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So HAUTE: Our Favorite Hair Trends Straight from the Runway

From India to Paris, hair has stolen all the runway shows this season. But, only the best looks make it off the runway to the streets and red-carpet. Here’s the haute-est picks for runway looks this season.

1. Braided Side Swoop

My personal favorite braid is the french braided side swoop worn by the models at Deepika Govind’s runway show this spring.

2. Romantic “Milk Maid” Braids

Whether paired with a center part or wrapped around loosely, updo, the milkmaid braid is simple, romantic, elegance.

3. Hair Jewelry

Nicole Richie and Jennifer Lawrence are just a few celebrities recently spotted sporting this flashy hair trend.

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Hair Trends: Deep Side Part

All down, all in an up-do, or somewhere in between hairstyles on the runways at New York Fashion Week seem to have one detail rampantly in common: the deep side part.

Hailing from the early days of Twiggy in the 60s, I love this look. It’s a great way to easily add some retro flair to your hairstyle, no matter what length or occasion.

What do you think, lovelies? Is the deep side part a trend you’ll snag this fall?

Image Source: Whosdatedwho.com, Zimbio

Fall 2011 Hair Fashion Trends Straight from the Runway

Fall is upon us, and you can feel it in the air – cooler temperatures, kids going back to school, those itching urges to throw on a sweater in the morning, and my favorite: New York Fashion Week.

Here are a few of the best fall hair fashion trends seen on runways this Fall 2011!

Warm Colors

Fall always means to me reds, oranges and yellows – warm colors that burst among the trees when the temperatures turn colder. This fall, these warm colors are becoming very popular for hair hues. Take a look at this article from Latest-Hairstyles on incorporating warm, honey tones into your hair, no matter what your current color is.

Creative Braids

Braids of all kinds have been in constant popularity since last fall, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere – in fact, they are just getting more an more ingenious. If you do go for a braid, try something different – combine a few different types of braids, like a french braid into a fishtail braid. Or, try braiding a few skinny braids down the sides of your hair and gather into a braided pony at the nape of your neck. Unpredictability is key when embracing this trend for fall.

Slicked Back Styles

Smooth, wet looking hair has been all over the runways during Fall Fashion Week, like the above style at Carolina Herrera. To get this look, smooth and shine with a gloss such as Zelo’s Velvet Gloss before pulling your hair back in a updo for a wet, slick hairstyle.

Image Sources: Stylepk.net, NewFashionDesigns

Hair Trend: Hair Garlands

After Valentino debuted their Haute Couture Fall 2011 collection on the runway, they featured models wearing hair garlands. It didn’t take long for this hair trend to boom, and I mean BOOM – two weeks ago stringing flowers in your hair was exclusive to Midsummer Night Dream theme parties and 70’s hippie Halloween costumes, and now little blossom tiaras of all types are back in from every day to big night out.

This trend is accessible and versatile, so don’t wait to get the look! DIY like in this StyleList tutorial with fresh flowers or just pick up any garland you fancy at a craft store, and you’ve got it.

Valentino has a celebrity model? Anne Hathaway elegantly accessorizes this Valentino gown with a hair garland strung over loosely curled tresses for the White Fairy Tale Love Ball held on July 6th, 2011.

Embracing Imperfection

“I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.” Augusten Burroughs

I came across this post the other day about models falling and how when gorgeous models fall, it’s hard not to laugh. Exhibit A:

I can’t say I agree with that sentiment. For me, when someone absolutely gorgeous and wonderful takes a tumble – physically or metaphysically – I can’t help but breathe a sigh of relief. It’s more of a, “thank heavens they AREN’T perfect!” kind of a reaction.

The most inspiring for me is when an outwardly perfect person, someone who many people – from young girls to grown women – want to be just like happens to fall and gets up gracefully. You know, with one of those “well, it happens, I’m human” type attitudes. A celeb with just that attitude towards life is exhibit B, Lady Gaga:

“I would say that a really big challenge, especially in high school, is the pressure to be cool, and to do things that people think is cool. My best advice is to just be yourself and to do what you believe in and, you know, that being yourself is the best thing to do.” Lea Michelle

I mean, who wouldn’t fall in the high boots and shoes Lady Gaga wears every day? And really, who doesn’t have flaws? Or have hard times, challenges, and difficulties – no matter how perfect they look on the outside? I for one just adore anyone who embraces their differences, and realizes that not only do these differences not make them flawed, but instead make them unique. I remember spending so much time growing up just trying to fit in with all my friends – do exactly what they did, wear all the same clothes, and look the same as them from how I did my hair down to what my face looked like.

I have to laugh as I look back, because today all I find myself doing I trying to set myself apart, embrace my differences and find my own style, niche, and life.

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” Marilyn Monroe

We all have “flaws”, none of us are perfect, and once we realize that and embrace it, we are able to let go of a lot of the insecurity that holds us back.