Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is always an inspiring experience. This year’s Spring 2013 show was no different. I felt like I had severe ADD as I ran between shows and venues, surrounded by the most amazing, eclectic styles. Those in the audience provided as much inspiration as the the models strutting down the runway.

Although I loved the feminine, lacy, pastel gowns on the runways at such shows as Charlotte Ronson, Christian Siriano and Jill Stuart, my eye was drawn to the hairstyles. By the end of the weekend, some definite trends became evident. Here are a few of my favorites.

Top 5 Fall 2012 Fashion Week Trends

1. Buns

Whether it was the delicate ballet-inspired hairstyles created by Aveda’s Antoinette Beenders at Christian Siriano or the messy curly bun of a beauty editor watching, the bun was a definite fashion statement. These weren’t chignons – pulled back tight and controlled at the nape. They were buns. Some were carefully pinned up and some were more haphazard. They were worn by old and young alike, those with curls and those with straight locks, men and women.

Read More: How to Make a Perfect Curly Bun

Michelle Breyer

As co-founder of, a website for curly hair she began with her business partner and friend, Gretchen Heber, Michelle Breyer helped create the leading community and resource for people with curly hair. Frustrated by the lack of information on curly hair and the limited products available in the marketplace, the duo launched the site in 1998 with the help of a 14-year-old web designer. When Procter & Gamble called three years later to advertise to the® audience, Breyer knew they had indeed created a force in the industry, providing helpful information and unparalleled expertise for what was then considered a niche market.

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