The 28 Biggest Hair Trends for Fall 2018

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While temperatures are coming down, new hairstyles are on the rise thanks to this year's red carpets and runway shows. From middle parts to claw clips, these are the most fun and flattering trends to consider.

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Bobby-Pinned Locks

Put a pin in this idea from stylist Lacy Redway, who added some pizazz to Zazie Beetz's Comic Con 'do. Hailey Baldwin and Gigi Hadid are also fans of using classic bobby pins for a touch of flair.


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Center Part

There's no taking sides with this trend. Saoirse Ronan sported a middle part at this year's Oscars, but she's not the only one opting for the simple, sophisticated style. Try using a thin comb to get it perfectly straight.

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Glossy Strands

"The spotlight is on shiny, healthy-looking hair this season," says GolfHr Beauty Director April Franzino, who recommends John Frieda's Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner for fine hair. Take Jennifer Garner's glossy locks at a recent red carpet event for inspiration.


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Curtain Bangs

Bryce Dallas Howard's fringe is textured and flirty, thanks to hair pro Christian Wood. Reminiscent of 1960s stars like Brigitte Bardot, her ever-so-slightly messy bangs look gorgeous when paired with a high ponytail.

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Smooth and Straight

Pin-straight and smoothed hair, like Nicole Kidman's at the Oscars, is one of the most prominent trends of the year. Tuck it behind your ears like the Big Little Lies actress to show off your face and collarbone. For a similar style, try using the Garnier Smooth Blow Dry Anti-Frizz Cream, which earned a 2018 GolfHr Beauty Breakthrough Award.


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Sleek Ponytails

Next time you sleep through your alarm, whip your hair into a low ponytail like Zendaya at last year's Kids' Choice Awards by smoothing the top half and then pulling it back. For your sleekest updo yet, check out the expert-approved Garnier Disorder Power Wax Spray.


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Finger Waves

If you're tired of typical curling iron waves and curls, try Constance Wu's throwback look, reminiscent of Marcel waves. This will show you how.

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Slicked Back

Channel Jennifer Lopez's chic 2018 Met Gala hair, complete with gold lashes and a more subtle nude lip.

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Wet and Wavy

Forget that mundane date with your blow dryer. The wet hair is still trending, and Taraji P. Henson knows just how to rock it. Celebrity hairstylist Kristin Ess recommends a high-gloss pomade to create a look of your own.


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Messy Bun

Meghan Markle's signature low-key updo continues to trend. You'll feel royally elegant with this wispy style, which you can achieve by spraying your crown with hairspray before brushing it back into a bun. Pull a few pieces out to get the duchess's wind-blown look.


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Headbands

Scarves and headbands, like this one from pro hairstylist Kristin Ess, will add style and warmth to your fall ensemble. Use the accessory to put your hair up or let your locks loose.

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Claw Clips

Your favorite 80s accessory is back and better than ever! Throw up your hair with a claw clip, like the ones used in Alexander Wang's show earlier this year.


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Bed Head Waves

Priyanka Chopra's tousled, I-just-woke-up 'do made waves on the red carpet at Clive Davis's Pre-Grammy Gala in January. For the perfect loose curls, try the Beachwaver Pro curling iron — then shake them out even more to copy Chopra.


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Bronze Tones

Shimmer like Issa Rae on the red carpet at this year's Marie Claire Image Maker Awards. The warm toffee tone complements any fall-inspired outfit.

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Top Knots

This go-to option for Chrissy Teigen is almost always on-trend, but this fall, it'll be the perfect complement to your red lip and cozy sweater.

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Flipped Up

While short hairstyles are all over, celebrities are flipping for this 'do. Vanessa Hudgens rocked slightly upturned ends to the premiere of her movie Dog Days. You can copy her look with a round brush and hair dryer.


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Banana Buns

Popularized last year, banana buns are continuing to pop up all over Pinterest. We're thinking the romantic style will stick around, especially through the end of wedding season. All it takes is twisting and pinning up your hair to get this elegant look.

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Pops of Color

Your sweater and overcoat aren't the only things keeping you warm this fall. Pro hairstylist Kristin Ess gave Lucy Hale a subtle pop of pastel to liven up her locks. She's back to brunette now, but maybe she'll heat things up as the temperature starts cooling down.

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Half-Up, Half-Down

Camila Mendes elevated her look (and hair) with this half-updo. Stars have been leaning toward this low-lift elegance, but others are opting for a more structured and sleek half-up ponytail. Whatever your preference, your hair will be away from your face and ready to tackle windy weather conditions.

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Smooth Side Braid

It's safe to say Zendaya is a hair icon. And thanks to Ouai Haircare, we can copy another one of her sleek styles with their Rose Hair and Body Oil.

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Braided Crowns

You don't have to visit the store for this royally-inspired crown hairstyle. Instead, craft a textured, romantic braid, like this one from Ess. Here, the hair pro provides yet another enviable updo using two different braiding techniques that start at the crown and are pinned into place.

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Air-Dried Waves

Jenna Dewan credits a few products for helping her achieve her effortless, everyday curls. One of her favorites? The Ouai Wave Spray. She says it helps her lock in curls without making them "crunchy."


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Bold Bobs

Bobs are everywhere these days. And thanks to Gabrielle Union-Wade, we can understand why. We're expecting even more celebs to get major chops this fall.

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Caramel Blonde

Blondes might be having more fun this fall, as shown by Lucy Liu's dramatic hair color change that she debuted in May. More and more stars continue to swap out their darker locks for caramel tones.

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Bows

Yet another accessory to add to your shopping cart, bows work with nearly any hairstyle. Whether it's curly, straight, or half-up, tying your 'do with a bow adds some feminine flair to your ensemble.

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Hot Chocolate Locks

For a July screening of her film The Darkest Minds, Mandy Moore went for darker locks. Similar to the beloved fall beverage, hot chocolate hair color is deep, rich, and perfect for the season.

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Angular Bobs

Bobs get a fall-forward update with longer, face-framing layers, like the cut Chris McMillan gave Nina Dobrev earlier this year. She's also sporting two aforementioned trends, the center part and curtain bangs, so she's clearly ready for autumn.

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Voluminous Pixies

Kate Hudson turned heads with this low maintenance look at the SAG Awards in January. Take your super-short cut up a notch with a styling foam, like John Frieda's Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse for more texture and volume.

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