New York Fashion Week 2017 kicked off on February 9th, and in addition to being one of the most political New York Fashion Weeks in recent memory, it’s also full of incredible hair and beauty looks we want to try at home. Here are ten incredible hair styles of varying difficulty we’ve spotted on the runway so far.
#1: La Perla’s Soft Waves
The pretty lingerie brand La Perla went with a classic sexy look for New York Fashion Week: soft waves. Some models also wore small jeweled barrettes on the crown of the head. To copy the same va-va-voom waves at home, blow dry your hair smooth, and then use a 1 ¼ inch curling iron to create perfectly soft, cascading waves.
#2: Calvin Klein Embraced Natural Textures
Calvin Klein kept their hair and makeup as clean as their designs at their New York Fashion Week show. Their Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection embraced clean lines, pantsuits, western shirts and popular ‘70s colors like teal, red and mustard. To top it off, the models wore their hair in natural textures, both curly, straight and everything in between—with what appeared to be minimal product or styling. The natural hair trend is definitely alive and well in 2017, and it’s one trend that anyone with a busy lifestyle can get behind.
#3: Adam Selman Gets Messy
Adam Selman was not afraid to push the limits at his ready-to-wear runway show. His Fall Collection has us falling in love with denim, especially with the embroidered jumpsuits he walked down the runway but what really made us look twice was the hair. Messy topknot buns with wisps of hair escaping were adorned with large corsages and black veils. The effect is a little bit like the morning after a particularly rowdy 80s prom, and we mean that in the best way possible.
#4: Ulla Johnson’s Polished Braids
Ulla Johnson is known for her flowing silhouettes and bohemian influenced looks that play with volume and texture. Her New York Fashion Week collection was no exception, her clothes adorned with ruffled tops, flowing dresses and velvet galore. To keep the focus on her designs, Ulla Johnson opted to put several models in slicked back braids that were more precise and polished than bohemian. This simple style is perfect for any day you want to rock a loud statement outfit of your own.
#5: Prabal Gurung’s Slicked Back Ponytails
In the finale of his Fall 2017 show, Prabal Gurung sent models out in t-shirts with political slogans like, “Nevertheless, she persisted”, “The future is female” and “Our minds, our bodies, our power”. The feminist finale was in line with the rest of the Ready-to-Wear Collection—a futuristic femme capsule peppered with androgynous business suits and elevated by fantastic hair and makeup. Bold pops of color on the eyes were toned down with a simple, slicked back ponytail that seems easy for any woman who works to copy in just a few minutes each morning. To get the slicked back look, keep layers long and tame any flyaway hair with an anti-frizz serum and a little hairspray.
#6: Tadashi Shoji and the Fringe
Tadashi Shoji’s New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter Collection was inspired by a “love revolution”—made specifically for any size, any woman and any country. The retro-looks were reminiscent of late ‘60s and ‘70s era fashion with bell sleeves, ankle-length dresses, bold patterns and plenty of fringe. That fringe definitely wasn’t restricted to his clothing. The models donned one of the most popular hair trends of 2017—eyebrow grazing bangs in the style of French actress, Brigitte Bardot. If this is what the love revolution looks like, we’re totally on board.
#7: Thakoon Embraces the Wet Look
Thakoon made the debut for a fresh Ready-to-Wear collection at New York Fashion Week that we’re seriously lusting over for spring; it was made complete with floral accents that didn’t feel overdone and classic trench coats. The designer also embraced the wet hair look with slicked back waves that looked as though the models had just gotten caught in a light spring rain. Light makeup with shimmering highlights around the eyes complemented the looks.
#8: Creatures of Comfort Made Messy-Chic
The Creatures of Comfort New York Fashion Week Ready-to-Wear collection designed by Jade Lai was inspired by the “glamping” trend. With roomy silhouettes, plenty of neutral colors and a couple of political t-shirts—one that read “We are all human beings” thrown in the mix—we’re pretty sure camping, even the glamorous kind, has never looked this good. The hair perfectly complemented the collection adding finger tousled waves and messy braids to styles that we can’t wait to copy at home.
#9: Public School’s Cool Crimped Hair
Public School’s 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection embraces the effortless cool of New York City street style. While some models walked the runway in bright red baseball caps that read, “Make America New York”, others rocked smooth long locks; but our favorite hair look from Public School’s runway were the carefree crimped waves. To crimp your hair without heat, divide wet hair into several sections and pull it into tight French braids. Then, apply a little hairspray and leave it to dry overnight. The smaller the sections and the tighter the braids, the tighter your crimped curls will be in the morning. This method also helps you avoid the 1990s-crimping iron look last worn in earnest on Lizzie McGuire.
#10: Lela Rose Revives the Headband
Lela Rose is known for juxtaposing elegance with whimsy through bright colors, beautiful fabrics and immaculate details. Her sophisticated collection at New York Fashion Week would’ve been enough to make Blair Waldorf green with envy, even without the amazing styling. Lela Rose went with shiny, polished locks pulled away from the face with thick coordinated headbands. The collection and hair are ready-to-wear to lunch on the Upper East Side.
After all the amazing styles at NYFW, which looks inspired you the most? One thing stood out this year at NYFW—there was a political and style statement being made by these designers and their models. Which hair trends are you most excited to try?