High Fashion Hair Texture: Runway-Inspired Styles to Inspire

Texture so bold, it's high fashion.

Some of the best high fashion hair texture styles we’ve seen were created by none other than Unilever Hair Expert Ursula Stephen. Stephen brings high fashion to every style and embraced all different types of texture. These different styles have us inspired to create a fun texture on our hair and then amplify it for a high fashion hair texture finish.

Check out some of our fave looks for some major inspo:

1. Sleek Bangs

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Sleek bangs with extra shine are sure to make a statement. Photo credit: Mike Coppola

We are loving how dramatic a shiny, straight look is paired with bangs. If you’ve got bold bangs, go for a straight style that achieves a high shine. Using TIGI Copyright Custom Create Heat Protection Spray helps defend your hair from breakage and gives hair that extra glossy finish.

2. Slicked-Back

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Why not experiment with a slick finish? Photo credit: Mike Coppola

Slicked back hair has been trending this season and we are here for it.
Although this high fashion hair texture can be intimidating, it’s actually really easy to create. Only use as much hair product as you feel comfortable. This style is great for keeping hair out of your face and you can still wear it down.

3. Mini-Buns

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Keep your hair hydrated and happy before adding your volume! Photo credit: Monica Schipper

Get creative and add some fun mini buns or small Bantu knots at the top of your style. Whatever type of half-updo you create, the real showstopper of the style is the volume infused on the rest of your hair. Before creating volume, it’s important to keep your curls moisturized and hydrated. Add a few spritzes of TRESemmé Moisture Rich Nourishing Detangling Spray to add hydration and lots of shine.

4. Faux-Hawk ‘Fro

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Volume is the key to this style. Photo credit: Monica Schipper

Use your natural curls to create a beautiful faux ‘fro. This style does take lots of bobby pins and patience, but then the end result is so fab. Opting for a quicker D.I.Y. version? Why not use some small, clear elastics to gather your hair and create your faux-hawk that way? Whatever you decide, make sure you’ve got a hairspray in your arsenal. TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Extend Hold Level 4 is perfect for smoothing out your hair at the root and creating hold in the direction you want your faux-hawk.

5. Cornrows

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This style is super fierce. Photo credit: Monica Schipper

Whether you’re going for big or small cornrows, we are loving these varying sizes! Depending on how much time you have to create this look will dictate how many braids you should create. If you have time or a stylist helping you, we highly recommend going for it as above! If you’re on your own for this one, you might want to consider going for a thicker braid style—perhaps create 2 to 4 larger Dutch or French braids for a similar effect.

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