Per usual, New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017 is already serving up all of the beauty and style inspiration and typically, I am so here for the individuality in expression.
For some reason, however, we aren't quite sure what to make of the following head-scratchers, erm, trends. Will they pick up steam and actually take the upcoming season by storm--as told to us by celebrity hair stylists and fashion tastemakers? Or will they pass by along with the rest of the hype once the week finishes wrapping up? Personally, I am still undecided on two of the three, but we shall wait and see. (In the meantime, let us know your take on Facebook.)
"The Good, The Bad and the Ugly"
No joke, that is the actual name of this style, created behind the stage by Amika lead stylist James Pecis under the direction of Adam Selman, a man we can thank for some of Rihanna's most notable hairstyles.
This particular look, best suited on people with type 1 straight to type 2b wavy hair, is "western-inspired" according to Pecis. "There's a bit of a western-feel where the hair's rolled in a pompadour kind of way—but it should have a little bit of a tousled look to it." To finish the look, the pro suggests leaving some bottom pieces of hair out so that "when you roll the bun, there's some hair that also sticks out the back. It's just really fun and soft." For more volume, create big curls with a 32mm curling iron assisted by the Amika Un.Done Texture Spray used on the entire length of the hair.
- Tip: Women hoping to catch the attention of NYFW street style photographers', keep extra bobby pins on hand just in case your roll tries to frizz up or unravel throughout the hectic day.
"The Mini Mullet"The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, and Glamour among other popular publications called it months ago and now it has been proven true: mullets are back. They are trying really hard, anyway--t hink Florence Henderson during the height of popularity on The Brady Bunch. Retro and edgy vibes are created with a chili bowl cut on top and longer razor-thin sides hanging over the ears. Sies Marjan, Off-White, Creatures of the Wind, and Alexander Wang are just some of the designers who chose to present this look to pair perfectly with their latest collections during Fashion Week. Celebrity hair stylist Orlando Pita creates the mini mullet on his models using a single bobby pin and dry shampoo for more of a tousled, undone look.
- Tip: For those in a rush to beat the traffic and make a statement at the show's front row, this look thrives on the 'dirty' look, so not washing your hair before the big event works just fine.
"Frizzy, slept-in braids"
On Day 1 of Fashion Week, Ane Amour hair stylist Laurent Dufourg gave a messy touch to all of their models for the big show.
Adorned with headpieces that draped over the forehead, the #DaughtersofArtemis theme spanned across women of all hair textures and lengths, playing with just the right balance of drama and nature. As we find ourselves taking our caps and beanies off with each hour, this trend might just stick while the weather continues playing indecisive and we try our best to remain fashionable and warm simultaneously.
- Tip: Fashionistas with finer strands can use a backcomb with a light spritz of hairspray for a natural-looking hold that will last as the show schedule continues. Higher porosity and coarser hair textures can rely on second-day fishtail braids--and the humidity levels--for enhancing frizz.