Hello, November! Below you’ll find +50 fall hairstyles ideas that are perfect for the cold season, with plenty of options for all hair types and lengths.
As we embrace the last month of fall, we might already feel the winter blues creeping upon us – the weather is getting colder, days are darker, and the pandemic does not seem to be going away too soon. As such, we may sometimes feel less inclined to pay attention to our outfits and hairstyle. However, that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case! Whether it is a rushed morning or a (socially responsible) special occasion, you can be sure to find just what you are looking for in this list of fall hairstyles!
Half Updo With Braided Crown & Wavy Locks
Just picture wearing this relaxed hairstyle during a romantic stroll through the park, enjoying the colorful leaves and crisp fall air! Make sure to first curl your hair into big, loose waves (if you’re not lucky enough to naturally have this hair texture), then braid your back crown, secure it with bobby pins and you’re done!
Classic Messy Bun
No stress, no frills, and no time to waste – the classic messy bun comes to the rescue! All it requires is a few seconds and a couple of trusty bobby pins to secure this effortlessly chic look.
Messy Braided Crown
Another classy yet easy hairstyle! If done properly, it will stay in place for the whole day, throughout all your errands and online workouts. If you’re going out, step it up by adding a few pretty hair clips or flowers, just as in the picture above.
This timeless updo is the perfect mixture of elegance and simplicity, being appropriate for – offline or online – work meetings, business lunches, or evening dates, even in the most sophisticated of locations.
Dutch braids are a playful fall hairstyle that works best with longer hair. They have a certain element of European chic, which perfectly fits with this season’s aesthetics, but are also a versatile hairdo for busy and active days.
High Bun With Braided Back
Don’t get us wrong, this hairstyle is a lovely choice for anybody – but especially if you’re rocking highlights, the look would be even more so spectacular! Also, the braided back adds bonus points not only regarding the aesthetic of this updo, but is a sure way to keep your stray hairs in place.
Iconic French Braid
As the saying goes, there is no need to reinvent the wheel – meaning that if something works perfectly fine and it serves its purpose just right, there is no need to change it. A perfect example to illustrate this is the classic French braid. Even if your hair is much shorter than portrayed in the picture, a French braid is still a great way to complete your fall look.
Low Bun With Loose Curls
A variation of the messy bun, this hairstyle is also a neat choice for fall, as it appears slightly more elegant. If a messy bun feels a bit too low-effort for your next Zoom interview or family gathering, try gently lowering it towards the back of your neck and letting out a few carefully-curled strands of hair.
Voluminous Mermaid Braid
This braiding technique is also known as the fishtail braid – but we think ‘mermaid braid’ sounds much better and also does more justice to this breathtaking hairstyle. Fear not if you think your hair isn’t as thick or voluminous as the girls pictured above – the mermaid braid is well-known among braid connoisseurs as it sneakily creates the illusion of volume!
Low & Curly Ponytail
Finding a romantic fall-themed comedy where the female lead does not wear her hair like this at least once is as impossible as finding a hair-needle in a hay patch. Feminine, casual, and practical, this look might just make you run into the love of your life while walking your dog through Central Park on a cozy November evening.
Low ponytails are charming enough, but high ponytails mean you’re ready for action, and not only will you successfully check your whole to-do list today, but you’ll do it in style! Opt for an Ariana Grande-inspired high ponytail if your goals for November include being extra productive – and extra cute.
Knotted & Braided Half Updo
Yes, we do love half updos for fall! For any season, to be precise. But what is not to love about them? They look classy yet casual, keep hair out of your face and everybody’s eyes onto your locks. If you want to discover even more half updos suitable for those of you with longer hair, just check out this list!
By ‘witchy’ we mean long, luscious, dark and completely enchanting. If your hair is already on the longer side and darker in color, all you need to do to bewitch everybody this season is to ask your hairdresser for a few neat curls and a glossy finish. Want to go on step further with the witchy vibes, without turning it into a Halloween look? Just add a subtle, yet spooky accessory like in the picture.
