Fall Hair Trends with Mallory Zenner

Amazing hairstylist and friend Mallory Zenner is going to fill us in on what hairstyles make the cut for the fall season!


Fall/​ ​Winter​ ​2017​ ​Hair​ ​Trends

As​ ​I​ ​sit​ ​here​ ​sipping​ ​chai​ ​tea,​ ​mourning​ ​the​ ​death​ ​of​ ​summer,​ ​I​ ​have​ ​a​ ​hard​ ​time​ ​wrapping​ ​my mind​ ​on​ ​the​ ​upcoming​ ​seasons.​ ​While​ ​many​ ​of​ ​you​ ​are​ ​prepared,​ ​locked​ ​and​ ​loaded​ ​with​ ​your pumpkin​ ​spice​ ​double-shot​ ​latte,​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​ditch​ ​your​ ​summer​ ​blond​ ​for​ ​that​ ​rich,​ ​new​ ​fall​ ​red, others​ ​are​ ​still​ ​holding​ ​on​ ​to​ ​the​ ​last​ ​threads​ ​of​ ​summer.​ ​The​ ​best​ ​part​ ​about​ ​Fall​ ​on​ ​the​ ​East Coast,​ ​is​ ​that​ ​we​ ​have​ ​Indian​ ​Summers,​ ​which​ ​allow​ ​us​ ​to​ ​hang​ ​on​ ​to​ ​warm​ ​weather​ ​a​ ​little​ ​while longer​ ​while​ ​also​ ​appreciating​ ​the​ ​early​ ​Fall.​ ​We​ ​understand​ ​the​ ​need​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​tank​ ​tops​ ​in​ ​the closet,​ ​while​ ​also​ ​getting​ ​the​ ​riding​ ​boots​ ​down​ ​from​ ​storage.​ ​Fall​ ​brings​ ​a​ ​feeling​ ​of​ ​comfort, retreat,​ ​and​ ​with​ ​kids​ ​back​ ​at​ ​school,​ ​the​ ​time​ ​and​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​ourselves.​ ​Unsure​ ​of​ ​where to​ ​take​ ​your​ ​look​ ​this​ ​Autumn?​ ​Hopefully,​ ​some​ ​of​ ​these​ ​up​ ​and​ ​coming​ ​trends​ ​will​ ​inspire​ ​you.

Fall​ ​tends​ ​to​ ​be​ ​the​ ​most​ ​dynamic​ ​time​ ​of​ ​year​ ​for​ ​change.​ ​As​ ​a​ ​haircutter,​ ​I​ ​cut​ ​off​ ​more​ ​hair from​ ​September​ ​to​ ​November​ ​than​ ​I​ ​do​ ​any​ ​other​ ​time​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year.​ ​Which​ ​is​ ​fitting​ ​for​ ​my​ ​first trend​ ​forecast.


The​ ​DRAMA​ ​Cut
This​ ​season’s​ ​cut​ ​will​ ​be​ ​dramatic​ ​length​ ​removal.​ ​One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​bold​ ​things​ ​to​ ​do​ ​is​ ​go​ ​short, cropped,​ ​and​ ​dare​ ​I​ ​say​ ​…​ ​pixied?​ ​Is​ ​it​ ​due​ ​to​ ​the​ ​call​ ​of​ ​the​ ​feminist​ ​movement?​ ​​ ​Saying
“sayonara”​ ​to​ ​traditional​ ​archetypes?​ ​…​ ​maybe.​ ​Is​ ​it​ ​a​ ​trend​ ​in​ ​androgyny;​ ​making​ ​the​ ​difference between​ ​men​ ​and​ ​women​ ​less​ ​stereotypical?​ ​…​ ​could​ ​be.​ ​Or,​ ​could​ ​it​ ​be​ ​that​ ​your​ ​beautiful​ ​face doesn’t​ ​need​ ​to​ ​hide​ ​behind​ ​three​ ​feet​ ​of​ ​mermaid​ ​hair?​ ​…​ ​most​ ​likely.​ ​I’m​ ​not​ ​saying EVERYONE​ ​should​ ​lob​ ​it​ ​off.​ ​Not​ ​every​ ​look​ ​is​ ​suitable​ ​for​ ​everyone,​ ​but​ ​I​ ​do​ ​see​ ​the​ ​mermaid hair​ ​fading​ ​way​ ​to​ ​the​ ​drastic​ ​change​ ​of​ ​a​ ​short​ ​look.

