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6 Humidity-Resistant Hairstyles From the Runways to Try Now

With the humidity index showing no signs of letting down, it’s time to refocus your hair styling efforts to clever, of-the-moment styles that will hold no matter what the meteorologists announce. If you need inspiration, take a beauty cue from the recent Spring 2017 collections. The recent runways offered up plenty of future-proof hairstyles that are easy to create and weather-proof respectively.

Braids—which withstand any weather condition (humidity included)—were spotted at Simone Rocha and Bora Aksu. Speaking to, hairstylist James Pecis revealed how he created the “romantic, feminine and innocent” look at Bora Aksu. Pecis began by securing one braid at the base of the neck, followed by another at the top-right section of the crown before twisting them into intricate buns. Pecis and his team were also backstage at Simone Rocha Spring 2017 to whip the models’ hair into striking twin plaits. Using a French brush, he gently combed out wisps of baby hair around the hairline for a chic yet undone effect. To finish, he reached for the Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray (US $35; AED/SAR 129) to hold the layering and create a wind-swept illusion.

For a contemporary hairstyle that truly won’t budge, look to Altuzarra’s evocative Spring 2017 collection. Backstage, hair was scraped back with a fresh-from-the-shower finish. To create the wet look, hairstylist Odile Gilbert wet the models strands using a spray bottle before dispersing a generous amount of the Kérastase Créme de la Créme (US $37; AED/SAR 136) all over and combing it back.

The humble bun is a hot-weather ally and was reimagined on the New York Fashion Week runways. At Thakoon, the model’s tresses were gathered in saturated lengths and spun into an off-kilter topknot, with a loose wisp of hair to frame the features. Meanwhile at the Ryan Roche presentation, thin pieces of fabric were wrapped around sections of the knotted hair for an unexpected, romantic twist.

At Christopher Kane, models took to the runway donning turbans over side-swept coifs, offering a practical solution to those who want to avoid Mother Nature altogether.


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