You may think that the runway is the best place to look for the next big beauty trends, and you're definitely half right. But one thing we've learned through our fashion week experiences is to always pay attention to the models—what they're wearing, what they're listening to, and, of course, their beauty looks. Think about it: Catwalker Soo Joo Park was donning platinum gray (and pastel!) locks before either became a major trend, and she's just one example of models being way ahead of the cool-girl curve.
So though we're only on day two of New York Fashion Week, we've quickly taken note of one cut in particular that we've seen both backstage and on the runway: a very Patti Smith-esque, shaggy chop with center-parted bangs. Unlike the sweet, bohemian-style fringe, this is about embracing your own wild texture. The result is very punk rock and just the right amount of subversive. We decided to call it at label-of-the-moment Brother Vellies's presentation yesterday, where nearly half the models were donning iterations of the same look. The rocker-girl chop might just be the next major haircut. Keep reading for more visual inspiration, and to see how to get the look yourself.
Seen above on a model at Creatures of the Wind, this cut works well for shoulder-grazing to mid-length hair and best on girls with average to thick strands. Though most of the models we saw with the cut had curly or wavy hair, straight strands work too—think The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde or Joan Jett. (So much iconic inspiration to choose from!)
If you're heading to the salon for the cut (we might do the very same), ask your stylist for shaggy layers and long razor-cut or layered bangs that enhance your natural texture when it air-dries. This last part is important—the beauty of this style is that it's meant to be much lower-maintenance than your average fringed cut, so make sure the layers work when they're not blow-dried.
At the Brother Vellies presentation, Bumble and Bumble's Sabrina Michals simply added some sheen and texture to the models' natural-looking locks, which kept the style coolly disheveled without seeming sloppy. Scrunch in some Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray ($27), followed by the brand's Shine On Finishing Spray ($15).
Do you think you'll try out this look yourself? Are you a fan? Sound off in the comments below!