THE​ ​“MOMU”​ ​-​ ​Modern​ ​Mullet
While​ ​I​ ​was​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​fight​ ​the​ ​truth,​ ​deny​ ​my​ ​hair​ ​the​ ​realness​ ​it​ ​deserves,​ ​I​ ​have​ ​to​ ​come​ ​clean. I,​ ​Mallory​ ​Zenner,​ ​have​ ​a​ ​“MOMU.”​ ​It’s​ ​not​ ​a​ ​shag—it’s​ ​a​ ​modern​ ​mullet.​ ​What’s​ ​the​ ​difference from​ ​the​ ​80’s​ ​metal​ ​version,​ ​you​ ​ask?​ ​Well,​ ​it’s​ ​a​ ​less​ ​extreme​ ​version,​ ​with​ ​soft,​ ​longer​ ​layers that​ ​are​ ​obviously​ ​shorter​ ​around​ ​the​ ​face,​ ​but​ ​with​ ​length​ ​to​ ​still​ ​appear​ ​like​ ​a​ ​party​ ​is​ ​going​ ​on in​ ​the​ ​back.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​look​ ​for​ ​anyone​ ​who​ ​enjoys​ ​wash​ ​and​ ​wear​ ​hair,​ ​has​ ​curls,​ ​or​ ​just enjoys​ ​a​ ​good​ ​comeback​ ​story.

Meet​ ​my​ ​friend,​ ​BOB

Okay,​ ​yes.​ ​Seen​ ​it​ ​before.​ ​Nothing​ ​new.​ ​Nothing​ ​wild,​ ​crazy,​ ​or​ ​even​ ​that​ ​sexy​ ​about​ ​the​ ​term. But​ ​I​ ​dare​ ​you​ ​to​ ​try​ ​and​ ​rock​ ​it.​ ​The​ ​classic​ ​one-length​ ​bob​ ​is​ ​never​ ​going​ ​out​ ​of​ ​style.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​the little​ ​black​ ​dress​ ​of​ ​hair.​ ​Last​ ​season​ ​we​ ​had​ ​a​ ​ton​ ​of​ ​razored​ ​lobs​ ​with​ ​the​ ​shorter-to-longer angles.​ ​And​ ​after​ ​a​ ​summer​ ​of​ ​sun,​ ​fun,​ ​and​ ​beat​ ​up​ ​hair,​ ​we​ ​move​ ​now​ ​to​ ​the​ ​simplicity​ ​and striking​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​the​ ​one​ ​length​ ​bob.​ ​It​ ​pairs​ ​well​ ​with​ ​curly​ ​hair,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​will​ ​be​ ​seeing​ ​more​ ​and more​ ​of​ ​the​ ​“triangle​ ​shaped​ ​hair”​ ​come​ ​into​ ​play​ ​this​ ​fall/winter.

