Of all the major hair trends that graced the 2014 summer runway, there were a few that definitely stood out, and they weren’t beehives or pixie cuts. On the contrary, the outstanding trend was synthetic hair. Before you start picturing princess-like, flowing, feminine hairpieces, let us stop you right there. What we saw on the runway were extravagant, fearless and thrilling styles.
For the spring/summer 2014 shows, models strutted down the catwalk flaunting choppy layers and electrifying prints that were actually dyed onto the synthetic hair fibers. These wig styles show this year will be the time to make a statement like never before — branching out with wigs and the best wig care products.
The Bowl Cut
Surprised to hear bowl cuts and latest trends in the same sentence? If so, you might want to brace yourself. This season, the Marc Jacobs show featured ultra-straight, choppy plays on the bowl cut. These styles include chin-high sharp layers along the face and matching bangs. The creator of the wigs, British hair stylist Guido Palau, approached this project with the goal of bringing the bowl cut back to life in a chic, trendy way. According to Vogue, he wanted to give the wigs an “L.A. surfer” vibe while making it look like the models had cut the hair themselves. It looks like we can say mission accomplished on this one.
More on bowl cuts: The Fendi show also showcased bowl cut wigs. On this catwalk, the models wore identical wigs in order to look like clones of one another. A creation of hairstylist Sam McKnight, this collection of wigs was inspired by a combination of Canadian model Linda Evangelista’s hairstyle in the ’80s, the Beatles’ famous bowl cuts and Japanese hairstyles. The end goal with the wigs was to make them look exaggerated and synthetic.
A Spin on Bobs
Sam Knight also created wigs that appeared on the Chanel runway. These beauties consisted of fully-fringed, shoulder-length bobs with an outward angle. The models walked down the runway wearing brown, black and extra-blond variations of this style wig. These wigs were apparently inspired by Darth Vader and 1970’s flipped-out do’s, with the ultimate goal of capturing the vibe of downtown New York.
This may be the first time we’ve seen zebra print on hair. For Rodarte’s summer 2014 catwalk, models wore wigs with black zebra patterns printed onto ice blond synthetic fibers. Created by French hairstylist Odile Gilbert, this hairstyle takes Rodarte’s repertoire of outrageous runway hair to another level.
If this has inspired you to try wig styles and trends yourself, be sure to do your research on how to care for a wig and what products to use on it, including the best wig shampoo and conditioner.
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