Street style looks you can actually wear from LFW

All Things Hair | 19 February 2019
Screengrab of the youtube video of a natural haired girl

The freshest hair looks from the streets of London!

 

London Fashion Week is coming to an end (sob). And while we’ve loved all the wild and beautiful looks from runways, the truth is they’re not always so wearable IRL. The solution? To take hair notes from the street style stars who flock to this star-studded event, of course!

Keep on scrolling to see the street style hair we’re obsessing over and start thinking about how you can incorporate them into your life…



LFW FW19: Street style hairstyles to wear IRL



LFW hair street style: Two women with long brown hair with bold hair clips wearing checked outfits.
Make a statement this season with bold hair accessories. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Statement hair clips

It may only be the first fashion season of the year but we’re calling it, 2019 will be marked by statement hair clips!

From pretty pearl adorned to scripted varieties, if you haven’t got one of these accessories featured on your Instagram feed yet, now is the time.

Wear yours clipped at the temple with soft waves or under a high bun.

LFW hair street style: Woman with dark brown hair styled in dutch and fishtail boxer braids wearing a roll neck and leather jacket.
The boxer braids update we wasn’t expecting. Credit: Rosalind Alcazar

2. Double braids

We know what you’re thinking, boxer braids are so last season, right? But this season it’s all about upgrading your weaving skills with not one but two weaving patterns.

This dark haired beauty started with a Dutch braid before switching to a fishtail style to finish off her boxer braids ‘do.

 

TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm

 

Editor’s tip: Make braiding your hair easy by using TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm.

The perfect on the go companion and handbag must-have, this braid balm gives hair added structure and flexible hold when styling.

LFW hair street style: Woman with brown straight hair tucked into her dark grey blazer coat.
It’s all about simple style updates for FW19. Credit: Rosalind Alcazar

3. Hair tuck

So simple we wonder why we haven’t always been doing this clever hair hack.

The hair tuck is perfect for the winter months when we’re covering ourselves with chunky knitwear and big coats, so get in on this trend before summer hits.  

LFW hair street style: Woman with brown hair tucked into a beige jacket wearing a yellow headband and black and yellow sunglasses.
Kudos to this style queen. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Headbands

From the runway to the high street, it’ll be hard not to spot this trend. Yes, we’re talking about headbands.

Wondering what to look out for when it comes to this LFW trend? Look for bold hues and satin fabrics and wear yours with unpolished styles like a messy updo or air-dried hair, basically, minimal styling required!

LFW hair street style: Woman with shoulder length dark brown straight hair styled in a half-up, half-down bun wearing a leather jacket.
Un-styled styles are making our hearts sing. Credit: Rosalind Alcazar

5. Half-up bun

Half-up, half-up down buns have served us well. It’s often our go-to style when we’re rushing out of the door or half-way through a workday, so to see the style at fashion week feels like a win for us.

The no skills needed hairstyle works on those with bob length tresses to long Rapunzel manes, so there are no excuses not to wear this LFW trend.

LFW hair street style: Woman with dark brown glossy hair in a low ponytail wearing red lipstick and monochrome knitted jumper.
Glass hair is our new obsession. Credit: Rosalind Alcazar

6. Glass hair

Beauty lovers may already be familiar with the glass skin trend but now it’s the turn of glass hair.

So what exactly is glass hair? High shine tresses with precise cuts are the hallmarks of this trend.

 

TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

 

Editor’s tip: To achieve this high gloss finish, reach for TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops.

Work 2-3 pumps between fingers and smooth through dry hair to tame frizz and give a glossy high shine finish.

LFW hair street style: Woman with long straight pastel pink hair looking at her phone wearinf '70s style outfit wearing circle sunglasses.
Pink panther. Credit: Rosalind Alcazar

7. Pink hues

If there was one colour to be spotted wearing at LFW it was most definitely pink. We spotted everything from highlighter hues to this more subtle (and let’s be honest, more wearable) muted shade in the fashion capital.

We love how this stylish babe paired her neutral outfit with a pop of pink hair colour for a modern take on a ’70s-inspired look.

LFW hair street style: Woman with brown hair in a low messy bun wrapped with a hair chain.
Will hair jewellery be our new obsession? Credit: Rosalind Alcazar

8. Hair pendant

We’ve seen throwback styles likes snap clips and even ’90s bucket hats make a strong comeback but hair jewellery we have to admit is new to us.

Using a jewelled pendant attached to a strip of ribbon is not only creative, it instantly makes this otherwise undone style look more fun and purposeful.

LFW hair street style: Woman with long straight blonde hair wearing a Louis Vuitton bucket hat
Practical and thankfully very stylish. Credit: Rosalind Alcazar

9. ’90s style

With grey skies looming, this style is not only practical for rainy days but it’s also become one of the hottest styles to wear according to the fashionistas.

From ’90s bucket to OTT fisherman, hats are this season’s most practical way to protect your mane.

