In a sense, New York Fashion Week is the ultimate tease, albeit a captivating and addictive one. Not only do we gain highly anticipated peeks into the covetable closets of top fashion houses, but we're also introduced to the following season's must-have beauty trends—a rather backward sensation indeed. While we may never get used to seeing Kendall and Gigi draped in spring haute couture in the weeks leading up to fall, we're not immune to falling head over heels for their spring hair and makeup looks.
Technically speaking, we should wait at least six months (or even a full year per Mansur Gavriel's flower-strewn F/W 19 runway) to imbibe, but when model after model wears their strands full of flora, well, patience takes a back seat. Or should we say row? Yep, strands dripping in florals is one of the most beautiful (and Instagrammable) trends taking over NYFW, and in all honesty, we're planning to reinterpret the trend as soon as possible this year. After all, a waterfall of flowers feels one part woodland fairy, one part renaissance romantic—melding perfectly with moody-hued layers and richly tinted lips and lids this season.
Charmed? We rounded up the gasp-worthy, flora-infused hair moments we've seen thus far at NYFW, courtesy of both Rodarte (where overgrown roses were at large) and Mansur Gavriel (where petite daises dusted models' crowns). Here are the must-see looks, products, and styling how-tos essential to re-create the look for yourself.
At Mansur Gavriel, daisies dripped from models' hair, artfully suspended using—wait for it—eyelash glue. And according to Bumble and bumble's global fashion director, Laurent Philippon, the dainty aesthetic was fit for fantasy.
“It’s the Mansur Gavriel fantasy,” he says of the look. “Everything looks natural and effortless, but it’s extremely calculated; we study every single girl down to each individual strand of hair.” Surprisingly, however, the prep and styling process is wonderfully effortless—and copycat friendly, thank God.
"First, air-dry the hair, and then enhance its natural movement with Bumble and bumble's Prep ($26) spray," Philippon explained via press release. "It's an iconic primer product perfect for lightly conditioning and refreshing your look. Then, create a natural part, and for straight or lifeless hair, add a bit more texture with the brand's iconic surf spray."
At Rodarte, the mood was more dramatic, blooming with oversize roses in a Technicolor array of shades, from blue-red crimson to variations of cerulean and powder blue to sparkling aquamarine. According to Tresemmé NYFW hairstylist Odile Gilbert, the styling process is involved but 100% doable nonetheless.
“To achieve this sophisticated and whimsical look, we started by washing the model's hair with Tresemmé's Thick & Full Shampoo and Conditioner to create a voluminous foundation," Gilbert explains. "Next, we towel-dried, using our fingers to distribute Tresemmé's Tres Two Extra Hold Mousse throughout the hair from root to tip for added volume and bounce."
For ultimate protection, Gilbert used the brand's cult-loved keratin spray before blow-drying and sectioning off hair to create natural, loose waves with a curling iron. (Psst: The exact iron is a wand from Sultra). For staying power and a finishing touch of body and texture, Gilbert doused models' heads with dry shampoo and Tresemmé's Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray ($6) to secure the look.