18 Fierce Fall 'Dos!

Ladies, stop wasting precious primping time stuck in a hair rut! Add some sizzle to your strands with a new color, cut or style for fall. From waist-length auburn ringlets to an updated shag, here are the lock looks rocking our world right now.
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 05, 2009

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A great cut like this serves up mega-texture, even when worn straight. Remember to choose a stylist who is known for superb cutting.

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Take the asymmetric trend to the next level with this daring cut. Wear this style straight as our model does here or curled when you’re feeling more fun and playful.

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This curly ’fro was creatively styled to form a modified Mohawk. The essential element to maintaining a look like this? A defrizzer like Bumble and Bumble Defrizz ($23, bumbleandbumble.com).

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For the new year, try a directional fringe with a hint of color to spice things up like this spiked shorty. Keep your look in check with a satin bonnet or pillowcase at night while sleeping.

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Remember the mushroom of the 1980’s? Well, make it your own in 2011 using this modern bob as your inspiration. Bobs, whether ladylike or totally racy, are a mainstay of great style.

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To achieve your own version of this sexy style, allow your locs to fall at varying lengths. Be sure to use hair pins that are the same color as your strands for a polished mane.

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Scissored finishes and a well-placed part are what gives this do its sex appeal. A quality ceramic iron will ensure strands stay in place.

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A few criss-crossed cornrows take this twist-out from pretty and playful to sultry and seductive. Plus, your Afro will only become more full as the style gets older.

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To get big, tousled curls at home, blow-dry your hair at the roots to give it volume and then curl your hair with a wide-barrel curling iron. You can also use large setting rollers.

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Celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson says 2011 is all about the haircut. We love this sleek asymmetrical bang and blown-out style. Not only is this cut sexy, it’s very edgy.

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Depending on the length of your hair, this style may require hair pieces to create fullness. Start with a volumizer like Coloresse Root Lift ($5, sallybeauty.com) to boost your locks.

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Towel blot your hair to remove water, and blowdry in the opposite direction you want your hair to fall. Flip your hair back for automatic body! Finally, create curls with a small barrel iron.

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“If it looks as if you can’t touch it, then it’s not sexy,” says Yusef of NYC’s Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa. For lusty, sleek waves, roller-set your hair from the nape to the forehead.

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Always use pre-styling products that protect your hair from heat damage. Aveda Brilliant Damage Control ($19.50, strawberrynet.com) protects the hair from all harsh styling factors.

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Get super sex appeal with this bed head do. Ask your stylist for a razor cut to get this tousled effect. The key elements to this luscious look is chunky, choppy layers for added body and movement.

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Looking to update your hair for fall? Add a splash of a passionate color. Always consult a stylist before coloring your hair. Applying drugstore box color should only occur after consulting a professional.

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Go chemical free in 2011 and let your natural beauty shine. We think effortless looking curls are so seductive when they’re free flowing.

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Want to really turn heads this fall? Transform your basic bob into a sultry do! To keep this style tight, apply a bit of John Frieda Collection Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection Hair Serum ($10, drugstores nationwide).


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