Image 10-6-13 at 9.05 AMThe beauty of fall is patina, a quality of age and experience, a richness that comes with age. Autumn fashion reflects this feeling with robust colors, dense fabrics, and layered ensembles. This hairstyle evokes the same feeling. Richly texture lengths, a heavy fringe with a lightly frayed edge, a rusted hue, and matte tousled texture give the look a mature, tarnished quality. Get this atmospheric style in a few simple steps. –– Laura Martin 

Step 1: Ask for a medium natural copper hue with a bronze undertone. Try adding tiny golden highlights to add to the weathered quality.

Step 2: The lived-in quality of this cut is a result of textured tips, a long, heavy fringe and lots of tousled layers. Ask your stylist to use a razor which ail provide more organic texture than a scissor cut.

Step 3: At home, apply a handful of styling whip, roots to ends, and tousle dry to remove moisture. Use the wide teeth of a comb to control the bangs while styling which will allow you to shape them while leaving a bit of texture. Scrunch texture paste into the rest of the hair while still slightly damp, twisting random sections for added definition.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA 

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