This season, there’s something for everyone. Here are a few of our easy-to-do favorites.
spring ponytails were positioned at the nape and ironed to emphasize their sleekness. For fall, the position stayed put but textures differed. AtOscar de la Renta (left), Lanvin, Richard Chai Love and Rachel Zoe, pieces were pulled down around the face or tucked behind the ears to emphasize the style’s haphazard ease, while at Chloéand John Galliano, the hair was swept back and sharply parted. Stylists at Ralph Lauren and Moschino, on the other hand, created girlish, bouncier versions.
Side Faux Bang
Why make the commitment of full-on bangs when a simple part can give you a believable (and beautiful) approximation? Creating the low side part and sweeping the hair over the forehead gives the tom-boyish style a feminine feel. Also popular this season is wispy fringe, or thicker, using bobby pins tucked behind the ears to hold chunky sections of hair in place.
The Wet Look
The reason models tromped down the runway in sopping wet hair at NYFW? The deliciously relaxed quality provides a stark contrast to exquisitely crafted clothing. It’s like a woman got all dressed up and forgot about her hair. By treating strands with hair oil you create a look that is sexy, shiny and gives off a very nonchalant vibe. If straight-outta-the-shower isn’t your scene, try it delicately twisted, parted on the side and gently waved or neatly combed.
Sometimes more is more. Pin-curled the hair, allow the shape to set, then back-brushed through each spiral with a boar bristle brush. The effect? It’s a little crazy. Equally as fun- leave out the top three inches out of the pin-curls for a ‘40s feel.
There’s nothing new about a braid. Just ask Guido, who created this ultra-clean version at Valentino(left). “I’ve done a side braid before, but it was always sexier, like at Alexander Wang a few years ago. This one is more minimal,” he says. Other stylists’ at NYFW added their own unique twists (or should we say plaits?). At Rodarte, Odile Gilbert, working with John Frieda, connected tiny princess braids into a sweet rosette, while at Badgley Mischka, Peter Gray tried a reverse French. At Fendi models’ sported ropey, inside-out versions, and at Christian Siriano, Aveda stylist Antoinette Beenders wove together two inverted fishtails.