Being beautiful: Taking trends from runway to everyday

March 16, 2013 5:55:55 PM

David Creel -


Spring is heating up and the barometer of trends is no different. Fashion designers worked with legions of stylists to come up with the hair trends that would leave us talking long after the lights of fashion week had dimmed, and here are a few highlights: 


  • Tying the knot never goes out of style. At Ralph Lauren, Gucci and Givenchy, the hair was worn in a low chignon, clean and modern with a myriad of "knots" that made a statement. The best way to achieve this of-the-moment trend is to sleekly mold the hair back and then secure and wrap the ends into a ballerina bun of your choosing. 


  • Braids punctuated the runways of Marchesa, Herve Leger and Jason Wu. Think plaits crisscrossed for intricate finishes or simple braids you could replicate without looking in the mirror by wrapping a few messy pieces into a braided ponytail.  


  • The "new pony" is very modern, almost architectural. Michael Kors and Elie Saab's spin was low, wide and ironed straight, then gathered very loosely emphasizing length.  


  • Rock-n-roll waves inspired by '90s grunge dominated the catwalks of Versace, Calvin Klein and Diane Von Furstenburg. The best way to get the look is to build some waves into the hair, brush them out, and tease underneath for an edgy, devil-may-care energy. 


  • Undone updos have ruled the runways for three seasons now. Valentino, Donna Karan, Vera Wang and Chloe's models seemed as though they had left the styling chair a bit too early, with messy strands pinned here and there to create a casual effect that many love.  


  • Hair accessories were by far the most talked about trend on the runways this season. From sporty neon headbands at Fendi to feminine, romantic bows at Louis Vuiton, the best accessory is in the tresses. Chanel gave us pearls in the hair while Dolce and Gabbana wowed with printed scarves on all the models.  


    Perhaps you were not one of the lucky ones to get a front row seat at the runway shows, but you will surely be runway worthy by incorporating a few of these trends into your look this season!

    Former Columbus resident David Creel owns Beautiful With David salon in Jackson and has 20 years experience in the beauty industry. Contact him at [email protected]