I don’t know about you but I actually really enjoy this time of year. My first blog post, posted a year today actually, was all about Autumn feels. Wrapping up in chunky knits and popping on a comfy pair of boots, it’s so nice to be cosy! Plus, with a change of season I want to do something a bit different with my hair after the summer. Recently I’ve been playing round with a few styles and I really wanted to share them with you lovely lot! Now, if you’ve come to check out complex, ever so neat autumn hairstyles, then I’m afraid you’ve come to the wrong place. These styles are simple, quick and easy because that is my thing. Plus, who has time in the morning for complicated hairstyles? Definitely not me, more time in bed absolutely trumps time spent in front of a mirror messing around with combs and bobbles. So here are 10 simple Autumn hair styles…
Having the Best Hair to Work With
So my hair in these pictures is recently blow dried, washed and straightened. I find this is the best type of hair for me to play around with, and the time my hair is most cooperative. However, these styles can also be done on 2 day old hair, or even 3 day if that is your thing! After all, there is nothing a bit of dry shampoo can’t sort out. I find it is best to blow dry your hair before straightening, just to give it a bit more volume. I’ve recently come across this hair dryer from Panasonic* and must say it’s pretty awesome! For a start, I didn’t even realise they did hair dryers, did you?! This hair dryer provides moisture for smooth, shiny hair, a quick dry nozzle and diffuser attachment, a 50°C healthy mode option, as well as 3 speeds/temperatures. Plus, it’s quiet and portable! Therefore, it’s great for creating these ever so simple styles! So let’s check them out…
1. Straight and Simple
This is one of my go to styles, no matter what time of year it is. Simply blow dried and straightened, it’s very easy. It’s one of my fave styles to have under a cute beanie which I totally rock in the Autumn time. Plus, it totally shows off your hair in a natural way! A look I’m sure we can all achieve.
So this was absolutely a childhood classic for me. But just because I’m someone fast approaching their 30s, it doesn’t mean I need to leave this style back in the 90s! Again rocking the beanie, I think this style looks great. It keeps your hair in place, yet shows it off at the same time. I’ve just divided my hair into 2 sections and then fastened them using little plastic hair bands I picked up from Primark. These bands are so handy for creating hairstyles, being way less bulky than your regular kind of bobble. Plus, they come in lots of different colours, including clear if you’re trying to hide the fact that you’re wearing them. They’ll be featuring in the rest of these looks throughout this post.
3. Twisted Pigtails
So a slight adaptation on the regular pigtail which adds a little something to the style. The twisted style makes it look a bit more complicated but it is so simple to do. You literally do the pigtails as normal, but fasten them quite loosely. Then, you create a hole in your hair just above the bobble, lift the pig tail up, then pull it through the hole. There’s a tool that you can also use to help you do this called the topsy tail. I totally remember having one of these back in the 90s but it is easy enough to do yourself!
4. Chunky Plait
A plait is such a simple style to do, but I think this chunky one looks great for Autumn! This one I put to the side of my head and teamed it up with a beanie. I also loosened it up a little by pulling it apart a bit and tying it quite loosely at the bottom. It’s just a bit more casual than a really tight plait. You can also use different plaits such as a fishtail or a french plait for a great autumnal look.
5. Pigtail Knots
So for some reason, I had to capture this in 2 shots, perhaps my head just isn’t big enough?! Anyways, I like this pigtail knot style. It’s super quick and easy and gets your hair out-of-the-way. Simply divide the hair into 2 sections on each side. Taking one side at a time, simply twist the hair and wrap in a circular motion. Then attach with a band. Do the same on the other side. If you’re all about neatness, you may want to create 2 high pigtails initially and tie in place, before twisting and attaching with the second band. Feel free to play around with the pigtails until you get the exact look you want.
6. Half-up Top Knot
This look is very similar to the previous look, however it just uses one section of hair. Simply divide hair coming from above your ears and pull to the top of your head. Then twist and wrap in the same way as the previous style before fastening with a band. As well as looking great with straight hair, this style also looks nice when your hair is wavy or curly. I just find it’s a nice alternative to having all your hair in a top knot.
7. Twisted Half-head
Another, half-up-half-down kind of a look, again using the twisting technique previously mentioned in number 3. Simple to do as ever, just grab the top half of your hair using your ears as a guide. Then fasten loosely, before creating a hole in your hair just above the bobble, before pulling it through. I sometimes find it also helps to pull your hair apart in 2 sections just under the bobble to tighten the look a little just incase it has come loose.
8. 3-Tie Pony
This style is obviously an adaptation of the simply pony tail, but just adds an extra element. Simply tie you hair in a pony tail on the side of your head. Then, using however many bands you feel you need, tie in equal lengths of hair throughout the pony tail. You may want to use different coloured bands to make this look stand out a little more. A perfect look under a beanie!
9. Low Side Bun
Simply a bun on the lower side of your head! Obviously, buns can be anywhere you fancy, but I love how this one looks at the bottom. Simply fasten a pony tail on the desired side of your head, quite close to your ear. Then twist in the usual bun way. Next, fasten with a band. You can either make this look clean and classic, or give it a bit of a messier look.
10. Fake Bouffant
This gives me serious bouffant vibes, but I can assure you that there is no hair spray or back combing needed in this style! It’s really easy to do, but makes your hair look full of bounce. Simply, begin to tie your hair in a high pony tail. However, before pulling through for the last time, only pull through about half the length of hair. Then, using the hair in the pony tail just above the band, pull tightly and out slightly. This will create a more fanned effect. Then voila, you have a fake bouffant!
So there you have it! I must say I’m definitely feeling very autumnal after this post and can’t wait to continue to rock these styles throughout the season. Feel free to play around with these looks and have fun with them! Needless to say, they will vary a lot depending on the length of your hair and your hair type so they may not turn out quite the same as mine did. Have a great Autumn!
So do you like styles I have created? Which is your favourite? Do you have a go to hair look for Autumn? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time…
*I was very kindly compensated by Panasonic for creating this blog post and featuring their product. However, all opinions are my own and I would never talk about a product I didn’t love myself.