Curtain​ ​Bangs
Oh,​ ​hello​ ​Miss​ ​Bardot,​ ​so​ ​glad​ ​to​ ​see​ ​you​ ​again.​ ​Bridget​ ​Bardot​ ​has​ ​always​ ​had​ ​it​ ​going​ ​on,​ ​and nothing​ ​has​ ​ever​ ​said​ ​​sexy​​ ​more​ ​than​ ​eyes​ ​peering​ ​through​ ​perfectly​ ​parted​ ​bangs.
This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​way​ ​for​ ​anyone​ ​who​ ​is​ ​on​ ​the​ ​fence​ ​about​ ​wearing​ ​bangs.​ ​It’s​ ​sexy,​ ​trendy,​ ​and with​ ​the​ ​longer​ ​length,​ ​an​ ​easy​ ​noncommittal​ ​approach​ ​to​ ​a​ ​big​ ​change.​ ​This​ ​look​ ​isn’t​ ​for everyone.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​wild​ ​cowlicks​ ​or​ ​aversions​ ​to​ ​a​ ​center​ ​part,​ ​maybe​ ​go​ ​for​ ​the​ ​gusto​ ​with​ ​an eyelash​ ​dusting​ ​bang.​ ​It​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​hot​ ​one​ ​in​ ​the​ ​coming​ ​cool​ ​months.

Not​ ​ready​ ​for​ ​a​ ​plunge​ ​in​ ​the​ ​scissors​ ​department?​ ​Is​ ​a​ ​styling​ ​change​ ​what​ ​you​ ​need?​ ​Have​ ​no fear,​ ​PONY​ ​TAILS​ ​are​ ​here.
But​ ​seriously,​ ​they​ ​are.

Pony​ ​Tail
Low,​ ​sleek​ ​pony​ ​tails​ ​will​ ​be​ ​everywhere​ ​this​ ​fall/winter,​ ​coupled​ ​with​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​side​ ​part.​ ​The​ ​style is​ ​powerful,​ ​and​ ​simple​ ​to​ ​do​ ​yourself.

Wet​ ​Look
“90’s​ ​are​ ​back,​ ​back​ ​again,​ ​90’s​ ​are​ ​back,​ ​tell​ ​a​ ​friend.”​ ​Yes,​ ​that​ ​was​ ​Eminem​ ​rapping​ ​about​ ​the sweet​ ​wet-and-wild​ ​looks​ ​of​ ​the​ ​grunge​ ​years.​ ​A​ ​fun​ ​nighttime​ ​glam​ ​look,​ ​wet​ ​styled​ ​locks​ ​down or​ ​up​ ​are​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​do​ ​at​ ​home.​ ​A​ ​little​ ​water,​ ​gel,​ ​and​ ​hairspray​ ​is​ ​the​ ​cocktail​ ​of​ ​choice​ ​for​ ​this lively​ ​look.​ ​Great​ ​for​ ​shorter​ ​lengths​ ​as​ ​well!

Twists,​ ​Knots,​ ​and​ ​Tendrils
Easy​ ​peasy​ ​lemon​ ​squeezy.​ ​This​ ​look​ ​can​ ​be​ ​achieved​ ​with​ ​some​ ​bobby​ ​pins,​ ​dry​ ​shampoo, and​ ​a​ ​can-do​ ​attitude.​ ​Great​ ​for​ ​that​ ​post​ ​gym​ ​to​ ​work​ ​look,​ ​a​ ​dirty​ ​hair​ ​day​ ​gone​ ​too​ ​far,​ ​or​ ​just a​ ​fun​ ​way​ ​to​ ​rock​ ​hair​ ​up.​ ​Oh,​ ​and​ ​want​ ​to​ ​get​ ​nostalgic​ ​again?​ ​Use​ ​your​ ​pointer​ ​fingers​ ​and​ ​pull down​ ​two​ ​small​ ​tendrils​ ​around​ ​that​ ​beautiful​ ​face​ ​….​ ​It’s​ ​back​ ​in!

Hair​ ​Jewels
No,​ ​do​ ​not​ ​go​ ​to​ ​Clairs’​ ​for​ ​hair​ ​gems.​ ​I​ ​REPEAT—no​ ​hair​ ​gems.​ ​This​ ​look​ ​is​ ​about​ ​bold statement​ ​pieces,​ ​not​ ​a​ ​butterfly​ ​with​ ​sparkles.​ ​A​ ​fun​ ​way​ ​to​ ​do​ ​this​ ​is​ ​with​ ​vintage​ ​broaches pinned​ ​into​ ​the​ ​hair,​ ​or​ ​with​ ​necklaces​ ​braided​ ​in.​ ​It’s​ ​time​ ​to​ ​get​ ​a​ ​little​ ​weird​ ​with​ ​that​ ​leftover jewelry​ ​and​ ​make​ ​an​ ​entrance.

