With another Fashion Month now at a close, we are once again wowed by how above and beyond all of the lead hairstylists working backstage went went it came to crafting runway hair looks. Although most of the fashion week buzz tends to relate to clothes, hair is a crucial component in the overall feel and effect of a runway show or presentation. With that being said, there were a number of dazzling hair trends—across New York, London, Milan, Paris—that caught our eye for the Fall 2023 season. Ahead, take a closer look at some of the standout hair looks for each of the four cities.
New York: Ribbons
New York kicked off fashion month on a high note—and with some serious coquette energy. Ribbons were abundant for FW 2023 hairstyles. Lead hairstylist Anna Cofone incorporated small black bows on top of sleek hair styles for the SUSAN FANG runway show. Lead hairsttylist Evanie Frausto also followed suit for small ribbons at NYFW, styling the Sandy Liang show with an array of mini bows placed all over long haired models’ hair. Cyndia Harvey, who led hair for Simone Rocha, also worked with ribbons, which contrasted well with the sleek, “wet” bang looks she styled for this runway.
London: Abstract Hair Silhouettes
Chet Lo is known for eye-catching shapes and textures, so it only made sense that lead hairstylist Anna Cofone crafted structural hairstyles for this show. Each model rocked a different silhouette, many of which involved gelled abstract circular shapes. The show had a dark and edgy feel, and the hair was no exception.
Milan: Short Cuts
At Milan Fashion Week, we saw an influx of casted models with edgy short chops. Although the bob is certainly all the rage this season, these models had pixie cuts or extremely short androgynous styles. Short haired models dominated runways of many luxury brands, such as Gucci and Prada. For Gucci’s show, lead hairstylist Paul Hanlon played around with different short lengths and colors, crafting bold red pixie cuts and sleek textural styles. While at Prada, lead hairstylist Guido Palau opted for glossy, pin-straight bobs. These styles contributed to the growing trend of deconstructing gender within the realm of fashion and beauty. Milan Fashion Week further proved the effortlessly cool vibe that always accompanies a shorter hair style.
Paris: Minimal and Natural
At Paris Fashion Week, simple yet elegant hair dominated the runway. From Hermès to Chloé, there was a running motif of hair minimalism. Lead hairstylist Holli Smith crafted an array of different minimalist styles, spanning from simple and effortless ponytails to straight and wavy middle-parted hair looks for the Chloé runway show. Whether it be short haired models or models with simple pulled back looks, these styles remained elegant and chic, in true French fashion.