New York, London, Milan and Paris are known as the fashion capitals of the world and every season the entire planet feasts their eyes upon the unique creations—and the corresponding beauty looks— that sashay down the runways. Although Fashion Week (Month) is still a few weeks away, trends are still abuzz in your favorite cities, providing plenty of hair inspiration as we not-so-patiently await this season’s batch of show-stopping looks. Here, the top hair trends to put on your radar ASAP.
THE CITY: PARIS
THE TREND: Shag-adelic
Parisian women are known for their blend of cool sophistication and subtle sex appeal and their current go-to style is no exception: shaggy bangs paired with long layers. The key to the lived-in look? Lots of movement and effortless texture. Think: modern waves and wispy bangs that appear subtly windswept, nothing that looks too “perfect” or put together. For best results, apply a small amount of styling cream to bangs before brushing them in place, then allow them to air-dry to help your natural texture take center stage.
THE CITY: NEW YORK
THE TREND: Behind the Curtain
Taking a cue from the City of Lights, the Big Apple has fully embraced a bangin’ trend of its own: curtain bangs. And it’s no wonder why: Curtain bangs add the chic sophistication of modern fringe with a more laidback, easy-going feel. To achieve the “curtain effect,” follow a few easy steps: 1) Point the blowdryer nozzle down when drying to help the bangs lay smoothly, 2) Part the bangs down the center, then use a round brush to set them in place and 3) Apply a pea-size (or smaller) amount of styling cream to your fingertips, then apply it to your hair to help the bangs remain parted throughout the day.
THE CITY: LONDON
THE TREND: Straight Bobbin’
If there’s one haircut that’s commanding attention worldwide this season, it’s the bob. Spotted on everyone from Olivia Culpo to Kaia Gerber to London “It Girl” Taylor LaShae, the bob has reigned supreme across the pond and it isn’t expected to go away any time soon. For a sleek and chic look, opt for a smooth finish with a center part. Or, for a more effortless style, allow hair to air-dry, then gently tousle it over to one side and finish with a texturizing styler for extra effect.
Try: Redken Triple Dry 15
THE CITY: MILAN
THE TREND: Pile It On
From Versace to Ermanno Scervino, designers embraced hair accessories during Fall 2019 Fashion Week—and the trend is showing zero signs of slowing down. Italian women have been bedecking their strands with everything from embellished barrettes to heavy metal clips to multicolored bobby pins. Our favorite every day look? Long, straight, ultra-glossy locks (another trend on the horizon) finished with a decorative hair clip on one side.