Fall/ Winter 2015-2016 Hairstyle Trends
We have looked into the fall 2015 color trends and the fall/ winter 2015 shoe trends, the prints and patters trends and the handbag trends; we have really filed through every single clothing trend that appeared on New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Milan and Paris Fashion Week runways and we have come to one conclusion: the fall/ winter 2015-2016 fashion trends are positively fantastic, eccentric, fanciful and bizarre, alluring and enthralling, fascinating and downright charming. Then again, the fashion lover in all of us simply seems to thrive when those weeks begin to present some of the best and most appealing designer collections on all types of different runways. Of course, we do not look only at the clothing, nor consider only shoes and handbags the main accessories. We also love to keep tabs on the fall/ winter 2015-2016 hairstyle trends that are displayed throughout the different Fashion Weeks, ranging from the sleek to the chic, the perfect coifs and the undone designs.
No matter how we end up dressing, we really should stick to the trending hairstyles for fall 2015 in order to really stand out as the fashionistas we are at heart. After all, people will be staring around our faces for the most part, making your work put into the beauty aspect here will certainly not go unnoticed.
Fall/ Winter 2015-2016 Hair Color Trends
The fall 2015 hair colors that were totally trending on the Fashion Week runways all around the world included mostly conventional and natural ones with a few crazy, futuristic and out-of-this-world hues and combinations to really amp it up. One of the most common hair colors noticed all around was the strawberry blonde that showed up on the Jason Wu runway along with many others.
We feel head over heels in love with the deep chocolate, especially as seen at Prabal Gurung, while Tadashi Shoji’s bright orange-red really took the color scheme to new heights and added a whole lot of fun. The Swedish blonde was a classic that was expected and that which really was quite common, while the Tory Burch ashy black hue looked great with tousled hair. Dark auburn was magnificent and adds a touch of brightness to the fall and winter collections, as seen on Rodarte, though the truffle brown at Lacoste really sets off our sweet tooth.
Of course, truffles go great with cinnamon so that rich look seen on the Zac Posen runway really is quite appealing while the silvery white might be a direct result of the Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen look. To finish off, the warm copper seen at Tommy Hilfiger was trending majorly, though all of this can be offset with the streaked hair in pink and platinum blonde as seen on Gucci.
#1: The Classic French Twist with a Modern Makeover
Everyone loves a classic French twist. Now, give that twist new flavour by having it slightly looser, with a younger, cooler and more of a hip feel and you are set to be the next big socialite around. Chanel’s Sam McKnight embraced this look with zeal and passion, bringing in the messier feel and the ease of achieving the look while securing it with a statement logo piece pin with a thick ribbon tied around the head. It was a distinctively French look, with all the chic and sophistication as well as the playful undertones.
Braided extensions topped off the look at Tom Ford, though still looking rather windswept and unkempt, while the Hermes show featured Guido Palau’s version of a modern equestrian updo. Diane von Furstenberg offered a slightly simpler design that was twisted into a knot-like chignon at the nape of the neck, while the Victoria Beckham models wore the fun style French twist with the ends hanging straight and loose towards the side of the head.
Oscar de la Renta envisioned a sleeker, more sophisticated beauty with not a strand out of place, a direct contrast to some of the other designers who had worked hard to make messy look perfect in of itself.
#2: Bohemian Waves
The prettiest hairstyle trends for the spring and summer seasons were indeed the simplest as well. Hairstylists understood the popularity and the appeal of the boho waves and decided they were going to leave this trend as is, without changing a single thing about it. Long hair that appears to be naturally air-dried was worn by the ladies, as they walked the runway with their unwound and effortless perfection. Thick texture and kinky movements were seen here, as if the hair had been braided while damp and left to dry under the sun beating overhead. The Anna Sui catwalk was full of this hairstyle, while the Versace ladies looked fierce and warrior-like, as if princesses of the wild north.
