Three hot hairstyle trends from the Fall Fashion Week runways of New York.

Contrasting textures

Contrasting textures have been spotted on the runways



Contrasting textures, smooth and shiny at the crown and curly and textured everywhere else, were seen on the runways at the Rebecca Taylor show. We also saw a lot of contrast in finishes - shiny at the crown and matte or natural everywhere else.

To achieve this look, simply use a pomade or shine spray at the crown to smooth and shine strands and then use a texturizing spray throughout the rest of your hair and create texture by back-combing hair or using a curling or crimping iron.

You can also achieve texture and movement like celebrity stylist Rodney Cutler did backstage for Nicolas K by twisting the product in as you apply it.

Sideswept hair

Beautiful color is always in style


Contrast in color was also seen at the Mandy Coon show and by many of the fashion-forward spectators taking in Fashion Week this weekend including Rebecca Jones of Broadway American Idiot fame who rocked amazing texture and contrasting colors during our “Curl Talk” street interview. If you’re afraid to fully commit to this trend and would like to just try it on for a week or two, try Manic Panic. It’s semi-permanent color and available in some really bold, vibrant shades. You only want a splash or hint of color to achieve this trend. Apply it to a couple of small sections or even strands of hair.

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Fall Fashion Week 2011