There's no fashion week that fashion lovers look forward to more than that of Paris. And if you're in anyway familiar with the history of fashion, you know why. The fashion epicenter of the world never disappoints when it comes to the most esteemed designers commanding runways, and the beauty looks the apparel is paired with always leaves us dreamily gawking at our computer screens. It explains why 2020's best Paris hair trends, plucked from Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021, are nothing short of sophisticated head-turners.
Key hairstylist greats like Jawara and Guido Palau put editorial spins on traditional styles like side parts messily secured, cornrows that trailed in different directions, and buns adorned with luxurious scarves. All were fairly simplistic with a delicate flair that oozed of couture and elegance. But despite their attention-grabbing appeal, the looks didn't detract from the fashions. Instead, they amplify the regalia while dishing out hair inspiration to last us until next season.
Ahead, check out the hairstyles you'll inevitably fall in love with as well.
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2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Free-Flowing Waves at Paco Rabanne
The hair was as free as the fashions at Paco Rabanne's Oct. 4 showcase. Key stylist Duffy used minimal product to create effortless strands with tons of movement and volume.
2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Soaked Shags at Givenchy
The "fresh-out-the-shower" look, created by key hairstylist Gary Gill on Oct, 4, was the perfect addition to the grunge aesthetic of Givenchy's latest collection.
2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Neon Braid Bobs at Balenciaga
Braided bobs are always great, but neon braided bobs are even better. That's exactly what we got at Balenciaga on Oct. 4 as green braiding hair was incorporated into the traditional style.
2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Undone Chignons at Vivienne Westwood
Regal chignons got a Vivienne Westwood remix on Oct. 3. The old-school hairstyle got a more rugged edge, with the front of the hair teased high and freely pinned back.
2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Split Bangs at Loewe
Hairstylist Soichi Inagaki turned traditional bangs on its head on Oct. 1 — no pun intended. Rather than letting the fringe fall to the front, he created a middle part for a more editorial look.
2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Slick Buns at Rick Owens
Good news. Even models on high-fashion runways are rocking the same style we are in the house. Take Rick Owens's Oct. 1 showcase for instance, where hair was simply slicked back into imperfect low-buns.
2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Shaped Short Afros at Balmain
Natural hair was minimally manipulated for Balmain's Oct. 30 show. Twas were perfectly shaped with a lightweight shine.
2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Days-Old Strands at Chloé
While on a usual day this probably wouldn't be a go-to look, for Chloé's showcase on Oct. 1, the worn hair was perfect. Luckily, if you are on the hunt for a look similar, the execution is easy. Just part your hair as you wish, layer with hair oils, and finish with a texturizing spray.
2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Springtime Twists at Elie Saab
The delicate and feminine buns, as seen at Elie Saab on Sept. 30, are perfect for daytime or nighttime. Simple loosely twist two sections of hair on the sides, secure with a bobby pin, and gather the rest of the hair into a low bun.
2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Pinned Finger Waves at Dries Van Noten
Finger waves and bobby pins were on full display for Dries Van Noten on Oct. 30. Key hairstylist Sam McKnight crafted the sculptural masterpieces by laying the pins in clusters from top to bottom.
2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Secured Side Parts at Coperni
“'Girls who just left the spa' was the inspiration for the hair," key hairstylist Louis Ghewy said on his Instagram. He created deep, imperfect side parts, and secured them with a single bobby pin for Coperni's showcase on Sept. 28. Hair was straightened using ghd hot tools with quick passes for an undone appearance.
2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Multi-Directional Braids at Koché
Key hairstylist Jawara created several standout looks for Koché on Sept. 29. One standout look included dozens of small cornrows that were styled in an array of directions falling into both tendrils and buns.
2020 Paris Fashion Week Hair Trends: Banded Buns at Dior
A wet bun has never looked so chic. Key hairstylist Guido Palau crafted low, twisted buns, puling out small pieces around the perimeter that were slicked to the skin for further damp appeal. The Sept. 29 look was finished with chic fabric scarves gathered to the crown.
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