We saw the naturally textured wavy hair take its stand on the spring/summer runway shows, appearing all over the place. We knew that as a 1970s staple, these locks would be back in style, considering the fact this 2015 seems to be all about celebrating that suede filled floral printed bohemian inspired era. The Tory Burch waves were looser and longer, while Rodarte’s had a bit more of a playful flounce. Think morning-after hair with little bits of the baby strands along the hairline when it comes to Ralph Lauren, the side part accentuated with the Jason Wu collection.
Off-center, entirely unkempt hair appears on J. Crew, though gorgeous center parts and volume at the ends signified the entrance of the Elie Saab models. From the simple textured waves of the Mugler women with their deep side parts to the gorgeous center parts on the Roberto Cavalli and Calvin Klein princesses, there is something to be said about the part of the hair changing the whole of the style.
Burberry also makes it onto this list, while Emanuel Ungaro brings a touch of the ‘90s to the modern decade with his soft waves and dark lipsticks. The hair at Anthony Vaccarello was styled in tousled, cool-girl waves. Even Max Mara had the hair done in tousled, textured faux bobs.
#3: Leather is the New Gold
We used to throw in golden or silver accessories into our hair to make it look luxurious and definitely in style. The fashion world was all about the glitz and the glam, which it still very much includes, but it appears that a pretty big trend this year, particularly for the fall and winter seasons, is the whole luxe leather fad. This includes the matte and shiny combination headband seen on the Proenza Schouler show, a route which was taken by both the Fendi and Honor brands as well, while other designers like Derek Lam and Tanya Taylor decided hair would look amazing wrapped up in hide.
The Derek Lam look includes a pin straight long ponytail that has been fixed with a leader cuff and a chopstick heading right through it. Some of the designs are a bit more on the punk side, while others like the Tanya Taylor look are rather intriguing, with a leather thick strap used to literally tie the hair. The Honor designs come in different colors as well and we are certainly delighted to be seeing some red grace the blonde heads.
#4: Bound at the Nape
One of the biggest fall 2015 hair trends seen on the Fashion Week runways was the use of a low profile so to say, with the ponytails and different styling techniques tied low on the nape. There were messy ponytails at Michael Kors and sleek versions on the Dior show, while metal wrappings around the hair made it into play on the Carolina Herrera runway. There is something very sophisticated about the bound at the nape look, or falling even lower down from time to time. It makes a woman look ladylike while still having an air of chic comfort to it all. Plus, it looks positively amazing with pin straight hair that falls to below the waistline, such as that sported by the Dior or even the slicked back version of it on the Carolina Herrera models.
Nicole Miller’s ladies looked fab, as well as the intriguing designs by Herve Leger and Erin Fetherston that feature the low bound tail. Messy looks are seen on the Alberta Ferretti hairstyles, while Boss by Hugo Boss offers more in the simple but really low bound category. The leather bound Derek Lam look is quite lovely unto itself. The long hair on the Sacai show is bound by hair as well, the crown slicked back for a two toned look to appear.
#5: Pin Straight Hair
Whether the hair is bound or not, we see a lot of pin straight hairstyles, from the pretty designed low pony by Erin Fetherston to the long Dior tresses and the simple Nicole Miller looks. Carolina Herrera has the hair slicked back and perfectly straight, while the Boss ladies look divine. We see the straight hair appear in hairstyles with deep side parts, the strands left to fall free about the shoulders, as we look at Rochas and Monique Lhuillier.
Then there is the whole leather bound look that we see on the Derek Lam runway using the whole stick through leather encasement look that has been around for centuries now. Sleek, straight hair was commonly sighted on the Daks models as well, offering a rather mod vibe throughout.
#6: Deep Side Partings
You can have a side part or a center part and both are seen during the whole of 2015; it appears, however, that we see a lot of the deeper side parts which look really great with the thicker brows it appears, at least on the Sonia Rykiel models, while we love the slightly unkempt look of the Giambattista Valli ladies, the batch of baby hair seen on some Narciso Rodriguez models and the perfectly straight hair on the Rochas women.
