The Mane Men of NYFW on Fall’s Biggest Hair Trends

At first glance, fashion week can feel like a girls’ club. The models are female, the target audience is female, and the majority of snap-happy editors and bloggers all fall into the XX chromosome camp. Hair, however, is another story. Some of the greatest hair legends responsible for the biggest trends have been men—mane men, as we like to call them.

Since models and designers tend to get all the attention during fashion week, we thought we’d switch things up and turn the spotlight on the geniuses snipping, curling, straightening, and creating works of art behind the scenes. Despite the craziness backstage, hair pros Rodney Cutler, David Cruz, and Linh Nguyen managed to sneak a moment away to share exactly how they come up with the looks for each show, their fall hair trend predictions, and their tips for getting “naked” hair down pat. Keep scrolling to get to know three of fashion week’s mane men!