Fall 2014 Hair Trends from New York Fashion Week
As I reminisced about my escapades as a kid applying makeup from my grandmother’s makeup bin in my NYFW make up trend article, I will have to continue the trend and chat a little about some of my “hair history”.
About the time I was coating my lids in blue eye shadow by the age of nine, Santa Clause brought me a large doll head with hair you could style, wash, dry and curl. I hated the bangs so I cut them the way I wanted and styled that doll several times a week braiding, doing updos, putting the head in rollers covered up with my mom’s portable hair dryer. I honestly thought I would make a career as a hair stylist but it ended up I would love talking about the trends more. Surprised?
Getting a glimpse backstage at New York Fashion Week with the models getting their hair done is a real treat. The hair stylists follow pictures set by the lead hair stylist and teams get each model perfectly ready to hit the runway to present their look to the audience and to the press.
For Fall 2014, hair trends were as varied as the designers who sent their collections down the runways. I always look for looks you can do yourself but I also love the amazing updos you have to pay someone to do for you.
One of the collections to see for amazing hair is at Venexiana by designer Kati Stern. The 1930’s inspired thick halo braid topped each models head and in the back, a vintage inspired combs was tucked in the back. Phillip Pelusi and his team created the looked called “Coquette”. The braid trend from Spring 2014 is moving right into the fall.
At Trina Turk, the Cutler hair team used Redken products to create an easy, breezy California look. They created an updated “messy” pony tail that had nice volume at the crown with long whispy sides. The pony was then side swept and cascaded down one side of the model’s neck. It will be easy to re-create, fresh, very Spring and certainly a look you can do yourself.
Carolina Herrera’s runway undo was the most dramatic with a super-stacked braided bun. It stood out on the top of the model’s head and mimicked the hats she chose to accent her collection..think about a Shriner’s hats but without the tassels.
Lead hair stylist, Orlando Pita for Biosilk added netting to create the dramatic updo buns but perfect for the runway and made quite the hair fashion statement to compliment a cohesive collection.
The addition of hair color was seen in the Herve Leger show where brightly colored hair pieces were placed in the long pony tails of the models. At the Emerson collection violet streaks were woven within the braids and looked like the popular hair chalk treatment.
Have fun with your fashionable hair styles for Fall 2014. To get more ideas for the season, click here to see the entire Hair Trend Fashion photo gallery.
Thank you to Russ and Company for sponsoring the Hair Trends from New York Fashion Week.