 



LFW SS19: The best street style hair moments



 

London Fashion Week street style hair: Close up shot of a woman with dark brown short hair cut into a chanel haircut complete with blunt bangs, wearing a blue frilly dress with teal earrings on the street
We think Coco Chanel would certainly approve. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. Coco Chanel hair

If you’re willing to get a daring cut that the fashion set approves of, you really can’t go wrong with trying this sophisticated Coco Chanel-inspired haircut.

London Fashion Week street style hair: Close up shot of a woman with a sleek, dark chocolate blunt cut long bob wearing a white jumper and posing on the street
Glass hair is here to stay. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

2. Blunt lob

Not ready to let go of all your length? Don’t fret: this blunt cut lob is the next best thing. With its sleek, sultry appeal and fierce shape, you’ll be serving Kim K vibes wherever you go.

VO5 Tame & Shine Spray

Editor’s tip: Want to get in on the glass hair (AKA super shiny hair) trend? Just make sure to use the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray before and after styling to give your strands a glossy, frizz-free finish.

London Fashion Week street style hair: Close up shot of woman with dark brown hair styled into a low bun, wearing checked blazer and white top, while posing on the street
Girl boss hair, don’t care! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Girl boss bun

For the fashionista looking to get crafty with her work ‘do, try styling your mane into this swept-back low bun. You’ll look like you mean business while still looking super on-trend.

London Fashion Week street style hair: Close up shot of a woman with medium brown hair styled into a messy bun with loose strands sticking out to resemble an octopus, wearing white and posing for a photo
Have you heard of the octopus bun? Credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Octopus bun

Taking your second-day hair to off-duty cool will be a breeze with this octopus bun hairstyle in your hair wardrobe.

All you have to do is work your hair into a messy top knot and make sure to leave a few inches of your ends hanging loose for a look full of laid-back appeal.

London Fashion Week street style hair: Close up shot of a woman with cinnamon brown hair styled into loose Hollywood waves, wearing a beret with a checked outfit on the street
Talk about #hairgoals! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. Beret + waves

The best way to rock Hollywood waves (or any other retro hairstyles) in 2018? With a beret, like this street style icon.

Psst… Fawning over this cinnamon hair colour? Here are 15 reasons why you should try it out.

London Fashion Week street style hair: Close up shot of a woman with light brown long hair styled into waves with a side plait, wearing sunglasses and leather jacket and posing on the street
The simpler the braid, the more effective. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

6. Side braids + waves

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to pull off this street style look. Just get your plaiting fingers at the ready and weave this pretty side braid.

TONI&GUY Matt Texture Dry Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Creating textured hairstyles, like this one, requires the trusty TONI&GUY Matt Texture Dry Shampoo.

It has oil-absorbing properties, which have the added bonus of giving your mane a cool-girl, textured finish.

London Fashion Week street style hair: Close up shot of woman with long dark brown hair styled into a loose bun/ponytail hairstyle, wearing a baker boy hat and a checked shirt, while posing on the street
How loose will you wear your mane? Credit: Verity Jane Smith

7. The ‘undone’ bun

Slept in and don’t have time to perfect your style before heading out? No need to sleek and straighten: work with your bedhead texture and tie it back into a loose bun/ponytail, like this.

London Fashion Week street style hair: Close up shot of a woman with orange, pink and yellow long box braids styled into a low ponytail, wearing a blue tulle coat and posing on the street
Box braids don’t always need to be one colour. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

8. Coloured box braids

About to become a member of the #braidsgang? Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that when it comes to braids, you don’t have to stick to just one colour anymore.

In fact, showing off your box braids with bold shades of pink, orange or yellow is the way forward this season.

London Fashion Week street style hair: Close up shot of a group of street style women with various shades of blonde hair, wearing bright orange and pink clothing while posing together
Are you ready to join the blonde girls club? Credit: Verity Jane Smith

9. Blonde brigade

Do blondes have more fun? Well, one thing’s for sure: whether it’s ash blonde or bronde, this hue still reigns supreme on the streets of London.

TRESemmé Violet Blonde Shine Shampoo

Editor’s tip: If you do decide to join the blond brigade, make sure to get your hands on the TRESemmé Violet Blonde Shine Shampoo

Using a purple shampoo in place of your normal shampoo once or twice a week helps neutralise brassy yellow tones and revitalise your colour. Plus, this one gives intense nourishment, so it’s great for overprocessed hair.

London Fashion Week street style hair: Close up shot of a woman with a ginger, fluffed out medium afro wearing a printed shirt and posing on the street
Inject some fun into your afro with a bright hue. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

10. Auburn afro

First, it was Solange, now it’s this natural-haired beauty. So, the question is: will you be next in line to try this amazing auburn hue?

Recommended: 6 unmissable afro hair trends.

London Fashion Week street style hair: Close up shot of a woman with long chestnut brown big curls, wearing sunglasses and leather jacket on the street
When it comes to styling your curls this season, think big. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

11. ’90s curls

Follow the lead of this street style beaut by channelling your inner Mariah Carey with these ’90s-inspired, Dreamlover curls. Let’s just say, mousse is about to become your styling BFF!

