While fashion week serves as a boon of sartorial inspiration, the catwalks also dole out beauty looks that will become client favorites throughout the coming seasons.
We have rounded up seven hairstyles and their step-by-step breakdowns from the NYFW fall/winter 2022 runways.
The show, which was inspired by designer Brandon Maxwell’s grandmother, had a chic and sophisticate feel that hairstylist Jawara channeled when creating the models’ hair. The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer Professional and the Dyson Corrale straightener helped create the bun shape and bow embellishments, with modern braiding, for the show.
- Prep the hair using the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, adjusting attachments according to the model’s hair type—use either the Smoothing Concentrator with Dyson Paddle brush on straight and wavy hair, or select the Wide-tooth comb attachment, engineered with robust teeth to lengthen, and shape curly and coily hair. Delivering the ideal starting point for the finish of this look, the fast and precise airflow of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer increases smoothness and shine and decreases frizz and flyaways.
- Part the hair in the center with a pin comb. Then use the Professional Styling Concentrator on the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, directing the airflow down the hair shafts on each side, to create sharp and definition at the parting. The wider, thinner design of the Professional Styling Concentrator creates a high-velocity blade of air that is precisely focused, allowing stylists to style one section at a time, without disturbing the rest of the style.
- Use the Dyson Corrale straightener to give an added sleek finish, selecting from the three precise heat settings to suit the model’s hair type, before running the tool through the lengths and ends. The Dyson Corrale straightener is the first and only straightener with flexing plate technology that delivers enhanced styling with half the damage. Featuring 4-cell lithium-ion battery technology, the tool delivers the thermal performance of a corded straightener without needing the cord, giving freedom to style from backstage to final line up.
- From the crown, take an inch wide section down the center and braid to the nape. Take the remainder of the hair and tie at the nape using an elastic, tucking hair behind each ear. Twist the ponytail into a bun, securing in place with U pins. Loosely tease the bun for added texture, adding texture spray and a light mist of hairspray. Finish with a large black grosgrain ribbon bow.
- Finally, use the new Dyson Flyaway Attachment for the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer—which harnesses the Coanda effect to hide flyaways without extreme heat—to smooth any flyaways around the crown of the head. The Flyaway tool adds to the Dyson Supersonic attachments designed to give stylists the agility to style different types of hair with one tool, including the Wide Tooth Comb for curly and coily hair and a re-engineered Diffuser and Professional Styling Concentrator.
Power dressing of the 1980s and ‘90s was on full display at Christian Siriano. Hairstylist Jon Reyman used the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer Professional and the Dyson Corrale to create hair looks that would compliment the strong silhouettes of the clothing. The result was “a powerful and dreamlike aesthetic” complete with a glass finish, embellished with crimping and rhinestone elements.
- From its unstyled state, use the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer to prep the hair, adjusting attachments according to the model’s hair type—use either the Smoothing Concentrator with Dyson Paddle brush on straight and wavy hair, or select the Wide-tooth Comb attachment, engineered with robust teeth to lengthen, and shape curly and coily hair. Delivering the ideal starting point for the finish of this look, the fast and precise airflow of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer increases smoothness and shine and decreases frizz and flyaways.
- Next, part the hair in the center, applying product to give a tacky, gummy texture. This will respond to the Dyson Corrale straightener and allow the glass, wet look finish on the crown to be achieved.
- The Dyson Corrale straightener is the first and only straightener with flexing plate technology that delivers enhanced styling with half the damage. Featuring 4-cell lithium-ion battery technology, the tool delivers the thermal performance of a corded straightener without the cord, giving freedom to style from backstage to final line up.
- Tuck the hair behind each ear, gathering at the nape and liberally applying hair spray over the style. Allow the product to set, whilst holding in place with creaseless clips to ensure no unwanted indentation to the hair. Leave in place for 10–15 minutes, removing immediately before the show.
- Run a final pass across the crown of the head to smooth any unwanted flyaways, using the outside of the Dyson Corrale straightener with the tool closed. Finish by crimping the lengths and ends and adding rhinestones along the parting for added drama.
