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Fall Beauty Trends to Try

     Get your sweaters ready because the leaves are starting to turn and pumpkin spice lattes are back.  In addition to bonfires and apple orchard visits, the crisper season introduces us to fall's most sought after beauty trends.  Even though the brightness of the summer is gone, there's still a warmth to fall beauty.  Here are some staple looks that everyone must try this autumn.

Where's the fire?

     The smokey eye is back in various forms this season.  Don't feel like you're limited to the classic black and gray smokey eye.  Venture into browns, purples, or even metallic smokey eyes.  Metallic shadows are also trending this fall. Just be sure to keep your other makeup more neutral.  Nude lips are popular right now and pair amazingly with the smokey look.  For a smokey eye tutorial check out this video. http://www.lisaeldridge.com/video/25731/classic-smokey-eye-tutorial/#.VeTJ7vlVhHx

Do the twist

     The french twist is making a comeback this fall with a little extra edge.  While the classic look is still in style, there are many updated versions of this updo.  You can leave your ends out or add some curls to your hair to make the look your own.  Search "french twists 2015" on Pinterest for some out of the box looks and tutorials.

Bold brows

     We aren't all capable of growing brows to the likeness of Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins.  However, there are many tricks of the trade that can give you the illusion of fuller brows.  There are hundreds of products to fill in those brows, no matter whether you prefer powders, pencils or gels.  I've found that using a light hand and finding the right shade for you gives a more natural and less of a harsh, permanent marker look to your face.  Aveda's Invati Scalp Revitalizer  promotes hair growth.  Although it's meant for the scalp, we've experimented and applied the product to our brows and have successfully managed to get those patchy spots on our brows to come in full.  Consult with a professional esthetician to determine the best shape for your face and what is a realistic goal.

Vamp it up!

     Hands down, the hottest trend this season is dark lips.  If you haven't already tried it, give it a chance because it can be achieved in a variety of ways which makes it flattering on lots of different people.  Depending on your skin tone and personal preference, you could go for anything ranging from oxblood to burgundy to a deep berry.  Or, like myself,  you can enjoy all three!  The color featured in the photo above is called Blackberry from Aveda's Limited Edition Autumn 2015 collection.

Color me fall

     Typically, as the weather gets colder people dye their hair darker.  This season stylists are encouraging highlights and coloring techniques that'll brighten any dull, chilly day.  We will be seeing many rich tones ranging from coppers to browns.

Bronde

     This combination of blonde and brunette has quickly become one of this season's most popular colors.  Usually the wearer has a base of a dark blonde or light brown color and then they add a layer of highlights.  Blake Lively went public with her bronde hair for a movie role this summer and is still rocking the look,  For more celeb inspiration and some tips on different ways to achieve this trend check out this article.  http://www.today.com/style/blake-lively-goes-bronde-see-trendy-hair-color-t31826

Babylights

     Babylights are great for adding some brightness to the hair in a subtle, natural way.  They mimic a young child's hair with the sunkissed highlights around the face.  These highlights are great for maintenance because they are softer towards the root and grow out tastefully.  Browse Pinterest for some babylight boards to see some examples of this technique executed on different hair colors.

Stay rooty.

     Whether you're going for the bold root or just a soft grown out root look, both are great for the low maintenance type.  Aside from how easy they are to upkeep, they are also very in style this fall.  This trend is good for all hair colors, but is especially great for those who are naturally dark and prefer to be blonde.  This is also something to consider if you want to make your balayage from the summer last a little longer.  One of my favorite looks is a soft highlight with dark roots to make it pop.

Fire it up!

     Reds are making a major comeback this season. The leaves will be changing soon and turning to crisp reds and goldens which makes fall a great time of the year to add some warmth to your locks.  If your hair is naturally a medium to dark brown, auburn hues may be more flattering on you.  For blondes just adding a hint of red to make strawberry blonde or going full on copper can give you an exciting new hue.  Check out this slideshow to help you determine which shade of red would be most flattering on your skin type.  http://www.allure.com/hair-ideas/2014/most-flattering-red-hair-colors-for-every-skin-tone#slide=1

Fall Fashions

     Summer is once again coming to an end and back to school ads are everywhere.  Summer clothes are on their way out, and the stores are stocking up on knits and boots.  Looking for a heads up on fall trends?  Read ahead to discover this season's styles and get some pointers as to how you can blend some of your summer pieces into your autumn wardrobe.

That 70s Style

    This season we saw hints of the 1970s reincarnated in today's clothing through fringe and flares, and fall will be no different.  Boho silhouettes and loose knits will have you feeling comfy while looking stylish.  These boots are at the top of my must have list this season and they are available in this trend's hottest color, brown. http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sam-edelman-paige-fringed-ankle-bootie-women/4001444?cm_mmc=Google_Product_Ads_pla_online-_-datafeed-_-women:shoes:boots-_-1081858&gclid=CjwKEAjwovytBRCdxtyKqfL5nUISJACaugG1aAwYeQVSejsOH1jgoDCApuYHSI5XXsSs4KpPUAFFfRoCHbDw_wcB&mr:referralID=eea2617e-39f3-11e5-8a28-0050569451e5

Neons

     Typically neon colors are associated with summer months.  However, clothing this fall incorporates bright neons with neutral colors for just a pop of brightness.  Layer a neon tank underneath a gray blazer for a professional pop or carry a neon handbag to spice up your outfit.  My personal favorite neutrals to pair neons with this season are gray and tan.

Try a new trend.

     If you're looking to explore new fashion options, dabble in  the car wash skirt.  The car wash skirt is the more edgy sister of a fringe skirt.  It can give off a sleek, stylish look in solid black or look super fun in a colorful pattern.  Its texture makes it flattering on any body type.  To get a better understanding of this trend and how to style it, check out this article.  http://aelida.com/26506/new-and-modern-outfit-ideas-for-car-wash-skirts/  Coats with built in stoles are super trendy this fall and will keep you warm.  The fur around the neck offers the wearer a wealthy, cozy look.  The built in stole has the potential to take your fall coat into the colder winter months as well, allowing you to get more use out of it.

Hosiery is back

     Hopefully you didn't get rid of your patterned stockings from 2010.  They are back and aren't just limited to your basic black pattern.  You'll be seeing a range of colors and designs this season.  This accessory alone can transform an outfit and make it so much more interesting.  Check out this gallery from Fall Fashion Week to see how they've updated this trend.  http://fashionista.com/2015/02/tights