New York Fashion Week SS17: Where second-day hair dreams come true
In the flurry of drama surrounding the recent New York Fashion Week SS17 shows, some beauty headlines stood out more than others: 18 models braved the chop-and-change just for the Alexander Wang show! Victoria Beckham revived dead-straight tresses - long live GHDs! Another headline we feel deserves equal (or more) attention is how NYFW SS17 made second-day hair absolutely legit in the coolest ways, which means there's no better time than now to hold off the hair wash, ladies! Until next season New York Fashion Week, hello again morning sleep-ins.
Wear it: Slicked back
Joyful, flirty ensembles were the perfect contrast to the grungy, 50s-inspired slicked back hair trend at Altuzarra. Run a little product (water-based wax, light gel or pomades will work) through your hair, focusing on the crown to create texture. Once the product is evenly distributed, run a comb through to style - go super sleek on the sides and leave some volume on the top. Leave perfection at the door - flyaways and loose strands welcomed.
Style upgrade: The belted pony
Another second-day hair no brainer is the low pony, which gets an ultra chic update at Tibi, where ponytails are secured using soft fabric belts in monochrome colours for equal parts of minimalist upgrade and major style points.
Spotted: Half topknot 2.0
The lazy-girl favourite trend gets a cool-girl makeover at Nolcha Shows and is your go-to for those clean-hair-greasy-fringe days. Start braiding from the crown before twisting it into a messy knot or use a braid as a wrap around your topknot for an effortless finish.
Still trending: The thick headband
We've all had nasty morning bed-hair that just won't.stay.in.place. Spend the precious minutes on prepping your skin instead and swiping on a bright lippie before finishing off the look with a thick elastic headband as seen at Creatures of the Wind for an instantly polished 'I woke up like this' look.
Stand out: Quirky headgear
The best trick to taking the attention away from those second- possibly third-day (eek!) tresss? Limelight-hogging headgear, naturally. Anna Sui's embellished fascinator to disco-dog headgears and shower caps (yes, and robes!) at Thom Browne beg to be paired with a devil-may-care attitude - wallflowers need not apply.
Dial it up: Beach Goddess
Anytime is a good time to doll up - warm, sandy beaches included. Fashion Palette Australia is giving us major holiday vibes with silk headscarf wraps and pretty floral crowns fit for beach royalty.
Cool cop out: Oversized hats
If you're going to take the easy way out, at least do it in style. Nicholas K's selection of ultra-wide brimmed hats and faux fur tipped caps define the new nomadic-chic.
Pretty details: Big bows
So you got your hair done a couple of days ago and still not quite ready to part with it? Make like Carmen Marc Valvo and do the extreme side part-pretty bow combo with aplomb. Monochromatic tones keep the look classy-not-cute-sy.
Bits and bobs: Feminine embellishments
Ryan Roche and Marchesa stepped up the femininity with clever little details including the weaving of silk strands into low ballerina buns and adding a little bling to balance the punk-rock look of a sleek hairdo respectively. Two words: pure genius.
More hair inspo coming up...
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