Our favourite hairstyles from Haute Couture fall 2016 shows you need to try

The hottest looks from the runways you can definitely wear IRL!

You could argue that the hairstyles from the Haute Couture fall 2016 shows are simply for the catwalks and the fashion elite. But in reality, there are plenty of hairstyles that can be worn or easily adapted to suit the sidewalks. In fact, to prove our point, the All Things Hair team have trawled through the latest couture shows and put together an unmissable gallery of our favourite looks.

We promise you can actually wear these hairstyles on a day-to-day basis. So, whether you’re looking for inspiration for prom, your next summer party or wedding, don’t forget to check out these hairstyles, as there’s sure to be something for everyone. Enjoy!

Haute Couture fall 2016 hairstyles you can wear IRL


The curly puff hairstyle
Couture fall 2016: The puff. Credit: indigitalimages.com

The puff

Curly-haired girls will probably recognise this hairstyle. The puff, also known as the pineapple, is a popular ‘do in the natural hair community, but for fall couture 2016, we saw Chanel give the hairstyle a fashionable twist by teaming it with a prim and proper Aliceband.

Before you try your hand at recreating it, don’t forget to check out our step-by-step tutorial by MiniMarley!

slick wet look womens hair
Couture fall 2016: Slick back. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Slick back

For this hairstyle, couturier Francesco Scognamiglio borrowed from classic men’s hair. This ultra sleek, wet-look ‘do is perfect for those who want to give their short crop a cocktail hour-ready spin.

But don’t worry if you have long locks, you can still create the same look. Just gather your lengthy tresses into a sleek ponytail and make the VO5 Classic Styling Mega Hold Gel Spray (£2.99*) your new BFF.

Wondering how exactly to use hair gel to recreate this hairstyle?

forties style waves couture fall 2016
Couture fall 2016: Old Hollywood glamour. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Old Hollywood glamour

Looking for something more classic? Then why not draw inspiration from Julien Fournie’s ’40s-inspired waves? This uber elegant ‘do oozes old Hollywood glamour and will instantly make you look like a silver screen siren. Just perfect your waves with our tutorial.

Joan smalls with wind swept hair
Couture fall 2016: Windswept hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Windswept hair

If slick hairstyles aren’t your cup of tea, then this ‘do is a great option, as it’s all about looking perfectly undone and windswept! Gather your hair back and gently pull out or brush out wisps of your locks near your hairline. Trust us, it’ll look ultra fierce.

nautral looking brown waves
Couture fall 2016: Au naturel waves. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Au naturel waves

Alberta Ferretti’s haute couture presentation proved that not all couture hairstyles are completely out there. Instead, she opted for a pretty, low key ‘do with natural-looking, soft waves. The key to nailing this look? Keep your waves barely-there and your hair ultra shiny!

Tip: If your mane is looking a little bit dull, spritz it with some TIGI Bed Head Headrush Shine Hairspray (£17.50*) for an added shine boost!

cornrow bun for black hair couture fall 2016
Couture fall 2016: Cornrow bun. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Cornrow bun

Being a naturalista isn’t always easy, especially when you’re looking for a pretty, protective hairstyle for parties and formal gatherings.

While high buns are a great way of keeping your ends safe and sound, if you’re a little bored of rocking the same old ‘do, rest assured there’s a way to update your go-to style. Just add some cornrows à la Jean Paul Gaultier and make that bun red carpet-worthy in an instant!

blonde tousled quiff couture fall 2016
Couture fall 2016: Tousled quiff. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Tousled quiff

Believe it or not, quiffs are a really versatile short hairstyle. If you’re struggling for ways to dress up your mane, think about adding some tousled textures to your hair. By adding a touch of texture and a little volume, it’ll instantly make your quiff look soft, feminine and, of course, ready for all sorts of after-dark fun!

poker straight asian hair
Couture fall 2016: Poker straight. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Poker straight

The models at Alexis Mabille’s couture show took straight hair to the next level with their extremely sleek tresses. Want to know the secret behind getting super straight hair? It’s all about preparation – so a good heat protection spray, like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray (£5.50*) whose keratin-infused formula helps to reduce frizz and flyaways, while also adding shine – is an absolute must!

Learn how to keep your hair straight for 48 hours, read our tips and trick!

Ponytail update couture fall 2016
Couture fall 2016: Ponytail 2.0. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Ponytail 2.0

First, let it be known that the All Things Hair team absolutely love ponytails. But sometimes, you just want something a little more, well, exciting. Fortunately the session stylists at Valentino heard our hair prayers and gave us this nifty ponytail update. Elegant and super easy to create, what more could a girl want from a hairstyle, right?

Extra large hair clip in black hair
Couture fall 2016: Supersize me! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Supersize it!

We predict that extra large hair accessories are going to be a huge trend (pun intended), so Christian Dior’s oversized metal hair clips are definitely a winner in our eyes. Get ready to supersize your accessories, ladies!

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