Okay,​ ​so​ ​wearing​ ​a​ ​bird​ ​on​ ​your​ ​head​ ​like​ ​Miss​ ​Bradshaw​ ​isn’t​ ​your​ ​thang’,​ ​thats​ ​cool​ ​I​ ​got​ ​you. Bows,​ ​ribbons,​ ​and​ ​floppy,​ ​falling​ ​out​ ​lace.​ ​Simple​ ​to​ ​add​ ​to​ ​your​ ​hair,​ ​easy​ ​and​ ​inexpensive​ ​to acquire,​ ​and​ ​they​ ​can​ ​really​ ​make​ ​an​ ​impactful,​ ​yet​ ​understated​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​your​ ​fall​ ​wardrobe.

That’s​ ​a​ ​wrap!​ ​Hope​ ​you​ ​enjoy​ ​that​ ​pumpkin​ ​spice​ ​while​ ​in​ ​my​ ​chair​ ​for​ ​a​ ​new​ ​fall​ ​look.

Happy​ ​Hair!
Mallory​ ​Z


Mallory​ ​Zenner’s​ ​career​ ​in​ ​the​ ​beauty​ ​industry​ ​began​ ​over​ ​a​ ​decade​ ​ago,​ ​giving​ ​her​ ​a​ ​platform​ ​for​ ​her artistic​ ​abilities.​ ​Realizing​ ​she​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​be​ ​among​ ​the​ ​best​ ​hairdressers,​ ​Mallory​ ​sought​ ​out​ ​intensive training​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fundamentals​ ​of​ ​precision​ ​cutting​ ​and​ ​editorial​ ​styling,​ ​quickly​ ​becoming​ ​a​ ​master​ ​in​ ​her field.​ ​She​ ​has​ ​attended​ ​advanced​ ​classes​ ​with​ ​academies​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Vidal​ ​Sassoon,​ ​Bumble​ ​&​ ​Bumble, Allilon,​ ​Zgatt​ ​and​ ​Wella.​ ​Mallory’s​ ​largest​ ​passion​ ​is​ ​sharing​ ​her​ ​knowledge​ ​with​ ​other​ ​professionals​ ​and elevating​ ​the​ ​craft​ ​of​ ​hairdressing,​ ​by​ ​teaching​ ​nationally​ ​for​ ​global​ ​companies​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Davines​ ​and Karral.
Inspiration​ ​comes​ ​from​ ​all​ ​sources,​ ​but​ ​art,​ ​music,​ ​and​ ​literature​ ​are​ ​Mallory’s​ ​main​ ​source​ ​for​ ​fueling creativity.​ ​The​ ​Replacements​ ​on​ ​the​ ​record​ ​player​ ​and​ ​a​ ​Dr.​ ​Suess​ ​book​ ​in​ ​her​ ​hands​ ​helps​ ​feed​ ​her​ ​soul. Using​ ​such​ ​inspiration,​ ​she​ ​has​ ​curated​ ​collections​ ​featured​ ​on​ ​Behind​ ​the​ ​Chair​ ​and​ ​Launchpad
When​ ​Mallory​ ​isn’t​ ​busy​ ​at​ ​the​ ​salon,​ ​at​ ​a​ ​photoshoot,​ ​or​ ​traveling​ ​to​ ​educate,​ ​she​ ​enjoys​ ​her​ ​free​ ​time with​ ​her​ ​husband​ ​and​ ​daughter—typically​ ​on​ ​the​ ​beach.​ ​Mallory​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​working​ ​at​ ​Serenity​ ​Hair Lounge,​ ​in​ ​Atlantic​ ​Highlands,​ ​NJ

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