Mugler’s looks are positively intriguing, as the side part is coupled with naturally textured and wavy hair, while the pin straight fall of the Monique Lhuillier hair makes for a lovely contrast. There is something very youthful about the Blumarine flipped out looks, while the Balmain styles seem to state that the work is not yet done. Then we have the slicked versions we see on the Donna Karan runway, with the Zac Posen girls, with Cushnie et Ochs and Thakoon not far behind.
There are Dries Van Noten, Jason Wu, Bora Aksu, and Jil Sander who fall into this category as well. We find here Vionnet and Acne Studios as well, with the deep side parted hair trend really settling in and appearing to want to stay.
#7: Center Parts From the ‘70s
While the deep side parts did appear often enough, we were treated to those well-loved center parts as well. We fell in love with the looks on the Elie Saab fashion show, from the garments to the accessories and most certainly to the hair, while Roberto Cavalli’s women were just as stunning a compilation as any. Calvin Klein featured models with boho waves from a center part as well, while Burberry makes it look oh so very good.
Then there are those bare faced Prabal Gurung beauties with their beach ready looks and center parting on gel slicked hair, similar to that of the young Emilio Pucci models. We see more center parts on the Anthony Vaccarello tousled waves, the Nina Ricci loose straight natural hair, the Chloe gentle look and the Givenchy slicked back looped plaits with the gelled baby hair framing the features and stuck to the skin.
#8: The Bun Becomes a Knot
Since forever we have been talking about making buns on our heads. It used to be the buns at the nape of the neck, lately it has been the sock buns on your head, but not it appears that we should replace the word bun with knot instead as we will not be labouring over the way we do our hair but simply will throw it up in a way that looks and feels rather. They may not always look perfect, but if we give it a bit of effort, we should be able to create something that looks as awesome as that Dolce & Gabbana design with the golden accessories in the hair or something akin to the twist and knotted Vera Wang look.
The Marissa Webb knot is so much simpler though, bereft of any extra skills or pins or colored objects, the tendrils hanging loose around the face with the majority pulled back nicely at the nape. Of course, it would take dexterity of hands to pull off the Isabel Marant look, but we might easily end up with that knot in the back of the head that Veronique Leroy had to aptly created, with the ends of the hair sticking out on one side, rather reminiscent of the Victoria Beckham preferred looks for the hair this season.
The Giorgio Armani messy knots certainly won our hearts with their loose strands left to frame around the face. Even the Dolce & Gabbana chignons were lovely knots that had an undone quality to them, as if they were done by amateur hands. Jonathan Saunders offered knotted bun looks that had a textured section kept free to the side. This was a trend unto itself it seemed.
#9: Bring it Half Up, Leave it Half Down
The half up and half down look is a common one from our childhoods when our mothers wanted our pretty locks to fall free while keeping the tendrils far away from the face. Of course, you don’t need to bring up half up, you can use but a quarter of your hair as well, if that, kind of like how Matthew Williamson did with his models. It is all about the simplicity here, teeny tiny braids and elegant twists all around.
Valentino’s braids were nearly non-existent with the straight line that seemed to go right across the back of the head, while we fell head over heels in love with the Issey Miyake hairdo, pulling the bottom up this time and leaving the hair from the center moving down in a crimped fashion from the nape down until the center of the back. Some designers did decide to go a bit more on the gothic style, a trend unto itself that has manifested in the clothing lines, with half the hair styled to look like a sort of vase for the black and white tinged roses placed in there by Badgley Mischka.
The Guy Laroche look actually appears to be a combination of a half-up half-down with the tied at the nape trend, making for an interesting and almost more masculine look. Then we noticed the San Andres models with their slightly frizzy half ponytails, a half up and half down look that is perfectly endearing, especially when coupled with the cherry red lips.
