Silk Press Season Is Alive & Well, And These 7 Styles Are Proof

*saves to mood board

by Natasha Marsh

Unlike a relaxer, a silk press straightens natural curls, san chemicals. Instead, a blow dryer and hair straightener is used to smooth out curls. The result: a minimal heat hairstyle with lots of body, movement, and shine. Ahead, seven silk press hairstyles to aspire to for one fiery fall.

Auburn Autumn

Experiment with color this fall season and try your luck with trendy copper. Like all color treatments, be sure to incorporate color-safe shampoo and conditioner to retain salon-worthy color.

Layered Waves

The cool thing about silk presses is they can easily be manipulated into any texture, like the waves here. As a pro-tip, sleep with your hair in pin-curls to have long-lasting bounce and waves.

Old Hollywood

For classic celebrity-like waves, allow your stylist to have fun with your curls. Here, it’s all about body, volume, and movement. For a nighttime routine, either pineapple your hair in a pony or sleep with soft velcro rollers to maintain the old Hollywood aesthetic.

Lay It Flat

Pin-straight hair is great for all seasons, but works especially well for a sleek holiday look. For daily maintenance, steer clear of adding more weight with styling products as the hair will end up feeling and looking weighed down.

Blonde City

Whether you believe blondes have more fun or not, there’s no denying that this sharp cut and highlights are fall goals. Be sure to spritz on a leave-in conditioner to preserve moisture and remove fly aways.

Hang Time

Allow your length to shine in a beautiful silk press. If you DIY your silk press, be sure to start with a deep cleanse. Clean hair is the foundation of all shiny and moveable silk presses.

The Lived-In Bob

Long live French-girl chic’s cool-girl cousin, the lived-in bob. For an effortless take on the trend, have your silk press curl at the ends and wave in your fringe.