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The power of hair is truly underestimated. Cute hairstyles can make or break your style, even if you’re wearing the hottest off-the-runway couture money can by. Think about it: some of the most iconic looks of history were tied together with a gorgeous mane of hair. Would Marilyn Monroe be the legend she is today without her bombshell-blonde curls? Maybe, but it’s pretty hard to picture without them.

That being said, the most striking cute hairstyles don’t have to be difficult. Look at some of our biggest hair staples: the classic French braid, ponytails, and loose curls are all hairstyles that have been thriving for decades through their simplicity and versatility. As cool and eccentric as a beehive or multi-braided style is, we’re not about to go the extra mile in the time of good hair.

How To Find a Simple Hairstyle for You

A simple hairstyle can mean a whole world to things: whether you want to find a refreshing 3-strand braid to create or go for a low-maintenance cut, there are a billion of options online that can get hard to choose from. But, with these three pointers, you can figure out in seconds if a hairstyle will make the cut for your aesthetic or fall flat.

1) Know your face shape.
First off, if you don’t know your face shape by now, take a long look in the mirror and figure it out. Your hairstyle and your face shape go hand in hand, so when determining your new simple style, always made sure it’s complementary to the contour and angles of your face. For example, micro bangs may work on oval face shapes, but heart-shaped frames must tread this area with caution. Nowadays, it’s pretty simple to figure out your face shape — just check out an easy face shape-detecting app to determine your face’s natural angles.

2) Remember to keep your hair type in consideration.
What works for curly hair may fall flat for straighter hair types. Figuring out a hairstyle that works with your hair type can shave off minutes (even a full hour!) when it comes to styling your hair. Instead of flattening your luscious curls with a straightener, find a way to incorporate them into a voluminous hairdo. There are endless opportunities for each hair type, it’s just about trial and error.

3) Hair length is also important to think about.
While longer hair types can craft up a ballerina bun in seconds, shorter types may need some extra assistance — and extensions. And the same goes to lengthy locks that want to try out a curled faux-bob. Before diving into a new hairstyle, always think about whether you have the ideal length for creating it.

Now that we’ve covered the three golden rules to finding a cute, simple hairstyle, it’s time to unveil fall’s hottest looks. But just for you, we took the guesswork out of picking your next style and found the most trending fall hairstyle for every hair type, length, and face shape. Because we all deserve a fresh new ‘do this season.

Turn over a new leaf this fall with these cute simple hairstyles for every face shape, hair type, and hair length.

Round Face Shapes

cute simple hairstyles fall 2018

Photo: Unsplash/
Philipe Cavalcante

Long Hairstyles

For Kinky Hair: High Bun with Natural Hair

Create the look with: SACHAJUAN Strong Control Hairspray


SACHAJUAN

Strong Control Hair Spray, 10 oz./ 300 mL

$31


For Curly Hair: Side Parted Natural Curls

Create the look with: R+Co Motorcycle Flexible Gel


R+CO

Motorcycle Flexible Gel

$26


For Wavy Hair: Smooth Waves With Middle Part

Create the look with: T3 BodyWaver Styling Iron


T3

BodyWaver Styling Iron

$149


For Straight Hair: Layers with Thick Bangs

Create the look with: Alterna BAMBOO Volume 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray


ALTERNA

BAMBOO Volume 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray/4.2 oz.

$25


Medium Hairstyles

For Kinky Hair: Lob with Thin Box Braids

Create the look with: R+Co GRID Structural Hold Setting Hair Spray


R+CO

GRID Structural Hold Setting Hair Spray/5 oz.

$29


For Curly Hair: Shoulder-Length Lob with Layers

Create the look with: OUAI Haircare Medium Hair Spray


OUAI HAIRCARE

Medium Hair Spray, 7.2 oz./ 204 g

$26


 

For Wavy Hair: Angular Bob

Create the look with: Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield


LIVING PROOF

No Frizz Humidity Shield/5.5 oz.

$23


 

For Straight Hair: Side Parted Lob

Create the look with: Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray


ORIBE

Shine Light Reflecting Spray

$39


Short Hairstyles

For Kinky Hair: Short & High Afro

Create the look with: Tangle Teezer Back-Combing Hairbrush


TANGLE TEEZER

Back-Combing Hairbrush - Clear

$16


For Curly Hair: Blunt Bob

Create the look with: Windle & Moodie Matte Texture Spray


WINDLE & MOODIE

Matte Texture Spray

$37


For Wavy Hair: Thick Crop

Create the look with: SACHAJUAN Volume Cream


SACHAJUAN

Volume Cream

$32


For Straight Hair: Sleek Middle Parted Bob

Create the look with: Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil


ORIBE

Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil

$55


Square Face Shapes

cute simple hairstyles fall 2018

Photo: Unsplash/Any Pena

Long Hairstyles

For Kinky Hair: Half-Up
Create the look with: Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil UV Protective Dry Oil Finishing Spray


BUMBLE AND BUMBLE

Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Uv Protective Dry Oil Finishing Spray, 150ml - Colorless

$34


For Curly Hair: Half Braids
Create the look with: Oribe Curl Shaping Mousse


ORIBE

Curl Shaping Mousse

$39


For Wavy Hair: Layers with Deep Side Part

Create the look with: GHD Curve Classic Wave 1.25″ Curling Wand


GHD

Curve Classic Wave 1.25" Curling Wand

$199


For Straight Hair: Loose French Braid

Create the look with: Free People Yoga Hair Tie Set


FREE PEOPLE

Yoga Hair Tie Set by Free People

$18


Medium Hairstyles

For Kinky Hair: Mini Afro
Create the look with: Rene Furterer Karit Intense Nourishing Oil