#10: All at the Top
While the ponytail from the nape of the neck was a huge hair trend for the fall and winter 2015-2016 seasons, we were also treated to some incredibly awesome sky-high 1960s hairstyles. And then we saw designers like Prada, Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs totally own the trend and make it their own signature looks for the chillier days ahead, bringing some quirky fun to the otherwise bleak days we expect from last few months of the year. Marc Jacobs gave us hilarious topknots that sat right at the crown, while Balenciaga went beautifully sleek in a slightly flattened swirling hairdo.
Hilarity ensued as the models for Tsumori Chisato walked down the runway with mock bangs and their ponytails piled up high, looking like the retro princesses they were. Cloud-like textured masses of hair were styled for the Alexander McQueen show, presenting a rather interesting take on the frizzy natural trend that has taken hold of the fashion world. A similar look was also spotted at the A Détacher show. Piled up high was also the Missoni hair by Paul Hanlon, worn in textured styles that were pinned into place.
Dolce & Gabbana, on the other hand, opted for some more romantic updos finished off with jewelled headbands, brooches and pins. Altuzarra had the hair soaked in product for tamp texture and pinned into flat and messy ‘dos. Rope pigtails were curiously combined with a top bun at the Jean Paul Lespagnard, creating quite a fun and edgy look that not everyone would have the boldness to wear!
#11: Slick to Sleek ‘Do
The slicked hair is a common enough sight when it comes to the fall/ winter 2015-2016 hairstyles presented on the Fashion Week runways around the world, from New York to Paris, Milan and London. We see it on ponytails found on the Carolina Harrera show and on the gel-happy looks that looked like the ladies were thrown into a puddle of water or made to sweat, reined in by Donna Karan with her deep side part, Pucci and Thakoon, with the hair looking almost like a headband itself.
We see the slickness appear on the Zac Posen looks as well as on the Cushnie et Ochs show, while the natural faced Prabal Gurung women show off a healthy glow all around. We see it on Emilio Pucci, during the Sacai show, while the Thakoon girl looks young and innocent and ready to attend school on the first day with her deep parted side slicked long hair. Add a bouffant to the ponytail with the slicked look and you have the Acne Studios hair visions come to life.
That slick and sleek turned downright frizzy at the ends as we saw Olympia Le Tan’s ladies march their way down the walkway, looking non the frazzled despite their ‘dos. We saw the slicked back look at No. 21, as well as Cividini with the wet-looking finger waves, while Grinko left models’ hair looking wet and stringy against all the garments worn.
Marni’s wet looking sculpted designs were certainly eye-catching though and quite attractive for the most part. Rag & Bone sported matted, wet looks plastered flat to the models’ heads. Sleek is also the classic updo by Dennis Basso that we love so much, as well as the futuristic angular buns by Son Jung Wan.
#12: The Ponytails
It might do to give the ponytails their own heading for surely we say they appear at the nape and at the side, up high or down around the middle. They were everywhere, all over the runway shows and looking like perfection itself. From Dior’s waist-grazing asymmetrical looks to the gravity-defying Prada side swept versions, we knew that the everyday ponytail would be amped up to the tee.
Whether tied with metal rings like at Carolina Herrera or with one’s own hair like on the Kenzo show, given immense texture and a higher vintage in the back that had the girls looking much younger than they are on Miu Miu or the tiny little tails on shorter hair seen on Stella McCartney, there were enough ponytails on the catwalk to inspire us for quite some time. At the McCartney show, it was clear that the inspiration came from swimmers who pulled their hair up into medium height ponytails.
We see the slicks on Acne Studios, while the mixture of sporty and sweet is apparent in the side-swept ponytails worn by the MSGM walkers. The Erdem look was one of volume added to the crown with low ponytails, the part worn low to the side and a sweeping fringe held in place with a contrasting colored bobby pin to the hair. The knotted side ponies found within the Nicholas K collection with the grey streak had us intrigued and considering adopting the unconventional look, while Herve Leger’s twisted versions of a ponytail left us confused about whether we liked it or not.
