With New York Fashion Week over, we’ve put together a runway report to give you the lowdown on all of the most memorable (and wearable) hairstyles from the runways.
Just click through the gallery above for a quick sneak peek at our highlight hairstyles or keep on reading to learn more about the looks we plan on wearing for the season ahead.
New York Fashion Week FW19:
Runway looks you can wear everyday
1. Crimped hair at 3.1 Phillip Lim
Often remembered as a hair faux pas, the ’80s loved crimped hair trend is back and today’s version is thankfully a lot more wearable.
Wear your crimped hair with a centre parting and start your crimped waves a few inches away from the roots.
Editor’s tip: Whether you’re using a crimping tool or pressing the straightener over braids, we suggest using a heat protect spray beforehand.
We love the TONI&GUY Prep Heat Protection Mist for protecting hair against heat styling up to 230°C and for achieving a soft and smooth finish.
2. Single braid at Tory Burch
When we spotted the much-loved and easy braided hairstyle on the Tory Burch runway we couldn’t have been happier, it’s our go-to (read lazy) look everywhere from the office to the gym, and with its runway nod, we’ll be wearing ours with pride from now on.
Style tip: We know much you love a messy braid, but this time it’s all about a smooth and sleek finish. So tame those flyaways and smooth those short strands for a flawless finish.
3. Swept back at Helmut Lang
From Boss, Bibhu Mohapatra and Helmut Lang, swept back styles have been sweeping (sorry we had to) the runway this season.
Get in on this look whether you have short strands or lengthy locks, we promise, you won’t regret it.
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair in check with a firm hold hairspray. With 24-hour humidity protection and UV filter, the VO5 Firm Hold Hairspray is perfect for swept back styles and emergency touch-ups.
4. Looped buns at Dion Lee
5. Neat ponytails at Ralph Lauren
Models wore their hair in side-parted immaculate low ponytails with hair wrapped around the elastic for a polished and professional finish.
Editor’s tip: This hairstyle calls for an anti-frizz serum that offers a high shine finish, and lucky for you, the TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops is perfect.
Work 2-3 pumps between fingers and smooth through lengths of dry, styled hair avoiding the roots.
6. Wet look roots at Staud
Models showcased simple everyday hairstyles as they literally danced their way down the Staud runway. Long, short, straight and curly, the only hair rule was to keep hair away from the face whether pinned or gelled at the roots.
7. Half-up bun at Tadashi Shoji
The hun (AKA half-up, half-down bun) is the quick and easy style to be spotted with in 2019. From lounging on the sofa to brunch with friends, this is the hairstyle we’ll be wearing all weekend long.
Style tip: For the runway look, remember to keep the style messy and undone.
New York Fashion Week SS19:
9 runway hairstyles for real life
1. Beach waves 2.0 at Hellessy
You don’t have to wait until summer to start wearing these chic, upgraded beachy waves. In fact, if you follow our easy heatless curls tutorial tonight, you’ll wake up with effortless off-duty waves in the morning.
2. Floral bobs at Mansur Gavriel
Editor’s tip: To give your second-day hair a quick makeover, just spritz the Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo on your roots. It’ll help give your mane an extra texture boost and leave it feeling fresher.
3. Fluffy curls at Mara Hoffman
This fluffed-out natural hairstyle from Mara Hoffman, is the summer vibe you’re going to want channel on your next holiday (or now, if you’re eager).
Next read: Cute flower hairstyles for natural hair.
4. Make-me-swoon hair at Rodarte
As if we needed another reason to make our hair look like a flower garden! If you’re looking for a whimsical look or want to look stylish rather than scary for Halloween, in our opinion, Rodarte’s runway hairstyle is all you need.
5. Knotted ponytails at Ulla Johnson
This knotted, high-fashion spin on a sleek low ponytail is not only suitable for everyday wear, but the perfect day-to-night style, too. Just don’t forget the fashionable hair accessories, will you?
6. Bouffant paradise at Marc Jacobs
Can’t decide between an elegant bouffant or a wavy ponytail? Easy. Just wear both like the models on the Marc Jacobs runway.
7. Rockabilly updos at Anna Sui
8. Glass hair at Badgley Mischka
Sometimes poker straight hair is just the way to go, especially if it means you get to try the glass hair trend (AKA super shiny hair).
The key to nailing this look? To slick back your strands with a shine spray, after running your strands through straighteners.
Editor’s tip: Spritz your mane with the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray before and after styling to give your hair a glossy finish and keep any annoying flyaways at bay.
9. Beach bun at Prabal Gurung
New York Fashion Week SS18:
8 runway hairstyles we loved
1. Long and sleek at Carolina Herrera
Taking things back to basics (yet no less chic) were the girls of the Carolina Herrera SS18 show. Simply parting the hair down the centre and tucking it behind the ears, the lengthy tresses of each model were kept sleek and shiny, proving that you don’t need to have a complicated ‘do to win at the fashion game!
2. Floral side braids at Naeen Khan
Over at the Naeem Khan runway show, the trend was stripped back and given a more delicate touch, adding soft-hued flowers into the sides of the models’ hair. Interwoven into loose braids, models of all hair types and lengths worked the look, showing that it’s a trend for all!
3. Bobby pin chic at Sally La Pointe
We all know that hair accessories are an easy way to style our manes without even trying, which is why we’re always on the hunt for new ones. But this season you don’t even need to shop around for new accessories, as you already have the only ones you’ll need: bobby pins.
Take your next style cue from the Sally La Pointe runway and use your bobby pins to create a uniform pattern in your hair. Opt for silver pins with matching oversized hoop earrings and you’ll be miles ahead of the crowd with a futuristic style!
4. Pixie cuts at Tom Ford
Tom Ford’s spring/summer collection centred around sharp, angled tailoring and power-suit shoulders — and the hair was styled to reflect this.
Editor’s tip: Have Tom Ford’s pixies inspired you to go for the chop for real? You can recreate Gigi’s piecey pixie by using a workable wax (like the VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax) to define and style your layers for a choppier, retro finish.
5. Rapunzel braids at Philipp Plein
We’ve seen the trend for ultra-long, waist-length hair blowing up in recent months thanks to stars like Kim K-W and Nicki Minaj, and it seems this inconvenient but oh-so-Instagrammable craze is set to continue into next year.
Philipp Plein sent models out with large, never-ending Rapunzel braids, featuring teeny tiny wrapped braids for detail, and adorned with beautiful pastel flowers.
It might not be the most practical style we’ve ever come across, but if ever there was a time for the “heart eyes” emoji, this would be it!
6. Wild texture at Jonathan Simkhai
Girls wore their locks in a refreshingly spring-like texture with intentionally unkempt curls. And while the look appears to be totally effortless, the finish was actually created by curling tiny pieces of hair before being styled into a half-up, half-down hairstyle.
7. Offset buns at Cushnie Et Ochs
In total contrast to Jonathan Simkhai’s messy manes, Cushnie Et Ochs went for a perfectly-polished chignon bun positioned on the side of the girls’ foreheads.
The ultimate girl-boss style, it makes a cute and quirky change to a regular ballerina bun and we can totally see ourselves walking into our next meeting with this fancy ‘do!
8. Wrapped ponytails at Ulla Johnson
Want to give your pony a fashion-forward edge? With a slick centre parting and white leather wrap detail covering the majority of the pony, Ulla Johnson’s structured ponytails were the perfect style to contrast with the ethereal, vintage vibes of the collection.