From Backstage to the Runway, The 6 Most Alluring Hairstyles of NYFW

Real or faux, we saw heaps of hair on New York’s runways this week — and we can say confidently, we’ve never been more motivated to steer clear of the snooze button and spend an extra hour in the morning teasing, gelling, curling, or braiding to achieve one of the following elaborate coifs. Here are six styles we’ve been coveting most:

1. Fearless Disco at Jenny Packham
jenny packham spring 2014 hair
Why: For one, we think this might be the answer to the age old humidity hair conundrum. Moreover, we think that this statement hair, paired with an enchanting barrette, is romantic enough for a date, while still being primed for a wild night out on the town. One fear we have is that we lack the curling iron prowess. Only trial will tell.

2. Idiosyncratic ’80s Hair at Rodarte
rodarte spring 2014 hair
Why: The Mulleavy sisters have a way of making us rethink what we once thought, and despite loathing the ’80s as a whole, we find ourselves lovelorn over this edgy style. Essentially, they followed the same routine that a Brat Pack groupie might have prior to a party: deep parting the hair and using a curling iron to create a wave in front. You just need a proper ’80s nickname to match.

3. Slicked Back at Prabal Gurung
prabal gurung spring 2014
Why: We were already hankering for this look and then Prabal went and made us want it more. Hair stylist Paul Hanlon told Into the Gloss, “The idea for the hair was that the women were kept in a box and have been let out for a minute for the world to see them, but they are so über-beautiful and creature-like that they have to go back into the box.”

4. The Girl With Flowers in Her Hair at Zac Posen
zac posen spring 2014 hair
Why: We don’t know many flower children. That is, if we’re not counting the models at Honor (see below), but we have yet to see any skipping through fields in voluminous ball gowns. And yet, we find ourselves wanting to strewn our next evening updo with fresh blooms. While this might be foreign black tie territory, we’re trusting Zac Posen on this one.

5. Gold Specked Updo at Lela Rose
lela rose spring 2013 hair
Why: We’re all about updos when the temperatures begin to rise. We’re also not ones to shy away from a gilded look, especially when there’s gold involved. You can achieve this look by using a curling iron to creative waves, backcombing the wavy portion of hair, and then sprinkling the aureate leaf flakes atop the nest of teased hair.

6. Flower Stickers at Honor
honor spring 2014 hair
Why: We’re human and occasionally always prefer a shortcut when it comes to statement hair. Now excuse us while we raid our ’90s elementary school sticker books.

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