Fall 2016-17 hair trends to wear right now: side parts

Hair Trends: 7 Fall 2016-17 hair trends you can wear right now

by Paige Exell -

The fashion and beauty industries can be tough to follow. With all of the different hair and makeup trends popping up on runways from season to season, we often find ourselves engaging in a trend only to find it has been replaced with another trend almost overnight. For spring-summer 2016, we saw ponytails, braids, bobs, buzz cuts, and regal hair accessories hit the runways and now, we're on to the next set of beauty trends.

This season braids, baby bangs, and ponytails transitioned from the spring 2016 runways to the fall 2016-17 ones, meaning our summer trims and lazy-girl hairstyles are here to stay (for at least another season). But the fall catwalks also introduced us to some exciting new looks that we can't wait to try come fall. While Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, and Marissa Webb chose to replace the classic, '70s-inspired middle part with a more polished side part, designers like Tanya Taylor and Monique Lhuillier made a case for the I-woke-up-like-this bedhead hairstyle that we all know and love.

Fortunately for the beauty-lovers and trend-setters out there, designers made it easier for you to get a head start on fall hair trends with their timeless, seasonless, and easy-to-achieve styles. So without further ado, we give you 7 fall 2016-17 hair trends you can wear right now.


For Fall 2016-17, designers like Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler, and Marissa Webb changed up the middle part that has been quite prevalent on runways for a few seasons now, and swapped it for a more polished-looking side part. Perfect for job interviews, and elegant nights out, the side part is easy way to switch up your look, without making a drastic change.

Pro tip: blowdry your hair in the direction of the part so that the hair lies flat, then comb it to one side and flattened with gel or hairspray.


The spring-summer 2016 runways saw regal, Courtney Love-inspired accessories at Saint Laurent and similar pieces at Dolce & Gabbana. This season, the fall runways took a hint from spring, and showed off floral hair embellishments at Rodarte that gave us major wedding hair vibes. Floral accessories are the quintessential hair piece for festivals, making them the perfect addition to your festival season wardrobe.


As the weather gets colder, so will hair trends, as seen on the catwalks at Altuzarra, BCBG, and Kate Spade that had models strut their stuff with a head full of platinum blonde locks. Since summer is normally known as the time to go lighter, now is the perfect time to adopt this edgy fall trend.


Attention lazy girls! Fall 2016's bedhead trend has answered all of your beauty prayers. At Tanya Taylor, the inspo was "a girl with dishevelled hair that's been slightly frayed from napping in the grass of a secret garden". At Adam Selman a slightly curlier version of the bedhead look was showcased, and at Monique Lhuillier, models walked the runway with gorgeous, undone bedhead waves.


It's no surprise that Jeremy Scott's collection is known for being over-the-top and slightly kitschy, and we can't get enough of the latest eccentric hair trend to make waves at his fall 2016 runway show: volume. Models' hair was teased into bouffants that would make even Brigitte Bardot jealous.

To achieve this look, use a comb to backcomb the roots of your hair. Straighten the hair out with your fingers or gently brush the hair down slighty to create a more polished volumized look. Spray your hair with a volumizing hairspray and you're runway-ready!


One of spring's biggest trends will stay strong for fall if the runways of Herve Leger, Jason Wu, Altuzarra, Carolina Herrera and more are any indication. The curl of choice? Small, tight curls were spotted at Hugo Boss and BCBG, meaning the perm could also come back with fall 2016 trends.

To achieve small, tight curls, apply a texturizing mousse to damp hair, and scrunch the product through creating a slightly tousled look. Let the hair dry and then section it into two parts, curling each section with a small barrel curling iron, and using small strands of hair as you go. Finish off with a volumizing hairspray.


Loose buns are nothing new. We first spotted them on the spring 2016 runways, and again on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival (see: Julianne Moore and Blake Lively). Now, they're back for another season, as seen at Tory Burch, where hairstylists used texturizing spray to create a messy texture before pulling hair back into a messy bun at the bottom of models heads.

To get the look, spray your hair with L'Oreal's matt & messy spray, and scrunch it through your hair with your fingers to create texture. Pull your hair back into a messy bun at the bottom of your hair, and secure with an elastic leaving a few strands sticking out for a carefree, lazy-girl appeal.

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