New Yorkers have a way of asking the girl in front of them which salon she uses. The Big Apple is the country’s fashion capital, and the beauty industry in the Big Apple is just as inspiring. The top New York City haircut trends for fall are worth saving, even if your not a resident.
Angela Soto, the founder of Baja Studio Soho uses fierce language to describe New York’s haircut trends. The hairdresser says, “I believe the NYC spirit cannot be taken down.” Soto believes that “individuality is the reason you are here, regardless of whether you’re a native New Yorker or someone who moved there later in life. That spirit will never leave you. This city is and will remain one of the most interesting places in the world.”
Hairstyles are also cyclical. Fashion trends can resurface many decades later. Jessica Gillin, a hairdresser at Jenna Perry Hair, East Village says that the ’90s are back. It’s amazing to see 13-year olds style and dress the same way as we did in 1995, when they were 13. Cute baby clips and scrunchies from the ’90s are back in style. If you want to keep your hair longer, long shaggy cuts from the ’70s with long fringes will be a big option.
Erickson Arrunategui is a Bumble and Bumble hairstylist. He says that people want haircuts that can grow into new shapes. A layered bang, for example, can be transformed into a layered cut if you are unable to get to the salon within six to eight weeks.
Neil Grupp, a Soho hairstylist at Suite Caroline Salon, says that if you have become less meticulous with your hair in the past year and a quarter, it is possible to achieve healthier, natural hair. He says that fall is a good time to be aggressive in weight loss because New York doesn’t suffer from humidity, which can lead to the hair growing too large.
Grab your phone and make an appointment to get one of these trendy haircuts. It’s guaranteed that you will be asked where your hair was done.
Gillin claims that bobs, specifically the short-cut ’90s straight bobs and big curly triangular long bobs are very popular in New York right now. She says, “Think Dua lipa, Kaia Gerber and Sophia Amoruso.” Soto agrees that bobs have become a rage. The hairdresser explains that bobs never go out-of-fashion, but there are a lot of styles being worn above the collar bone and below the chin right now. “A little more on the blunt side or full side with texture.” Soto said that the “French girl Bob” lip line was very popular last year. However, this season it is slightly longer.
Sally Hershberger is a celebrity hairstylist and the owner of Sally Hershberger Salon. She says that she has been giving her clients a blunt cut. She says, “I use these scissors that make it so precise.” The result is a perfect haircut that glides like a broom.
- Buzz Cut
Leona Wilson, the owner of Leona Wilson Salon says that buzz cuts will be a popular fall trend for natural hair. She notes that buzz cuts are a popular choice for fall because of the high number of people who want to go crazy.
- Layers on Layers
Arrunategui states that one of the latest trends is people wanting more movement and more fringe. You can extend the time between appointments by having a hairstyle that looks good when styled or air dried.
- Bangs on Curly Hair
It’s the perfect time to experiment with trendy bangs now that summer is over. Anthony Dickey, the founder of Hair Rules is seeing many curly haired women (specifically types 3 and 4 textures) try out bangs. Dickey states that bangs on curly hair are quite daring. “They tend to grow out very well, as they fade nicely as they mature.”
- It’s all about the hair
Edward Tricomi is co-founder and celebrity stylist at Warren Tricomi Salon. Hershberger agrees and states that longer hair is more manageable, especially during the fall when there are more busy schedules.
- Curtain Bangs
Farah Fawcett has a great book on how to get the best haircut: curtain bangs. This chic, New York-style look can be achieved by adding a few layers to the hair and putting in a few bangs at the front.
- The Undercut
New Yorkers are known to be a constant go-go-go person, so it only makes sense that their hair should reflect that energy. The undercut hair style is easy to achieve a bold look and minimal effort. You can also buzz either the nape or sideburns to reduce the hair’s volume, thereby making styling easier and reducing the time it takes.
- Heavy Bangs
New York’s it-girls love heavy fringe. Full bangs look great all year, whether you want to highlight your cheekbones with a longer style or to emphasize your eyes with a brow-skimming style. A blowdry brush will give your bangs the perfect volume.
- Pixie Cut
Three months of the year, New Yorkers are drawn to outdoor dining, weekend trips, rooftop bars and summer nights. The rest of the year is moderately to severely cold. A pixie is the perfect transitional cut, it looks great under a beanie but still retains the summer joys. There are many variations to this particular haircut: a tapered side and fullness at the top, a heavy bang with slender crown or fun fall colors such as spicy copper or chocolate brown.
- Piece-y Lob
The New York City’s most trendy hairstyle is the piecey lob. This style is great for everyday wear, whether you’re running errands or going out on a date. The best part is that it doesn’t require any maintenance. All you need to do is spray the roots with a texturing agent to increase their volume.
- Modern Shag
Soto’s number one favorite haircut is the modern shag. She says, “It’s all a heavy Bardot bang’ or a full fringe falling in lots of shaggy facial-framing layers.” Modern is all about the face frame. She also said that there shouldn’t be any layers at the back, as it’s not a mulete. Soto recommends keeping the perimeter full and not thinned to achieve the chic look.
Anthony Hernandez, a Rob Peetoom Williamsburg hairdresser, says that shaggy, layered styles are the most surprising of all fall haircut trends. He says that many people are more comfortable with their natural texture. “People want something more natural and lived-in, so they are looking for something less polished.”