The first stop of Fashion Month is New York, New York. Whether designers went for curls and texture, romantic whimsy, or decided to honor the 80s, the looks were fun, unexpected and (happily) easily recreatable. Here’s what inspired NYFW’s top trends – and here’s how you can try them all at home.
Waves ruled at The Blonds, where the designers created a live-action homage to the Moulin Rouge, complete with courtesans that rocked curls. Whether a model had a pixie cut or hair-down to-there, dramatic texture was a must. For those with shorter hair, Kevin Hughes, the Artistic Director of Moroccanoil, created finger waves, and for girls with longer locks, hair was sectioned off, pinned to the top of the head to create a natural wave, and then heat styled with a curling iron — all products and hot tools were provided by Moroccanoil. Long, bold and reflective nails (courtesy of CND) heightened the glam, Bohemian showgirl quality of the overall look.
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At the Tommy Hilfiger show held at the historic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, natural texture perfectly complemented the 70s-glam inspired clothes. Full hair was celebrated and afros were the standout look of the show.
Oscar de la Renta
Long, elegant waves took centerstage at Oscar de la Renta. “This look is relaxed yet refined,” noted Odile Gilbert, TRESemmé NYFW Stylist. To achieve the style Odile prepped the hair with the TRESemmé Flawless Curls Mousse. “It ensures plenty of volume and allows you to create sophisticated waves that will last all day (and night!) long,” she continued.
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It’s official – Gigi Hadid is everyone’s muse. Stylist Odile Gilbert recreated Gigi’s patented chic, yet playful braid at Christian Siriano. To get the look, she prepped hair with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Mousse and then used the Dyson Supersonic gentle drying nozzle for added texture, before twisting the hair into a ponytail and creating a braid.
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The singer Sade inspired the long, structured at Self Portrait. “We wanted the hair very sleek, and very shiny,” explained stylist Jimmy Paul, who used products by Bumble and bumble. To get the look, he prepped damp hair with Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer. If a model had thick/curly hair, he saturated the hair with, All-Style Blow Dry, combing through with a generous amount of Bb.Gel. He then pulled hair into a tight, low-pony, braiding all the way down, and leaving out a small section to wrap around the ponytail elastic. He finished the look with Strong Finish.
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Christopher John Rodgers
The out of this world hair at Christopher John Rodgers was inspired by a “circus-meets-alien-meets-medieval vibe.” The emphasis was on volume and embracing texture. Naeemah LaFond, amika’s Global Artistic Director finger combed the top section of hair up, while backcombing the roots and then spraying with amika’s Headstrong Intense Hold Hairspray. She then pinned hair cushions above the ears and in layers, pining the backcombed hair over the cushions to conceal them and creating a triangular shape. “Make sure that the ends are imperfect and not creating any strong lines,” explained Naeemah.
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“This look is for a sporty, fun and confident woman who isn’t afraid to play with her style and express her creative flare,” said Justine Marjan, TRESemmé NYFW Stylist. To get the look, Justine gathered a triangular section of hair at the front hairline, brushing that section into a ponytail using a toothbrush. She teased the roots of the mini ponytail and sprayed TRESemmé Between Washes Volumizing Dry Shampoo for added volume, brushing the hair into a bubble-like shape. She then clip the section away, creating another triangular pony beneath the first and secure with an elastic and repeat throughout the length of the hair.
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I Love the 80s
Hair metal was alive at Jeremy Scott, which was (clearly) inspired by Jem and the Holograms. Eugene Souleiman, Wella Professionals Global Creative Director of Care & Styling recreated a “neon rock opera” using a GHD metal round brush to pump up the volume and the GHD Crimper for added texture. He locked the style in using Wella EIMI Dry Me Dry Shampoo and Wella EIMI Stay Firm Hairspray.
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I Love the 80s
Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau embraced the tomboyish look of the 80s at Coach, which was accentuated by a playful barrette. “My key product at this show are Redken Extreme Play Safe to heat protect while I’m blow-drying and Redken Triple Dry 15 to add texture and volume into the lengths, which I’ve left natural,” he noted.
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“There’s a cast of characters here at the Marc Jacobs Show,” said Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau backstage, who noted the 80s references were part of a collection that featured, “everything that Marc likes.” Individualism was taken to an extreme, with each model walking in a distinct look – to achieve the diverse styles, Guido used products by Redken. “For any blow-drys, my key product is Redken’s NEW! Extreme Play Safe leave in to heat protect. Most of the looks involve hairspray as well, and I’ve utilized my new backstage must-have NEW! Redken Triple Pure 32 Hairspray for high hold without the crunch. The neutral fragrance is perfect for backstage,” he commented.
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Alice and Olivia
"We're doing really boho, feminine, rich hippie inspired hair, described celeb stylist Justine Marjan of the pretty look. To achieve the romantic style, she begins by blow drying the hair with the ghd air hair dryer. She then separated the hair into two even sections on both sides, making sure there’s a clean center part from the hairline to the nape of the neck. She reverse French braided each of the sides, keeping the hair low and positioned over the ears. Once the hair was secured, Justine adorned both braids with self-adhesive pearls and diamonds to add embellishment throughout.
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Instead of a flower crown, adorn your hippie chic braided style with lavender – the braids are the perfect way to hold them in place! ghd ambassador Justine Marjan starts this look by prepping the hair with the ghd platinum+ styler to create flatiron waves. Then use the ghd curve® classic curl iron on select pieces to define the look. Starting at the front hairline, she creates small braids on both sides, tying them into a knot and pining with a bobby pin. To get the full whimsical effect, tuck pieces of lavender into the braids and spray on extra hold hair spray by TRESemmé.
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Garren, Celebrity Hairstylist and Co-Founder of R+Co, created a "Victoriana" style for Anna Sui. “Anna is using a very soft color palette – soft pastels with some very neon pieces to it," he said of the nouveau Bohemian inspiration. To get the look, Garren sectioned and backcombed, pushing hair away from the part to create a Victorian crown and twisted into a messy, undone knot. For added texture he relied on R+Co TROPHY Shine + Texture Spray.