nyfw hair trends to rock now

New York Fashion Week has a knack for inspiring us to rethink, well, everything. With all of the spring-fueled clothing, accessories and hair that gets sent down the runway, we can’t help it. And while we’re certainly looking forward to the hot cups of joe and big, cozy sweaters on fall’s horizon, we think we’ve caught a little spring 2015 in our step – or at least in our hair. What really stood out to us this past week were the ‘dos the designers choose to represent their collections. Three trends in particular seems to embody what the week was all about, and that’s refined, freeing style. Best of all? We can start rocking them right now.

The Joey Ramone Wig at Marc Jacobs. Photo by The Cut.

If NYFW hung on to anything, it was the loose braid. From the windblown style at Michael Kors to the deconstructed herringbone braid at Suno, the updated classic was everywhere. And awesome every time. Our favorite may have even been the big disheveled braids at Baja East, which hairstylist Kevin Ryan described to Harper’s Bazaar as, “a nod to Peter Lindbergh girls – a girl who has traveled.” Birdlike, huh?

The Disheveled Braid at Baja East. Photo by Harper's Bazaar.

Another updated classic we couldn’t help but love was the bun. Tadashi Shoji sent a braided chignon down the runway, Altuzarra came up with a heart-shaped style and Carolina Herrera and Calvin Klein both gravitated towards Japanese-inspired knots.

The Japanese-Inspired Bun at Carolina Herrera. Photo by W Magazine.

And while both braids and buns stood their ground, one trend at NYFW was undeniable, and that’s the major ode the whole thing played to the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. From the hippie inspired frocks at Rebecca Taylor to the punk rock vibes, um, everywhere else, it definitely gave us a wealth of hair ideas. Maybe most notably was the mod mohawk at the Marc by Marc Jacobs show, but even the Marc Jacobs show proper paid homage to the era. A tribute to Joey Ramone, the models wore choppy black wigs and no makeup (another trend we can get behind). Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger and Zac Posen also presented some covetable rock ‘n’ roll vibes.

The Knotted Bun at Marc by Marc Jacobs. Photo via Instagram/@hairdressersjournal.

Time to get that NYFW DIY hair going!

nyfw beauty trends to give a go now

Let us turn our attention from the elaborate Dragon Con ensembles and makeup of the past week to what's happening in the fine city of New York. Sure, New York Fashion Week is showing us what's to come next spring, but what's to say we can't go ahead and give these emerging beauty trends a whirl? Its all got to do with lips and this fashion week, they're candy colored, especially when it comes to the orange variety. While it may not mean that we're trading in our beloved red sour patch kid for an orange one, it may mean we're trading in the classic red lip – just a little. Bubblegum pink and cherry red are also on the menu.

Grunge and glamour are the key words when it comes to hair. Alexander Wang sent natural, but voluminous waves down the runway which he achieved by blow drying the locks 75% then misting on some texture (Evo Mister Fantastic Texture Spray will do). Then, Rebecca Minkoff proved braids aren't going anywhere by drawing inspiration from our favorite Frida Kahlo. The roughed up, braided headbands the models wore were created by plaiting three ponytails into four strand braids and wrapping them around the head before loosely pinning them into place. Chunky top knots and low, textured pony's also carried fashion week's grunge and glamour tone.

Nails also continue to be on the rise. We can't wait to visit our friends at BUFF to try Ruffian's updated nude nail which were edged with shades like violet, red and army green and Tess Giberson's grungy nail. The distressed nails were created by applying one dark coat, which was immediately wiped away leaving only a bit of polish around the cuticle. Funky enough, right?