Fashion at its finest…
Fashion lovers everywhere can rejoice for Haute Couture Week! We’ve been eagerly keeping an eye on the runway shows to fawn over the quirky outfits and, of course, striking hairstyles.
And let us tell you now: this season’s show hasn’t disappointed. In fact, it’s served up a stunning array of wearable retro and modern hair looks that we urge you to give a go.
Haute Couture Week FW18: The hairstyles everyone’s talking about
1. Priscilla Presley hair at Valentino
The sky-high bouffant, which Priscilla Presley made famous was brought back by Valentino this season in extreme proportions! So, just remember if you’re rocking 60s-inspired hairstyles to give your bouffant or beehive style a lot of height.
Editor’s tip: Whether you’re dealing with finer locks that need a boost or want to recreate this hair-raising style, you really can’t go wrong with trying out the VO5 Dry Backcomb Spray.
This product will help you create big, voluminous updos full of texture while also working as an instant mane refresher.
2. Elvis Presley hair at Ralph Russo
Can we please take a moment to appreciate how well these models from the Ralph Russo runway pulled off Elvis Presley-inspired quiffs?
Swept-back and styled to sleek-perfection, this edgy, voluminous ‘do will make you feel like a total #girlboss on your next night out.
3. Glam beehives at Fendi
Thought that attempting a full-blown beehive might seem hard? With our easy tutorial, you’ll be channelling Fendi vibes in no time. Just don’t forget to pair your pretty look with winged liner, will you?
4. Rockabilly hair at Chanel
If anyone knows how to make a ponytail feel fresh again, it’s Chanel. Models were sent down the runway with rockabilly-inspired quiffs at the front and swinging ponies in the back. That’s our party hair, sorted.
5. Twist updos at Julien Fournié
Give your go-to bun an elegant retro upgrade by teaming it with a pinned victory roll, as seen on the Julien Fournié runway.
Up next: 7 vintage updo hairstyles you’ll love.
6. Dramatic headpieces at Givenchy
You’ve got the perfect bob haircut, but now what? Show it off at your next festival with a dazzling headpiece or accessory for a Cleopatra-worthy ‘do. Thanks for the tip, Givenchy!
7. Crimped accents at Christophe Josse
If dramatic headpieces aren’t for you, you’ll adore this subtle hair trend we spotted on the Christophe Josse runway: crimped accents.
Instead of crimping all of your hair, focus solely on the front of your hair. It’s only a matter of time before you get stopped and asked if you’re a part of the glitterati…
Editor’s tip: Since you’ll be needing the assistance of heated styling tools to achieve your crimps, you’ll need to safeguard your strands from damage with a heat protectant.
Why not try the TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Primer Spray? It’ll help visibility repair your hair from 7 types of damage (including heat styling), add shine and make it easier for you to style your mane.
8. Textured hair at Ronald van der Kemp
It started with the French girl hair trend and now, anyone who’s anyone wants effortlessly undone, bedhead hair — isn’t that right, Ronald van der Kemp?
Up next: Textured hairstyles that’ll up your mane game.
9. Knotted buns at Schiaparelli
Swapping out your favourite bun for this Schiaparelli-inspired knotted one, is a quick way for you to rock runway hair in real life.
Keep the look extra casual by leaving out a few loose strands and you’ll be good to go.
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1. Bridal ponytails at Chanel
Getting married this year? According to Chanel’s runway, there’s nothing wrong with walking down the aisle with a ponytail hairstyle – well, not just any ponytail.
With wispy strands framing the face, this low ponytail has been paired with a mesh veil and complete with a few flowers on top, making it the perfect options for any of your fashion obsessed brides-to-be.
Editor’s tip: Want to have the shiniest bridal hair of them all? Just make sure to spritz your pretty pony with the TONI&GUY Illuminating Hair Perfume and you’ll be good to glow!
2. Matrix hair at Alexandra Vauthier
3. Boho braids and loose waves at Ziad Nakad
The designer sent models down his runway with mini plaits and tousled waves, showing us all how perfectly these trendy hairstyles work together. So, if you’ve been looking for style full of laid-back allure, look no further.
4. Hair accessories at Guo Pei
If there’s one thing we learnt from Guo Pei’s runway, it’s that you can never have enough hair accessories. Whether you go for golden hair clips (a la the picture above) or stick to tried-and-true bobby pins, make 2018 the year you finally beat hair boredom.
5. Bold cuts at Jean Paul Gaultier
Do you dare to go further than most ladies? Want a style that’ll have you standing out the crowd? Jean Paul Gaultier has got just the thing: an undercut top knot.
This fierce, sultry hairstyle is totally in tune with the clean-lined aesthetics you’ll be seeing everywhere. So, will you brave the shave?
Paris Haute Couture Week AW17: 5 dreamy hairstyles to try
The season may have passed but the fabulous hairstyles seen on the AW17 runways are still worth trying out! From shimmering accessories to sleek and chic ‘dos, there’s sure to be a look that’ll transform you into a fashion icon in no time…
1. Flowers and bows at Rodarte
At the Rodarte show, models looked as if they stepped out of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with their mane romantically decorated with baby’s breath flowers and silk ribbon bows.
And with the flower hair trend reigning supreme, you really can’t go wrong with this dramatic, playful look at your next party, wedding or festival. Just bear in mind you’ll turn heads – for all the right reasons, of course!
2. Netted low ponytails at Chanel
When we said ponytails would take 2017 by a storm, we meant it! And that’s exactly what iconic fashion house Chanel served up: models had their hair styled into elegant, low looped ponytails, which were fastened with a hair net and topped off with a classic Chanel hat.
So, if you think ponytails are ‘boring’, we suggest you give this stylish, work-appropriate hairstyle a whirl. Whether you choose to dress yours up with a hair net or keep it minimal is up to you!
Editor’s tip: Want your ponytail to look this sleek and shiny? Just be sure to mist the VO5 Sublime Sleek Creation Hairspray before and after you straighten your hair for super sleek hair. Neat, right?
3. Wet-look hair at Proenza Schouler
For a simple yet fashion-approved date night look, draw inspiration from this sexy, wet-look hairstyle we spotted on Proenza Schouler’s runway. Beauty bonus: This chic look works well for ladies with both long and short hair!
Editor’s tip: To create a similar look (without a glam squad!), just check out our simple step-by-step tutorial, here.
4. Golden spray paint
All that glitters was gold at the Maison Margiela show, which featured models with metallic spray painted, wavy locks. While we do love the subtlety of the hair foil trend, this daring take on the style, makes for a bold and beautiful party hairstyle that’s bound to get everyone talking.
5. Plenty of plaits at Iris van Herpen
Are you a sucker for all things boho? Then prepare to fall in love with the mini plaits we spotted on the Iris van Herpen runway.