It feels a little strange writing about hair trends for spring before we’re barely underway for fall.  But the hair that I saw on the runway and backstage at the recent Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week was just so pretty, I couldn’t help but sharing. Read on for more…

As you’d expect for spring and summer, a big trend at this Fashion Week was updos. They were everywhere and looked so modern, I’m tempted to grow my hair out so that I can wear one.  Here are my favorites from this month’s Fashion Week:


At the Carmen Marc Valvo show, Ted Gibson of the Ted Gibson Salon explained how to get the 50s-inspired couture look for the hair calling it “The New Bouffant”.

“To get this look, spray build it blow drying agent on roots and blow dry straight with a round brush. Part hair in a clean center part, flat iron, then spray a flat brush with beautiful hold hairspray and brush hair. Next, back comb hair starting from 2.5” inches from the face, pinch back combed hair, then lightly brush hair back into very low pony tail. Pull soft fringe out at the front of the hair and use a bungee elastic to make ponytail. Use rat tail comb to pull up bouffant at the top of the head and spritz beautiful hold hair spray everywhere to give hair a sexy, undone texture.  Twist pony into messy, but secure low bun resting on the hairline.  Secure with bobby pins.”  While this picture doesn’t do it justice, it was my favorite hair look of the entire Spring/Summer Fashion Week.


At the Badgley Mischka Spring/Summer 2013 runway show, hair was by Peter Gray for Moroccanoil. Peter designed dreamy, diaphanous, wispy updos. It’s a take on an elegant chignon that’s a soft and romantic look.

At the Tracy Reese show, hair by TRESemme Stylist Jeanie Syfu was inspired by Rihanna’s textured undercut, giving the hair a tousled, bedhead look.  Interestingly, no hot tools were used, just tight cornrow braids. TRESemme Mega Firm Control Gel was key to getting this look. (Photo credit : source, (c) Phil Bicket).

At Katie Gallagher, the hair also featured swooping updos called the Infinite Look by Lead Stylist, Cesar Ramirez for Moroccanoil. The look was composed to fit with the theme of the clothes, which was a concept of rebirth and purity. Key products used were Moroccanoil Curl Control Mousse, Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray and Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray, which gives a beautiful sheen to the hair.

One of the few shows that didn’t feature an updo was at Zac Posen. For his Spring 2013 collection, Zac Posen envisioned rich, vibrant hair color to make the runway looks truly pop. John Frieda® International Creative Consultant Harry Josh brought this vision to life, using John Frieda® Precision Foam Colour to enhance models’ shades with saturated colour and shine. To do that, they actually had to recruit models that had never had their hair colored!

In order to enhance the richness of the colour, John Frieda® Global Creative Consultant Luigi Murenu melded two looks into one – creating a graphic style in the front and a soft wave in the back. Drawing inspiration from polished wood, Murenu described the look as “chic, elegant and timeless.”  Gorgeous, isn’t it?

What do you think of the hair trends from Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week? Let me know in the comments!

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