#13: Big Bangs All Around
We like bangs. No, let us rephrase that… we positively adore bangs! And what better way to stand out from the group you are thrown into than by sporting your own personalized set of bangs? We found ourselves staring at a modern day Birkin when considering the fringe on model Vanessa Moody, while others have wavy set blending into the rest of the hair quite seamlessly. Saint Laurent seems to be enthralled by the bang trend for a third season now, while the Versace fringes have us thinking nerdy college girl who will one day outsmart us all.
There is some sort of demure innocence in the Giambattista Valli looks, while the blunt cut of the Boss look brings the gothic, punk-rocker feel to the visage. The strands fall into the eyes on Lanvin, while they are swept around by the wind when it comes to Louis Vuitton’s incredible collection. Naomi Campbell looks fantastic with the Zac Posen version of the pretty trend, while that feel is amplified by Tory Burch, showing off all kinds of adorable hairstyles with bangs.
And then there was the wonky, funky utterly eyebrow raising version of a mock bang created by Tsumori Chisato as he sent the models with a retro look down the runway, walking towards the future of hairstyles. The Marissa Webb models sported Bianca Jagger inspired bangs that were cut with the curve of the brows. In case you don’t want to chop your hair, you can embrace the faux bangs look offered by Holly Fulton.
#14: Going All Natural
Whether we are talking about boho waves or any kind of natural hairstyle, we saw it all on the runway shows during the different Fashion Weeks. It was all about individuality and singular beauty statements here it appears as a diverse range of haircuts, and natural styles were worn on those catwalks. The trend was best shown off by the Bottega Veneta girls, as well as the models walking for Celine with their own hair texture clearly displayed for all the world to see and enjoy. This includes a mane of crimson curls, pink-streaked waves and even rocking the Afro look.
Simple looks appeared on the Anthony Vaccarello show, while the pretty boho waves were a signature for Burberry, Creatures of the Wind, Gucci, and Nina Ricci. Going all natural meant a whole lot of bouncing curls when it comes to the Desigual brand, bringing in some fun with the nearly fully natural visage as well.
#15: Brandishing the Baby Hairs
We may find it rather amusing, but it appears that the baby hairs that line the top of your forehead are a totally “In” trend that we should be rocking from here on out, at least until spring 2016 (unless of course the whole of 2016 features these little fuzzy pieces as well). They appeared all over the place on the fall and winter 2015 shows, whether coiled and slicked back in an FKA Twigs style like at Givenchy or stuck in damp, sportier trends like on the Vera Wang and Stella McCartney runways.
They seemed to be escaping almost tuft like from around models’ ears on the Giles fashion show, bringing the Victorian style plaits to the modern age. Those baby hairs were given special treatment on the Givenchy runway and gelled to curl about around the models’ faces.
#16: Luxurious Blow-Outs
Blow-drying your hair need not be a daunting experience to do on your own at all, at least that is how we feel about the subject. In the name of fashion, you might want to get out your hair tools sooner rather than later as the luxurious, expensive looking blow-outs were a big thing on the runway shows of late and between Thakoon, Donna Karan and Balmain, we can certainly understand why it is so appealing, the accessorizing and uptown styles of Rochas further accentuating the point. That luxurious blow-out had the hair almost pin straight with the Mary Katrantzou looks, center-parted and tucked behind the ears, the sides seemingly with loose waves.
#17: The ‘60s Bouffants
We saw some designers take to the ‘60s like the majority took to the ‘70s era and it was a rather interesting combination when they decided to mix both into a single collection. That also works with the fall 2015 hairstyles, though we find some of the ‘60s looks to be quite appealing on their own. This includes the sweet and sexy Sonia Rykiel hairstyles that included sticking to the bouffant style for maximum effect. Chanel brought in the banded bouffant. We are not sure why but we seem to find the Roksanda hair poofs hilarious, though they looked great with the burgundy lips on the runway show.
