8 runway looks from PFW we want to try

These looks are seriously incroyable!  

Paris Fashion Week has officially come to an end (sobs!). And over the past month, we’ve eagerly watched the New York, London and Milan runway presentations to see all the stylish hairstyles on offer.

So, before we say au revoir to the most fashionable city in the world, we’re shining a spotlight on the Paris Fashion Week runway hairstyles we want to try (and you should, too!).

8 hair looks from the PFW runways that will make any outfit look 10/10

Paris Fashion Week SS19: Close up shot of a model on the Alexander Mcqueen runway with long, dark brown sleek pigtails, wearing yellow jacket with tonnes of jewellery
Fierce and feminine? Check. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Sleek pigtails at Alexander McQueen

Have you ever wondered what braided pigtails would look like if they were super sleek? It seems like Alexander McQueen wondered the same, as they sent models down the runway with fierce, pretty polished plaits. Wednesday Adams would seriously approve.

Editor’s tip: Creating the perfect braid is easy with the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm around! We love this balm because its great for adding grip and structure to our plaits, making sure our styles turn out looking selfie-ready.

Paris Fashion Week SS19: Close up shot of Kaia Gerber on the Chanel runway with wispy half-up, half-down look, wearing slogan Chanel shirt and black trousers, while graciously walking down the beach runway
Everything from the hair to the outfit is goals! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Half-up hair at Chanel

Beach waves don’t always have to be worn down to look good! If you want to wear your waves Chanel-style this season, you’ll need to invest in some ribbon and fashion your mane into this soft half-up look.

Paris Fashion Week SS19: Close up shot of a model with dark TWA accessorised with two Alice bands, wearing sporty jacket and posing on the Christian Dior runway
Double the bands, double the fun. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Double bands at Christian Dior

Christian Dior understands that the modern woman doesn’t always have to time to style her hair, especially if she’s rushing from the office to the gym etc. The solution? Headbands.

Models wore double Alice bands in their hair, keeping in line with the collection’s minimal, cool-girl aesthetic.

Paris Fashion Week SS19: Close up shot of a model with natural blonde hair and choppy micro fringe and low looped ponytail, wearing a blue feather in her hair on the Dries Van Noten runway
We’ll have a micro fringe with a low ponytail to go, please! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Micro fringes and looped ponytails at Dries Van Noten

While you may not be ready to get a micro fringe, you can give your ponytail a Dries Van Noten vibe by wearing it casual, low and looped.

Paris Fashion Week SS19: Close up shot of a model on the Saint Laurent with undone waves and a silver hippie hairband, wearing pussy bow shirt on the runway
Because you are a punk rocker with a hippie band in your hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Hippie hair at Saint Laurent

This celebrity-approved ‘do has been worn by the likes of Lauren Conrad and Vanessa Hudgens, so you know you will be in great company if you make this hippie look your next mane move.

Paris Fashion Week SS19: Close up shot of a model with defined, long Diana Ross-like curls, wearing golden hoop and posing backstage at the Jacquemus show
Who’s in the mood for dancing? Credit: indigitalimages.com

Island hair at Jacquemus

Jacquemus’ runway took us to the French Riviera and back by choosing to give all the models on his runway a natural, fresh-out-of-water island girl look.

Just look at how defined and playful these long curls look, and then you’ll understand why we are obsessed.

Editor’s tip: Island girl hair isn’t hard to achieve at home! Just use some of the TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Contour Cream to help define your coils.

Paris Fashion Week SS19: Close up shot of a model with chestnut brown short hair styled into a windswept style, wearing drop earrings on the Alturzarra runway
Windswept hair is all the rage. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Windswept hair Altuzarra

Altuzarra shows us how to make windswept hair work in a formal context. The secret seems to be to sweep back your strands and pair the look with some swanky earrings.

The best part? It works like a charm on both long and short hair.

Paris Fashion Week SS19: Close up shot of a model with dark brown hair styled into a low bun with wipsy baby hairs, wearing jewellery and posing backstage at Paco Rabanne
Forget laying your baby hairs, let them be wispy! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Wispy baby hairs at Paco Rabanne

Fendi aren’t the only fashion house embracing wispy baby hairs this season! Paco Rabanne’s featured them too, which can only mean one thing — we’re witnessing a trend in the making.

Whether you’re styling your hair into a low bun or a ponytail, try leaving out a few face-framing strands to get this romantic, effortless look.


