The Fall/Winter 2019 hair trends seemed to be all over the place leaving me a little lost when trying to decide which trends to work into my everyday style. As I watched the catwalks of New York Fashion Week I also kept my eyes on the latest fashion campaigns and print ads to see if anything in particular caught my eye. While I didn’t see too many hairstyles repeated throughout this season, what I did notice is that the hair trends were all about extremes. Extremely high, extremely low, extremely big or sleek. I even saw extremely bright hair plastered across runways everywhere. After all my research, I have narrowed down dozens of F/W 2019 hairstyles to my 6 favorite trends and ideas on how to rock them in your day to day life.
If you’re anything like me, you take a willy-nilly approach to parting your hair; pick the general area that you like it to be and then messily plop a few strands in either direction not leaving any definite “part.” To try out one of the latest hair trends, all you have to do is create a clean and definite part in your hair either directly down the middle or deep to one side or the other. We aren’t talking about a slightly off center part here folks, we are talking about drawing a straight line upward from the tail of your eyebrows to your hairline and parting it there. To kick it up a notch, start with damp hair to ensure the cleanest part possible and take it all the way back to the crown of your head creating a super long and dramatic part. Your hair doesn’t want to cooperate with a new part? Just add some mouse or gel to your damp hair, part, and dry your hair into the parted direction.
Curly hair ladies rejoice! The days of not being able to experiment with bangs is over as curly haired individuals everywhere are chopping their bangs…and wearing them curly! Frankly, I think this is the cutest trend I’ve seen in a while and has me daydreaming of naturally bouncy curls taking over my stick straight locks. I know you are probably anxious to give this gorgeous new trend a go but I urge you to put down the scissors and schedule an appointment with your favorite curly haired hair specialist. Your stylist will ensure to cut your new bangs to fall perfectly around your face and have the perfect amount of “fluff.” Need a recommendation? If you can’t make it to the Deva Curl salon in NY, I suggest Studio M in Ballard, Wa.
Brushed Out Curls
I can already see all of the curly haired ladies shaking their heads at the thought of brushing out their curls. The words “curls” and “brushed out” would typically be sinful to put in a sentence together but not according to F/W 2019 trends. It’s time to ditch all your lotions and potions and embrace the frizz! In order to incorporate this look into your life, section off your hair into 5 horizontal sections and, starting at the nape of your neck, brush out your curls until they cannot be brushed out anymore. Trust me on this – the bigger, the better. To take this extreme look one step further, add a middle or deep side part to complete your look.
High or Low Pony – nothing in between
I would like to take a moment to thank the hair gods for making the coveted ponytail an actual TREND this season. Yes, it’s true, you can simply pull your locks back into a low pony at the nape of your neck or a high pony on top of your head and be rocking the same looks that are currently plastered across every fashion magazine.
Beach Waves with Extremely Straight Ends
Yes, the leaves are blowing and the rains are falling but it isn’t quite time to put away your favorite Sea Salt Spray (I’m obsessed with Not Your Mothers Sea Salt Spray!) because beach waves will be on trend all the way through the end of winter. To easily achieve this seasons hottest beach waves, wrap 2inch sections of hair at a time around your favorite sized hair wand but leave 3-4 inches out at the ends. I like to alternate directions with each curls to create an effortlessly tousled effect. If you want this look to be a bit more extreme, you can run a straightener through the sections of hair that you don’t curl creating a very obvious shift in texture. To finish, finger through your curls, spray liberally with sea salt spray, and scrunch. Your hair will look like you just stepped out of the ocean – and smell like it too!
Blinged Out Clips & Stacked Hairpins
Of all this seasons hair trends, this is the one that will be the easiest and most fun to work into your daily hair routine. There are two ways to jump onto this hair trend; either finish off your look with a blinged out hair clip (Nordstrom & Claires are great places to look) keeping half of your hair pulled off of your face, or stack 4 or more hair pins in one area of your hair. I love to create a deep side part and then pin back the side with less hair by stacking a handful of pins on top of each other like a ladder. If your pins are blinged out – even better. This trend is all about the glitz and glam.