New York Fashion Week AW2020: Top 9 Designer’s Hair Trends

When you think New York Fashion Week, you think clothes, shoes and accessories. But no matter how fabulous the clothes are, the look will be incomplete without the perfect tresses to top of the look. Designers know this, which is why this year’s NYFW brought us some stunning hairstyles that we just can’t get enough of. Here are the top 9 hair trends we saw from nine exceptional designers and how to pull them off.


Chic Statement Pony

Oscar de la Renta

New York Fashion Week sleek low ponytail
Source: Oscar de la Renta, New York Fashion Week AW2020

New York Fashion Week designers know how to go bold. The chic statement pony is for all the women who want to feel large and in charge. This look exudes confidence as all the hair is pulled tightly and sleekly out of the face. Here we see a woman who isn’t scared to hold her hair up high without hiding her face from anyone.

This look can be pulled off in five easy steps. First, blow-dry the hair straight and back. Protect your hair from the heat with TRESemmé Care and Protect Heat Defence Spray. Secondly, straighten hair by section in 3-inch parts and flat ironing layer by layer, starting at the nape of the neck and moving up. To keep your ‘do in place, finish each layer with TRESemmé Extra Hold Hair Spray. Now you’re ready to pull your hair into a low ponytail! For the last step, brush smooth and finish with TRESemmé Volume and Lift Mousse and follow with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil.


Executive Waves

Alicia and Olivia

New York Fashion Week wavy long hair with small accessories
Source: Alicia and Olivia, New York Fashion Week AW2020

Trust the best designers to stay on the fashion ball. Nothing says elegance like the classic executive waves. This year, the Alicia and Olivia range was all about the bohemian rocker look. Here, the brand married elegance with boho-rocker for the perfect statement look.

There are four steps to pull off this winning look. First, you’ll need to prep dry. Don’t let your tresses take a knock from the heat. Use TRESemmé Care and Defence Heat Spray. Now it’s time to make some waves. With your styling tool, alternate between creating S-waves and Push-waves, keeping the ends straight to pull off a super undone, low-volume finish. Spray TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo to add some much-needed texture. Finally, finish with TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray. If you want to add a little something extra to your look, add some crystal adornments to finish off this look.


Strong Twisted Pony

Jonathan Simkhai

New York Fashion Week twisted ponytail
Source: Jonathan Simkhai, New York Fashion Week AW2020

If you think you can’t look strong and elegant at the same time, think again. The strong twisted pony is the perfect ‘do to say “anything you can do, I can do in heels”. And don’t the models on the New York Fashion Week runway prove just that?

Get this look in five steps. firstly, blow-dry your hair back with TRESemmé Care and Protect Heat Defence Spray to give your hair a sleek and smooth look on the top. Next, gather your hair in a low ponytail and separate into two sections. Twist each section from top to bottom and spray generously with TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray. Now you can begin twisting your hair together four inches from the bottom, using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil to tame flyaways. Secure your look with bobby pins. Finish by once more adding TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray.


Half-up Fishtail Braids with a flip

Rebecca Minkoff

New York Fashion Week fishtail braid hairstyle
Source: Rebecca Minkoff, New York Fashion Week AW2020

If these New York Fashion Week designers are confident in their looks, then we are too! Boho fishtail braids are the perfect ‘do for a relaxed look. This is the ideal “I woke up like this” look. This half-updo is the perfect look for the woman who has mastered the art of confidence.

Pull off this look in eight steps. Firstly, if you need a little extra length, add some clip-in extensions. Spray TRESemmé Instant Refresh Cleansing Dry Shampoo. Follow with TRESemmé Care and Protect Heat Defence SprayUse your hair curler to loosely twist hair in alternate directions. Flip hair to the side. Leave out the fringe and loosely fishtail a thick section of hair on either side, pull them apart and attach at the back of the head. Gather more hair from under the elastic and create an asymmetrical thick fishtail to the ends, then pull apart with fingers. Add a few more small fishtail braids around the front and pull apart with fingers. Finish with TRESemmé Firm Hold Hairspray. 


The Bold Brave Braid

Jason Wu

New York Fashion Week sleek braided plaited ponytail
Source: Jason Wu, New York Fashion Week AW2020

Bold and beautiful is the perfect way to put it. This ‘do is controlled at the back with all the movement in the front. This is a clean look with a touch of elegance. A statement hairstyle, wearing this look means to show off your authentic and perfect self.

