4 Hair trends from NYFW AW18 we can't get over

4 Hair trends from NYFW AW18 we can't get over

What a throwback

Text: Wei Yeen Loh

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From comb headbands to colour-streaked bowl cuts, which of these looks are up your alley this season?

New York Fashion Week AW18 ended with a bang a few days ago, and we couldn't help but to spot a couple of hair trends that are seeing a revival this year. Read on to find out what made the cut this AW18:

Blast from the past 

Pretty much the most talked about hair trend from NYFW AW18 is the comeback of hair accessories from the '80s and '90s. While most can't shake off the idea of claw clips as runway-worthy, it'd be hard-pressed to admit that these aren't the perfect accessories for second-day hair (especially on days that you're running late and don't have time for a styled 'do.) Tom Ford brought back lurex headbands coupled with a majorly tousled hair, while Alexander Wang and Prabal Gurung gave us reason to start trawling for forgotten claw cips and comb headbands in our hair accessory stash.


Pin it

'90s hair clips and headbands aren't the only accessories that are trending this season. Pins of all sorts, from rhinestone-studded to the good ol' bobby pins, are now en vogue. A retro spin in the form embellished bow-shaped clips was spotted at Michael Kors; bobby pins were used to full effect for taming crimped waves down at Libertine; while Zadig & Voltaire proved that studded pins can complement a pair of standout earrings for a statement-making look.


Curtain call

Centre-parted bangs are all the rage this fall with a handful of brands jumping on the trendwagon. If you're feeling inspired to take on this fringed 'do, add a contemporary twist via a chic lob tucked behind the ears (Jason Wu) or go the '70s route and let your natural curl take place with blown-out waves and plenty of hairspray (Coach 1941, A Detacher).


Colour me rad

Hair colour ran the gamut from turquoise to orange on the runway — it's time to embrace your colour-loving streak this season. Models were given bowl-cuts with gradient stripes that complented their ensembles at Marc Jacobs; hairstylist Guido Palau gave models space-age, "neon geometric wigs" in electric hues at Jeremy Scott; while pastel-hued locks and wigs dominated the catwalk at Philipp Plein.