February 2023

Fall Hair Trends from Fashion Week

While we are still obsessing over the amazing Spring/Summer hairstyles we saw earlier this month at Lincoln Center for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, we’re also ready to step up our hair game for this season. Luckily, PageDaily was backstage at last February’s Fall 2011 Fashion Week, too, and caught up with the best hair experts in the business who gave us all the tips, tricks and product picks you need to get flawless hair this Fall!

Size may not always matter but when it comes to hair this Fall, bigger is better. Models at Bibhu Mohapatra, Cynthia Rowley, Marchesa, Vivienne Tam and L.A.M.B. sported dramatic updos like bird’s nest buns and retro pompadours.

Hair Care Products for the Dramatic Volume Trend:
Buy Now, L’Oreal Professionnel Infinium, $24
Buy Now, Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel, $24

Effortlessly chic textured ponytails were also a runway favorite in February. They were windswept and natural at Rodarte; low and grungy at Tibi; and polished ‘60s mod on the side at Kate Spade. This trend is perfect for Fall’s laid-back looks but can also add some attitude to a polished black dress.

Hair Care Products for the Textured Ponytail Trend:
Buy Now, Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray, $22.99
Buy Now, René Furterer Vegetal Mousse, $23
Buy Now, Rsession Tools Pin-Up Girl Hair Styling Kit, $24.99

If last February’s shows were any prediction, we’ll be seeing lots of tousled, relaxed braids this Fall like the ones dressed with turbans at Mara Hoffman or the multiple strands we saw at HERCHCOVITCH; ALEXANDRE. We love that this look works best with dirty hair!

Hair Care Products for Braids with a Twist Trend:
Buy Now, Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme, $26
Buy Now, Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, $13.98

We saw romantic undone curls and waves backstage at Chris Benz, Prabal Gurung, Rebecca Minkoff, Vena Cava, Christian Siriano and Rebecca Taylor. You can achieve this easy-to-do look at home with a little help from a styling product like and by either curling hair with a small barrel curling iron and then brushing out or loosely braiding it and the applying heat with a blow dryer or flat iron. If it looks morning-after chic, you’re on the right track.

Hair Care Products for the Undone Curls & Waves Trend:
Buy Now, Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam, $22
Buy Now, Fekkai Coiff Océanique Tousled Wave Spray, $24
Buy Now, Ted Gibson Fix It Styling Gel, $7.75

If you’re not one to go crazy styling your hair, one way to update your look this Fall is with a statement-making part. Stylists’ backstage Nicole Miller and Proenza Schouler shows created severe center parts while those at Timo Weiland and Tadashi Shoji styled defined side parts. The only tool you need is a tail comb!

Hair Care Products for the Defined Part Trend:
Buy Now, Catwalk by Tigi Your Highness Weightless Shine Spray, $28
Buy Now, Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 Cushioning Blow-Dry Gel, $15.73
Rsession Tools Runway Series Pin Point Straightening Iron, $79.99

Curly Sue? No…Curly YOU!

We’re straight-haired girls. Always have been, always will be. But as the saying goes—you always want what you can’t have, and we have wanted curly hair since our first day of first grade. After years of trial and error, fighting with hair dressers about perms, countless dollars spent on various irons and rollers, you won’t believe what we discovered. The best stick-straight-to-curly hair transformation: Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels. Yes, fellow straight-haired readers, you read that correctly. In four steps (one of which is sleep!) you too can have Curly Sue ringlets via paper towels.

Here’s the how-to: First, after you shower, let your hair air-dry until barely damp. Then roll one sheet of the smallest “select-a-size” of paper towel into the familiar hair roller shape and roll half-inch sections of hair from end to root. Using the excess ends of paper towel, tie each “roller” in a loose knot to hold it in place. Third, and obviously the most appealing, get some beauty sleep. Finally, in the morning, unroll and spray your ringlets with a secure-hold hairspray. Our favorite is Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray. A heads’ up: when you unroll your curls, don’t panic from their extreme curliness; they relax into a curly thing of beauty.—Kelly & Jaclyn Tokarz

Buy Bounty Select A Size Paper Towels- 12 Mega Rolls, $35.40, at amazon.com
Buy Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Spray, $26, at amazon.com