October Hairstyles

Do your 'do right in the month of October, when fall arrives.

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When autumn approaches, the seasons are changing and your style should too. Doing your hair in beachy waves or a perky high ponytail just doesn't feel the same in cool weather as it does in the smoldering heat of the summer. Don't worry, there are just as many wonderful, chic options, so you can stay stylish and fabulous all October long.

Low Ponytail

Sure, you don't really want to rock a summer-esque high ponytail at the crown of your head, but there's no reason you can't position the pony lower and still get a chic look that pulls your hair out of your face. Whether you're heading off to school or work for the day, or -- lucky you, a leisurely walk -- styling your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck is an easy-to-style hairdo that works well.

Pigtail Braids

Pigtail braids are fun and playful, and they're easy to do. Separate your hair into a left and right section, so you have a straight part going down the center on top and back of your head. Braid down one side -- you can either do a regular braid or French braid style, whatever you prefer -- and secure the ends with a hair elastic, then do the same on the other side. Mist the top of your hair lightly with some hair spray if you plan to wear a hat, so you don't end up with horrendous hat-head once you take it off.

Faux Hawk

The faux hawk is another style that wouldn't really work under a hat, but October isn't freezing cold, so rock a funky look while you still can, before you have to cover up from head to toe. Brush your hair back to get rid of any part, tease around the entire top section of hair, and use a few bobby pins at the sides to hold the faux hawk style in place. Keep it funky!

Messy Chignon

To look effortlessly chic, style your hair into a messy chignon. This works on most hair lengths, as long as you've got a bit of length to work with, and takes hardly any time to do. Pull your hair into a low side ponytail, wind the hair around to create a bun shape, and secure it to your head with some bobby pins. You can wear a hat with this style, just keep the edge of the hat slightly above the chignon to prevent snagging it out.

Grecian Braids

For an interesting hairstyle that's going to have all eyes on you, take a section of hair a couple inches wide and braid down just the last 5 inches or so, then secure the ends with an elastic. Do the same with sections of the same size all around your head. Pull around the top and sides of your hair and pull the braids together into a ponytail at the crown of your head. Twist the hair around to create a bun shape, and secure the bun by sliding in bobby pins around the outside. This isn't a style you're going to want to cover up with a hat; instead, opt for earmuffs if you're chilly.

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