The NYFW Hair Trends You Can ACTUALLY Do Yourself
Amateurs, rejoice! Every season, the hairstyles at New York Fashion Week become more and more effortless—actually. This year, the anyone-can-do-that looks we spied on the catwalk were aplenty. From long Sade-inspired three-strand braids to Jackie-O-inspired head scarves and disheveled buns, the hair trends from the RTW Spring 2019 runways ahead are seriously easy to re-create. Don't believe us? Keep scrolling.
Long Sade-Inspired Braids at Cushnie
Classic Sade-inspired braids graced models at newly rebranded Cushnie, a collection that featured island vibes and high-voltage pops of color. According to key stylist Ursula Stephen, the key to a frizz-free braid—whether you're flat ironing or not–is a heat protectant. If you know how to do a three-strand braid, this runway-worthy look is yours for the taking.
Textured Wrapped Buns at Prabal Gurung
A woman walking across the desert whose locks have become weathered was the inspiration behind textured, string-laced low buns at Prabal Gurung. Models' damp hair was prepped with mousse from roots to tips then blow-dried to enhance their texture. A simple string was wrapped around ponytails then twisted up into a messy bun held into place with bobby pins. We're convinced just about anyone, even a five-year-old, can achieve the disheveled style.
Stacked Pinned Ponytails at Nonie
The Nonie look in two words: organized chaos. Metallic gold My Kitsch pins were stacked atop in X formation on both sides of the head. Meanwhile, down in the back, a ponytail party ensued as ponytails were divided into two and wrapped neatly with string.
Half-Up Buns at Brock Collection
The half-up bun but make it fashion. At ever-romantic Brock Collection, vintage prints reminiscent of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Southwest paired pretty with polished waves adorned with micro top buns. A leave in conditioner is the perfect foundation for a frizz-free style like this one.
Flower Power at Mansur Gavriel
Forget fall, we're trying to fast-forward to spring so we can dot our 'do with baby daisies like lead stylist Laurent Philippon did at Mansur Gavriel.
Surf-Style Head Scarves at Michael Kors
Jackie-O meets surfer yielded head scarves that showed off natural texture at Michael Kors. Grab your favorite print scarf and get to wrapping—this 'do is all runway, no real work.
Blowouts and Boho Braids at Jonathan Simkhai
At Jonathan Simkhai, the look started with a classic blowout, continued with a single baby braid that was secured with an elastic and adorned with a wooden bead that matched models' hair colors, and ended with a statement-making visor-hat.
Knotted Ponytails at Alice and Olivia
Tie a ponytail then use two of the strands to make a knot—you've created the look from Alice and Olivia. Lest we forget the final touch, a pop of neon lime in the form of a single clip-in hair extension. Spring 2019 already looks bright.
Suburban Glamour at Zimmermann
Hair was soft with natural texture at Zimmermann, where the subdued glamour of the suburban girl next door was enlivened. “It’s for girls who love color, who love to have fun, inspired by a TV show I was never allowed to watch growing up,” Nicky Zimmermann said about the collection.