Short & Curly Fall Hairstyle
You very much enjoyed the hairstyle described above but your hair is way too short to pull it off? Fear not! Curls work for any hair length – if yours is extremely short, opt for tighter, smaller curls that look great and give you a youthful, vivacious air.
Old Hollywood Waves
The Old-Hollywood glamour will forever be the gold standard for everything related to style, fashion and luxurious decadence. If you’re feeling a bit nostalgic this fall and believe in being rather overdressed than underdressed, opt for this vintage look that will never go out of style!
Half Up, Half Down Waterfall Braid
A more creative take on the beloved half-up, half-down style, a waterfall braid is one of the most visually stunning fall hairstyles that take no more than 10 minutes to create. You just have to be careful to let individual strands of hair cascade down symmetrically. It might take a few times to get it just right, but the result will be worth it!
If the length is on your side, this is a fun, versatile hairstyle that works on all hairstyles and textures. Also known as space buns, they basically involve tying your hair into two buns instead of one. You can tie them tighter or looser, depending on your preference, and let a few hair strands down for some extra playfulness.
Sleek, Straight Bob
Is your haircut a bob – or maybe a lob? Then forget the curls for a day or two and straighten your hair to get this sleek, sophisticated look that can elevate your appearance in any professional setting this season!
Intricate Braided Bun
Got a bit of time on your hands, about a dozen bobby pins and a special event – virtual or otherwise – soon approaching? Worry not, this hypnotizing version of a braided low bun is here to make sure all eyes will be on you!
Messy Side Braid
This fall hairstyle does require you to have longer, thicker hair – but if you do, it is fairly easy to put together. Just choose your favorite braiding style and instead of braiding your hair towards the back of your hair, do it on the side. For an extra touch, you can pull out a few carefully chosen hair strands or have a few smaller braids decorating your hairdo.
Chic Parisian Beret
Nothing exudes French charm as effortlessly as a beret! Although this list already has an entry for hats, a beret is something different that deserves its own mention, as it can transform even the simplest outfit into something worthy of being spotted at Paris Fall Fashion Week.
One of the easiest and most popular braided hairstyles, this cheeky choice looks good on almost everybody, regardless of hair color, length or texture, and has a certain schoolgirl-chic that’s impossible to resist!
Classic ponytails have become way too basic for your liking? Why not try the bubble ponytail (or bubble braid), which is easy to pull off, fun to wear, and sure to turn a few heads!
We strongly believe that no discussion about hairstyles can be complete without cornrows. Ladies blessed with natural hair, this is merely a reminder that this style is an inspired choice for any season or occasion!
Is there any hairstyle cuter than this? Maybe, but we can’t think of any at the moment. The bow bun might look intimidating but is relatively easy to style once you practice a few times, and is a foolproof way to score some compliments from your date, friends or colleagues.
Braided Headband Updo
No trendy headband? No problem. Just create a headband by braiding your own hair, and tie the remaining in a cute high ponytail or messy bun, for the perfect combination between preppy and carefree.
Scarf As A Headband
Once again: traditional headbands are so last season! This fall, knot your favorite scarf in a headband and make sure it matches your outfit for the day to take it to the next level!
We all have those days when we’re just not in the mood to do our hair. That is the moment when having a couple of stylish hats comes to the rescue – they look so fashionable that nobody will even think they also freed you of your hairstyling duties!
Cinnamon Roll Bun
Nothing says ‘fall’ or ‘festive’ like the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls – well, maybe other than this hairdo! We cannot imagine any bun that fits better with a Thanksgiving dinner or an extended family gathering during the cold season.
Half Down Victory Rolls
Long live victory rolls! For decades now we haven’t had enough of this style and, as everything retro is now back in fashion, you have the perfect opportunity to blend old-school and trend-setting into the same hairstyle.
Retro Hair Updo with a Net
Do you have a lovely hair net as a gift from your mother or grandmother? Or maybe did you find one at a vintage market, pre-pandemic? Why not try to revive some of that retro glamour with your hairstyles this fall? Go all the way with some braids or flower hair clips, or keep it simple and practical with an everyday bun!