See the looks we loved from last seasons runway, below.

PFW A/W18: The mane looks you’ll be seeing everywhere

close up shot of two models with side sweep sleek hair, wearing bold red lip and posing backstage at rochas aw18 paris collection
Which side will you pick? Credit: indigitalimages.com

Glossy side-swept hair at Rochas

Forget middle partings, it was all about glossy side-swept hair at Rochas’ AW18 presentation. The best way to complete this preppy, Blair Waldorf-worthy hairstyle? With a barrette hair accessory, of course.

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Editors’s tip: In order to create this sleek and chic hairstyle, you’ll need a straightener and the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray

Not only will this snazzy product protect your mane against heat damage, but it’ll leave it looking shinier, too.

close up shot of model on the valentino runway with a low wispy ponytail, wearing all white and posing on the paris fashion week aw18 runway
Wispy ponytails are in! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Wispy ponytails at Valentino

Whether it’s down to the wind or humid air, wisps and flyaways are always inevitable. But instead of fighting against them, follow in the footsteps of Valentino’s models and embrace them.

With this romantic, wispy low ponytail at hand, you’ll be able give off French girl vibes 24-7. Now, who wouldn’t want that?

close up shot of kaia gerber on the chanel runway with a messy ballerina bun, wearing black lace and drop earrings, walking in a forest
Messy buns, don’t care! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Messy topknots at Chanel

First it was Meghan Markle, now it’s Chanel — messy buns (both low and high) are officially in. You know what that means, right? It’s time to get your hands on some texturising hair products, pronto.

The perfect messy topknot in 6 easy steps.

close up shot of model with big crimped hairstyle, wearing netted clothing, posing on sonia rykiel runway
It’s time to bust out your old school crimpers, ladies! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Crimped hair at Sonia Rykiel

You can’t talk about ’90s hairstyles without mentioning crimped hair. But if you think this throwback look is seriously outdated, know that the modern-day variations are anything but.

This fresh take on the trend (spotted on the Sonia Rykiel runway) features blown out crimps that are full of volume and oozing with glamorous grunge vibes.

close up shot of model with brown hair on the hermes aw18 runway, wearing green top, with a half up twist hairstyle
Do the twist! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Half-up, half-down twist at Hermès

While you might not be able to get your hands on a Birkin bag, you can recreate this hairstyle we spotted the models slaying on the Hermès runway: the half-up, half-down twist.

This romantic hairstyle is practically made for vintage lovers, as it is inspired by the roaring ’40s and bound to make you feel like a retro queen.

7 glamorous vintage updo hairstyles you should copy.

close up shot of model with long straight blonde hair with curled ends, wearing floral print blazer and posing on the christian dior aw18 runway
Spotted: model on the runway with curled ends. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Curled ends at Christian Dior

Live for that sleek and chic life? To give your go-to straight hairstyle a quick runway update, we suggest you curl your ends. Why? Because the Christian Dior runway did it, and so can you.

Not only will you look like you’ve just stepped out of a salon, but your mane will make the perfect accessory to any cool outfits you might have hiding in your wardrobe. Sashay away!

close up model on the noir kei ninomiya runway show with cornrow braids and flowers in her hair, wearing all grey at paris fashion week aw18
Flowers and cornrows are the edgy/sweet style combo you never knew you needed. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Flowers and cornrow braids at Noir Kei Ninomiya

Not sure how to wear your mane for any upcoming festivals? Well, Noir Kei Ninomiya’s runway is here to remind you how cool it still is to pair cornrow braids with some floral hair accessories. #Sorted!

Paris Fashion Week SS18:  The standout hairstyles we loved

Want to know which runway hairstyles we loved from the SS18 runway? Keep on reading..

shot of model with blown out hair on the Elie Saab Paris Spring 2018 runway wearing black
Blow out hair + side part = the stuff hair dreams are made of! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Deep side parts and bouncy blow outs at Elie Saab

Love a blow out? Well, so does Elie Saab! Proving that blow outs are still hot property, the fashion house sent its models down the runway with deep side parts and bouncy, blown out hair that exuded Sex and the City vibes.

But before you get major mane envy, take a look at our tutorial on how to get a blow out hairstyle at home, here. Catwalk-worthy strands, we’re coming for you!

back shot of model with wet look hairstyle on the runway Maison Margiela Paris Spring 2018
Maison Margiela looked to the sea for #hairinspo! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Slicked-back strands at Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela looked to the deep blue sea for hair inspiration and sent models down the runway with sea salt-strewn hair, which was neatly slicked back.

