Wedding-Worthy Hairstyles from New York Fashion Week

NYFW may be over, but we're still oohing and aahing over all of the gorgeous hairstyles that paraded down the runways. Check out 20 of our favorite looks that are perfect for walking down the aisle.


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By: Naima DiFranco

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  • Texture Tale

    Texture Tale

    We heart the reverse "undone" braid that lead hairstylist Kevin Ryan created for the Baja East show using UNITE Beach Day Texturizing Spray. It's perfect for the Coachella bride — just add a daisy and you're all set!

    Photo Credit: UNITE

  • Fancy-Free


    Relaxed updos are trending (a look we LOVE for bridal). At the Zang Toi show, renowned hairstylist Eiji Yamane of Eiji Salon styled low chignons that were loose yet refined, with a few tendrils framing the face. In order to create this effortlessly elegant look, Eiji used René Furterer Styling Wax to smooth hair and add shine.

    Photo Credit: Paul Quitoriano for René Furterer

  • Uptown Girl

    Uptown Girl

    For the ladies who lunch, this chignon by Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris is a true stunner. It perfectly complemented Altuzarra’s polished collection. Odile used a classic hairnet to keep everything in place.

    Photo Credit: Kérastase USA

  • Sleek and Chic

    Sleek and Chic

    A pin-straight hairstyle with a strong center part imbues any wedding-day look with class and elegance. At the Monique Lhuillier show, Recine for Moroccanoil kept the hair smooth and flawless with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium. 

    Photo Credit: Greg Kessler

  • The Braided Chignon

    The Braided Chignon

    This summer, bohemian braids were everywhere. At the Tadashi Shoji show, we found the perfect braid for fall and winter's formal weddings, thanks to lead hairstylist Rodney Cutler for ULTA Beauty. This sleek, braided chignon would look incredible paired with a lavish wedding gown. Cutler told us he was inspired by the Venetian-inspired lace in the collection.

    Photo Credit: Cutler Salon

  • Flyaway Knot

    Flyaway Knot

    This simple, organic top-knot that we spotted at Philip Lim is a great choice for unconventional brides. TRESemmé lead stylist Paul Hanlon said it was influenced by "the romanticism of the Pre-Raphaelites, but with a punk edge." 

    Tip: You'll need dry shampoo in order to achieve a matte texture for this look. We recommend TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo.

    Photo Credit: TK

  • A-Tisket, A-Tasket

    A-Tisket, A-Tasket

    At the Suno show, Kérastase lead hairstylist Odile Gilbert crafted a cage herringbone braid that screams bohemian, cutting-edge bride. This hairstyle would be ideal at a rustic barn wedding or a vineyard. Add flowers or pins for a more romantic feel.

    Photo Credit: Kessler Studios

  • Material Girl

    Material Girl

    Brides who love Old Hollywood glamour can channel Marilyn Monroe in this vintage-inspired hairdo from the Jenny Packham show. How beautiful would this be paired with a slinky wedding gown? To modernize this style, Antonio Corral Calero for Moroccanoil kept the look a bit more disheveled and used Moroccanoil Root Boost to maximize volume.

    Photo Credit: Jenny Packham

  • Fade to Braid

    Fade to Braid

    This sixties-esque hairstyle from the Rachel Zoe collection would look so pretty with a vintage lace wedding gown. "The low pony with a center part is polished and mod. But staying true to my love of bohemia, I also wanted to incorporate a braid element," the designer explained. L'Oreal Professionnel artist Pepper Pastor pulled this look together with L'Oreal Professionnel Densité.

    Photo Credit: L'Oreal Professionnel

  • Hothouse Flower

    Hothouse Flower

    Planning a destination wedding? Take a style cue from Kaelen's show. Head stylist Amy Farid for Oribe Hair Care created a fresh hairstyle accented with orchids that is begging to be worn down a sandy beach aisle. The trick to this 'do was prepping the hair with Oribe's Foundation Mist and using the legendary Mason Pearson brush for a super-shiny, healthy look.

    Photo Credit: Oribe

  • Knot Your Average Ballerina Bun

    Knot Your Average Ballerina Bun

    For a modern take on Swan Lake, wear this sculptural knotted bun with a lace ballgown. At the Novis show, Aveda hair artist Frank Rizzieri revealed that "This is the bun of that cool girl. It has natural pieces poking out so it's not too perfect. It's graphic and different but simple."

    Photo Credit: Aveda

  • Braid Waves

    Braid Waves

    Just add a veil to this sexy, clean look and you are good to go! For the Narciso Rodriguez show, Paul Hanlon from TRESemmé created effortless waves by spraying TRESemmé Climate Protection Mousse onto freshly washed hair, dividing it into a few loose braids and then drying it with a diffuser. After undoing the braids, he flat-ironed pieces around the hairline to achieve a flattering sense of movement.

    Photo Credit: TRESemmé

  • Jet Set

    Jet Set

    This hairstyle from the Bibhu Mohapatra show appeals to the adventurous and worldly bride. L'Oreal professionnel artist Amit Abraham combined tribal braids with a lady-like chignon to create "a modern and strong look." Trade the patterned scarf for an ivory tulle headwrap and this look is aisle-ready.

    Photo Credit: L'Oreal Professionnel

  • Natural Wonder

    Natural Wonder

    Celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger pulled off a hairstyle that is equal parts feminine, sexy and wearable at the Naeem Khan show. This easy-breezy style is the perfect balance to a lavish bridal gown; it keeps the look modern and fresh.

    Photo Credit: Naeem Khan

  • Pony Up

    Pony Up

    At Jason Wu's show, lead hairstylist Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris came up with the perfect ponytail for a wedding: it's polished, bouncy and frizz-free! He described it as "healthy, classic and Americana preppy."

    Tip: Prevent flyaways by applying Kérestase Baume Double Je.

    Photo Credit: Kérastase USA

  • Mod Style

    Mod Style

    Didier Malige for René Furterer designed a sleek, side-parted hairstyle inspired by Twiggy to complement the minimalistic, mod vibe of Lisa Perry's new collection. "The idea for the hair was to look '60s but fresh," she explained. We think this style would be so fun with a short white dress!

    Photo Credit: Paul Quitoriano for René Furterer

  • I’m With the Band

    I’m With the Band

    At the Tracy Reese show, hairstylist BoK-Hee created ballet-inspired updos that she accessorized with headbands from the latest scünci x Tracy Reese collection (available in Spring 2015). For a big-day look that's on-point, pair this hairstyle with a tulle ballgown.

    Photo Credit: scünci

  • Ride the Wave

    Ride the Wave

    Sexy and luxe was the look du jour at Jill Stuart. Celebrity stylist James Pecis for Moroccanoil was inspired by Jerry Hall-like waves, which he brushed out to create a soft texture. We love this glamorous style paired with a simple A-line wedding gown.

    Photo Credit: Stephen Churchill Downes for Moroccanoil

  • Halfway Point

    Halfway Point

    Aveda guest artist Frank Rizzieri updated a classic half-up, half-down hairstyle for the Tibi show by using a bungee elastic, which allowed for a cool placement to keep the hair off the face. Imagine this modern style paired with a dreamy silk wedding gown.

    Photo Credit: Aveda

  • Modern Glamour

    Modern Glamour

    The Reem Acra show presented a fresh vision of modern glamour for today's brides. Hairstylist Didier Malige strived to create a light, airy hairstyle as a counterpoint to the ethereal silk organza gowns that went down the runway.

    Photo Credit: John M. Craig for René Furterer

Wedding-Worthy Hairstyles from New York Fashion Week