Look to the cyclical nature of trends, and summer has long been established as the all-compassing season of ease. Pool floats! Low-key hairstyles! Vacation days that aren't confined to the white-plastered walls of your tiny apartment living room. But as the all-mighty pandemic has shown: societal norms are shifting, in everything from holiday plans to salon requests. Now, it's fall's biggest haircut trends that are equal parts breezy and bold.
"The overall vibe for haircuts will be pretty dramatic," hairstylist Anabel Santos of Sally Hershberger NoMad told POPSUGAR. "After a year of being cooped up indoors, people are ready to get out and be seen again. DIY haircuts and color skyrocketed during the pandemic, with lots of dramatic transformations, but I think people are ready to take that energy back into the salon, too."
Whereas historically the autumnal season saw an influx of polished cuts to match those crisp new wardrobes, those are exactly the types of styles to avoid these next few months. From shaggy layers that bring to mind some of your favorite retro stars (cough, Farrah Fawcett) to the edgy style Miley Cyrus is making cool again, there's a haircut du jour for everyone's taste.
To help you prep for your next appointment, keep reading for a breakdown to the five pro-approved haircut trends worth trying this fall. Rest assured: they couldn't get any easier.