Since many of the year’s hair trends start on the runway, we’ve rounded up some of the top spring/summer 2023 hair looks from Fashion Weeks around the world that are all sure to inspire both you and your clients.
At Stella McCartney’s show for Paris Fashion Week, lead stylist Eugene Souleimen and the team enhanced the models’ natural beauty with styles that ranged from short to long, and styled with braids. Souleiman used the Moroccanoil Treatment and Curl Control Mousse to define and hydrate the curls and finished the looks off with Glimmer Shine for a glossy effect.
Low buns took over the runway at the Jason Wu show at NYFW. Olaplex’s lead stylist Jimmy Paul wanted to create healthy-looking hair that was inspired by a busy ’90’s New York City girl. Paul used the brand’s No.9 Nourishing Hair Serum, No.6 Bond Smoother and No.7 Bonding Oil, all before braiding the hair and twisting it into a bun. He finished the look by leaving the ends of the bun out and used a flat iron to straighten them to hold their shape.
Oribe’s principal artist of global design Kien Hoang created a variety of braided styles for the Marrisa Wilson show at NYFW. Designed to complement the designer’s collection that was inspired by her Guyanese-American heritage, the looks were created with Oribe’s Run-Through Detangling Primer to prep the hair, Curl Gelèe for definition and shine, as well as the Rough Luxury Molding Wax for hold, before Hoang finished the look by adding clear beads to the ends.
Classic with a Twist
For Susan Alexandra’s NYFW show, amika’s global artistic director Naeemah LaFond created looks for some of Hollywood’s biggest female comedians that were inspired by both their personal styles and ’90’s supermodel hair. LaFond used amika’s Headstrong Intense Hold Hairspray, the Plus Size Perfect Body Mousse, as well as the brand’s 1.25-inch curler to create big and bouncy curls.
Inspired by the classic and cool grunge looks of ’90s supermodels, editorial hairstylist Duffy created sleek and effortless looks using ghd styling tools for the Victoria Beckham show at Paris Fashion Week. Duffy used the ghd Bodyguard Heat Protectant Spray to shield the hair from thermal damage, and blow-dried it with the brand’s Helios Professional Dryer. Duffy also used ghd’s Unplugged Straightener to create soft and delicate movement in the model’s hair.
The wet look continues to dominate on the runway. To create the super sleek and edgy looks at the Maisie Wilen show at NYFW, lead hairstylist and R+Co global educator Sera Sloane used the brand’s COOL WIND pH Perfect Air Dry Crème and the CONTINENTAL Glossing Wax to push the hair back and to help emphasize a wet finish look. To complete the look, Sloane applied TWO-WAY MIRROR Smoothing Oil from mid-length to ends for high shine.
Editorial stylist Lucas Wilson created retro-inspired looks for the Prabal Gurung show for NYFW. Wilson and the team used Bumble & Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer to create the hair’s foundation and hydrate the hair. In addition, Thickening Spray, Curl Reactivator and Prep Primer were staples that brought the looks to life.