Here at MDC, we are lucky enough to have a panel of experts to sound off on the latest and greatest beauty topics. Today, for example, we asked hair guru Zachary Morad to give us the scoop on all the fall hair trends on display at this month’s New York Fashion Week.
The runway is where so many of the more vivid and edgy trends begin to take flight. At this month’s New York Fashion Week, we saw an emphasis on one such trend: adorned parts! Glitter, bobby pins, confetti and sequins were all used to divide the hair down the center or to the side. Although a bit extreme for everyday, this bedazzled style is a great way to zest up your look for a night out on the town!
We've started seeing braids in the form of cornrows and updos pop up on some of our favorite movie stars and now we are seeing them grace the heads of our favorite models as well. A cornrow trend was seen on the Fashion Week runways, relaying a clean and chic edge, as well as sophisticated modern style. Want to try out the look? Simply braid two large corn rows with a center part and secure the style with a little hairspray. This look is super versatile and can be worn both during the day and at night! It’s also the easiest to do on wet hair so there's no blow drying necessary!
There’s no doubt that we have seen tons of different texture trends burst onto the scene lately. Smooth, flipped, curly, tousled, wavy -- all these looks have been embraced in past seasons. This year in particular we've seen the style gods turn it up a notch by taking all of our favorite textures and mixing them up! Combinations like mixed finger waves and poker straight hair were seen recently on the runways, giving us a refreshing new light hairstyling. One of my favorite ways to mix textures for everyday wear is to mix soft waves with sporadic crimped pieces. This gives the hair a fun boost of volume. You can also try a sleek pony that’s got some texture at the tail for an updo that’s both easy and trendy!
One of the looks I saw most this season on the catwalk is textured bangs. Every few years or so, we’ll have a wave of fringe hit the fashion world in a big way. This year, bangs have a fresh new look and are taking on a more natural texture. This definitely solves the issue of styling one's bangs every day!
Matte has made its mark on the beauty industry this year and it's not losing any steam. While the non-shiny trend may have started on the lips, it has now moved its way up to hair. Ashy tones are taking over, delivering matte brown hair color and stark blond. It's a simple look that comes off bold and elegant.
Photos courtesy of Redken
About the Author:Zachary is a New York-based hair stylist with an A-list client roster that's included Catherine Zeta-Jones, Janice Dickinson and Nicole Miller (to name a few).