#18: Soft Crimps
While it wasn’t as common a trend as many others, we did see models with crimps in their hair appearing on the runways, including the Vanessa Seward ladies with the cherry lips. Those crimps are seen on the Issey Miyake models as well with unique looks and a sleek crown to finish it off. Those crimps also make their appearance on the doll like models walking for the Maison Margiela fashion house, looking rather scary with blotted out brows. The models at Alberto Zambelli wore their hair in textured crimps, looking quite feminine with the right touch of makeup.
#19: Retro Hairstyles Come to the Future
Some retro looks have long been considered the staple of the futuristic designs, which is where the rolls of the Christophe Guillarme retro hair makes for an interesting option that may be taken into account come the 25th or 30th centuries. Then there are the really funky styles of Tsumori Chisato, what with the high ponytail and the curved in log like bangs in the center of the head. Speaking of retro curls, there are lots of them and in tight ringlets on the Blugirl show, looking amazing with the blood red lips. Honor was all about the retro and wild femininity with the voluminous half updo and the girly whimsy. Adding a touch of retro flair was Antonio Berardi with the bold pompadours and classic red lips. Retro and so romantic is also the interesting updo by Bibhu Mohaparta.
#20: Lots of Twists
We have everything from the French twists to the knots on the runways, but we also have twists made on long hair that look positively amazing and something that might have come out of a “The 100” or “Hunger Games” science fiction conceptualization. That was how we felt looking at the gorgeous mound of hair twists training behind the models that walked for Bernard Chandran. These twists turned into rolled updos for Iris Van Herpen as we could not rip our gazes away from the strict but somehow soft looks they presented to us. Fendi’s twists were at the back, the hair pinned into a twisted ponytail.
#21: Going for the Braids
We do find a few braids here and there but they are nowhere near as popular as we would like them to be. However, the simplicity of the Lanvin braided hairstyles certainly appeals to our senses and this is a look that we can rock on any odd day, whether at work or out on a date in town. The simple looks also extended to messy plaits that fell down the back with skinny black ribbons finishing them off. It is a bit of an urban vibe to it that makes it hard to ignore. Those braids make up pigtails when it comes to the I’m Isola Marras girls, with their lightly flushed lips and naturally make-up free faces.
Even the strange looks on the Givenchy runway were complemented with slicked back hair pulled into looped plaits. The Giles hair was in low plaits with strands of loose hair pulled out around the temples for added texture. Mara Hoffman’s intergalactic braids inspired by the Star Wars series had us grinning at the references and the memories that washed over us while the models passed on by. Tiny braids were also added to the hair of the models at Zero + Maria Cornejo and Herve Leger.
#22: Hair Tucked into Clothes
We became aware of one look that was rather intriguing, as if the hair was being protected from the elements by being tucked into the nape of the jacket, a manner by which the back of the neck could be kept warm as well. At Nina Ricci, the loose and straight hair was certainly worn thus, grabbing our attentions from the get-go, while the natural waves were kept with similar results during the presentation of the Giambattista Valli presentation. The ‘60s were brought in with the BCBG look that included wispy strands tucked into models’ turtlenecks to top off the boho look.
#23: Faux Bob Hairstyles
Short hairstyles are still hot, however, not everyone has the courage to chop their tresses just to look trendy that specific season. This is why we love the trend of the faux bob hairstyles, which made an appearance at the Julien David show looking quite edgy and glam with a retro spin, as well as at the Max Mara show, where we witnessed a much relaxed and messy ‘do. Faux short hairstyles were also spotted at Vera Wang, Altuzarra and many others.
From the textured hair to the sleek and natural styles, from the gorgeous updos to the laidback ponytails, we love the new fall/ winter 2015-2016 hairstyle trends to bits, which give us a plethora of stylish ideas for styling our mane for various occasions in the new season!
Photos courtesy of Stylebistro
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