With New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015-2016 opening tomorrow, we thought it'd be a good idea to look back at the most popular women's hairstyles that accompanied the creations of leading fashion designers last year, and pick out the hairdos that inspired us all.
From innovative haircuts to cute everyday hair inspirations and from the most sensational hair color trends to gorgeous updos, we've got it all covered! Here's a flashback of the most popular, applauded and replicated Spring/Summer women's hairstyle trends of 2014-2015:
The Side Sweep
From New York to Paris, side-swept hair reigned the runway last year. Famous hair stylists displayed a wide variety of interesting interpretations of this popular women's hairstyle, playing with texture and movement, and pairing it with glamour waves and big curls as well as sleek waves.
The ultra-glam and easy-to-create side sweep inspired millions of fashion-conscious women, who made this hairstyle their own by creating different versions for different occasions. Did you know that the side sweep was one of the most requested hairstyles at hair salons all over the world, throughout the year?
The Wet Look
The wet look maintained its timeless appeal on the runway last year and complemented the creations of Christopher Kane and Lanvin at Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014-2015. We saw several variations of this fashionable hairstyle last year and got brilliant ideas to recreate the runway look in our everyday lives.
If you haven't tried the wet look yet, you are really missing out on one of the most glamorous hairstyles that you can rock even on a third or fourth wash day ... not to forget, receiving truckloads of compliments just for styling your hair like a supermodel!
We simply can't get Victoria Beckham's sleek low ponytail out of our minds! But she was not the only one who rocked this simple yet stylish 'do at the Fashion Week. We loved the ponytails showcased by models walking the runway for Chanel, Valentino and Fendi too. We saw high and tight ponytails, low and loose creations, braided ponies, side ponies and even knotted ones.
From classic, neat styles to messier variations, there were plenty of practical ideas to take inspiration from and replicate in our 9 to 5 lives. Let's see if the ponytail continues to maintain its popularity this year too!
Last year we saw a whole bunch of interesting and sophisticated variations of the ultra-feminine braided hairstyle, primarily in the creations of Dolce & Gabbana, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Givenchy and Marchesa. From classic French braids to goth and punk-inspired creations and from faux fishtail braids accessorized with designer headbands, scarves and ribbons to vintage and retro braids reinvented into side-sweeps and messy buns – there were plenty of different styles to take inspiration from and adopt!
Did you sport braided hairstyles this year? Tell us which creations inspired you!
The French Twist
The ultra-chic and glamorous French Twist is almost synonymous with fashion shows and it was one of the trendiest hairstyles of the season. Models walking the runway for Altuzarra and Monique Lhuillier presented some very interesting suggestions of the French twist.
Ranging from the classic to the modern, we saw a string of adorable and very doable French twist variations last year. Needless to say, it was one of the most popular hairstyles that women effortlessly embraced and sported all year long!
Knots and Buns
There's nothing ephemeral about knots and buns and Fashion Week Spring/Summer proved this point last year. We saw a domination of interesting buns and knotted updos that accompanied the creations of Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier, Roberto Cavalli, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marissa Webb and Carolina Herrera, amongst others.
We totally adored the cute ballerina buns, as well as the more casual alternatives such as the messy chignon and the top knot. We think these can be created by just about anyone who wants to sport a quick and fashionable hairstyle without going through a major ordeal.
Bangs were all the rage last year and we saw some very creative interpretations of this popular hairstyle on the runway. From short cropped fringes, choppy textures and jagged ends to long bobs and sleek cuts, there were a variety of takes to go with every kind of face shape, features and hair type.
The looks accompanying the creations of Giles Deacon, Phillip Lim, Zac Posen and Alexander Wang gave us several bangs style suggestions to try out.
Straight and Sleek Hair
No fashion show is ever complete without a generous display of straight and sleek hairstyles. The collections presented no exception to this rule and supermodels, especially those walking for Donna Karan and Ohne Titel, breezed through the runway sporting a wide array of glamorous straight and sleek hairstyles to inspire and delight.
What we loved the most about these straight and sleek hairstyles was that they were effortlessly compatible with most face shapes and very doable even on very hectic days.
Waves and Curls
Apart from the classic straight and sleek looks, we saw a deluge of wavy and curly hairstyles on runways last year. Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Chloe, Rochas, Burberry, J. Mendel, Tommy Hilfiger, Bluemarine, Sass & Bide, Prabal Gurung, Isabel Marant, Jill Stuart and a host of other stellar designers exhibited a delightful range of waves and curls at Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014-2015.
For those of us stuck between short and medium-length hair, Fashion Week presented several fresh interpretations of the classic bob hairstyle. (And you were wondering why suddenly every third woman walking down the road had a bob!)
From classic blunts and messier variants to long bobs and variations with fringes, we saw a great diversity of bob hairstyles. Some of the most iconic bob hairstyles were exhibited by Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Custo Barcelona and Tony Burch. Which one won your heart ... and vote?
No hairstyles inspiration gallery is ever complete without a brief assessment of hair color trends. Red and brown were two of the hottest hair colors that dominated Fashion Week last year. We saw some gorgeous red accents as well as some stunning brownish tones flaunted by supermodels, fashion moguls, designers and front-row socialites.
Models for Vera Wang, Tanya Taylor and Vivienne Tam walking down the runway, their gorgeous red locks blowing in the wind, were indeed a treat for the eyes.
Hair colors from the red-brown family have stayed in vogue since last year's Fashion Week Spring/Summer. Let's wait and watch which new hair colors emerge as head-turners this year!
Fashion Week also introduced uber-cool and super intriguing hairstyles that involved loads of hairpins!
Apart from being the go-to hair accessory to secure and fix tresses, we saw the handy bobby pin take on a more decorative role. Reem Acra, Zimmermann and Zac Posen took these humble hairpins to a whole new level with their ultra-modern hairdos and showed us all how with a dash of creativity and imagination we can create spectacular hairstyles out of little hair accessories!
These were a few of our favorite Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014-2015 women's hairstyle trends. Have you tried any of these hairdos? Which look is your favorite? Do you think any of these hairstyles will make a comeback next season?
Stay tuned for this year's exclusive Fashion Week Spring/Summer hairstyle updates!