The Best NYFW Hair Trends—From Lattice Braids to Extreme Bobs

models from Collina Strada and PROENZA SCHOULER


New York Fashion Week is in full swing and this season delivered a much-needed dose of beauty inspiration. We've watched models grace the runway with gorgeous makeup looks, glamorous nail sets, and game-changing hairdos. For the latter, there was a heightened sense of creativity and playfulness this season. From floral-inspired buns to extreme bobs, plenty of hair trends have caught our eye. Keep scrolling to take a look at them all.

Satin Ponytails

model for laquan smith show

Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images / TRESemmé

Satin-like ponytails were the key hair look for the Laquan Smith show. "LaQuan has a lot of beautiful fabrics and silhouettes in his collection," Unilever stylist and celebrity hair artist Lacy Redway says. "I drew inspiration from the materials by noticing how the sequin and satin reflected and bounced off the light. I wanted the same feelings for the hair—shiny and reflective." Redway used the TRESemmé One Step Blowout Balm ($6), Mega Control Gel ($7), and Keratin Smooth Shine Serum ($7) to achieve the sleek style.

Maison Atia model

Maison Atia

Maison Atia's models also hit the runway with smooth, high-shine ponytails. Hairstylists Jennifer Covington-Bowers, Wes Sharpton, and Derrick Keith used Hairstory’s range of styling products—like the Dressed Up Heat Protection Lotion ($36), Hair Balm ($37), and Hair Oil ($40)—

'90s Blowout

L'AGENCE model


When we think of a '90s blowout, bounce and volume come to mind. This is the exact vibe L'AGENCE aimed to channel with its hair looks. IGK co-founder Aaron Grenia used the brand's products to create the models' bouncy blowouts. Grenia specifically relied on the Good Behavior 4-In-1 Prep Spray ($32) Big Time Volume + Thickening Mousse ($31), No Limit Dry Volume and Thickening Spray ($32), and 1-800-Hold-Me Flexible Working Hairspray ($29).

Floral-Inspired Updos 

Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images for TRESemme

Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images for TRESemme

Rose-bud buns were the star of Christian Siriano's show. "We were inspired by the hand-crafted floral accents found throughout the collection to echo this in the hair by creating a rose-like twist, with a 'stem' of hair weaving down the crown of the head, meeting the rose-like bun in the back," Redway says. Redway used three key TRESemmé products to achieve the style—One Step Blowout Balm ($6), Extra Hold Mousse ($7), and Freeze Hold Hair Spray ($7).

model for tia adeola

Tia Adeola / Hannah Turner Harts for BFA / Andrea Sabugo

The updos at Tia Adeola pull inspiration from the iconic '90s film B.A.P.S. Many models hit the runway with gel-sculpted curls tucked into a sleek petal-like bun. "This season, we're taking inspiration from the iconic '90s Atlanta style, adding extra length and flair to our models' tresses with long extensions and bold gel-sculpted curls," hairstylist Mike Martinez says. Martinez used Bread's new Hair-Gel (launching on March 3) to achieve all styles. 

Extreme Bobs

model for jonathan simkhai

Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images for TRESemme

Bobs are back—and the Simkhai show spotlighted the beauty of the blunt cut. Odile Gilbert, celebrity hair artist for TRESemmé, created the models' super sleek and polished bobs using the Pro Infusion Fluid Smooth Hair Tonic Water ($9), Keratin Smooth Heat Defense Spray ($7), and Ultra Fine Hairspray ($8). "Every look is slightly different to accentuate the natural beauty of the hair, yet each is defined by polished sleekness for a conducive look," Gilbert notes.

Proenza Schouler model

Proenza Schouler

Hairstylist Guido enhanced the Proenza models' bobs by adding a touch of texture. He used Bumble and Bumble products like the Don’t Blow it (Fine) ($32), Don’t Blow It (Thick) ($32), Brilliantine ($26), and Spray de Mode Hairspray ($34) to enhance the hair's natural movement. 

model for rodarteshow

Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images for TRESemme

Rodarte's hair vibe leaned into the gothic fairy aesthetic. The sleek and simple bobs—also styled by Gilbert—featured tiny twists at the front and dramatic hair accessories. "The hair is intended to appear natural with a carefree feel," she explains. Gilbert prepped the hair using the Pro Infusion Fluid Smooth Shampoo ($7) and Pro Infusion Fluid Smooth Conditioner ($9). She styled the hair using the Pro Infusion Fluid Smooth Hair Tonic Water ($9), Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Spray ($7), and Extra Hold Hair Spray ($8).

Lattice Braids

model for Collina Strada fashion show

Collina Strada

Box braids are inherently intricate, but the Collina Strada show gave us an idea of how to enhance them further. Lead hair stylist for Bumble and bumble Evanie Frausto created a lattice-net hood to go on top of the braids, creating a beautiful cascading effect.

Ulla Johnson show model

Ulla Johnson / @maxwellpicswell

At Ulla Johnson, session stylist Joey George incorporated geometric shapes into the models' braids, drawing inspiration from Botticelli paintings. George used Oribe products—including the Curl Gelee ($44), Flash Form Finishing Spray Wax ($44), and Rough Luxury Molding Wax ($39)—to achieve the patterned braided styles.

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