Updos ran the gamut from debutante-inspired chignons at Oscar De La Renta, to wispy, imperfect buns at DVF (seen here) and a bedhead-messy French twist at Proenza Schouler.
There’s an updo for all, so take your pick. Our only advice: when you’re doing a day look, think effortless rather than contrived. Here’s why: when models show up backstage before a runway show, it’s what they’ve done with their locks before leaving the house that morning that often inspires hairstylists, explains Frank Rizzieri of Rsession Tools. At Nanette Lepore, Rizzieri gave the girls low ponies skewed slightly to the side, and tucked the tails under the elastic band before wrapping a piece of hair around to hide it.
A strong elastic band is the foundation of any great updo. Look for “hair bungees” (an elastic band with hooks), which allow you to adjust the tightness of the ponytail without compromising the shape. And, even the most laid-back look needs hairspray for texture and hold. It also makes the hair easier to manipulate. Try L’Oréal Elnett Satin, a hairstylist staple.