From Runway to the Street: Fashion Week Hair

Last Thursday, New York Fashion Week kicked off with stunning styles and plenty of texture...and we aren't just talking about the clothes. We went behind the scenes at two shows to see the latest runway hairstyles created by L'Oreal Professionnel lead stylist, Joseph DiMaggio.

At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Joseph styled the hair for Timo Weiland's Women's Fall 2013 collection. The collection played on Baroque texture and military inspired cuts and to emphasive the regality of the collection, the models' hair was styled with center parts that flowed into 's' shaped waves. Joseph describes the look as "feminine tomboy, so it's a little done but it's kind of natural. She's ready for a fun weekend on the British countryside." To create the look, Joseph combined L'Oreal Professionnel Volume Expand Leave-In Spray and True Grip Texturizing Powder and sprayed all over the hair. He then braided the hair and set it into a bun. After a while, DiMaggio took out the bun and created voluminous waves using a flat iron to create 's' shaped waves.

3 Easy, Breezy Summer Hairstyles

We're looking for easy, on-the-go tips for styling our hair in the summer. That's why when the warmer weather rolls around, our blowdryers, curling irons and straight irons all take a backseat. No time for extra sweating when we should be sucking down cool drinks at the bar with friends!

One summer hairstyle we can't live without? Twists! They're super easy, stylish and take no more than 5 minutes to put together (once you've perfected how you like them done). You can wear them with your hair up or down. We love them because they keep bangs or shorter angles out of our face, so they're great for days at the beach or nights on the town. Wear them with loose curls (like Jennifer Garner does here) or do them quickly as you hop out of the shower and tie your hair back for a perfectly sexy and simple sophisticated look!

To Bang or Not To Bang

Fall 2011 has brought us yet another trend from the runways - the blunt bang. Inspired by a laid-back, bohemian style the haircut works best when the fringe is worn straight and thick, hitting the top of the eyes and is paired with shoulder-length hair. However, the style also works well with short hair and medium-length cuts (such as a bob). Due to its versatility, it seems as if everyone has been jumping on the Bang Bandwagon - but how do you know if it's right for you?

The first and most important thing to consider is the texture of your hair. If it's extremely curly or wavy, ask yourself if you feel like taking the time each morning to carefully style your bangs. If your hair is very fine, you may want to reconsider going for the cut since bangs that lay flat against your forehead aren't exactly flattering. Face shape is also an important factor. While blunt bangs can help accent strong cheekbones or an oval-face, they only make a small face look smaller or a round face look rounder.