“I wanted the hair to compliment the glamour that we know and love from LaQuan Smith. We kept it bold, sleek and frozen in place, without a single strand out of place,” said Lacy Redway, Unilever global stylist and celebrity hair artist.
- Begin with TRESemmé One Step Smooth and work it through the hair so there is moisture from roots to ends before creating the style.
- Apply TRESemmé TRES TWO Mega Control Gel throughout before brushing hair back using a boar bristle brush to smooth out any texture all the way to the crown of the head. Once hair is completely smooth, secure with a hair tie and split the ponytail in half.
- Wrap the two parts into themselves, creating a knot. Secure the knot with hair pins and freeze the style in place with TRESemmé TRES TWO Freeze Hold Hair Spray.
- Complete the look with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum to create the icy effect.
Bronx and Banco
“This season, the Bronx and Banco collection is so beautiful we didn’t want to compete with the clothes - so we decided to shine along with them! We created a super sleek, super glossy ponytail to complement the collection,” explained Kevin Hughes, Moroccanoil artistic director
- On damp hair, apply a dime size amount of Moroccanoil Treatment—or Moroccanoil Treatment Light for finer hair and lighter tones—from mid-lengths to ends to provide the perfect foundation for styling.
- To protect the hair from all heat styling, apply Moroccanoil Perfect Defense throughout the hair.
- Apply a generous amount of Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion to the hair globally to defrizz and leave the hair luxuriously smooth.
- Blow the hair out sleek using the Moroccanoil Power Performance Ionic Hair Dryer and Moroccanoil Ceramic 55 mm Round Brush.
- Then, using the Moroccanoil Perfectly Polished Titanium Flat Iron, straighten the hair from root to tip.
- Apply Moroccanoil Styling Gel to polish hair from the part line all the way through to the nape, leaving the ends dry. Gather the hair at the nape in a tight, low ponytail and secure with an elastic band.
- Apply Moroccanoil Molding Cream to smooth the edges of the hairline, if needed.
- Spray a generous amount of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine from the top of the head through the ponytail to give the overall look superior shine.
- Secure the look with an ample amount of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong to strengthen the hold.
- Tame the ends and give hair a silky, healthy look using a small amount of the Moroccanoil Mending Infusion.
Briana Cisneros, Wella Professionals North America ambassador, created a variety of hairstyles for the Christian Cowan show.
“The Waterfall Pony” breakdown
- To create this bold, ethereal look, Cisneros used Wella Professionals EIMI Shape Shift to smooth hair back into a sleek braid, which was then twisted into a low bun.
- She then fastened the dramatic ponytail extension into the bun and secured the look in place with Wella Professionals EIMI Stay Firm.
- To finish it off, she applied Wella Professionals EIMI Glam Mist for shine and protection from humidity.
“Let Your Curl Shine” breakdown
- Cisneros started off by glazing the hair with Wella Professionals Shinefinity for long-lasting color and shine.
- Next, she layered Sebastian Professional Dark Oil into the curls to smoothen hair and add body and applied Wella Professionals EIMI Extra Volume to give the curls head-turning volume and perfect body with strong hold.
- She then worked Wella Professionals EIMI Boost Bounce into the hair to define the curls and give them added volume and shine- finishing off the look with a fine dust of glitter to reflect their natural curl pattern.
“My inspiration came from club kids in the 60s… It was about individuality, and how kids go to a club and their hair is all different textures,” said hairstylist Garren about his work for the Anna Sui show. The celebrity stylist and co-founder of R+Co used R+Co BLEU products to create 60’s inspired side-swept looks to complement the retro, mod-inspired collection.
Garren continued, “We used product that would allow us to work with the models’ natural texture to give them the texture we wanted, and would last for a full day, shooting on set… The girls have a heavy side part with hair over one eye. We turned Laim into a member of The Beatles, with a new haircut and Surreal Styling Cream.”
For all of the looks, check out this video.