Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2017 is well underway, so let’s jump right into it, shall we? Here are my favorite hairstyles from the New York Fall 2017 Fashion Week runways.
Combing two of 2017’s hottest women’s hair trends –the orange hair color trend and full, luscious bangs– is this super-structural bob from the Altuzarra Autumn Winter 2017 showcase. Note how the body of the bangs is balanced out with the clean, minimalistic lines of the haircut, with a hint of an outward flip at the ends adding some subtle drama.
The last couple of months have seen an explosion of mini buns, double buns, space buns, Minnie Mouse buns- what have you. They’re quirky, eye-catching and yes, a bit silly- but in a fun, carefree way. This new version from the Anna Sui Fall 2017 runway has a distinctively feline structure to it, with a more cone-like pointy-tipped form, even though the ‘buns’ are a lot looser, more looped and less compact than most we’ve seen so far. A cute little addition to an everyday look or the perfect finish to a cat costume?
There’s something so intrinsically retro/ 50s-housewife about this voluminous, wavy bob with its ends curled and flipped. And yet, it’s also an incredibly sexy, bold hairstyle and in keeping with the bob/lob haircuts trend that’s been burning up the scene for a while now. It’s a lot softer, more rounded and flowy than bobs and lobs tend to be, so if you’re tiring of the asymmetrical haircuts and the piece-y and textured finishes, why not give this one a whirl? If you’ve already cut your hair short, it adds a whole new look to your arsenal so as long as you can get your hands on some hot rollers.
Carmen Marc Valvo
Nothing like a dressed up ponytail, because let’s be realistic: for the average style enthusiastic, putting together all the intricate braids and complicated hairdos are but a dream on a regular day. The trick to recreating this hairstyle from the Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2017 show is in a few key elements. For starters, you want to play around with the finish. Add a shine-boosting product to the crown to make it glossier than the rest of your hair. Run your fingers through the crown to give it a slightly messy, piece-y finish and pull out a few strands at the front while you gather the hair into a ponytail at the back of the neck. Two, Wrap a section of hair from the ponytail around the base to hide your hair tie and give it a more polished finish. And finally, maximize volume and texture in the loose section with these two key steps: use a large barreled curling wand to add waves to the hair and once they’ve cooled down a bit, fluff them up with your hands or even backcomb the lengths a bit to really build up the volume. Add a hairspray to hold it all in place and you’re done.
Fashion Week is a great time for new hair trends and ideas on how to spice up old favorites. The fishtail braid has become one of the world’s most loved braids in recent times and this version of it seen at the Christian Siriano Fall 2017 show takes it to the next level.
If you already know how to make a fishtail braid, there’s nothing to it. You just have to create a little fishtail braid, secure it off with a hair tie, start another braid immediately after and repeat the process until you’ve hit the end. For ease of styling, I recommend first gathering your hair into a ponytail and then creating smaller braided sections out of it. If even that sounds like too much work, just make your regular fishtail braid and add ties at equidistant points and really pinch these points together to create the illusion of separate sections.
One thing I’m always on the lookout for at Fashion Week is a new hair accessory. They’re a genius way to dress up a hairdo and are also a solid solution for those of you who can’t/don’t like to create elaborate hairstyles. Now, we’ve been seeing hair rings on the WWW for a while, but they’re yet to catch on in a big way. You could try weaving a pliant metallic wire through a braid for a more serpentine, seamless effect but hair rings are a whole lot easier to work with. And if you’ve always struggled with making braids work in dark hair, these hair rings are a great way to make them pop.
You know how some designers have perfected the art of representing a certain mood in their work? Jenny Packham captures ‘romance’ like no other. And these knotted, twisted accents from the show are the perfect romantic hairstyle for when you want to channel a soft, feminine vibe. The models wore these twists in all kinds of combinations, hair lengths and textures and so can you.
Like twisted hairstyles? And ponytails? What about half-up-half-down hairdos? Whoever thought you could blend all three into Spring 2017’s hottest new hairdo. I love hairstyles that involve contrasts and here you can see how the soft curves of the twists play off the sharp, straight ends. The unique shapes also invite light in most beautifully, so if you’ve got discreet lowlights or even natural hair color variations, the end result is rather enchanting.
Noon By Noor
Soft, relaxed waves never go out of style and there’s something so classic yet fresh about this hairstyle from the Noon By Noor AW 17 show. I’m calling it the Veronica Lake Update. The hair is shorter, the side part is higher, the finish is slick at the crown and more natural down the lengths and the waves are much softer and looser. The whole look is very understated and sophisticated, but also a breath of fresh air if you’re looking for a break from all the crazy hair colors and hairstyles that have dominated the scene the last few seasons. I’ve talked extensively about how 2017 is going to see a return to classic sensibilities and minimalism where hair trends are concerned and these recent runway hair trends are proof that the concept is picking up on a global level.
Don’t have the time/ skill to pull together a fancy hairdo? Dress up classic hairstyles with these oversized velvet hair bows. These big, bold, black bows kick up some nostalgia with their retro schoolgirl hairstyle vibe but the dark color and the juxtaposition with bright, multicolored outfits sharpens the look up.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the best hair trends to come out New York Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2017-2018. It’s been a mixed bag of all kinds of hair trends and as such, a great start to the season.