10 hairstyles to get you snapped by a fashion week photographer – we promise!

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From the catwalks to the sidewalks, Fashion Month is a feeding ground for #hairspiration. Every season, each of the 4 cities – New York, London, Milan and Paris – welcome some of the sartorial world’s most influential players; and thanks to social media, we’re left fawning over their style and beauty looks for months afterward.

If you’re joining the last leg of fashion month, you’ll need a hairstyle that’s guaranteed to turn heads and attract a few street style photographers in the process.

From tricks to give your mane game a French finish to the standout styles that will slay on the streets of Milan, we suggest bookmarking this page for future FW reference. All that’s left to do? Pick your outfits…

10 fashion week perfect hairstyles

Black girl with curly hair walking outside fashion week show
The bigger the hair, the more you’re seen. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Who runs the (fashion) world? Curls.

Like catnip to a camera-wielding photographer, voluminous curls are a perennial street style fave. Worn loose with minimal styling or perfectly defined and locked into place, stylish spirals always lend a Parisian uptown/downtown balance to any outfit.

Editor’s Tip: Keep your waves or curls nourished and healthy-looking with some of the VO5 Frizz Creme. This leave-in will ensure they stay looking sleek as you saunter from show to show!

Plaited ponytail against coat at fashion week
Pony up. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Once upon a time ‘dos

The cornerstone of any woman’s hair styling repertoire, a 3-strand plait might seem pretty basic, but we promise you it’s anything but. Rethink your school-era prejudices and opt for a Rapunzel-style braid worn low, loose and messy at the nape of your neck.

Not only will it keep your hair locked in place all day, but you can also unravel it at a post-show party to reveal effortless It girl waves. Sold.

Girl with white blonde mushroom hair cut outside on the phone
Asymmetrical hair FTW. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Keep it sharp and sweet

If there’s any time to show off a razor-sharp bob a la Anna Wintour, it’s fashion week. Angular lobs, bobs and fringes are nothing new, but rather than styling them with a softer finish, use straighteners to keep your tresses looking sleek and almost architectural.

Editor’s tip: As essential as suncream is to your fashion week beauty bag, don’t forget to pack a heat protecting product like the VO5 Heat Protect Spray. Damaged-looking locks are never en vogue.

Side profile of brunette woman with low bun outside
A low bun screams effortless elegance. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Try a luxe, low bun

Bid adieu to the top knot and say bonjour to a low bun. The unofficial hairdo of off-duty models running between shows, this look is so easy to master, you’ll never be fashionably late to the FROW again (unless that’s you’re vibe, natch).

Ideal for showing off a pair of Insta-worthy doorknocker earrings, we suggest leaning into the effortless finish of this look by pulling out a few tendrils around your face. Very Olsen twins, no?

Asian girl with dyed pink hair standing outside
This fashion month, think pink. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Think millennial pink

Nothing screams street style bait like Instagram’s most-coveted colour palette. Tipped for even more popularity in 2018, shades of sherbert pink aren’t going anywhere soon.

Not ready to make things permanent? Take baby steps towards a mega-watt colour by starting with an ombre strawberry hue.

TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Keep your tresses looking more ‘wow’ and less washed-out by packing the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo in your suitcase.

Black woman with short hair standing outside fashion week show looking at camera
The shorter, the better. Credit: indigitalimages.com

The buzzcut = beauty’s new buzzword

There’s something impossibly chic about a short, no-fuss buzzcut that means business. Androgynous styles have never been so du jour, especially as many women are opting to challenge conventional beauty stereotypes.

Packing plenty of attitude, team your shorter crop with a high-voltage red lip and we promise you won’t be missed on the streets of Milan.

Brunette woman walking outside fashion week with boxer braids
Pretty and practical, what’s not to covet? Credit: indigitalimages.com

Gym class heroes

Fashion month may look glam, but in reality, it’s a constant battle between trying to find your way to the next FROW, navigating the streets of a foreign country and looking nonchalant, all while being chased by a street style photographer.

Give yourself one less thing to worry about by adopting a multi-purpose hairstyle that won’t need to be touched up every 5 minutes. Think boxer braids, a double braided bun, messy ponytail and the like. If you can wear it while you workout, we promise you it’s perfect for fashion week.

TRESemme Ultimate Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: Give your look extra staying power (whatever the weather) by spritzing the TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray all over your strands.

street style model wearing a pink fluffy fur coat and sunglasses with a Gucci hair slide in her short pink bob hairstyle
Do you (hair) slide on all your nights like this? Credit: Instagram.com/thecoveteur

Don’t forget your accessories

Coco Chanel might have famously advised that women “take off one accessory before leaving the house,” but at fashion week – rules are meant to be broken.

Go from zero to Susie Bubble in a one step by adding a few bold, street style bait berets and hair clips to your look. Extra points if they’re by a designer label (and obvious about it). Credit: @coveteur.

Brunette woman with low ponytail on the phone outside fashion week
Pimp your ponytail. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Perk up your ponytail

On the surface, there’s nothing new to see here. The ponytail has long been a mane-stay (see what we did there?) for fashion’s savviest FROW-ers like Anna Dello Russo and Vogue’s Sarah Harris. However, as of late, it’s been given a more modern makeover with Haute hairbands becoming as sought-after as an Hermès Birkin.

Nail the right balance of trying-but-not-trying by limiting yourself to 2 hair accessories. After all, less is more.

Editor’s tip: Using the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray all over your tresses before you style will add more grip to your hair, so your clips, bows and berets won’t budge throughout the day.

Black woman with box braids outside at fashion week
Is there a style as versatile as box braids? We think not. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Think outside the box (braids)

As one of the most aesthetically impactful protective styles for natural hair, box braids are an easy way to make a personal style statement.

Whether you’re using coloured extensions, waist-length strands or keep them more traditional, this hairdo offers a multitude of styling options.

Worn in a head-turning updo or left loose, fashion week is the perfect time to think outside the box when it comes to your braids.


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