Simplicity ruled the runway during New York Fashion Week and beyond as collections are still being shown all over the world. Designers opted for simple and easy to achieve hair and makeup choices to accent their collections. More often than not, runway hair and makeup trends are fun to see on models, but were difficult to translate into our everyday culture and style, until now. The styles dominating the runway can easily be recreated in the comfort of your own home and don’t require a professional stylist to achieve. Enjoy these three simple but fashionable styles that will give you runway chic wherever you are. Accent any of the below styles with ribbons, bows or hats, which were also extremely popular with many designers. Hair accessories are a great way to express your personal style and add personality to your overall fashion statement.
The Knot is a simple, yet classic hairstyle that screams elegant and well put together. Many designers including American designer Ralph Lauren opted for the style during New York Fashion Week fall 2013 collections. Also known as a low chignon, the style can be achieved with or without a part by:
1.) Blow drying the hair straight
2.) Putting straight hair in a low ponytail
3.) Wrapping the hair around to create a loop with the hair pointing up
4.) Finishing the style off with an anti-frizz holding spray.
Braids are a classic hairstyle, easy to achieve and carefree to maintain. Neat or messy, there is never-ending creativity in the different variations of the braid style. Designers had models strut the runway with their modern takes on the French braid, fishtail braid and basic single plait braid. Some designers even created their own new braid-like interpretations. To achieve a simple single plait braid:
1.) Separate the hair in three sections
2.) Choose the side of the head you want the braid to lay on
3.) Using a crossing pattern, take the left hair portion and cross it over the middle, then the right over the middle
4.) Continue the crossing pattern until you reach the end of the hair
5.) Use a ponytail holder or other hair accessory to secure the braid tightly.
Rock n’ Roll Waves
Nineties rock band grunge gets an upgrade with the modern version of rock n’ roll waves. The undone/done look was adopted by Versace, BCBG and Calvin Klein during New York Fashion Week. The look is cool, sexy and uncomplicated. Here is how you get this look at home:
1.) Apply mouse or volumizing foam to damp hair
2.) Scrunch the ends of the hair with your hands to create a natural bend pattern
3.) Twist the hair into a bun and let dry
4.) After the hair is dry, release the hair
5.) Spray with a soft holding spray.