These short, uneven bangs are one of the most eye-catching trends of the season. At the MiuMiu and Prada shows, they were everywhere and accessorized; backstage at Dries Van Noten, Sam McKnight created a textured tomboy look and used colored feathers to create multiple layers in the models’ hair, creating a colorful version of pixie pixie short hair.
Not ready for a ruthless short bangs cut yet? Guido Palau, Redken’s global creative director, says it’s worth pretending: “Add a lock of extensions to the front hairline, then cut them into short bangs and finish with a hairband to cover the extensions.”
At the Oscar de la Renta show, the chic and sophisticated low ponytail center parting stole the show, but elsewhere, the bun look made a triumphant return to the runway. And whether it’s a high bun or a low bun, it’s one of the easier hair trends to copy at home.
Fendi show we saw a high top bun pulled up in a coil, the two sides deliberately with curls to outline the face; Burberry offered is a meticulous delicate bun; in Moschino release show, ladylike pill head with a wide-brimmed hat, there is a complementary effect.
Guido Palau’s styling advice is as follows: “Wash your hair first, blow dry it towards the back and slightly puff it in front to keep the hairline clear and the shape intact. Then comb your hair backward into a loose ponytail, while slowly coiled into a bun, while using bobby pins to fix it, and finally spray some RedkenFashion Work 12 to make the hair ironing will not fly outward.”
The color palette on the runway was less frivolous, more deliberate and more sophisticated; Vivienne Westwood showed multi-layered gradient shades; MattyBovan used bright, vivid primary colors; Ashley Williams defied gravity with bold pastel looks; Redken Global Color Creative Director Josh Wood even dyed the hair of 37 willing models at the MarcJacobs launch show in pastel shades of blue, pink and purple.
Wood said, “Marc [Jacobs] didn’t want a ‘fun’ pastel effect, he wanted a vintage pastel that looked steeped in history: a mature pastel. Although some of them look like there’s only one color, up close they’re many colors layered on top of each other, which makes them look less heavy and makes it more intriguing, adding a bit of softness.”
For spring/summer 2019, the regulation center parting gives way to a greasy, big back haircut. Brushing the hair back from the face accentuates the entire look; the key is to give it a wet, freshly showered look. At the Balmain show, SamMcKnight used a side parting to create a sculptural look; at Marni, Victoria Beckham and Proenza Schouler, it was straight hair with a big back; at the Altuzarra show, the wet look made it look like you were on the beach and in the waves. At the Altuzarra show, the wet look was like being on the beach and in the waves.
Parisian hairstylist Damien Boissinot said, “To recreate this look at home, blow dry your hair very gently backwards and then use three products to create this beachy wet look: mousse, wax (try René Furterer’s pate modelante wax) and hair oil. . Using your fingers and a wide-tooth comb will give the look a realistic, non-stereotypical look.”
Hair ties and accessories
If there’s ever a time when you want to be bold and express your inner child, it’s now. Bows, barrettes and alice hairbands were out in force: Rodarte and Simone Rocha’s motto was, the bigger the better; meanwhile, Dior’s coiffed hairstyles nicely complemented the branded hairbands, while Emilia Wickstead’s sleek, sharp ponytails allowed the bows to make an entrance and take center stage.
To recreate hairstylist Benjamin Miller’s eye-catching bow look from Emilia Wickstead’s launch show, he suggests using a simple black rubber band underneath the bow for control and spraying some hairspray on a comb to help hold the hair in place.
Miller said, “Start at your jawline and comb down your jawline to the middle of the back of your head, which will give you the most in place and best looking ponytail. Once the ponytail is tied up, you may find some hair in the back that isn’t rubber-banded. If this is the case, spray a fine brush or toothbrush with a little hairspray and use them to brush the loose hair back into the ponytail.”
Thick twist braids
Rarely will there be a season when you don’t see the braided look. This season, Alexander McQueen, Erdem and Dion Lee offered up delicate, tiny braids; but it was actually Max Mara’s thick twists tied up with leather cords that loudly announced the return of braids.
Use a heat protectant before drying your hair with a blow dryer. Wear a center parting, gather hair to the back of the neck and secure with a rubber band. Start braiding from the third of the ponytail, then secure with a rubber band at the ends. Finally, take your leather cord (or your favorite accessory, such as a ribbon) and wrap it around the rubber band at the back of your neck and the first third of your ponytail that you left unbraided, finishing with a knot. Spray your hair with hairspray to prevent strands from flying out and to keep your hair ironed.