Smooth, polished hair has been seen all over the Fall 2015 runways, from New York all the way to Paris. Perhaps high-shine locks are the beauty retaliation against the easy-breezy bedhead-chic that has been de rigueur the last few seasons. Right now it’s all about locks being sleek, modern and glossy, which—we’re excited to say—is super achievable IRL. For tips on getting the must-have look, we turned to the makeup gurus backstage at Fashion Week for their insider secrets.
How To Get Polished Locks
Photo: Getty Images, Rochas Fall 2015
Revitalizing Shine Spray
Don't Be Afraid To Use The Comb Over
Hair expert Eugene Souleiman created the glamorous 'dos at Emilio Pucci. He started by lightly spraying a center part with hair spray, then moving the part slightly to the side by combing hair over to conceal the sprayed locks. This trick makes hair feel and look like it doesn't have any product in it. No one has to be the wiser.
Photo: First View, Emilio Pucci Fall 2015
After Blow Strong Hold Finishing Spray
Use Shine Mist Before Hair Spray
At Christopher Kane, hairstylist Guido Palau added a high-shine mist to hair parted in the center to create smooth, reflective locks. He finished the look by tucking sections neatly behind the ears and securing with firm-hold hair spray.
Photo: Getty Images, Christopher Kane Fall 2015
Body Building Conditioner
Deep Condition Twice A Week
Paul Hanlon was the man behind the glossy locks at Prabal Gurung. His method of choice for achieving shine is to encourage frequent use of deep conditioners, as opposed to the overuse of finishing products. For these runway looks, Paul used a tiny amount of shine spray—if you are going to use a finishing oil or spray, be sure to only use a small amount to avoid a greasy look.
Photo: Lewis Mirrett, Prabal Gurung Fall 2015
Finish With A Tiny Spot Of Pomade
The Rochas runway was overflowing with gorgeous, stick-straight, flatironed hair. A pea-size amount of pomade was used to control flyways and complete the polished look.
Photo: First View, Rochas Fall 2015