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Beauty Trends for Fall

The runway shows from Fashion Week events in fashion meccas like New York, Milan, and Paris are over, but what may surprise some is that these events don’t just bring us the latest in garment looks for the coming season, but these shows also set the trends for other aspects of the beauty industry. So, let’s take a look at some of the biggest trends in hair and make-up for the Fall 2012 season.
 
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One of the biggest hair trends for Fall is in volume. The classic bouffant look is adapted to modern styling sensibilities (as seen by several designers’ shows). Here are a couple of the key looks you can imitate:
 
Alice-band Bump: Using your classic thin Alice-band to secure the forward portion of the hair, backcomb the hair behind the band to create lots of volume and let the rest of the hair fall gracefully down the back of the head over the bump. Keep the surface layer of the hair of the bump smooth, or with a hint of product for texture and definition in the strands.
 
Casual Class: An alternative, if you’re looking for a more controlled hairstyle, is the loose look created by side-sweeping the forward portion of the hair and creating a back-combed “bump” at the crown. Take the ends of these elements and bring them gently together at the nape into a loose knot. Pin the knot to secure it. The key here is soft control, not tight confinement. Use ample hair products to keep the hair under control so that you can make sure you don’t have to pull the hair too taut.
 
Other volume-packed looks that have made a splash for Fall are some of the retro looks. Inspired by styles from the 60s and 70s, these trends are easily achievable with today’s products:
 
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Trendy Frizz – Inspired by the high-volume crimped looks of the 70s, you can create this look yourself with the products available today – even without a crimping tool. Just get a friend or two to help speed the process. Take the hair in segments of about ˝ inch square on the scalp and braid the segments, securing the ends with a clip or hairpin. This works easier if you dampen the hair and apply styling product beforehand.
 
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