Fall 2018 Catwalk Hair Trends
If you thought fashion week was just about clothes then you’re clearly not as obsessed with hair as we are. Every season we look to the catwalks for hairstyle inspiration for the coming months and AW18 was no exception. This year there were a lot of wet look, messy waves and wind swept textures that we can’t wait to try out as the weather gets colder. Here are the key styles you need to see...
Knots and Twists
This season knots and twists were a big trend across a lot of the shows and are an easy way to elevate a simple pony or bun. At Chanel the hair was in a high messy top knot that was super sleek on the sides and loose and choppy on top. There was a similar vibe at Philosophy but the twisted bun was kept super sleek and shiny instead with the end of the pony left loose. Keeping the sides smooth is what gives this look its polished feel so make sure to use lots of hairspray if you try it out.
Caught In The Rain Waves
We could not be more grateful that caught in the rain-esque hair is officially a trend as it’s a look we’ll rocking for the majority of the winter months. At Aigner they went for tight waves around the face which faded into looser bends towards the ends of the hair. We love this look and it’s a style that you could adapt to suit the natural texture of your locks with minimal effort. Sportmax went for a way more relaxed interpretation with loose curls that were pinned back to keep the volume at chin level. A sharp centre parting is the key to keeping this style polished so make sure to use your comb for a really crisp line.
Slicked back, wet look hair was a key look this summer but for winter it’s getting way more textured and loose. At Jil Sander the hair was dripping with wax and combed back to create smooth lines. Alternatively, at Emilia Wickstead they went for some fresh out of the shower, natural curls with lots of texture and flyaways. Our go-to product for wet look hair is the Fat Boy Tough Guy Water Wax which Jen Atkin swears by as it gives you that super shiny finish while holding the hair in place.
Ponytails are getting an upgrade for winter with loops, wraps and twists. At Sportmax and Stella Jean the hair was left in a loop through the elastic and then the lengths were twisted and pinned back up to create more volume. The key to this trend is covering the elastic and any bobby pins to keep it neat.
Bright colours are becoming a staple trend now that it’s easier than ever to switch up your colour. Red was on the catwalk at Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs this season as well as being reflected in the clothes. Red is the perfect shade for winter but make sure to keep it a bright or cherry red if you want to nail this trend.
This season designers took a lot of inspiration from the 1960s with their hairstyles and revived some of the key trends of the decade. At Miu Miu they went for this crazy high beehive that was swept to the side to create a faux fringe. At Moschino they looked to the 60s too but went for a Jackie O style bob instead that was flicked out at the ends. These interpretations are a little gimmicky but you could easily flick out the ends of your hair or tease the roots for a more wearable take on the trend.
Clean Low Pony
Low ponytails are such an easy hairstyle but can look super chic and effortless if you get it right. We love these thick, blunt cut ponytails at Roksanda and they work so well with both hair textures. At House of Holland the hair was sept back for a more dressy look and we love the bright pop of orange with the hair cuff. It’s best to curl or straighten your hair hair before you put it in the pony and make sure to comb your hair as your pull it back to get a smooth finish.