This look can be done in five steps. Apply TRESemmé Volume and Lift Mousse throughout damp hair. Brush hair back with a side part. Pull hair back and secure at ear level and spray with TRESemmé Extra Hold HairsprayWith your fingers, create lift at the top of your head to give the look movement. Finally, split the hair into three sections to create a regular braid in the hair. Finish off with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil and follow with one final spritz of TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray.


Fantasy Top Knot


NYFW half up top knot with wavy hair
Source: Robarte, New York Fashion Week AW2020

New York Fashion Week is all about bringing fantasy to life. This look carries all the whimsy of a fairytale-inspired look. This look comes across as dramatic but effortless. With subtle waves and a tight top knot, your look will contrast with the best of both worlds.

This is a five-step look. Firstly, brush your hair into a middle parting with TRESemmé Care and Protect Heat Defence Spray to prep your tresses for the process. Next, curl your hair into three-inch sections, creating stunning textured waves. Spray with TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo for textureGather your hair at the crown and place into a lightly messy knot. Finish with TRESemmé Firm Hold Hairspray


The Presence Pony

Christian Siriano

NYFW mid ponytail with blue and pink streaks
Source: Christian Siriano, New York Fashion Week AW2020

Watch out world, the presence pony is here to stay. With a pop of colour, this pony is an absolute statement look. It’s subtle with its hint of pink and blue, but dramatic because of its bold style. For the fierce woman who means business, this is the look for you. Feel the presence of New York Fashion Week everyday with this stunner of a ‘do.

This ‘do takes six steps. First, flat iron your hair with your straightener. Next, slick your tresses back with TRESemmé Volume and Lift Mousse at the roots. Secure hair with a snag-free elastic to create a mid ponytail. Don’t stress is you don’t want to dye your hair. Attach a hidden crown clip on the ponytail with pops of pink and blue extensions. Wrap a piece of hair around the base and secure with TRESemmé Extra Hold Hair spray and your trusty bobby pin. Flat iron your tresses through the length of the ponytail and use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil to smooth out any flyaways. Finish off with a final spray of TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray.


Woven Pony


New York Fashion Week high ponytail with ribbon
Source: Chromat, New York Fashion Week AW2020

Who says you can’t rock the sporty style outside of the gym? To give this sporty New York Fashion Week style a chic look, you’ll need some hair accessories. By weaving a ribbon through the pony to create the perfect imperfect look. It becomes chic, fun and sporty all wrapped up in one ‘do.

Seven steps are needed for this look. To begin, prep your hair with TRESemmé Instant Refresh Cleansing Dry Shampoo to add texture. Gather your hair halfway up and secure with an elastic. Gather the remaining hair and secure with an elastic at the nape of the neck. If you’re lacking length, pop in some extensions at the top of the pony to begin braiding. Wrap the ribbon around the base of the pony and weave it down the length of the hair, tying it to the base at the bottom of the ponytail. Tie the ends in a knot and with your hands, pull apart the hair from the ribbon in a random fashion for a dishevelled finish. Top it all off with TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray


Slicked-back Twist Bun

S by Serena

New York Fashion Week twisted sleek bun
Serena, New York Fashion Week AW2020

This slicked back, almost wet-looking ‘do is modern but timeless and easy to manage. An ideal ‘do for the workplace, this New York Fashion Week look stays stunning so you can carry on conquering your day.

Ready yourself, ten steps are needed to pull this one off. Firstly, separate your hair into four quadrants (left-side, top, right-side and bottom). Starting with the section at the nape, add tension and saturate with TRESemmé Botanic Hair Food. This will style and nourish your hair.

Slowly add horizontal sections from the top quadrant, brushing and bringing into a low ponytail and secure with your hand. Continue through the top sections until all hair is brought into the ponytail. Brush the right and left quadrant into the ponytail, pulling straight back with tension and hairspray.

Flat iron any bangs that need to be smoothed into the style, and smooth back into the look with TRESemmé Volume and Lift Mousse. Smooth all the mousse in the front and tie all hair back on top of the ponytail together at the back. Squeeze the hair mousse into the palm of your hand. Using the tail of your comb, add mousse gently to any flyaways or bumps in your ‘do.

Now, split the hair in your ponytail into two sections. Twist each section outward with hair gel. Twist these sections around the base of the ponytail, pinning into a bun as you go. Touch up with gel as needed. To achieve the wet look, use TRESemmé Botanic Rich Oil Mist or Keratin Smooth Shine Oil for a silky sleek look.



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