I loved the hair I saw backstage this past fashion week in New York. There were so many amazing ideas and inspirations for ways to pull your hair back and away from your face. I love it when styles going down the runway are also styles that translate into real life (SCORE).

These first two looks were designed and lead by the talented hairdresser, James Pecis. He created these looks using products from Phyto and Alterna, and you can see the step by step techniques on my backstage SNAPCHAT VIDEOS! I think these styles are perfect for days that you really don’t want to have your hair down, but also want to have something beyond the basic ponytail or low bun. They would also be great for those dirty hair days where your hair has great texture already built in. Hairstyles tend to stay a whole lot better when your hair is already dirty or has some texture.


How to get the look from Ryan Roche:

  • Prep hair with Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray and rough dry it in. Give the hair a natural and easy center part
  • Take a 1″ curling iron, bump up the front part of the hair to create more texture and give a natural wave to the hair
  • Work Phyto Professional Matte Texturizing Paste through the ends
  • Pull the hair back into a low ponytail and roughly twist down to loop the hair into a low knot. To make the hair look as natural as possible, leave out 2 inches toward the end of the twist so it sticks out on the right side.
  • Finish by misting Phytolaque Soie Hairspray to keep in place

Next up: Lela Rose!  Same feeling, different variation in the back…


How to get the look from Lela Rose:


At Rebecca Minkoff backstage they were actually adding in clip in fringe! This was fun to see because I’ve always wondered the best way to attach them, and now I know! You basically part the hair in the center and create two little ponytails right above your temples. That gets the hair in a perfect place for the fringe, and also creates anchors for the clips to attach to. The clip-ins they used actually were not only fringe, but had hair going back into the crown, which made it the perfect blend. As long as the color matched, it was the perfect disguise, and you would never know the fringe was fake. Hmmmmm… I’m typing this I’m thinking I might have to pick myself up a fringe and give it a try this fall….the perfect noncommittal fringe instead of my usual fall snip-snip!


Below: The placement of the little ponytails that prep the hair for the clip in fringe!


The other stand-out hair was from the Nanette Lepore presentation. I LOVED how it was effortless looking, and I LOVED the DEEP DEEP side part. It took your basic textured undone hair to the next level. It also gave a fresh perspective on a trend that I love so much!


Hope these pictures inspire you for fall (I know this was for SS2016). I don’t know about you, but I’m going to start incorporating these styles right away! Imagine a cozy turtle neck or chunky sweater with any of these looks….Effortless CHIC! XO