London Fashion Week street style hair: Close up shot of actress Sai Bennett with a chestnut brown hairstyle with bardot bangs and loose waves, wearing a pussy bow shirt and posing on the street
This modern shag is about to become your new obsession. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

12. Modern shag haircut

Just because you aren’t a rocker girl at heart doesn’t mean that you can’t pull off a modern shag. These romantic Bardot bangs and tousled waves work together perfectly, and it’s a contrast we can’t get enough of!

 



The best hairstyles from LFW AW18



 

close up shot of woman with wispy fringe, wearing all black and posing on the streets during London Fashion Week 2018
This look is the complete definition of #hairgoals! Credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Wispy fringe

Barely there, wispy bangs (the current splash on the red carpet and Instagram) have officially made their way to the streets of London, and it’s easy to see why.

They’re romantic, beginner-friendly, low-maintenance and the ultimate look to pair with a beret.

close up shot of alexa chung with pearl hair clips, with vintage curly hair, wearing black jacket and white dress
According to Alexa Chung, pearls are in! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Pearl hair accessories

There’s nothing we love more than a hair accessory. The best one we spotted during LFW? Pearl hair slides. While you may think it works best on straighter locks, we think everyone should give them a go.

Here, Alexa Chung pairs some classic Hollywood curls with pearl hair slides, giving her retro ‘do a seriously modern, It-girl vibes.

close up shot of woman with low side part hairstyle, wearing all black and white jacket at London fashion week 2018
It’s time to take your parting lower! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Low side parting

Say goodbye to the middle parting, because the low side parting has officially made its comeback.

Next read: 5 ways to rock to your hair parting in 2018.

close up shot of woman with loose waves hair, wearing blue jacket and white shirt and posing at london fashion week 2018
Polished waves are here to help you slay. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Polished waves

The trend for tousled, beachy waves has been around for some time now, but this season it has been taken up an elegant notch. How? By being styled with a more polished finish like this street style babe demonstrates.

close up shot of woman with pink wavy hair, wearing mustard and denim during London Fashion Week 2018
This seasons It girl hue? Pink, of course! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Pastel pink + lilac hair

If you love experimenting with different hair colours, you’ll be happy to know that LFW was a real playing ground for showcasing this season’s most wanted hues. The two colours, in particular, were pastel pink and lilac.

close up shot of woman with blonde blunt bob haircut, wearing blue jacket and mustard jumper at london fashion week 2018
This is the cut of the season, ladies. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. The blunt bob

If we’ve learnt anything from Kim Kardashian West and this street style star, it’s that blunt bob hairstyles are here to stay. So, if you’ve always dreamt about being a part glitterati, this fierce hairstyle is about to make that a reality.

The fun doesn’t have to end there! Keep on reading to see the looks that stole our hearts in 2017.



The best hairstyles from London Fashion Week 2017



 

close up shot of woman with sleek crop hairstyle, wearing black jacket and jeans on the street
Sleek and steady wins the race! Credit: indigitalimages.com

1. The sleek crop

There’s no doubt that pixie crops will always remain stylish, but we were especially drawn to the way that this Fashion Week attendee styled her ‘do.

As you can see, her relaxed hair has been slicked back for a sophisticated and casual effect.

VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray (female)

Editor’s tip: To get this bold look, use some of the VO5  Mega Hold Gel Spray onto your dry or damp hair, before brushing all your strands back. Then, add another few pumps after styling to keep your hair looking slick, shiny, and smooth, all day long.

close up shot of woman with side ponytail hairstyle, wearing all black at london fashion week 2017
It’s all about the side ponytail, ladies! Credit: indigitalimages.com

2. The side ponytail

If you’re addicted to your ponytail and want to stylishly switch things up, upgrade this hairstyle staple to the next logical look: the side pony.

Seriously, it’s amazing how making such a small change can impact your overall look! And the best thing about this ‘do, is that you can to take it up another notch, by adding some romantic soft waves in it à la Jonathan Simkhai, or just keep it sleek and sexy.

close up shot of woman with big afro hairstyle in yellow and grey at london fashion week 2017
Afro hair, don’t care! Credit: indigitalimages.com

3. The big afro

Lucky enough to have a bold and beautiful afro hairstyle? To make the most out of it this season, really fluff it out, like this street style maven has done. The bigger hair, the better the style impact, right?

woman with short bob haircut at london fashion week 2017
You can’t go wrong with a blunt bob. Credit: indigitalimages.com

4. The bob

This year’s featured cut has been short, sophisticated, and surprisingly low maintenance. And, with every celebrity swapping up their long locks for a bob haircut (we’re looking at you Katy Perry and Caroline Flack!), now’s a great time to take the plunge.

woman with denim hair street style wearing fur
Denim hair, do care! Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Denim hair

Can’t decide on a hair colour? Well, now you don’t have to, because we’ve spotted this denim hair look on the streets of London, which should be your top hue choice for the season ahead.

Seeing as denim and hygge hair is set to be one of the hottest hair colour trends for 2017, you really can’t go wrong with trying it out. So, if you truly want to be ahead of the fashion pack, you know what to do!