- THE HEADBAND!
Just like in the time when Gossip Girl was my absolute favourite series and Blair Waldorf my idol, headbands are back in the game! If you want to keep up with the latest hairstyle trends, put a trendy HEADBAND on!
- THE DECONSTRUCTED CHIGNON
A chignon usually screams “uptown,” but this season we saw the sometimes uptight ‘do get an edgy makeover—or shall I say make-under—worthy of the downtown set. At Vera Wang and a handful of other shows, the girls’ hair was unfussily pulled back at the nape of the neck in a look that we could easily recreate on our own.
- THE BEDHEAD MIDDLE PART
We’ve seen this look before and I am quite happy to see it again. The unfussy middle part and waves at Phillip Lim were reminiscent of the look you get when you go to bed with wet hair. Hairstylist Paul Hanlon created the style by braiding sections of the hair and running a flat iron over them before letting them out—it’s as simple as that.
- LOW PROFILE
This easy to achieve fall trend was noticed in most NY Fashion week shows: from Carolina Herrera and Nicole Miller to Dior.
- WAVES ARE HERE TO STAY
The spring/summer bohemia waves in long hair have been carried over into this fall. The focus is on thick texture and kinky movements, as if you have braided your hair and left it air dry.
- ONE SIDE
’70s references for spring, deep, glamorous side part is BACK. This season, the trend came back in a big way, at Giambattista Valli, Rochas, Balmain and more.
- THE KNOT
You can now erase the word bun from your beauty dictionary and replace it with knot. Buns are laboured over, while knots are easily thrown together, and with some luck they will end up looking as good as the ones at Dolce & Gabbana and Vera Wang shows.
- THE SLICKED SIDE PART
This style won the runway: A deep side part with wet-looking hair shellacked against the forehead (massive come back for the gel, ladies) was everywhere this season. At Donna Karan show the hair seemed almost “laminated” just in the front, then fell into a blunt cut below the shoulder blades.
- UP TOP
Leave it to Prada, Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga to make ponytails and knots completely, quirkily their own. At all three, Guido was the master behind the sky-high styles that referenced ’60s society fixtures.
If you are thinking of trying something new next time you go to the hairdresser, why don’t you try the new two-toned trend? It seems that this season it will be very popular to have one colour in your roots and another one in your length.