Fall 2016 Hair Trends With Celebrity Hairstylist Larry Sims

Popular Fall 2016 Hairstyle

With fall on the imminent horizon, we’re swapping out our open-toed wedges for close-toed booties, our crop tops for cropped sweaters, and our barely-there lipstick for a dark, moody pout. We’re also getting ready to restyle our beachy summer hair. After all, fall is all about sleek and refined glamour, isn’t it?

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We sat down with celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims, who has tamed the tresses of A-list beauties like Lupita Nyong’o, Victoria Beckham, Gabrielle Union, and Tracee Ellis Ross, to get an inside look into all things fall hair. And, surprise: natural hair is actually on-trend come fall (yes!).

The Lady Loves Couture: What is the most wearable hairstyle for fall 2016?
Larry Sims: Natural hairstyles are definitely in this fall.

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TLLC: What is the ‘It’ color for Fall?
LS: Warm, rich, mahogany brown with golden hues or jet black.

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TLLC: What are three must-have hair products to get summer hair fall-ready?
LS: Smooth ‘N Shine Instant Edge Smoothing Pomade ($3) because this product keeps your hairline smooth with the change of weather and also keeps your edge nice and sleek. Got2b Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm ($6). Schwarzkopf Osis+ Hairspray ($24) because it allows for a touchable with a soft hold.

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TLLC: What is fall’s trendiest cut and why?
LS: Disconnected, above-the-shoulder razor cuts! Whether you’re rocking your hair straight in a natural state, this style is low maintenance. The shape is always flattering for both textures.

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TLLC: What trend do you think natural hair beauties like Amandla Stenberg should rock for fall?
LS: Amanda Stenberg is one of my clients, and we often play with different shapes in terms of cuts. I love to accentuate her natural grey streak when styling her hair.

TLLC: Based off of hair length, how should women style their hair this fall?

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LS: Short hair – Rock cropped, versatile curly textures that can go straight when flat ironing or transform into a funky pixie
Medium hair – Super sleek and texture with a messy undone finish, Got2b Mess-Merizing Collection can be used to achieve this look.
Long hair – Go big or go home with long hair, preferably wavy with natural/curly texture.

TLLC: Tell us the best ways to maintain strong healthy hair?
LS: Eat properly, exercise, and protect your hair from heat. Definitely use a heat protectant. Also, always treat your hair with great hair treatments, conditioning and moisturizing.

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TLLC: What drew you towards becoming a hair stylist?
LS: I had a 10+ year career as a professional dancer, and through the industry, I was able to see the different facets that hairstylists could accomplish. With my natural talent, it made sense for me to join the industry!

TLLC: What are your go-to styling products?

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LS: Smooth ‘N Shine Instant Edge Smoothing Pomade ($3), Smooth ‘N Shine Hair Polisher ($4), Got2b Mess-Merizing Collection, and Got2b Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm ($6).