How To Get This Season’s Runway Hair

Hair is the single most important beauty trend for fall. From Prada’s beehives to Dolce&Gabbana’s topknots, we rounded up the some of the biggest (literally) and best hair trends for fall, and how to get them at home.


There is a retro feel in the air. At Prada, models strolled down the runway with exaggerated 1960s beehives. Their hair was piled high and teased into the classic round shape, accented with kitschy, knitted hair bands. To complete the look, models sported exaggerated cat-eye glasses.

Chanel also teased and pinned hair into big poufs, but with messy unfinished ends. The soft, spherical dos were decorated with crystal hair ornaments worn Geisha-style. Dramatic eye makeup also had an Asian flair.

Get this look

Tease and spray your hair lightly before attempting any updo; it will give your hair body and help it stay in place. Be sure to have a rattail comb to help push the roll into place.

  • Long hair

If your hair is long, you’ll have to roll it up in to the shape you want. For the Prada or Lagerfeld look, roll your hair high on your head into a hive shape and secure it with hair pins. For the Chanel look, comb your (teased) hair straight back and then pin the roll under on the back of your head. For a runway-ready touch, add a headband or a hair ornament.

  • Medium hair

Ladies with medium-length hair can try teasing then smoothing their hair into the fashionable hive or bubble shape.

  • Short hair

If you have short hair, attach a hair piece in the shape you like to match your own hair. 

Flowing, Soft and Sexy

Hair at Chloe was long and soft. This carefree, but polished look is reminiscent of the 70’s -- think Farah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith. Chloe and Ferragamo also featured this look, and the models appeared to have layers cut around their faces.

Get this look

Blow-dry hair, but not pin-straight. Use a volumizing mousse or spray to add fullness. Set your hair while it’s damp on large foam or ceramic rollers. Remove the rollers and spray your hair lightly with a brushable hair spray. Then brush the hair into soft waves.

Chignons and Knots

At Celine, Valentino and Givenchy, heads and hair were small and neat. Hair was drawn back in classic chignons or clipped into a boyish cut. Classic chignons work well to show off fall’s high military-type collars and voluptuous furs.

One of the prettiest and most accessible looks was at Dolce&Gabbana. Models came down the runway with their hair pulled back in artfully messy knots. The makeup was dewy looking with soft eyes and red lips.

Get this look

For the most flattering look when wearing a chignon or ponytail, avoid positioning it at widest part of your face. If you have a wide jaw, wear your ponytail or chignon higher on your head for a flattering look. If your face is thin, wear it at the nape of your neck. A perfect oval-shaped face works with either option.

First, put your hair into a pony tail, and then pin your hair into a loose knot. If it’s a bit messy, remember: that is part of the charm. Be sure to accent your eyes and wear a sexy red lipstick or gloss.