The catwalks have spoken; from perfect centre partings, to loose, textured waves, 60’s glam to delicate French plaits, here are the hottest fall looks for 2014. As the runway trends are rarely wearable, we’ve decided to share with you our favourite top 3 hairstyles that you should definitely not miss out on this year. Take them straight from runway to real life.
Off-Duty BallerinaBeautiful, delicate and effortlessly fashioned, the off-duty ballerina was a favourite amongst Diane von Furstenberg, Gaultier and Prada. (Pic below) Whilst all the models sported high top knots, each designer chose a slightly different take on the trend, with models showcasing styles such as ‘ballerina’s in rehearsal’, textured, wispy, romanticised, super sleek and ‘all wholly chic’.
To achieve this look; brush your hair into a high ponytail at the top of your head, put your ponytail through your hair donut hole, lift your ponytail high and spread into two equal sections at the top and bottom.
Next, spread the top section of your hair over the top portion of the bun and do the same with the bottom half gripping your hair around the donut, then take any loose ends and twist around the base of the bun. Secure any loose hair with bobby pins and spray with hairspray.
Braids, Twists And Plaits
Twisted, braided and plaited dos have popped up all over the runways, and they are arguably 2014’s biggest hair trends. The best part about these hairstyles is that
there are a million and one ways to wear them.
From French braids at Kenneth Cole (pic above), tousled plaits at Rachel Zoe to crown braids at Nicole Miller (pic below), each look can be recreated to nail the trend.To style a messy braid (for longer hair) you need to; French braid your hair from the back to the side then tie your hair in a side ponytail using a hair elastic.
Tease your ponytail as much as possible using a comb, then braid the teased hair into a regular braid. Pull the braid so it’s loose and uneven, and finally cut the hair elastic so you have a flowing, messy braid.
Dishevelled UpdoBoyish, tight on the sides and messed up at the front was the style models rocked at the Jason Wu show. The secret? Mousse, volume to the roots, brushing the hair at the sides and leaving height on top, and pinning everything up messily to create effortless style. For a messy do, prep your damp hair with products that create structure and volume, then dry your hair in sections whilst pulling away from the scalp.
Powder your roots, then backcomb slightly to create more volume. Section off more textured strands of hair, and pull away from the rest of your hair so these remain loose. Gather your hair, and using bobby pins, just pin all your hair up until there is no loose hair. Add spray to make sure the back is held in place.