving cheekbones and eyes a face-lift–like look, says Rivera. “And the extra volume created by the heightened style adds a youthful edge that ensures the shorter cut won’t skew matronly.”
GET THE LOOK: Ask your stylist for a pixie that’s long on top and short on the sides with blended layers throughout.
STYLE BONUS: Apply a quarter-size amount of mousse through damp hair. Next, blow-dry while brushing strands back with a paddle brush. Once dry, tease the top layer of hair at the roots and at the back of the crown, then smooth back. Set with hair spray for stay-put style.
Volumize hair with a pumped pixie
The combination of a pixie with “plumped” roots, long bangs and subtly stacked layers creates the illusion of hair that’s full from every angle, says Rivera. Plus, layered fringe cleverly conceals any thinning at the hairline and temples.
GET THE LOOK: Ask your stylist for an ear-length pixie with graduating layers and long, stacked bangs.
STYLE BONUS: Work a dollop of volumizing mousse (like Göt2b Fat-Tastic Thickening Plumping Mousse, $7, Ulta) into damp hair. Then blow-dry 1″ sections of hair with a small round brush for a sleek and smooth, yet lifted look.
Bang Bob Haircut
Mask forehead furrows with a long, banged bob
Full bangs that sweep across the brow instantly hide any horizontal lines on the forehead, says Rivera. And wavy, shoulder-length strands direct focus down the face to spotlight pretty facial features, like a megawatt smile.
GET THE LOOK: Ask your stylist for a long bob that rests just past shoulders with long, blended layers and blunt, eyebrow-length bangs.
STYLE BONUS: Wrap 1″ sections of hair around a 11⁄2″ curling iron; once cool, tousle curls with fingertips. Next, lightly spritz bangs with dry shampoo (like SGX NYC Dry Touch Volumizing Dry Shampoo, $7, Target) to prevent them from getting weighed down.
This story originally appeared in our print magazine.
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