Sleek, slick, not-a-stray-in-sight straight hair is back and better than ever, pushing bouncy blow-outs to the background. Far more edgy and to the point than voluminous styles, poker-straight strands take time and practice to perfect and require a certain precision to achieve.
This season, designers sent out a bevy of runway beauties sporting long, straightened locks both center-parted and swept to the side. Ironed, super shiny lengths appeared at Donna Karan, Elie Saab and Ralph Lauren, but Chloe was the show that really created the beauty buzz for this tidy trend. Models paraded neat smooth, sleek strands and collegiate parts for a type of bourgeois beauty that perfectly complemented the brand’s signature roomy silhouette and insouciant attitude. It seems that the season is going to be rife with flyaway-taming sprays, flat irons, blow dryers and deep conditioners as evidenced backstage at the shows. [Pro tip: only run your straightener over the ends of hair to keep the style from falling flat.]
Here are some of the best runway looks to inspire.