Milan Autumn Winter 2015 turned up some of the hottest, edgiest and most amazing hair trends for the coming year. Honestly, I had such a hard time picking my top looks from Milan because every single runway looked like it was going to be dictating 2015 hair trends for months to come. If there is one thing that Milan 2015 taught us, it’s this: 2015 is going to be all about hair that’s short, textured and pulled up. From updos to high ponytails to faux bobs, this year is all about short sassy hair. We’re taking all traditional ideals of beauty back this season, and spinning them around; so, hairstyles that leave you feeling exposed are the it thing this season: your style strength’s in your vulnerability ladies. Own it today!
I am in love with the gorgeous springy curls from the Blugirl show. If you have naturally wavy or straight hair, proper tight curls can instantly transform your entire look.
If heat styling is not your thing or you just want to give your mane a rest, voluminous curls are the way to go. All you need is a big enough set of bendy foam rollers. Simply wash your hair in the evening and allow it to dry naturally. When it’s about 70% dry, add the rollers to your hair. Roll your hair in one-to-two inch wide sections. Make sure you divide your hair into numerous horizontal layers around the head and start rolling from the bottommost layer and make your way upwards, to the layer right at the crown. This will give you all-over curls, instead of the half-sleek-half-curly style. To curl your hair from the roots, and not just the mid-lengths, take the rollers all the way up to the scalp or as close as you can get. Once the foam rollers are in place, simply tie a scarf around your head and go to sleep. Keeping the rollers in overnight will give you the most long-lasting, bouncy curls ever.
When you remove the rollers the next day just gently run your fingers through your hair to break the curls up a bit and give them more body and shape. Create a side part with your fingers and flip the curls over slightly towards one side. You can add hairspray for some extra hold; though they should last till the next wash easily, so as long as you avoid humidity.
Super short and super chic. That’s what comes to mind when you take a look at the very funky pageboy cuts from the Emporio Armani Milan Fall 2015 runway. The thick fringes and the ear-skimming length are further complimented by the natural messy, wavy texture. We’re so used to seeing ultra-sleek textures in short hairdos that this one made for such a refreshing change. If you’re worried that the boyish cut won’t do you any favours, just take a look at the photos: the style is startlingly feminine. You know why? Because it really emphasises the eyes and the natural planes of the face and the neck. It takes a lot of daring, yeah, to pull off something like this but if you’ve got a desire to let your natural strengths do the talking for you, the trend makes for some serious style inspiration.
The models at the Fendi Milan Fall 2015 show had their hair styled into loose, low knots twisted around a headband. The ruched leather headbands made for a very mod hair accessory, and the messy styling is just the thing you need when putting together an elaborate look seems like a herculean task.
You can wear the trend in your natural hair texture, though it helps if you dry your hair straight. That said: you don’t need your hair to be sleek or poker straight, just free of curls and wave so you can achieve the ‘naturally structured’ effect.
Simply pull on a headband that you like and then take all the hair in the back, flip it around and twist it to one side and then pull it over and around the headband to create a knot. Pin the ends of your hair under the headband, allowing the tips to ‘poke out’ messily as they may. Created by Sam McKnight, think of this hair trend as the busy girl’s everyday French twist.
The faux bob trend continues to burn bright with the MaxMara Autumn Winter 2015 show, and this particular take on the season’s hottest hair trend been inspired by none other than Marilyn Monroe. We’ve got ourselves a piecy, wavy faux bob with a heavy side part, loads of volume at the crown and some truly fabulous texture. Get set to make nice with your bobby pins because you’ve got a lot of twisting and pinning and tucking to do.
It’s easy, it’s edgy and it’s effortless elegance.
In what is being hailed as one of this season’s biggest hair trends, Prada has given us a ponytail like no other. Created by Guido Palau, this sizzling new hair trend takes the always-lovable high ponytail and gives it a major upgrade. It’s one of those rare hair trends that are undeniably fashion-forward but oh-so-easy to style. Here’s what you need to do to get this quirky, kicky look at home:
Wash and blow-dry your hair smooth, then use a straightening iron to get it really sleek. Carefully comb your hair and secure it in a really tight high ponytail. Make sure all your hair lies flat and smooth against the crown, and arrange the base of the ponytail on the highest part of your head. Then, simply hold the ponytail and bring it forward to one side and pin it against the crown, a few inches over one ear. You’re creating an inverted cupped structure against the head, and it’s almost like a half-bun or an updo. To finish the look, take your favourite bejewelled hair accessories and use them to cover the pins.
If oversize statement necklaces have been a favourite fashion trend, think of how much you’re going to love the oversize statement hairpins! You can add some to the other end, near the base of the ponytail as well for some extra bling.
The off-kilter ponytail is, as Palau himself termed it, “the new updo”.
I personally think all the various takes on the ‘pulled up/ away/ back’ hair trend from Milan Autumn Winter 2015 Fashion Week are absolutely breathtaking. I love short hair because it gives you such a boost of style and confidence. It’s a great way to play up your natural beauty, emphasize your features and experiment with style. You can draw attention to and elongate the neck, you can bring out all your necklaces and earrings to play this season and you finally get to show off all the amazing collars and necklines that end up hidden away by the long hair.
As noted actress, writer and one-time editor of French Vogue Joan Juliet Buck once said, “Short hair removes obvious femininity and replaces it with style”.