While New York Fashion Week is certainly a clothing-oriented event, there is much to be said about everything that goes into these spectacular shows. From venue setups, to music, to makeup, it’s possible to pick up on upcoming trends beyond just garments. For the spring/summer 2023 season, the hairstylists at several shows went above and beyond in creating beautiful hair looks. Here are a few of our favorites.
Pink Roots at Collina Strada
Taking note from Billie Eilish’s controversial signature green root look, several models walking in the Collina Strada show had vibrant bubblegum colored roots that faded into dark, natural hair. These avant-garde pops of color meshed perfectly with the pastel, whimsical feel of Collina Strada’s collection. Hairstylist Evanie Frausto also sent some models dowth the runway with bleached or mint green roots, possibly predicting an upcoming hair trend. Collina Strada’s show also featured other popular hair concepts, such as extremely short chops and bleached brows.
Mohawk Buns at Altuzarra
Hairstylist Jawara certainly did not fail to enhance the looks of Altuzarra’s desert-inspired runway show this past week. The show featured edgy bobs, slick braids, and, most memorably, spiky mohawk buns. Bearing a heavy Y2K influence, these mohawks were fun and nostalgic without feeling tacky or juvenile.
Beads at Marissa Wilson
The braided bead look at Marissa Wilson’s show created a sense of unity amongst all of the spectacularly colorful and busy looks on this runway. The show casted models with all sorts of hair textures While all the models’ rocked different specific styles that debuted many different hair textures, many looks included these clear beads. The hair beads certainly embodied a “cool girl” aesthetic, and made all of Marissa Wilson’s pieces even more enviable.
The hair for this show was styled by the incredibly talented Kien Hoang. Marissa Wilson took to Instagram to explain the thought process behind the looks; “Since the MW SS23 Runway Collection was inspired by my Guyanese heritage, I had named it “Of Many Water” because Guyana is known as The Land of Many Waters, home of the world’s largest single drop waterfall. I showed Kien my fashion illustrations with the models’ hair in these oversized beads – as if they were beautiful, sparkling waterfalls – and a sample of the beaded trim I found from the garment district that I thought looked just like water droplets.”
Butterflies at LoveShackFancy
In recent years, LoveShackFancy has gained somewhat of a cult following from their feminine, cottage-core dresses. It’s no surprise that this brand opted for a whimsical feel with the hair and makeup in their debut NYFW show. Several of the models had pastel butterfly hair accessories around their heads, appearing as though these butterflies were flying. Hairstylist Jon Reyman’s use of these adorable accessories certainly enhanced the dreaminess of this garden-set event.
Side Parts at Tommy Hilfiger
Although Gen Z has sworn off sides parts on TikTok, deeming them “cheugy”, this week Tommy Hilfiger proved that they can still be cool. Whether it be a messy ponytail or sleek curls, many of the models at this show sported different styles of side parted hair. The show stayed true to Hilfiger’s signature preppy aesthetic, yet also carried an edgy twist. Hairstylist Virginie Moreira’s work certainly helped embody this “modern prep”, and proved side parts are still cool.
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