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New York Fashion Weeks are two of the highlights of my year, almost like a second (and third) Christmas if you will. The week keeps me energized despite the cold weather. There’s nothing quite like adoring all of the new fashions and seeing all of the work that so many creative designers have innovated.

Even though fashion is clearly the main focus of fashion week, it’s hard to forget about the amazing beauty looks that are showcased too. Think about it – an amazing hairstyle can bring a whole new perspective to a chic outfit. Let’s look at some our favorite runway hairstyles from this year’s fashion week.

Fresh and Funky French Braids for Rachel Zoe

Styled by Antonio Corral, the Rachel Zoe models rocked this super cute braided look. The braids were not perfect by any means, but their distressed texture is what made them so envious. The few pieces of hair that flew out of the braids made the look complete by framing the faces of the models and making the look that much more edgy.

Brave and Bold Braided Headbands for Rebecca Minkoff

Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s looks, TRESemme stylist Jeanie Syfu strived to help her models pull off this effortlessly beautiful look. She began the process by roughing up their hair with her fingertips, and then created four strand braids from three different ponytails. To finish, she wrapped the braids around the models’ heads before pinning them into place, and then pulled out a few stray strands to give the braids a live-in vibe.

Simple and Sophisticated Low Ponytails for Reed Krakoff

Not every hairstyle at fashion week has been over the top; sometimes, simple is best, and keeps all attention on the fashion. Stylist Orlando Pita worked with Redken to create this easy low ponytail hairstyle that is chic and elegant. Models had their hair parted while damp, and then their strands were gathered in a low ponytail to air dry.

Vintage and Volumized Ponytails for Pamella Roland

For a different ponytail vibe, the models at the Pamella Roland show wore their hair in bumped up ponytails inspired by ‘60s French film stars. Hairstylist Ted Gibson achieved this look by teasing the hair thoroughly, and then gathering the hair into a side pony. The volumized strands were supposed to look rough and textured to complement the equally smudgy, smoldering makeup that the models wore to get the rolled-out-of-bed but still sexy look.

Feminine and Floral Updos for Zac Posen

This season’s delicate and dainty collection from Zac Posen called for equally feminine hairstyles on the runway. To achieve this, models had their hair gathered off their shoulders into a casual updo that was finished with small silk flowers. In order to reflect the unique style of each model, hairstylist Odile Gilbert made sure that each model had a completely different twist on this classy look.


What have been some of your favorite NYFW hairstyles? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Jen is a 2016 graduate of Messiah College, where she majored in journalism and minored in gender studies. She's a proud Bostonian who is obsessed with tattoos, puppies, magazines and Sephora. She's been reading Her Campus since high school and was thrilled to join the HC team as a National Contributing Writer in September 2013. She became an HC Beauty Blogger in February 2014 and continued to write on-trend beauty posts until July 2016. A few highlights from her time writing for HC included attending and writing about two BeautyCon events and Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Life in 2015. You can follow her on Twitter @JenFlanagan14 and on Instagram @jenlea14.