5 Fashion Week Hair Trends For Spring 2018

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The 5 Fashion Week Hair Trends You're Going To See Everywhere

21 September 2018
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Jessie Amato

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For as long as she can remember, Jessie has had a passion for all things beauty. As an employee of L'Oréal, she hopes to share her knowledge and inspire Hair.com readers to express themselves—one new cut and color at a time.

As Fashion Week season comes to an end, we’re left with tons of beauty inspiration and plenty of new hair trends to look forward to in the coming months.

This year, we’ve had our eye on Guido Palau, the Redken Global Creative Director who thought up some of the most iconic fashion week hair trends to hit the runways this season. Below, we gathered a few of our favorite looks you’re bound to start seeing everywhere.

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Victoria Beckham’s Wet Look Hairstyle

Victoria Beckham recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of when her iconic brand started dominating runways around the world. Palau was along for the ride during the London Fashion Week SS19 show, creating a simple, slicked-back wet look to match the chic yet practical aesthetic of the brand. 

The hair reflects a minimal idea of beauty...It’s very rich, but a simplistic idea of beauty. Victoria’s clothes are so exquisite that the idea of simple hair adds an ease of luxury to the overall look.

To get the look, start by cleansing and conditioning your hair with Redken Color Extend Magnetic Shampoo and Conditioner. Blow dry your hair straight back while giving it a little lift around the front to maintain volume. Use a 2-inch curling iron to create natural texture and movement throughout the hair.

Apply layers of Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry and Redken Fashion Work 12 starting at the top of the crown and working your way back towards the back of your head to maintain the slicked-back shape. Use a wide-toothed comb on each layer to maintain the marks, and clip your hair by your ears. Spray a few more spritzes of Redken Fashion Work 12 to hold the look in place.

Allow your hair to completely dry before removing the hair clips. For a final touch, add a splash of Redken Shine Flash 02 to add shine and hold.

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Prada’s ‘60s-Inspired Hair Accessory

Palau is well-known for capitalizing on nostalgic styles and throwback hair accessories for the runway. For Prada’s SS19 show he pulled inspiration from the 1960s, styling each model with a boyish, sleek ponytail paired with an oversized leather headband.

Every girl is wearing an exaggerated leather studded headband, which gives a nod to a sixties good-girl but it’s so exaggerated with the leather and studs that it can feel futuristic. I used the headband to hide putting a small bang in...Every girl has a short fringe that gives it a boyish, toughness, rebelliousness. It’s funny how it changed their faces and they become different personalities and then with the headband, it’s a real strong silhouette.

Inspired to try the look yourself? Begin with clean and conditioner hair by using the Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner system. Apply a generous amount of Redken Satinwear 04 from mid-lengths to ends and blow dry your hair away from your face.

Pull your hair into a low ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. Apply a light spritz of Redken Forceful 23 to hold the look in place.

Add a hair extension of your choice to the front hairline and trim it into a short fringe. Use the headband to cover the tracks of the hair extension.

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Calvin Klein’s Drenched Beach Waves

Even with colder months on the way, we’re still completely obsessed with beachy hair. For Calvin Klein’s NYFW SS19 show, Palau took beach waves to the next level by creating undone, half-drenched waves.

Start with clean, dry hair and apply Redken Guts 10 to your hairline. Create a side part. Wrap a thin elastic around your head and hold it from the back at chin level. Soak your strands with water and apply Redken All Soft Mega Hydramelt Leave-In. Avoid letting the product go above the elastic line to create a harsh water line between your wet and dry hair.

To complete the look, drench your ends with water and scrunch them with your fingertips for a deconstructed feel. Complete the look by removing the elastic.

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Christopher Kane’s Boyish Low Ponytail

When it comes to low ponytail styles, there’s no shortage of popular looks to choose from. You can go messy and effortless or sophisticated and chic. During this year’s London Fashion Week, Palau decided on a boyish, combed-back variation of the low ponytail for Christopher Kane’s SS19 show.

There is a little bit of boyishness to the Christopher Kane look today...which I think is becoming a bit of a trend this season.

To recreate this look, start with freshly-washed and conditioned hair by using the Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner system. Apply a bit of Redken Guts 10 throughout your mane before blow drying your hair away from your face to create lift and direction.

Apply a generous amount of Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry to the front and sides of your hair. Using a wide-toothed comb, comb your hair back and across to create a boyish look.

Spritz on Redken Fashion Work 12 as you style to add a soft hold to the look. Secure a loose ponytail at the nape of your neck with a hair elastic. Spray Redken Shine Flash 02 throughout the hair to create a glossy appearance.

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Escada’s ‘80s-Inspired Quiff

The mullet isn’t the only ‘80s-inspired hairstyle making a comeback this year. Palau drew inspiration from the iconic era during Escada’s NYFW SS19 show, creating a brushed-back, boyish quiff.

For this look, start with clean, dry hair and side part your hair with your fingers. Apply a small amount of Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam from the root to mid-lengths of your hair. Blow dry towards the back of your head.

Use a 2-inch curling iron to create natural movement throughout the hair. Complete the look with a few spritzes of Redken Wind Blown 05 around the hairline and crown for volume and texture.

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