Runway beauty and real-life beauty are typically two vastly different ideas. But between the crimped Mohawks and pastel blunt bobs, there are usually a handful of realistic trends on the catwalk. And you’re in luck: This fall’s hair trends happen to not only be wearable, but also incredibly flattering. Shiny waves and effortless buns—you’ll definitely want in on these looks.
Keep reading to see the six hair ideas you need to start working into your fall beauty routine now!
Forget model-off-duty texture. Well, actually don’t forget it—just apply it to your bun. At Marchesa and Diane von Furstenberg, topknots were high and effortlessly undone, while slightly lower versions were spotted at Roberto Cavalli and Altuzarra. Either way, be sure to rough up your ballerina bun, so it looks like you’ve been pirouetting all morning.
Pictured: Diane von Furstenberg F/W 14
Soft, brushed-out waves are to fall what tousled, beachy waves are to summer (a.k.a. your new hair uniform). Add a few bends to your locks with a large-barrel curling iron or a flat iron, then brush through them with your fingers to break up the curls. Don’t forget to maintain the polish—shine is key here.
Pictured: Burberry F/W 14
The fall runways were covered with deep side parts. The closer you can get to your ear, the better, but you don’t need to cover your entire forehead in hair to get in on the trend. Just don’t make your part too deliberate; a little mess makes the look.
Pictured: Aquilano e Rimondi F/W 14
From Nina Ricci to Oscar de la Renta, retro vibes ruled the runway. Big volume and super-sleek strands took the ever-popular lob and made it mod. Even if you’re not sporting a long bob, a teasing comb and flat iron will come in handy this season.
Pictured: Versace F/W 14
For days when you don’t feel like breaking out the hot tools, try the wet look. Slick roots and dry ends (like those seen at Thakoon and 3.1 Phillip Lim) may be a little too literal for real life, but when pulled back into a low bun, the look is way chic. Finally, a legitimate excuse to leave the house with wet hair.
Pictured: Lanvin F/W 14
The ponytail never fails. This fall, try one that’s more haphazard (think: bedhead texture with layers falling out). Make it center-parted for an even more on-trend style.
Pictured: Stella McCartney F/W 14
Which trend will you test-drive? Tell us in the comments below.