3 Top Hair Trends Predicted by L’Oréal Professionnel Artists


Fashion Week always offers a glimpse of upcoming trends, both in fashion and in beauty, and the Fall/Winter 2015/2016 runways were no exception. Of the host of hairstyles seen at Fashion Week, three major trends stood out to L’Oréal Professionnel artists: Sculptural Romance, Nod to the 90's, and Modern Bohemian.

Click through to see each trend detailed, as well as tips for creating this sure-to-be-everywhere looks. [pagebreak]

Sculptural Romance
As seen at: Bibhu Mohapatra, Roksanda

Romance is in the air for fall 2015 - with nods to old fashioned elegance, swirls and sculptural hair ruled the runways.

At Bibhu Mohapatra, lead stylist Amit Abraham was inspired by the famed sculptor Auguste Rodine when creating romantic, curled updos. To hold the intricate styles in place, Abraham used L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3 for control and finished with L’Oréal Professionnel Extreme Lacquer for shine.

The Teddy Boys-inspired look at Roksanda showcased an updated coif-like shape at the front with a pared down, free flowing texture at the back. Lead stylist Luke Hersheson presented a "modern Betty Page." He created a gentle 50’s swirl in the front, back-combed roots then misted lengths with L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3. The final look was not overly styled, but rather had a "just happened hair" feel.

Nod to the 90's
As seen at: Wes Gordon, J.W. Anderson, Jonathan Saunders, Maison Rabih Kayrouz

The unrestricted attitude of the 90’s has never been so chic. This trend has been spotted on the runways and provides the perfect mix of masculine and feminine.

At Wes Gordon, lead stylist Syd Hayes created a messy knot at the nape using L’Oréal Professionnel Volume Envy Extra for added thickness and L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Nourishing Oil and L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Reinforcing Milk for shine.

Models for J.W. Anderson rocked an edgy look as lead stylist Anthony Turner created a unique pony with a "slightly sweaty feel to the root offset with a haphazard twist in a fluffier texture at the back." Using L’Oréal Professionnel Volume Envy Extra, Turner used his fingers to pull the lengths back into a mid-height pony before back-brushing the tail. To finish the look, Turner applied L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3 to secure the style before models hit the runway.

Backstage at Jonathan Saunders, lead stylist Luke Hersheson embraced 90’s minimalism with a modern twist showcasing a mid-height ponytail with a hint of nonchalance. Using L’Oréal Professionnel Shower Shine, Hersheson created contrast between the super saturated front section against the drier, twisted tail proving the wet look is wearable – even for "real" women.

During Maison Rabih Kayrouz, the wet look continued as lead stylist, Delphine Courteille, created a style of "perfectly ordered lengths enlivened by the odd stray strand." Courteille applied L’Oréal Professionnel Volume Envy Extra to add volume to the hair, and enhanced the shine by applying L’Oréal Professionnel Shower Shine at the roots to a perfectly central part. The look was finished with L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3.

Modern Bohemian
As seen at: Roberto Cavalli, Topshop Unique, Michael Van Der Ham

Sexy natural hair provides versatility on and off the runway. This season, "modern bohemian" is all about an exaggerated but natural look with added volume and texture.

At Roberto Cavalli, the look was natural with a rock’n’roll twist. Lead stylist Sam McKnight used L’Oréal Professionnel Beach Waves spraying section by section from the ends to the roots then ruffling hair with the hands to get an "after-swimming in the sea" effect.

Backstage at Topshop Unique, lead stylist Anthony Turner prepped each model with L’Oréal Professionnel Volume Envy Extra. Flipping the head upside down, Turner blasted the hair with two or more dryers, scrunching locks to add a weathered movement. He then flipped the head back, brushed the hair out, leaving it parted nonchalantly to one side as a gesture rather than a style.

For Michael Van Der Ham, lead stylist, Luke Hersheson, created the ultimate style that many women want – shiny moveable locks that is not too "done." Hersheson applied L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Nourishing Oil to wet hair then after drying, wrapped large sections randomly around a wand to give just a hint of movement. The look was finished by adding one last layer of L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Nourishing Oil to dry hair creating a look that was groomed but unstudied.

[Images courtesy of L’Oréal Professionnel]

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