Spring Forward: The Most Important Hair and Beauty Trends from Fashion Week SS/2019

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From braids and bangs to bold color choices, Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion Week did not disappoint. We take a look at some of the must-have trends to emerge from the runway this season, including the super-short haircut, courtesy of Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau, that model Edie Campbell rocked at Versace, Prada and Marc Jacobs. 

Wet and Wild

At Chloe, damp hair was swept back with a bit of volume on top, while at Markus Lupfer, slicked-back hair was tucked behind the ears. Effortlessly chic were those just-got-out-of-the-shower looks we saw at Proenza Schouler—long hair slicked back off the forehead, often accessorized with hair clips or pins. To duplicate that look, you’ll want to work some gel or serum into the hair, lightly coating each strand before blow-drying. The point is not to go out with sopping-wet hair. The Elchim 8th Sense Dryer is not only super lightweight, but you can also adjust air flow and temperature in a flash to style all eight types of hair, from delicate or fragile to thick or thin. 

Baby’s Back

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So baby bangs were out of fashion for a hot minute, but now they’re back in full force. At Prada, models walked the runway in micro fringes accessorized by exaggerated leather studded headbands. “Every girl has a short fringe that gives it a boyish, tough rebelliousness,” says Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau, who calls the look a real strong silhouette. Meanwhile at Miu Miu, Sam McKnight used jeweled headbands to accessorize very short fringes.

Short Story

Think of hairdressing legend Guido Palau as the transformer. Five years ago he gave model Edie Campbell a shaggy mullet that conferred instant “It-girl” status on her. Now he’s done it again, chopping off Campbell’s locks to reveal a boyish pixie that’s dark at the roots with chunky, bleach-blonde highlights. Palau was inspired by that other Edie—Andy Warhol muse, Edie Sedgwick. The key to this look? Rough, windblown texture.

The Braidy Bunch

At Erdem, super-shiny braids started behind the ear and snaked down the side of the head. At Cushnie, hair was pulled back into a low pony and braided, while at Max Mara, braids were almost severe, slicked down with styling oil for a sleek, sexy vibe.

The Shining

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From Odile Gilbert’s polished chignons with deep side parts and tons of gel at Naeem Kkan, to the minimalist, slicked-back hair at Victoria Beckham with comb marks in the front, we’re heading down a slippery slope this season. The ergonomic and resistant wide-tooth comb from Elchim makes it easy to duplicate Guido Palau’s slightly boyish comb marks.

Wonderful World of Color

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Mermaid hair in vivid shades of sea-green or turquoise is old news by now, but at Giambattista Valli, hairdresser Paul Hanlon put a whimsical spin on the look.  After using color sprays in bright pastels on the hair, Hanlon sprinkled glitter on top like the proverbial cherry. The result? Pure magic. Meanwhile at Marc Jacobs, 37 models allowed Redken Global Creative Director Josh Wood to dye their hair in a range of pastel shades. “Marc didn’t want ‘fun’ pastels, he wanted an aged, vintage pastel where they look like they have a history to them,” says Wood, “like a grown-up pastel, with the help of a shadow root on each girl.” Think layers of peach, pink and green.