The Natural Chica's Fall Forecast

We've got a first look at fall hair trends from natural hair guru, Maeling Murphy, aka The Natural Chica.

Here's Mae's take on what's hot for when the weather starts to cool off. 

Schoolgirl Chic

Your grade school looks, reinvented. Think pigtail puffs and plaits, half-up/ half-down styles and braids galore. Says Mae, "Elevate these styles by making sure your outfit is a bit more sophisticated." For braids, you can modernize by varying up the thickness of the braids within one 'do.

Adorn Me

"For fall, people are having more fun with accessories," says Mae. Think antique metal clasps, beads, feathers, and headbands. Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors and textures. "It's all about expressing your inner style." Bonus tip: Hair accessories are an easier-than-you-think DIY. Just head to the craft store and let your creativity take over. 

Extra Texture

Says Mae, "There are so many options to change up your natural look, without a major commitment- or damaging your hair!" On Mae's radar: faux locs, crochet braids cut into cropped looks, and uber-colorful, kinky extensions.

More about Maeling

We're thrilled to have this pioneering naturalista vlogger on Team COLOUR as our COLOUR Creative Director of Natural Hair! Not only does Mae boast nearly 200,000 YouTube followers, she's also an engineering PhD, a mom, a wife, does a mean twist-out, and is an amazingly sweet person.