We asked Karen Stout, master stylist at Joseph’s Salon and Spa and the styling pro behind our favorite fashion shoots and covers, to share her short list of hot hair trends. One could jumpstart your successful fall makeover.
While hair trends come and go, one is a constant. “Normally during fall, everyone is tired of their hair,” says Karen Stout, the popular Master Stylist at the always-bustling Joseph’s Salon and Spa in Dupont. “Everyone wants two inches off—to cut off the damage they did all summer. They want to get their hair back into good shape. I always recommend Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair ($30) for all of my clients. It’s a leave-in that instantly and visibly repairs dry hair.”
Removing the damage is a good start. But these next-level look changers can turn heads, transform your look and jumpstart a personal transformation.
THE FULL FRINGE. “We’re doing a lot of cuts with full, blunt bangs and less of the piece-y, pushed-to-the-side bangs. It looks more precise and more modern and you can tailor it to almost any face shape depending on how long or short you go.”
"That’s really what’s happening in fashion this season too; we’re going glossy with hair color, styling products and swingy cuts."
BLUNT BOBS. “We’re cutting bobs of all lengths. They’re beautiful, precision cuts that swing and move and can be adapted to flatter anyone. We’re going from short, chin-length to the just-above-the-shoulder ‘lob.’”
RICHER, DEEPER, DARKER SHADES. “Fall is time to clean up your color and go a little bit darker. It makes your hair look healthier— not so burned up,” says Karen. “This fall especially, I’m seeing a lot of red and richer, warmer tones. Even if you go just a little bit darker and a little bit richer, your hair looks thicker, glossier and healthier.”
SUPER SHINE. “Sun and swimming really dry out hair and as soon as summer is over, people want to get the shine back. That’s really what’s happening in fashion this season too; we’re going glossy with hair color, styling products and swingy cuts. My favorite new conditioner for improving shine is Aveda’s Cherry Almond Conditioner ($17). It’s so rich and moisturizing and it smells delicious. I also love Brilliant Hair Spray, ($22). It’s perfect for transitioning from humid summer and it adds shine.”