While some of the most bonkers hair and beauty trends start on the runway, they later filter their way down to us – thankfully, in a more wearable form. And although we imagine many of the latest hairstyles you spot at Milan, Paris or New York fashion weeks won’t go down so well in the office, who’s to say you can’t adopt some of those model-worthy trends and make them perfectly acceptable for everyday.
To start you off, we’ve rounded up the most wearable looks from the autumn/winter 2016 season that you can recreate at home, no matter your hair type or length.
5 Latest hairstyles from the runway
The controlled afro
A classic hairstyle for coily and kinky hair types, the afro will never go out of fashion. For this season, make sure your ‘fro is on trend by trimming it short and keeping it controlled. Also known as the TWA (or teeny weeny afro), this cool, cropped style was sported by numerous models during the AW16 fashion month. We reckon that in no time, this modern take on the traditional afro will be a big hit.
The Elsa-inspired braid
The Elsa-inspired braid (from Disney’s animation film Frozen) wasn’t just a big hit with the kids, it’s also a super hot hairstyle straight off the autumn/winter 2016 runways.
To create this elegant ‘do, make sure that your hair is loosely curled before you plait it. Prep by spraying some Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray (£7.49*) onto your roots and work in for added texture and volume. Using your fingers, brush the top section of your hair backwards, so that your parting is hidden, then create a loose, classic French braid – securing with a small clear elastic – before gently teasing out the weaves for that icy, windswept effect that even Queen Elsa would be proud of.
The return of the sideburn
Yes, it’s true: sideburns are back in style, and Calvin Klein know it. So time to embrace your natural hairline with this quirky runway trend. Starting with a deep side part, create a low ponytail near the nape of your neck. Then finish by pulling a few strands of hair near your sideburns loose (you can even lightly curl them if you want) for an effortlessly cool, everyday look. For an ultra glossy finish, apply a few pumps of the Toni&Guy Glamour Serum Drops (£7.49*) to your mane.
Mary Katrantzou’s AW16 show was – as always – trendsetting. But this time, it wasn’t just the clothes that caught our eye. The London-based designer sent models down the runway sporting middle-parted, wet-look fringes, giving even the edgiest of bangs a good run for their money.
While this bold look might not work for the office, or for popping to the local supermarket, you can make it more wearable. To channel Katrantzou’s fancy fringe, why not try substituting the wet effect for some shine? Simply blowdry your bangs so that it parts in the middle, and spritz with some VO5 Smoothly Does It Tame & Shine Spray (£3.99*), which will help to hold the style in place, as well as add a sleek, glossy finish.
It was the girls at the Emporio Armani show who provided us with this ingenious clip art idea. Apparently, when you’re armed pack of kirby grips, the options are endless. Just how amazing is this giant hair clip, made entirely out of bobby pins? To make this look more wearable, criss cross 2-4 bobby pins to create a pretty pattern when you want to secure a braid, or just simply add a quirky element to loose, flowing waves. Easy, right?
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