Beaches are a little less crowded. The price of your electric bill has gone down due to lack of air conditioning usage. Ants haven't been quite as relentless with their invasions into your home. The leaves are changing from green to red and yellow. This can mean only one thing: Summer is now behind us, and the fall season has arrived. Autumn also means that the quick flurry of four successive big holidays within a two-month span is right around the corner, and it all starts at the end of October with Halloween. It's a holiday that I especially enjoy, because for one day out of the year I get to pretend that I'm something I'm not. Whether it's a hockey player with a black eye and missing teeth, a Jedi knight attempting to save the galaxy, or a zombie in search of delicious brains, I've quite enjoyed October 31st ever since my childhood and now in my adult years. Simply put, it's just a fun holiday. Who doesn't enjoy fun? While I try to focus on one particular topic per blog, I'm going to switch things up and expand my horizons a bit. What does that mean? Well, I'm glad you asked! We'll be taking a look at the best fall hairstyles for both men and women along with celebrities (past and present) that use or have used those particular styles, as well as offer my opinion on what I feel will be the most popular Halloween costumes in 2019. Fall Hairstyles For Men
Buzz Cut: This one is simple, and involves using clippers to cut all the hair on your head very short. It's great for warm weather, which we'll still be getting for the next couple months. Used by: Bradley Cooper, Will Smith, Henry Cavill Crew Cut: The crew cut is a style that's been around for quite some time, and it's not showing any signs of going away anytime soon. This is perfect for short hair, giving it a clean and professional look. Used by: Channing Tatum, Jake Gyllenhaal Ivy League: Many wonder what the difference is between the ivy league and crew cut. The biggest difference is that an ivy league is just long enough that your hair can be cleanly parted, while a traditional crew cut is a bit shorter and that same hair stands straight up. Used by: Ryan Reynolds, Matt Damon Bro Flow: This is perfect for anyone with shoulder-length hair that also wants to look professional at the office. Used by: Bradley Cooper (again), Keanu Reeves, Gerard Butler Pompadour: This involves medium-length hair on top, and uses pomade to style your hair up and to the back. Used by: David Gandy, Elvis Presley Quiff: It's similar to the pompadour, but only uses the front to create a bulge that goes back into the rest of your hair. It's a look that we're seeing a lot more of these days. Used by: Justin Bieber, Zac Efron Fall Hairstyles For Women
Blunt Bob: This works well for women with not-quite-shoulder-length hair. It was a big hit during the summer, and has continued its popularity into the fall season. Used by: Emilia Clarke, Rihanna, Taylor Swift Low-Side Ponytail: Think of the traditional ponytail, but tied up just above your shoulders and you have this trending hairstyle. Used by: Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Rose Byrne Wavy Lob: If you're not a fan of the bob and want to keep your hair a bit longer than shoulder length, then try the lob! This style has been incredibly popular lately, with the wavy look working perfectly with the lob. Used by: Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Emma Stone Headband: Okay, so headbands aren't exactly a "hair style" per se, but I'm seeing a lot more of them recently. They fit a lot of different types of styles, are easy to apply, and come in many different types and colors. Used by: Emma Watson, Ariana Grande, Rachel Bilson Finger Waves: This is a vintage hairstyle that simply refused to stay in the past. It's come back in a big way, and while it's difficult to recreate at home, well... that's what we're here for at The Studio salon! Used by: Beyonce, Lily Collins Bangs: There are a ton of different types of styles that go with bangs, and I didn't want to narrow it down to one. Just know that they're in fashion and work with plenty of different hair styles. Used by: Dakota Johnson, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez Popular Halloween Costumes For Men Joker: Quite a few people dressed as Joker back when Heath Ledger played this iconic villain back in 2008, and now a new movie revolving around Batman's biggest rival has been released. Expect to see a lot of these creepy, laughing clowns on October 31. Homelander: Amazon's original show The Boys took a lot of people by surprise this summer and quickly surged in popularity due to its answer to the question: What if superheroes were actually corrupt? In comes Homelander, easily the most vile "supe" on the show. You'll definitely be seeing him around on Halloween. Steve, Scoops Ahoy: A new Stranger Things season just released, which features one of the main characters working at an ice cream shop at the mall in Hawkins, Indiana. Apparently this costume has been selling very well at costume shops. Pennywise: I'm sure you've noticed a pattern at this point. Costume popularity has a lot to do with recently released movies/shows, and with It: Chapter 2 releasing this past summer you can expect to see this gutter-dwelling clown roaming around. In addition to Joker, this might be an especially frightening Halloween for anyone afraid of clowns! Spider-Man: So you're not afraid of clowns? Well, how about spiders? Okay, so luckily Spider-Man doesn't resemble an actual spider in appearance. But he did star in another movie recently, which means that Spidey costumes will be everywhere. Popular Halloween Costumes For Women
Captain Marvel: There are three certainties in life: Death, taxes, and a whole lot of Marvel movies being released each year. One of the most popular films of 2019, Captain Marvel, will inspire plenty of women to dress up as this powerful superheroine. Robin, Scoops Ahoy: A new addition to the Stranger Things cast in season 3, Robin works alongside Steve at Scoops Ahoy. This will work out very well for couples that want to dress up as the duo, or just any female that wants to dress up as this awesome new character. Daenerys Targaryen: Game of Thrones concluded earlier this year, and regardless of whether or not you liked how the show was concluded, we'll be seeing plenty of Halloween costumes based off of it. The women's costume we'll see the most of: Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of Dragons. Rey: Disney's new Star Wars trilogy is going to come to an end in December. With many fans of the franchise reaching a peak in excitement levels, the new trilogy's biggest protagonist is going to be very prominent this year. Elsa/Anna: I obviously couldn't separate the two sisters from Frozen so they're getting thrown together here, as plenty of friends and real-life sisters will be dressing as them this year. Another highly anticipated upcoming Disney movie means another costume(s) that will be seen everywhere on Halloween. I can't state enough just how much I love Halloween. Regardless of how interesting your actual life is, there is something appealing about being someone different for just one day out of the year. It's why I couldn't resist doing a two-in-one blog, and make people aware of both fall hairstyle trends and popular Halloween costumes. Besides, they go hand in hand. We at The Studio salon would be thrilled to style your hair to work perfectly with whatever costume you go with! As always, for any further advice or information on anything written in this blog, feel free to ask one of our amazing stylists at The Studio. Until then, thanks for reading and have a happy Halloween.