19 posts tagged "hair trends"
It’s not exactly a cornrow, but it’s not just a braid—this season’s hottest hair trend is a hybrid mixture of the two. Often worn adjacent to a deep part, the side plait has been a highlight on the red carpet in recent months. Catwalk legend Heidi Klum was seen sporting the style this week, Kate Mara paired the plait with an undone updo for a sunset party on the High Line, and Amber Heard stunned crowds in Cannes with her badass bohemian iteration. Perpetual trendsetter Cara Delevingne was seen rocking it at last year’s Met ball, as was Chanel Iman. The look was even featured in DKNY’s latest #WeAreNYC campaign (perhaps taking beauty cues from Delevingne, who designed a capsule collection for the fashion label and cast its next campaign via Instagram). For the remaining days of summer, try the ratio that these models and actresses have mastered: 3/4 waves, 1/4 French braid.
Two hair trends we’ve seen emerge in recent months are Crayola-colored strands and bangs. Everyone from Katy Perry to Kylie Jenner jumped on the rainbow bandwagon, while supers such as Joan Smalls and Karen Elson have opted for forehead-grazing fringe. And then there are women who work both: Catwalker and frequent shade-shifter Chloe Norgaard arrived at several fetes this week with brunette roots and bangs, but polished off her look with Kool-Aid punch-esque ends. Artist Christine Sun Kim sported an electric green topknot and classic black fringe at last night’s The Narcissists Ball celebration. What can we say, when it comes to hair, this combo is all business in the front and a nonstop party in the back.
Suddenly we can’t go anywhere without spotting a serious side swoop—from the Met ball to Cannes, going deep is de rigueur. Last night, Fendi released its Resort ’15 lookbook, in which catwalker Binx Walton demonstrates how to take the trend to a sleek and sophisticated new place. Unlike the glamorous, red-carpet iterations of this oft-styled ‘do, the model jazzed up her extreme side part with an undershave on the opposite side of her head. (For those who prefer to fake Walton’s look as opposed to getting real and picking up the buzzer, may I suggest Amber Heard’s illusion braid or Cara Delevingne’s cornrows.) The pairing of these two bold beauty moves? Proof that, in this case, more is more.
Upon seeing images of Purple‘s online director, Paula Goldstein Di Principe, from last night’s dinner for Frame Denim hosted by Hanneli Mustaparta in London, my initial reaction was: “The nineties are back—and they look better than ever.” The blond Brit managed to roll almost every trend of the decade into one ensemble: crop top, overalls, and…wait for it…a matching scrunchie. Memories of Clueless and Clarissa Explains It All came rushing back, making me long for my stash of colorful cloth accessories that is now buried somewhere in my childhood bedroom. Not only would this beloved collection help keep the hair off my neck during the steamy months, but, similar to Birkenstocks (also collecting dust at my parents’ house), these elastics are experiencing a serious style revival. Whether you play it safe and wrap one around your wrist (à la Eva Chen) or go full-throttle and use one to tie off your high pony (as seen here), I challenge you to make this summer #scrunchtastic.
Some celebrate the beginning of summer around the grill…and others welcome the warmer months with a new ‘do. Two Brit beauties, model Malaika Firth and pop star Rita Ora, are beating the impending heat (and frizz) with cornrows. While the catwalker showed off her braiding skills on Instagram, Ora took to the stage at BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend in Glasgow, Scotland, with platinum plaits and Technicolor ends. With Queen Bey already jumping on the bitty-braid bandwagon, we have a feeling we’ll see many a Bo Derek-esque moment on the beach.
For inspiration throughout the ages, check out our brief history of the iconic hairstyle.