The top hairstyling and beauty trends spotted on the fall/winter 2014/2015 Fashion Week runways that you have to try this season.
1. Greyish blondes
Platinum takes top billing on the colour chart for fall 2014. And looking forward, this luxe and cool hair colour will become even more on-trend when it morphs into deeper greyish tones. Not, of course, for clients who despise the sight of any white strands.
2. Plaits, rasta-inspired ponytails
The yearning for braids has not lost an iota of its momentum. This fall, the decorative plait reappears in the form of cornrows or a woven texture that encircles the entire head, including how Guido Palau imagined it at Alexander McQueen. Another stunning look at Chanel featured Rasta braids with crimped treatments and incorporated fabric in the woven braid. The perfect balance of street and couture.
3. Basket weave, bandeaux
Karl Lagerfeld was very straightforward when he told Sam McKnight, head hairstylist at Fendi, that he wanted something that evoked “lines of purity”. Cue two partings, one on each side, add a basket weave around the head and voilà! At Donna Karan, side-swept hair was interpreted as a bandeau that was slightly evocative of the ’60s.
4. New updos
With the mood for touchable and textured hair that’s in the air, evening updos are more relaxed than ever. It’s all about ”perfect“ imperfections, created with fingers that demand only texturizing and salt-water sprays to come to life and a few strategically-placed bobby pins sometimes used as embellishments.
It’s all about roughed-up hair contrasting beautiful evening gowns. As Eugene Souleiman, global creative director for Wella Professionals says: “I wanted the girls to look ’60s but relevant.” He used a texturizer to make hair appear ruffled. “It’s really about the trash with the class, which is sexy. It’s about the hair looking done but a while ago.”
6. Extreme nails
The quest for the most daring and creative nails continues to fascinate and enthrall beauty enthusiasts worldwide. Yes, half-moons, matte finishes and oval shapes abound, but also ultra-extravagant creations by the likes of CND, which created exaggerated talons dipped and decked out in tiny jewels and glitter.
Photos courtesy of Aveda, CND, Moroccan Oil, Redken, Style.com, Wella
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