Fall 2023 Hair Trends: We Spoke To An Expert!

Naeemah Johnson reveals the highly sought-after hairstyles for Fall 2023.

Fall 2023 Hair Trends: Woman with curly hair
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When it comes to Fall 2023 hair trends, it’s all about embracing warmth, texture, and individuality. Whether you want to refresh your look with a new color or want to add some extra dazzle to your tresses with accessories, there’s something for everyone this season. 

To guide us through this season’s luscious hair trends, we turned to renowned stylist Naeemah Johnson, whose creative genius has graced the heads of countless celebrities including Lil’ Kim and Jazmine Sullivan.

“Fall is all about embracing warmth and coziness,” Johnson tells us from the station at her luxe salon, NBeauty Inc., located in Ardmore, PA. “The Fall is the perfect time to tap into your soulful soft life.” 

Below, learn about the Fall 2023 hair trends that the hairstylist predicts will be popular this season.

Warm and Velvety Brunettes

For those looking to try a new color this Fall, Johnson recommends experimenting with warm and velvety browns. The hairstylist predicts these colors will be on trend this season because it’s not only stylish, but also complements various skin tones. 

“Think deep chocolate, chestnut, and caramel hues,” she suggests. “These shades add warmth and depth to your look, perfectly complementing the autumnal atmosphere. It makes a statement, without being too loud.”

The salon owner emphasizes that maintaining the health of your hair is essential when going for darker shades. “I highly recommend investing in good-quality, sulfate-free, color-protecting shampoo and conditioner to keep that rich and velvety shine,” she suggests.

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Textured Curls And Waves

When it comes to styling for the Fall, Johnson is all about embracing natural texture. “Gone are the days of sleek, pin-straight hair,” she declares. “This season is all about effortless waves and natural curls.”

Accessorize With Hair Jewels

Johnson believes that hair accessories will be a major trend for the upcoming season. “It’s a fun and versatile way to enhance your Fall hairdos. From pearl-studded bobby pins to vintage-inspired hair clips, embellishing your hair can add an extra layer of elegance and pizzazz to your look,” she notes.

She suggests experimenting with different accessories and finding the ones that best match your style.

Fall 2023 Hair Trends: Woman with hair accessories
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The Return Of The Low Ponytail

One of Johnson’s favorite Fall hair trends of 2023 is the return of the low ponytail. “It’s a classic look that’s making a strong comeback this season,” she tells us. “A sleek and polished low ponytail can be both elegant and practical for any occasion.”

The hair expert recommends using a smoothing serum to tame any flyaways and create a sleek finish. To conceal your hair tie, Johnson offers this pro tip: “Wrap a strand of hair around the hair tie to conceal it and add a touch of sophistication.”

Editor’s Note: This story has been edited and condensed for clarity.