The long bob has reigned supreme for far too long. Hawkins predicts that things are going to come up shorter when fall rolls around. “Stars like Emma Roberts, Yvonne Orji, and Sarah Paulson have chopped their locks chin length and are looking better than ever,” he says. Ask your stylist for a no-fuss, straight-across cut that will work with your natural texture. Be blunt, go blunt.
“There’s something classic about pairing a fall coat with a sleek top knot,” says Hawkins. We’d have to agree. Gone are the days of the messy buns (sooo 2014)—now it’s all about the snatched look. Hawkins broke down how exactly to achieve the perfect snatched top knot: “Use tons of hair oil and pull your hair into a very high ponytail. Once it’s secured, twist and twist and twist until it’s taught . Then sculpt it into the top knot shape of your dreams. Secure with elastics and voilà: a top knot so snatched, so perfect, you’ll be mistaken for a Mara sister.” (Or at least a Hadid!)
There is nothing chicer than a flawless shiny low ponytail or braid. See: Logan Browning and Camila Cabello. This fall, Hawkins predicts it’s going to be everywhere. “The key to getting this look is to brush or comb your hair into a low ponytail when it's still wet,” he says. Working with a wet ponytail eliminates bumps and creates a super-smooth finish. “Once it’s in a low ponytail, apply a hair oil for maximum shine,” says Hawkins. You can braid it or leave as it to live your best (sleek low ponytail slash braid) life.
“Before you panic, understand that perms have come a long way in the past 30 years,” reassures Hawkins. Which is to say he isn’t suggesting you go Sandra D (although that was a great look!) The modern perm is more about beachy waves, fullness, and a loose curl. The new perm formula is also far less damaging than it was in the ‘80s—and stars like Emma Stone and Kerry Washington are spearheading this movement. Whether you need a little more volume or want to go full Carrie Bradshaw, a perm is a great option.
“Inspired by Marlo Thomas’ classic ‘60s hairstyle, the modern flip is sleek, smooth, and flips out just as the ends,” explains Hawkins. It’s the perfect romantic look for fall; just ask Lily Collins and Zendaya. If you’ve had beachy shoulder-to-medium-length waves all summer, this look will take the hair you’re already working with and add shape and dimension.