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New York Fashion Week Hair & Makeup Trends

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017

Fashion week graced the streets of New York this September. As much as we love to look at the new clothing styles to check out for 2017, taking note of the hair and makeup trends from the show can give us an insight into what is going to be a hot look this season. There were a variety of different looks lining the runway, but these are the hair and makeup trends which left us all gasping and admiring.

Wet Look Hair

The wet, combed, slicked-back hairstyle look took centre stage from Altuzarra and was hugely popular. As well as sweeping the hair back, Hood By Air covered the whole hair in gel, giving a wet and greasy effect.

Bleach Blonde

Alexander Wang boldly went for the bleach blonde look. Not afraid to turn redheads into blondes, Wang opted for a blonde look to accompany the new season of clothes.

Hair Accessories

There were a variety of different accompanying hair pieces for up-and-down hairstyles. From ballerina bun nets with an artistic twist (Ryan Roche, above), to a bright and bold, 90s-style bandana by Baja East. Monique Lhuillier also showed us that a simple black bow can add a classy effect to even a scraggly ponytail.

If bandanas and bows are not your thing, hairstylist Frank Rizzieri tried the unique option of using a belt as a hair accessory in a low ponytail.

Glitter Lips

DKNY brought the defining glitter lips to the runway. Pat McGrath created what she calls a “crescendo of glitter” on the lips of models, contrasted with minimal eye makeup for maximum impact.

Red Lips

In contrast to DKNY, bold red lips were another feature to be seen by many. While some artists modelled this with minimal eye makeup, bold eyes and bold lips together were also on show. Matte, fluorescent or orange tinged, red lips are a thing to be seen in the upcoming season and will soon be grabbed off the shelves of department stores.

Sexy Sweaty

To go with the wet hair look, makeup artist Tom Pecheux went for a look of “sweating gold”. The look was created by going over the skin with a subtle highlighter, then adding a very light and gentle touch of glitter. He finished by smudging eye pencil around the eyes, giving the sexy sweaty look.

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