NYFW 2011: Haute Hair

At the Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week, the hair looks were as varied and inventive as the designs, themselves. But one trend definitely came out on top: whether the models sported high buns (think Chanel Iman at Oscar de la Renta) or low ponytails, the look was girly, clean, and undoubtedly feminine. Check out our favorite hair looks of the week!
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 09, 2011

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In a nod to Douglas Hannant’s Jazz Age-y collection, models hit the catwalk in glossy, razor-sharp flapper wigs.

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At Rodarte, models sported windblown side-ponytails with loose, wavy tendrils escaping every which way. Undone glamour at its sexiest.

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At Vera Wang, models like Joan Smalls hit the perfect balance between “elegant” and “everyday” with loosely gathered ponytails at the nape of the neck.

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At Zang Toi, models stormed the runway in sumptuous fabrics, hazy copper eyeshadow and the biggest, tallest, ‘60s-inspired beehive buns we’ve ever seen. Over-the-top glam at its best.

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At Libertine, models rocked wide, black patent leather headbands that added a sleek elegance to the collection’s wildly colorful prints.

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At Prabal Gurung, models like Jourdan Dunn sported rippling, crimped waves that were tighter at the root, and looser towards the ends. Imperfect perfection.

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At the Wes Gordon show, each model rocked her own unique hairstyle—and we fell in love with this stunner’s sleek, impossibly elegant natural cut. All the better to showcase her dramatic cheekbones and luscious pout!

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At St. Johns, models like Gracie Carvalho sported soft, loose, Studio 54-meets-Upper-East-Side curls.

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