Best Hair and Beauty Trends From New York Fashion Week

Are you missing the easy, gorgeous hair and makeup of June, July and August? I’ve got some good news for you from New York Fashion Week. The spring-summer 2013 shows have just come to an end, and while it’s too early for the stunning dresses, shifts and shorts that were shown, the beauty trends from the runway are ready to be worn right now. Try these on for size. (No dieting required!)

Technicolor Strands
Color made a big splash at Peter Som’s show. Models with light and dark hair alike added watercolor streaks to their locks. You don’t need to commit to tie-dyed tresses. Instead, create temporary tints with soft pastel chalk, colored hair powder or colored sprays. To keep the look soft and chic, place just a few streaks under the top layer of hair so the hues peep out from underneath. For maximum playfulness, try multiple colors at once.

Beachy Braids
The Jason Wu and Honor shows brought our favorite surfer-girl look into the limelight! Braids were fun, modern and simple all at the same time. For a fresh take on plaits, try braiding your hair using an unexpected asymmetrical part. Or update your office look with a chic braided bun. Gather hair into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic band. Braid the remaining hair, wrap around the base and secure with bobby pins.

Sleek Big-screen Waves
These complemented the delicate floral prints at the Thakoon show. To recreate this look, you’ll want to ditch the ringlets and go for silent-screen glamour instead. The trick is to update your hot tool, swapping your curling iron for a triple-barrel waver. Simply part hair in manageable sections and work the waver straight down the length of your hair.

Angelic Eye Makeup
Donna Karan’s models had a halo of matte burgundy around the eyes. Using a large fluff brush, apply shadow up to the crease and then use a smaller brush to trace under the lashes with color as well. Skip the liner and finish with two coats of mascara.

Oceanic Manicures
At Charlotte Ronson and Rebecca Minkoff, nails evoked images of the sea with deep and bright shades of blue. Blue is actually a great universal color. A bright chalky blue pastel is stunning against lighter skin tones, and a bright royal blue is absolutely beautiful for darker-hued gals. Finish with a top coat to lock in color.

Royal Red Lips
And, yes, you can pull off a ruby kisser too. The trick is to choose the right red for your skin tone. Blondes tend to look amazing in orange-based reds that pop, and most brunettes should opt for truer red-based reds. Skip the liner to keep the pout soft. Apply two coats and blot for long-lasting color!