Witnessing the runway ideas that true hairstyle gurus of the fashion industry create for high-level designers is very inspiring. As a hairstylist, there is always something that catches my eye and makes me wonder: how did they do it!? Here are my top 7 impossible runway hairstyles.
Impossible Runway Hairstyles
1. Pastel braids with metal and flower applications
Here we have a beautiful collection of pastel and intense colors, a mix of textures and effortless braids. Guido Palau is the mastermind behind these colorful and beautiful hairstyles for Dolce & Gabbana 2014. I never thought I was going to see such a bold choice of hues for a romantic style. All the elements work together neatly, giving a timeless, yet very edgy, vibe to it.
2. Straight and curly at the same time
This is what happens when you can’t decide between a blowout or a perm. You can get the best of both worlds imitating this hairstyle… or not. Even though I wouldn’t recommend anyone to go to the street looking like this, I have to admit that it looks very good for the runway. It’s interesting, new and the contrast of textures is appealing to the eye.
3. Bangs starting too far back
I’m not sure if this was the vision the hairstylist had when cutting this fringes, but the model’s face doesn’t seem happy with the result. In my opinion, it doesn’t work for the real world nor for the runway. This is the type of look we expect to see in an “I Cut My Own Bangs Fail” video. The fringe starts way too far back on the forehead, making it look huge and not enhancing the model’s features.
4. Twisted hair on top of head
I love this hairstyle. It’s strong and all those twists are a delight for the eye. This look transmits a mysterious vibe, in synch with the makeup. What I like about it is that it also works outside of the runway. It’s very structured and powerful, the type of hairstyle that could reaffirm that you are the boss in your workplace.
5. Flame hair
When I first looked at this hairstyle, it seemed like it was floating, wildly, in the air. This is a look that defies gravity. All the soft waves and the disorganized ends make it look like a flame raising from the model’s head. The metal face mask is the right complement: it’s structured and cold, while the hair has an organic form and a warm vibe. If you are into mohawks but don’t want to shave your sides, this is the right way to go for it.
6. Metal hair
Another impossible runway hairstyle that’s in harmony with the designer’s collection. See how the colors match? The polished structure created on the center of the back of the head generates a magnificent contrast with the sides, a little more disorganized in their composition. Nowadays, playing with the geometrical shapes you can form with metallic bobby pins or big hair clips, is on trend. You might not want to create a full helmet with them to go out on a date, but you can get creative.
7. Massive buns
If you ever felt like you were carrying the world on your shoulders, imagine carrying this on top of your head. It works fantastically on due to the designer’s vision. This massive and super polished bun, with not even one baby hair out of place, contributes to the futuristic style the outfit and makeup assemble. You can sport a big bun for a cocktail party or another elegant event, but you would need to shape it in the right way. In this case, for example, this bun replicates the size of the head and face shape of the model, which I wouldn’t recommend to be done outside of the runway.
These were the 7 Impossible Runway Hairstyles that gave me the shivers, some in a good and some in a bad way when I saw them for the very first time. Some can be replicated as you saw them on the runway for your everyday life, while other ones need to be toned down. Which runway hairstyle did you like the most? Let me know in the comments if you would dare to wear any of them!
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