Previously, we shared eight (8) of our favourite Fall/Winter 2016 makeup trends. We also showed you how you could make them more applicable for everyday wear! If you haven’t read about that yet, you can check it out here. This time around, we’ll be uncovering the top hair trends for Fall/Winter!
1. AU NATUREL
It’s all about embracing one’s individuality this season. Models strutted down the runway, showcasing their natural hair in all their splendid glory. At Zac Posen and Altazurra, celebrity hairstylist Odile Gilbert simply enhanced the natural texture of each model’s hair by drying the hair with a diffuser, twisting mousse into the roots and shaking it out to allow easy and fuss-free movement. “Nobody looks the same, so why not have different hair for everybody? It can be curly, it can be straight, it can be wavy – anything is possible”, she quipped.
So if you want to give this hair trend a try, it’s simple – just be yourself! Just spritz a little dry shampoo at the roots of your hair, ruffle it up a little for some volume and you’re good to go!
2. FORGET ME KNOTS
Want a break from the usual ponytail? Give the knotted updo a try! From messy romantic twists and loops to sleek and classy chignons, the knotted updo is really easy to replicate and makes you look instantly chic for any occasion. At the Tory Burch show, Guido Palao created a windswept equestrian-esque updo which looked positively elegant. Oscar de la Renta featured an 18th century-inspired look while Dior showcased sleek and edgy double buns.
For a more romantic look, pull out random strands of hair to frame the face. For a more chic and sophisticated look, slick your hair back and twist it into a tight knot before securing it with an elastic band.
3. ANTIQUE ADORNMENTS
To add an instant touch of glamour and charm to your hairstyle without having to do much at all, go for pretty hair accessories! Several shows sported antique head pieces and hairpins woven into the models’ silken tresses. Marchesa and Dolce&Gabbana went for middle partings and baroque headbands. Similarly, Tommy Hilfiger went for tiaras, while Erdem pinned shorter layers of hair with bejeweled bobby pins.
If you don’t have any hair accessories on hand, simply make your own headband using pretty patterned scarves and ribbons!
4. MASCULINE FEMININITY
The masculine hair parting has been spotted at quite a number of the Fall/Winter 2016 shows. It represents the modern, strong, independent and self-assured woman who isn’t afraid to pursue what she wants. “There’s a bit more strength in the side part, it makes a difference”, said hairstylist James Pecis.
To get the masculine side part, create a deep side parting on either side of your head and tuck the smaller side neatly behind your ear. You can work hair gel into the front section of your hair and comb it back for a sleek look or curl it for a softer and more feminine touch.
5. MAKING FINGER-WAVES
The roaring 1920s was brought back to life with Marcel-inspired waves on the runway. Blumarine combined the deep side part trend with cascading finger-waves that had an almost lacquer-like finish. Marc Jacobs went for a middle part with tight ringlets plastered to both sides of the face. Stella McCartney made it more wearable with a more delicate version of the Marcel wave.
To create finger waves, work some hair gel into the front sections of your hair and use a comb to shape it into an S-formation. Clip the waves in place to let them set and spritz them with hairspray after you’ve removed the clips.
6. LOW TIED
The low ponytail has been getting lots of love this season. It can look effortless and relaxed or chic and business-like. For a low pony with a twist, Odile Gilbert criss-crossed black ribbon down the length of the pony for the Suno show. For a Belle-inspired (from Beauty and the Beast) look, Bob Recine tied a black velvet bow around the ponytails at Kate Spade.
You can pull this look of easily! For a neat looking low pony, part your hair at the middle and secure it at the nape of your neck with an elastic band. Twist a black ribbon around the band and tie it into a pretty bow.
7. BRAIDED BEAUTY
We love the variety and versatility of braids spotted in more than a handful of the Fall/Winter 2016 shows! From braided full updos and half updos to ethereal crown-like braids – they’re all spectacular! When it comes to braids, practice makes perfect! You don’t have to do a super complicated style. Once you’ve mastered the basic braid or the french braid, you’ll be well on your way to creating different variations of the look.
8. LET DOWN YOUR HAIR
To look like a princess or a regal queen from the stories of yore, you could either wear your hair in imperfect ripple-like waves or wear it long and straight like Rapunzel herself. BCBGMAXAZRIA, Anna Sui and Sonia Rykiel all featured centre parts with softly tousled romantic waves. Alternatively, Carven, Elie Saab and H&M featured exceedingly long and silky lady Godiva-esque hair.
For effortless waves, curl your entire head of hair and shake it out to create a “ripple effect”. If you want long straight hair but don’t have the patience to grow it out, give clip-on hair extensions a try!
9. 80s DISCO DIVA
Be it voluminous vavavoom curls or big crimped hair, there’s no denying that the 80s is making a comeback this season. Big hair is so totally in! It’s all about creating the right texture and volume. Giorgio Armani and Isabel Marant went for tight curls that were flipped forward to conceal one eye. Topshop Unique opted for an Rock “n” Roll vibe while Jeremy Scott was inspired by the 80s pageant queen.
To create tight ringlets, use a curling wand with a smaller barrel size. Pin the curls in place to let them set and run your fingers through them to fluff it all out before spritzing it with hairspray.
Which hair trend did you like the most? Comment down below!
(All images courtesy of Imaxtree.)