RENE FURTERER

Karit_ Intense Nourishing Oil

$37


For Curly Hair: Tousled Lob

Create the look with: TO112 Dry Texture Hairspray


TO112

Dry Texture Hairspray

$44


For Wavy Hair: Boho Lob

Create the look with: Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion


ORIBE

Matte Waves Texture Lotion

$42


For Straight Hair: Messy Lob with Center Part

Create the look with: DryBar Texas Tease Teasing Brush


DRYBAR

Texas Tease Teasing Brush

$18


Short Hairstyles

For Kinky Hair: Mini Twistouts

Create the look with: Oribe Gel Serum Radiance, Magic and Hold


ORIBE

Gel Serum Radiance, Magic and Hold, 5 oz

$63


For Curly Hair: Curly Overgrown Pixie

Create the look with: Phyto Specific Curl Legend Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel


PHYTO

Specific Curl Legend Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Size

$28


For Wavy Hair: Beach Waves

Create the look with: Tarte Mermaid Waves Salt Spray


TARTE

mermaid waves salt spray - multi

$22


For Straight Hair: Bed Head Pixie

Create the look with: R+Co Mannequin Styling Paste


R+CO

Mannequin Styling Paste

$28


Oval Face Shapes

cute simple hairstyles fall 2018

Photo: Unsplash/Eduardo Dutra

Long Hairstyles

For Kinky Hair: Fluffy Puff

Create the look with: Sisley Volumizing Spray


SISLEY

Volumizing Spray

$73.88


For Curly Hair: Voluminous Natural Curls

Create the look with: Tella Beauty Organics Frizz Buster


TELA BEAUTY ORGANICS

Frizz Buster, 7.5 oz./ 222 mL

$34


For Wavy Hair: Full Curve-Tipped Bangs

Create the look with: GHD Ceramic Ceramic Vented Radial 4 Barrel Brush


GHD

Ceramic Vented Radial 4 Barrel Brush

$40


For Straight Hair: High Ponytail

Create the look with: SACHAJUAN Shine Serum


SACHAJUAN

Shine Serum

$33


Medium Hairstyles

For Kinky Hair: Locs Lob

Create the look with: Y.S.Park 804 Pro Pins


Y.S. PARK

804 Pro Pins

$10


For Curly Hair: Shoulder-Length Curls with Subtle Side Part

Create the look with: Ouidad Curl Quencher Hydrafusion Intense Curl Cream


OUIDAD

Curl Quencher(R) Hydrafusion Intense Curl Cream 5 oz

$26


For Wavy Hair: Brushed Waves

Create the look with: Aveda Wooden Hair Paddle Brush


AVEDA

Wooden Hair Paddle Brush

$26.86


For Straight Hair: Lob with Subtle Layers

Create the look with: Context Texture Mist


CONTEXT

Texture Mist

$25


Short Hairstyles

For Kinky Hair: Bob with Blunt Bangs

Create the look with: Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Gel Cream


SHEA MOISTURE

Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz Defense Gel Cream - Clear

$17.5


For Curly Hair: Tousled Pixie

Create the look with: OUAI Haircare Matte Pomade


OUAI HAIRCARE

Matte Pomade

$24


For Wavy Hair: Textured Bob With Middle Part

Create the look with: Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray


MOROCCANOIL

Dry Texture Spray/1.6 oz.

$11


For Straight Hair: Pixie with Heavy Side Bangs

Create the look with: O&M Project Sukuroi Golden Smoothing Balm


O & M

Project Sukuroi(TM) Golden Smoothing Balm 3.5 oz/ 100 g

$49.9


Heart Face Shapes

cute simple hairstyles fall 2018

Photo: Unsplash/
Marcelo Matarazzo

Long Hairstyles

For Kinky Hair: Classic Afro

Create the look with: Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer


AVEDA

Be Curly(TM) Curl Enhancer, Size 6.7 oz

$25


For Curly Hair: Defined Curls with Side Part

Create the look with: Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream


MOROCCANOIL

Curl Defining Cream

$34


For Wavy Hair: Natural Waves with Fringe Bangs

Create the look with: Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion


ORIBE

Matte Waves Texture Lotion

$42


For Straight Hair: Curtain Bangs

Create the look with: R+Co Small Round Brush


R+CO

Small Round Brush

$80


Medium Hairstyles

For Kinky Hair: Half Up Braids
Create the look with: Verb Curl Cream


VERB

Curl Cream 5.3 oz/ 157 mL

$16


For Curly Hair: Choppy Lob

Create the look with: Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel


BRIOGEO

Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel

$20


For Wavy Hair: Lob with Blunt Bangs

Create the look with: TLW. Frizz Fighter


TLW.

Tlw Frizz Fighter by tlw. at Free People

$20


For Straight Hair: Fringe Tipped Lob

Create the look with: Gloss Moderne High Gloss Serum


GLOSS MODERNE

High Gloss Serum, 4 oz.

$49


Short Hairstyles

For Kinky Hair: Buzz Cut

Create the look with: Rodin Luxury Hair Oil


RODIN

Luxury Hair Oil, 30ml - Colorless

$70


For Curly Hair: Ringlets with Deep Side Part

Create the look with: Show Beauty Lux Volume Mousse


SHOW BEAUTY

Lux Volume Mousse

$33.58


For Wavy Hair: Middle Parted Bob

Create the look with: Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Style Cream


LIVING PROOF

No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream 8 oz/ 250 mL

$38


For Straight Hair: Long Pixie

Create the look with: Drybar SParkling Soda Shine Mist


DRYBAR

'Sparkling Soda' Shine Mist, Size

$28


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