The Most Head-Turning Hairstyles From NYFW F/W '22

From braided tendrils to bedazzled accessories.

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022's biggest hair trends.
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With models sporting Barbie ponies, braided tendrils, and oversized hair clips on this season’s runways, it’s clear that NYFW hairstylists pulled beauty inspo from the early 2000s. Read on for the most striking hairstyles from New York Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter 2022 shows.

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Bouncing Curls

Hairstylist Briana Cisneros oversaw hair at Christian Cowan’s F/W show, styling models’ curly hair with Wella Professionals curl enhancing and shine-finishing serums for a look she called the “let your curl shine.”

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“Waterfall” Ponies

Cisneros also styled models in ethereal “waterfall” ponies. For this, she smoothed the hair back into sleek braids and twisted them into a low bun before adding a lengthy ponytail extension for a more dramatic look.

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Braided Tendrils

Alice + Olivia’s NYFW presentation was especially inspired by the early-aughts, with models sporting braided tendrils elevated with bedazzled accessories. This look, paired with the floral background, is remarkably reminiscent of Cassie’s braided tendrils on Euphoria.

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Monochromatic Clips

Others at Alice + Olivia wore their hair in more minimalist styles, yet maximized the look with bold accessories. This models’ look is simple yet eye-catching, as the red from-head-to-toe — topped off with matching clips — makes a monochromatic fashion statement.

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Saltwater Strands

James Pecis oversaw the mermaid hair at Altuzarra. The aesthetic was meant to embody “beautiful women coming out of the depths of the water.” To create the “wet” look, Pecis dampened the hair with Oribe setting mist and sewed sections back with elastic thread.

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Elaborate Braids

Marrisa Wilson’s NYFW show pulled its inspiration from the convergence of artificial reality and present-day reality and styled the models to resemble futuristic cyborgs with out-of-this-world braids (complete with INKED by Dani tattoo ‘plugs’).

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Hair Gems

At Christian Siriano, models wore their hair in middle parts bedazzled with blue rhinestones that matched their eye makeup and nails. (We never want to hear middle parts are boring again, OK?)

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Barbie Ponytails

While some shows looked towards the future, Kim Shui’s NYFW show paid homage to the past, with models sporting retro, flipped ’dos on the catwalk. One especially popular style? The Bella Hadid-approved Barbie pony.

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’60s Hair Flips

Kim Shui’s models also wore mod-style hair flips (aka the “hair flick”), serving strong Dusty Springfield vibes.

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Face-Framing Tendrils

Anna Sui may have cited the ’60s as inspiration for her fall/winter ‘22 collection, but her models wore their hair half up with face-framing tendrils — a nod to hairstyles from the late ’90s and early aughts.

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Curly Ponies

Sergio Hudson’s models strutted the runway in lengthy, low, super voluminous ponytails — a show-stopping style all on its own, made even sleeker with a deep side part.

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Hair Ribbons

Patbo’s NYFW show also featured low ponies, but of a different variety: Models’ hair was tied low with a large ribbon for a casual yet sophisticated look.

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