Here it is August and we’re already talking about autumn and tweaking the hair for those cool-weather months. Hey, that’s the nature of the biz; gotta stay ahead of the game. To help you do just that, here’s a glimpse from Beth Minardi of how things will be shaping up in September. Our stylists at DeRiah Boutique Salon are excited for new styles and trend changes in the coming season. Remember to book your September and October appointments early, so you’ll be feeling fresh and ready come fall!
THE TRENDS IN: Shorter (but not too short) hair. The ultimate length—thank you, Fashion Dragon Stephen Wang—will be resting between the collarbone and shoulders. It’s perfect, too, because this cut is a bearable transition for women who have been sporting long locks and can’t bring themselves to try a super-cropped coif. OUT: The Mermaid look. You know—those beachy braids and endless/unkempt locks. It’s time to move away from long hair…at least for now. IN: Waves. A bit of texture, tousle, and curl add interest to shorter styles. (In fact, it’s a good way to give the classic bob a break.) OUT: Tightly defined curls…go with looser and more relaxed looks this fall. IN: Bangs are back in a big way; but falling at every conceivable length, from straight-as-an-arrow at the brow to longer, layered fringes with a bit of wave. Highlight them with a crisp center part, a la style mavens Taylor Tomasi and Alexa Chung. OUT: Sticking with a side part. All the time. Sure, you might be most comfortable with an asymmetrical approach; but change things up now and again. IN: Pin-straight hair will show up as much as those loose curls, and the best way to keep it that way is by adding a few drops of Minardi Glisten both before and after a blowdry with plenty of tension and a good brush. You’ll get tangle-free styling, plus a significant dose of shine that shows off this silky style. OUT: Endless flat-ironing that saps the shine and volume from your hair. IN: Dimensional, shade-on-shade color…like contrasting splashes of walnut, pecan, and cognac in brunette hair; lightened napes for an interesting peek-a-boo of color when the hair is up; and varying tones that shows off texture, add interest, and catch the light—indoors and out. OUT: Monochromatic, allover color–like platinum, burgundy, and black. Dramatic? Yes. Interesting? Not so much. IN: Butterscotch blondes; the perfect way to bring a creamy richness beyond the pale. Think of warm pieces mingling with shots of lighter golden blonde. Delicious! OUT: Yellow-blonde blondes. It might work in summer, but fall calls for something richer and less predictable.