7 Fall 2016 Hair Trends We Can’t Wait To Try

Fresh off the runway

Okay, so it still may technically be summer for another month, but fall is just around the corner—and with the boiling sauna that has been New York City the past few weeks, we really can’t begin to tell you how excited we are. With that said, on top of things cooling off and brisk fall breezes beginning to roll in any day now, we’re anxiously awaiting trying out all of the hair trends we spotted on February’s Fall 2016 runways.

This season, we saw everything from classic, simple styles to some serious throwbacks (finger waves? CRIMPING?), so get ready to amp up your autumn look with some runway-approved ideas. You may even get to dig into your grandma's attic for a little inspiration.

We still have until late September for fall to officially get here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start trying out these styles a little early. Here are our favorite runway trends of the season so you can get a head start on perfecting your fall look. Click through the gallery below to take a closer look at each.

Finger Waves

Finger waves are back in a big way, paying homage to hairstyles of the Roaring Twenties. Whether it’s subtle swoops at Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo or the intense waves at Marc Jacobs and Opening Ceremony, we can’t wait to try out this serious throwback.

Deep Side Part

This season, the middle part takes a backseat to a side part, packing some serious depth. Whether slicked back, as seen at Proenza Schouler, or left unkempt, à la models at Jason Wu and Stella McCartney, get your rat tail combs ready.

Textured Waves

Bouncy, springing waves and curls for all hair types were seen all over fall runways. Zac Posen and Diane von Furstenberg gave us big, romantic twists while Louis Vuitton and Rag & Bone opted for messier textures. You can count on us to be all over both.

Crimped Hair

Who knew crimped hair could be so chic, let alone, actually make a comeback? You can thank Gucci, Manish Arora, and Vanessa Seward for bringing back the ‘80s teen hairstyle in a high fashion way.

Low Pony

This season is all about simple ponytails tied close to the nape of the neck, as seen on the runways of Prabal Gurung, Marissa Webb, and Osman. However, while these ponytails may lack in height, they definitely don’t lack in texture. We’re seeing all sorts of twists and knots adorning them, keeping things interesting.


Whether you’re a perfectionist or like to keep things messy, the knot is the go-to up-do for all. While Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta kept things prim and proper, Tory Burch and Temperley London chose to allow loose ends to fly free.

Antique Accessories

From brooches to tiaras, models’ heads were adorned with all sorts of goodies you would expect to find in your grandma’s jewelry. While the actual hair was kept simple and natural, we saw intricate floral headpieces at Rodarte and crystal-embellished ribbon headbands and Dolce & Gabbana—and we have to say, we are fans.