The top hair and beauty trends for fall/winter 2013, plus expert backstage styling tips for rocking these runway looks every day.
Retro styling comes back every fall, but this season keep rolls, bouffants and pony tails clean and simple, rather than exaggerated or disheveled. Channel the past using classic shapes and cuts, but keep hair volume minimal. Make sure your vintage creation stays in tact all day long with a misting of strong holding hairspray all over when you’re finished, like Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong.
Dark, smudged eyes, imperfect lipstick and messy waves ruled the runways. For natural looking texture, try this trick from Jorge Joao, World MasterCard Fashion Week lead stylist: apply Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine to hair before braiding strands into random sections and sizes. Sleep on hair, then apply a small amount of Shatterproof Shine to hair before undoing the braids the next morning.
Forget long coils and loose loops this fall. Springy waves with tons of volume are taking over. Work volumizing products, such as Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse, through hair when creating curls, either by curling pins to the head or rollers. James Pecis recommends shaking curls with your fingers and doing touch ups with a large-toothed comb to get the textured curls seen at Just Cavalli.
Pretty Punk Rock
The faux hawk trend graced many punk-inspired runway shows (meaning the undercut trend probably isn’t going away this season). Try a less severe take on this trend using this technique from Eugene Souleiman, Wella Professionals Global Creative Director, Care and Styling: build layers of smaller ponytails up through the head, leaving a top section near the crown free to fall on top of the stack of tails. Spray with Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture and blast with the hairdryer to create a textured finish.
Sleek and Skinny
Straight, sleek hair is every minimalist girl’s dream this season, whether it’s gently pulled away from the face or in a ponytail. Slick back flyaways with a hair oil, like Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine, to give your style that oh-so-chic a wet look. Do a daring, deep side part, or try pulling hair back without creating one for a fashion-forward style. Orlando Pita created a sleek updo with a roll for Roland Mouret using Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to give hair some hold while styling and create a smooth finish.
Photos courtesy of, Redken, Style.com, Wella and David Webber for Moroccanoil.