Instead of going for a sleek style all round, however, the French fashion house chose to add some waves into the the mix, making the look more laid back and mermaid-worthy.

close up shot of model on the Chanel Paris Spring 2018 with wispy hair and blue dress
According to Chanel, romantic wisps are in. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Romantic wisps at Chanel

According to Chanels runway show, there’s a new way to rock to a blogger bun: with romantic wisps. Keep things simple with a sleek middle parting, the loose strands at the front of the look help to soften and frame the face of the model.

Pair this ultra-feminine look with an elegant gown or power suit and you’ll be sure to #slay.

close up shot of kia gerber on the miu miu runway with headband hairstyle and leather jacket
Brigitte Bardot is that you?! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Brigitte Bardot-inspired hair at Miu Miu

This season we’ve seen a wealth of Brigitte Bardot-inspired looks from social media – so when we spotted Miu Miu’s models with Bardot-esque headbands, we had to include the look in our edit.

As you can see, this headband makes the otherwise simple messy bun style look put together and ultra-stylish. We don’t know about you, but we’re stocking up on this accessory, pronto!

shot of model with red hair ouis Vuitton Paris Spring 2018
The most talked about hair colour? Red, of course! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Coppery auburn hair at Louis Vuitton

If we’ve learnt anything from Louis Vuitton‘s SS18 runway, it’s that eye-catching shades of red are having a moment. Need proof? Just look at how this model rocks this bright copper colour and then you’ll understand what we mean  — gorgeous, right?

Editor’s tip: Want to know how to make your red hair shimmer? Just apply a few drops of the TIGI S Factor True Lasting Colour Oil through your lengths and watch as your locks begin to gleam!

Paris Fashion Week AW17: The noteworthy mane moments

Want to know which runway hairstyles we loved from the AW17 runway? Keep on reading…

cornrow braids on the andrew gn runway paris fashion week hair
Cornrow braids at Andrew GN. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Elegant cornrows

Now, you all know that we love a good braid here at All Things Hair, and the one braided style that’s been the pièce de résistance at Paris Fashion Week AW17 has been cornrows.

We spotted them at the Balmain and Andrew GN shows, and instantly fell in love. But if you think that cornrows are a little too edgy to be worn in an elegant manner, then think again!

Pair this tight braided ‘do with a set of dazzling droplet earrings, and you’ll be ready for any swanky soiree that comes your way!

low ponytail hairstyle with bow rochas backstage
Low ponytails with bows at Rochas AW17. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Accessorised ponytails

Lazy girls, rejoice: the humble ponytail is having a revival! And models on the Rochas runway flaunted netted low, looped ponytails, which were finished off with a romantic black bow.

Whether you decide to rock a high or low ponytail this season, just be sure to add some offbeat hair accessories to take your pony game to fashionable heights.

model with rag curls and beret hairstyle on dior runway paris fashion week
Rag curls with a beret at Christian Dior AW17. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Rag curls and berets

There was a playful approach to hair on the Christian Dior PFW runway, with relaxed, lived-in rag curls and leather berets at the forefront.

If you fancy channelling your inner French girl (and let’s face it: who doesn’t?), you simply need to create some soft curls and throw on a beret to score some extra style points!

Editor’s tip: Seal your waves with a generous spritz of the VO5 Wave Creation Hairspray

Not only will its lightweight, ultra-brushable technology help you create sultry texture and bouncy waves, it also gives an invisible, workable hold that’ll last all day long!

model with neon lights inspired hair on issey miyake runway paris fashion week
Neon lights hair at Issey Miyake AW17. Credit: indigitalimages

Neon lights hair

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake shocked the Parisian fashion pack (and us!), by sending models down the runway with metallic, neon light-inspired headbands.

But these weren’t just any old headbands, oh no: they were actually achieved with spray-on dyes! If you ask us, we reckon that this look is perfect for festival season.

model with 1920s wet look hair at anrealage pfw
Betty boop hair at Anrealage AW17. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Betty Boop hair

We always look forward to seeing which stylish vintage hairstyles will make an appearance on the runway, and this season was just as fun as ever.

Taking inspiration from the 1920s, models on the Anrealage runway rocked shiny deep side-parted, wet-look pixie cuts. So, if you want to make the most out of your short hair, make like these models and channel your inner Betty Boop.


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