Right on cue, the moment we put away our summer gear and say goodbye to sunscreen and beach hair, September begins ushering in the season's most stylish necessities. Naturally, easy fall hairstyles top our list of essentials, but the fall 2010 runways were a bit of a tease, with big hair generating a huge amount of buzz (think Prada, Chanel, and Karl Lagerfeld). Re-creating those looks on our own proves to be, well, formidable and while we'll always love the usual suspects—the side braid, the high ballerina bun—they've been done ad nauseam. So, here's to doing your hair differently this autumn, with styles that are both chic and effortless. And because we love you, we're adding on all the painless pointers you'll need to get the job done right.
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