In contrast with the decreasing temperatures outside, hair accessories are rising, and appearing more and more on the runways and red carpets this season. Hairpins of all types are being used to add pizzazz to any type of bun, updo or half-updo style. Bobby pins placed in unique patterns are being used to add in a touch of flair to hair left down, allowing for one side to be pulled back. Thick headbands and scarves worn with your hair up or down add both style and warmth to your fall wardrobe and helps to make sheitels and falls look so much more natural! Claw-clips, your favorite ‘80s hair accessory, is back and bigger than ever! Throw your hair up in one these for a comfortable look, which allows all of your hair to be off your face and neck. Top knots are still popular and work so well in sheitels when worn with hair half up. Bows are being worn with both curly and straight hair, also in hair pulled half up and hair all up, adding a feminine flair to any hairstyle. Hair shimmer and glitter are being incorporated into so many different types of updos. Hair accessories are so big this season, it seems like you can never have enough of them!
Perfectly straight center parts, a simple yet sophisticated style, is a big trend this season. This look can be challenging for sheitel wearers and should be attempted only while wearing the newest flat tops. Even with those achieving a natural look it can be tricky; consult with a trained sheitel stylist to show you how to wear this look best. Hair tucked behind the ear to show off more of the face is popular; for sheitel wearers, achieve this look by removing the wigs earflaps so that this look is achievable. Bold bobs are gaining more popularity this season, and you will see more celebrities experimenting with this shorter length. Sleek ponytails as well as messy buns like Meghan Markle’s signature look, a low-key updo, are continuing to trend. Her wispy style is achievable by spraying the crown of one’s head with hairspray then brushing it back into a bun, and finishing it off by pulling out a few pieces of hair to get that wind-blown look. Banana buns, an elegant yet romantic hairstyle that involves twisting and pinning of the hair, will be seen at a lot of fall weddings. Stars are starting to embrace the half-up half-down look since it allows the hair to be kept off the face and maintains its hold well in any weather condition. This look works so well for sheitels as it prevents the heavy density of the side hair from the wig from constantly falling into one’s face.
Hair textures this season are mostly silky and shiny, with an emphasis on healthy-looking hair. The spotlight will be on smooth and straight hair. To achieve this glossy look, use a frizz-ease daily nourishment leave-in conditioner. Pin-straight hair is one of the most prominent trends this year. For those tired of the typical curling iron-waved look, finger waves is a great alternative-, and gives you a throwback look. Wet and wavy curls is still trending this season, along with the bed-head-tousled-I-just-woke-up look. This tousled look is achievable by brushing out the beach-waves. This texture works super well for sheitel wearers, as your sheitel looks super trendy once the curls fall! You will be sure to notice hair ends that are flipped up; ends that are slightly turned upward at the tip add a fun look to almost any cut. With so many looks to choose from, have fun this season and try something new. There is bound to be a flattering trend that will be perfect for you!
By Sari Friedbauer
Sari Friedbauer is the owner of Sari’s Wigs. She is a licensed cosmetologist and certified wig maker. She is available for consults and can be reached at 201-694-5319.