With fall upon us, we've already started thinking about how to transition everything from our skin care routine to our wardrobes in order to adjust to the upcoming season, and now, it's time to think about another aspect of our fall beauty routines: hairstyles.
For fall 2016/17 designers like Lanvin, Gucci, Anthony Vaccarello, Diane von Furstenberg and Zac Posen strayed away from summer's sleek braids and buns, and showcased models with voluminous, textured hair. Whether it was top to bottom full body curls, an 80s-inspired perm or crimped strands, this season's favourite hairstyle involves a ton of texture.
HAIR TREND: TEXTURED HAIR FOR FALL 2016
While late summer humidity tends to inspire frizz-fighting braids and blowouts, leave it to L'Oreal muses Blake Lively , and more recently, Jennifer Lopez , to take more scene-stealing routes, and prove that textured hair is trending off the runway as well. Blake Lively was spotted earlier this summer wearing a head full of '80s-inspired, tight curls that first inspired us to give the permed look a chance.
More recently, L'Oreal ambassador Jennifer Lopez, who has been wearing her hair in a series of foolproof sleek updos in recent weeks, traded her pin-straight lengths for a tumble of loose, shoulder-grazing curls during a recent stroll in New York City, choosing to embrace the season's hair-enhancing elements rather than avoiding them. The look is one that the actress has perfected on her NBC drama, Shades of Blue, and adopted in real life with increasing frequency of late.
Here's to hoping her on-screen persona, Harlee Santos, continues to influence her risk-taking hairstyle. Ready to give this J-Lo approved style a go? Here's how to do it:
HOW TO ADD TEXTURE TO YOUR HAIR
Regardless of how your natural hair falls, you'll be able to adopt the textured trend come fall – yes, even if you have naturally pin straight hair. The goal is to enhance the natural look and texture of your hair by adding more body and volume. Get The Look has gathered the best tricks for enhancing the texture of your hair.
If you have naturally fine, straight hair, opt for densifying and styling hair care products. L'Oreals Hair Expertise Fibralogy range provides your hair with lasting volume from the first wash. After you've finished in the shower, apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair and let it air dry to avoid weighing it down with a blow dryer. Scrunch your hair as it dries to give it a subtle, wavy texture.
Don't have time for a shower? Another great way to add texture to fine hair is to loop a few strands messily around a large barrel curling iron. After playing up your volume with heat, spray your hair with a volumizing spray enriched with Pro-Keratin and scrunch your hair for added texture.
If you're hair is naturally wavy, congrats – you're one step closer to achieving maximum body. Define your natural loops by spraying damp hair with a Matt & Messy spray, then wrap a few strands around your index finger as they dry. Once your hair is dry, spray your hair once again and scrunch to give your hair a texture that mimics sea salt in your hair. Flip your hair to one side for maximum body and finish with a generous amount of volumizing hair spray.
To boost your already curly hair, make sure to get yourself a full range of hair care products that are specific to curly hair. This will ensure that your texture is enhanced and taken care of at all times. After washing your hair, apply a mousse with your fingers and let it set. After air drying your hair, gently back bomb it using a fine tooth comb for a little extra tousle. Finish with a volumizing hair spray and voila!