Half Loose Braid
A hairstyle for the undecided: just halfway between a messy braid and loose curls. Why choose when you can have both? Bonus: add a tasteful scarf and your hairstyle goes from casual to fashion blogger.
Half Up, Half Down Ninja Bun
Another hairstyle for when you want to avoid decision-making at all costs! No matter if your hair is curly (as portrayed in the image above) or straight, this style will definitely look amazing.
Easy Clamp Updo
If autumn hairstyles could speak, they would say: “I am in a major rush, but I am still going to be the most stylish person in the room today!” Investing in a few statement hair clamps will be a life-saver during busy mornings, reducing your hair routine to mere seconds.
No. Flower crowns are not just for Dia De Los Muertos, and certainly not just for summer! Find one in a fall-fitting color scheme and wear it on more special occasions, such as your next brunch get-together with your friends or at a garden party – you get bonus points if it also matches your mask!
Okay, if we haven’t convinced you already that flower crowns can be fall-appropriate, then you will surely love this one. A leaf crown is a stunning headpiece that you can DIY and that will liven up any hairstyle on an autumn day.
High & Curly Ponytail
This is the dressier version of a simple high ponytail, but we will tell you a secret: it is just as practical, and a great way to style up your second-day curls!
Cute & Easy Bow Half Updo
Got any pretty ribbons lying around in anticipation of the gift-wrapping season? If it matches your outfits’ color scheme, spice up your fall hairstyles repertory by tying it in a big bow to add a feminine finishing touch to your look.
Could this hairstyle be easier to achieve and more versatile? Probably not. Could it look any cuter and give off any more girl-next-door charm? Certainly not.
Okay, we all know you didn’t actually wake up like this. However, this hairstyle is extremely fuss-free and creates that aura of I’m-too-cool-to-care that so many people are attracted to!
Statement Hair Clips
Details can make or break a whole look. A few accent hair clips – with pearls, gemstones, or rhinestones can add flair to even the simplest of hairstyles.
Short Braid With A Bow
This fall hairstyle is dedicated to ladies with shorter hair, who often feel like the good ol’ braid doesn’t look as spectacular with their haircut. You can easily draw positive attention to your tiny braid with the right accessory – like this adorable bow!
Half Up, Half Down Down Rose Bun
A rose bun is one of the most enchanting ways to style your hair, and letting half of your curly locks flow over your shoulders only adds up to this fall hairstyle that is worthy of a princess. Also, if your hair color leans towards a shade of red, this hairdo was literally created for you!
If the messy bun is not your style, as you prefer a more sleek, sophisticated look, you don’t need to go with the crowd. Simply opt for an oversized ballerina bun!
Bow Bun Half Updo
A combination of two fall hairstyles we already love & mentioned above (the bow bun and the half updo), this hairdo is cute, unique and will have people thinking you spent hours on a look you can, with a bit of practice, pull out in mere minutes!
Victory Rolls Updo
Suitable even for those with shorter hair, this vintage updo might be a little more difficult to get right on the first try, but the effort is totally worth it. Make sure to check this list if you’re in love with old-school glamour!
Braided Bow Bun
This is a level-up of the classic bow bun, but don’t get too intimidated: it is fairly easy to recreate, even by yourself. Once you become familiar with making a bow bun, why not try to show everybody that there is even more that you can do with your hair this fall?
Just add Pearls
Let pearls do the job of elevating your hairstyle for you! A classy, swanky pearl-embedded accessory will add a touch of lushness to your look, especially if matched with pearl jewelry.
Boho-Inspired Half Updo
If you want to add a bohemian element to your half-up, half-down hairstyle, just add a few fall-flowers or feathers to your hair and get ready to feel like an autumnal forest fairy.
Are you more of a beanie person than a hat person? That’s great, too! A beanie is just as good as any hat when it comes to complementing an outfit and hiding signs of a bad hair day.
We hope that you have found some inspiration for your next hairdos this month. Giving ourselves just a little extra time and attention – between all those Zoom meetings and seasonal errands – can be a wonderful way to boost our mood. These fall hairstyles offer plenty of options to choose from and might turn out to be just what you needed to brighten up your day.