NYFW catwalk trends you can wear IRL

Time to get your fashion hair fix!

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


NYFW Catwalk Trends: Model on 3.1 Phillip Lim FW19 runway with brown crimped shoulder length hair.
The crimped trend we know and love is back and even better. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

NYFW Catwalk Trends: Woman at Tory Nurch FW18 show with long brown hair in single three strand braid wearing a black top.
It doesn’t get more humble than the single braid. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

NYFW Catwalk Trends: Woman on Helmut Lang FW19 show with short dark brown bob swept back wearing all black outfit and red lipstick.
This runway look is all about hold! Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

NYFW Catwalk Trends: Model with light brown straight hair in a looped twisted bun updo wearing a white shirt at Dion Lee FW19 show.
Go loopy for this twisted updo. Credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Looped buns at Dion Lee

It was all about unravelled buns at Dion Lee for their FW19 show. Hair was placed into a low ponytail and the lengths twisted and secured with a bobby pin.

NYFW Catwalk Trends: Woman with short straight blonde hair in a low ponytail.
Smart and sleek. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Neat ponytails at Ralph Lauren

Looking for work hairstyles that can take you from the boardroom to the bar? Then this low ponytail hairstyle is the look for you.

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.

NYFW Catwalk Trends: Model on Staud FW19 runway with long straight brown hair tucked behind her ears with a wet look finish wearing a check trench coat.
Ditch the dry shampoo and reach for the hair gel. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

NYFW Catwalk Trends: Model on Tadashi Shoji FW18 runway with shoulder length blonde straight hair in half-up, half-down messy bun wearing red lipstick and diamond drop earrings.
2019 is all about the hun. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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


NYFW SS19: Close up shot of a model with long bronde hair styled into wavy curls, wearing a halter neck dress and walking down the Hellessy runway
Think of this as an upgrade on beach waves. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

NYFW SS19: Close up shot of a model with dark red short wavy bob with fringe accessorised with daisy chain flowers
Floral bobs? Yes, please! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Floral bobs at Mansur Gavriel

Don’t fret if you’ve woken up with bedhead hair — embrace your carefree, boho texture and adorn your strands with daises.

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.

NYFW SS19: Close up shot of a model at Mara Hoffman with long dark brown curls fluffed out and complete with a flower hair accessory
The bigger the curls, the better your chances at winning the mane game. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

NYFW SS19: Close up shot of a model on the Rodarte runway with long dark messy hair styled with pink flowers, wearing a floral dress and walking down the runway
Flowers won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

NYFW SS19: Back shot of a model on the Ulla Johnson runway with a knotted light brown medium ponytail,complete with a wrap accessory, wearing big hoop earrings
What’s knot to love about this ponytail? Credit: indigitalimages.com

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?

NYFW SS19: Close up shot of a model on the Marc Jacobs runway with dirty blonde long hair styled into a retro-inspired bouffant ponytail, wearing a jacket and a neckerchief
This bouffant/ponytail hybrid is great for volume seekers. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

NYFW SS19: Close up shot of a model with dark brown relaxed hair styled into a '50s-inspired retro updo, wearing beaded necklaces and brown sweetheart dress on the Anna Sui runway
The ’50s called to say they love your look. Credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Rockabilly updos at Anna Sui

Ready to give your hair a quick vintage revamp? Try recreating this rockabilly bun updo we spotted at Anna Sui — it’s an easy way for you to dip a toe into retro hairstyles.

NYFW SS19: Close up shot of a model on the Badgley Mischka runway with short sleek bob styled slicked back, wearing floral outfit and walking down the runway
You’ve heard of glass skin, but have you heard of glass hair? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

NYFW SS19: Close up shot of a model on the Prabal Gurung runway with dark blonde hair styled into a low bun with green ribbon detailing, wearing matching green and blue dress on the runway
Sea salt strewn strands make the perfect base for this hairstyle. Credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Beach bun at Prabal Gurung

Nothing is worse than trying to manage post-beach locks, right? Solve this problem by styling your strands into a low bun with a hair accessory of your choice, à la Prabal Gurung.

New York Fashion Week SS18:

8 runway hairstyles we loved


woman backstage at new york fashion week with long sleek brunette hair
Sleek and chic is the name of the game.

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!

woman backstage at the naeem khan ss18 show with flowers in her short blonde hair
There’s no power like flower power.

2. Floral side braids at Naeen Khan

We’ve already seen flower crowns and anti-flower crowns this festival season, but now it seems the fashion crew have picked up on it and given the trend their own twist on all things floral.

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!

woman on the runway of sally la pointe ss18 with silver accessories and sleek brunette hair
Simplicity really is the key to great style.

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!

gigi hadid on the tom ford nyfw ss18 runway with short pixie hair
Gigi as you’ve never seen her before! Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

Models (including our faves, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid) donned wigs cut into piecey, pixie cut styles, which emulated their own natural hair textures for a more believable effect.

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.

back view of a blonde woman on the runway at phillip plein's nyfw ss18 show with a super long braid with floral accessories
It looks like the Rapunzel hair trend is here to stay! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

brunette model at the jonathan simkhai nyfw ss18 show with untamed curly hair
Put down the brush, this season it’s all about wild texture. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

brunette model at the cushnie et ochs ss18 nyfw show with her hair in a chignon bun
Move that bun to the side, hun! Credit: indigitalimages.com

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!

back view of a brunette model with a ponytail wrapped in leather ribbon
Simple yet statement-making. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.


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