Yikes is it ever getting dark early these days!  What better way to perk yourself up than by trying something new with your hair?  Let’s check out some of this season’s trends for a little pre-holiday pick-me-up, courtesy of Elle.

Textured fringe as seen on Kerry Washington.  Piecey, brow-skimming bangs are feeling cool this winter!  Low maintenance as far as fringe is concerned – maybe every 4 – 5 weeks?  Embrace the imperfect!

Kerry Washington's textured bangs

Kerry Washington; Getty Images

The Contoured Bob is a hairstyle classic.  Length just at or above the collar bone, slightly A-line, blunt, center parted, and perfectly blown out.  Check out this polished look on Naomi Watts and Emilia Clarke:

Emilia Clarke classic bob haircut  Naomi Watts classic bob haircut

Emilia Clarke, Naomi Watts; Getty Images

Jennifer Lawrence can seemingly do no wrong in the hair department!  Her razored bob haircut gets the gelled-back treatment here.  We love the sleek, away-from-the-face look, and especially because it’s a dry look, not a bunch of crunchy or greasy looking gobs of gel (which is shown in the Elle article on some other celebs).

Jennifer Lawrence gelled back bob hairstyle

Jennifer Lawrence; Getty Images

Here’s one for the shorter-haired gals – the “flipped crop”.  The influence of the 80’s and 90’s is everywhere, and here we see the asymmetrical throwback (think Sheena Easton cavorting with Prince back in the day!) on Lily Collins and Alicia Keys.  All it takes is a deep side part (do this when hair is wet), and pushing all of the volume onto one side.  The more daring among us can just crop one of the sides right off for a more permanently flipped crop!  It’s an easy way to change things up on your short or mid-length look.

Lily Collins flipped crop hair style  Alicia Keys asymmetrical hair style

Lily Collins, Alicia Keys; Getty Images

Finally we have the metamorphasis of the last several years’ top knot – it’s come unraveled and is now a high ponytail!  Check out this look on style setter Beyonce:

Beyonce high ponytail hairstyle

Beyonce.com

Don’t forget to make your next hair appointment, and think about trying one of these looks for a fresh start to 2016.  As always, we’d love your commets at our Facebook page. 🙂