Hair Tips For Fall & Winter in Ottawa - Salon130

woman with new hair style in fall

Whenever the season changes, a lot of us feel the urge to switch up our look.

Fall calls for cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and a new cut, colour or style. Looking for some inspiration? Check out the ideas below for some serious cold-weather inspiration.

Change up Your Hair Colour

Crisp air calls for a colour change. Let’s talk trendy colours for colder months. No, “pumpkin spice” isn’t a hair colour on our list. But you can enjoy a PSL while reading these tips!


woman with copper hair

Sticking with the coffee theme for a bit…

Bring the drama with a deep chocolate shade. Stick to a golden undertone to keep it warm or add face-framing dimension with caramel highlights. Whether you’re a natural blonde, redhead or brunette, this shade will add a sultry element to your look.


Red hair is huge trend this fall and winter!

Keep it spicy with copper tones rather than darker wine hues. This look is definitely not for the faint of heart, but if you’re feeling adventurous and looking for a big change, this one may be for you. Already a redhead? Add major dimension to your hair with golden highlights and copper lowlights.


If you’re not into making a huge change, take your icey blonde to the next level by darkening your root and blending the ashy tone throughout your strands.

This shade is low maintenance and can easily be brought back to blonde when the weather starts warming up again.

Try a New Cut or Style

woman with new hair style

There’s nothing like a fresh cut and style to give yourself a lift and fall is the perfect time to change things up.

Just as your wardrobe changes in a new season, sometimes you need to upgrade your hair length and style to match. Pair your fresh colour with a new cut or style to really mix it up.

Long Bob

Long hair getting you down? Maybe it’s time for a chop!

Long bobs are all the rage this year and provide a super low-maintenance style that you can keep up with all season long. Consider adding layers or loose curls for additional texture or highlights and lowlights for even more dimension.

Side-Swept Bangs

Long, side-swept bangs are back and better than ever. A low-maintenance alternative to the routine bang trims, overgrown bangs become textured face-framing layers.

Textured Ponytail

Is hat-hair messing with your look? Embrace it by pulling tousled strands into a mid-height ponytail!

Wavy hair helps give you a messy pony look with tons of texture. Add dry shampoo or tease the root to add additional volume to the crown. Pull out face-framing pieces for a relaxed look.

Accessorize your New Look

Take your hair from drab to fab with hair accessories to liven up any look.

Oversized Barrettes

young woman with hair scarf

Think 90’s hair with a twist!

These oversized barrettes are all the rage this season. Try using a couple to pull back your hair on one side or adding them to your pony. Opt for acrylic or tortoise-shell clips or go over the top with pearl or gem covered hair clips.

Hair Scarves

The dry cool air may call for an updo or two!

Add interest to your typical pony of top knot with an autumnal hair scarf. Rust, ochre and burnt orange are super trendy shades this season so keep an eye out for hair scarves in these fall hues. Not only are hair scarves super stylish, but they are a quick and easy way to dress up your usual style.


Channel your inner Gossip Girl with a wide headband!

Look for satin, velvet, texture, embellishment or patterns. Try adding headbands to soft waves or crimps or use them to accessorize your updo. Headbands are the perfect way to add interest to any style.

Maintain your Mane

Cold-weather giving you the hair blues? Try our hair hacks to bring your locks back to life.

Turn Down the Temp

woman in showerWe all know a super-hot shower feels amazing on a cold day, but your locks will thank you for turning down the temperature when you wash your hair.

Hot water sucks all the hydration out of your strands, leaving them parched and lack-luster. If you can’t handle the cold shower, try to at least rinse out your conditioner with cool water. This will seal in moisture and minimize frizz. Let hair air-dry and avoid using hot tools when you can to prevent further damaging your hair.

Combat Dry Scalp

Scalp feeling itchy, dry and flaky? Winter is the most common time to experience scalp issues, as the weather zaps the moisture from your skin.

Over-washing doesn’t help. Try shampooing every two days with a detoxifying shampoo rich in tea tree oil to soothe irritation and treat dandruff. Take the time to massage hair products into the scalp in circular motions to ensure you get their full benefits.

Deep Condition

The combination of cold winter air and dry heat indoors can leave the strands feeling sad and dehydrated.

Commit to weekly hydrating hair masks to replace lost moisture. Invest in a thick and rich hair mask packed with vital nutrients and oils to leave your hair feeling luscious. Apply mid-shaft to ends and leave in for at least 5 minutes for deep hydration. Rinse with cold water to seal in moisture. Finish off with a conditioning serum to smooth ends and prevent frizz throughout the day.

Salon130 is Your Trusted Ottawa Salon for the Latest & Greatest Styles

Whether you’re seeking a new colour, cut, style or simply advice on repairing your hair, Salon130 in Ottawa has got you covered.

Book an appointment with one of our expert stylists and you’ll be rocking your new look before the cold weather rolls in. Still not sure what look you’re going for? Our stylists are trained in providing expert advice and always have insight into the cut, colour or styles that will suit your skin tone, face shape and lifestyle.

Contact us today to book your appointment!

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