Here are the main hairstyle trends os this season Winter 2008-2009 seen at Donna Karan, Rachel Roy, Zac Posen, Viktor & Rolf , Phillip Lim, Yves Saint Laurent and Oscar de la Renta.
Trend: Deep Side Part:
While there was no shortage of center parts on the fall runways, it was the side-swept version, artfully accentuated with romantic and soft curls and flapper-girl styles that topped our tress list. And the deeper, the better: A side part minimizes a large forehead, plays up pretty eyes, and gives rounder faces the illusion of an oval shape. Which direction you swing toward, however, is entirely up to you.
Trend: Woven Braids:
Whether piled high or loose and low, braids caused quite a commotion on the autumn catwalk. Lead stylist André Rodman at Frédéric Fekkai SoHo got inspiration from the Native American theme. Giving the traditional braid a modern twist, he incorporated a hand-woven fishtail technique: Start by spritzing dry shampoo or hairspray all over to give workable texture. Then pull hair back and divide into two sections at the nape of the neck. Take a small section of hair from each side, crisscross them over the gathered strands, and add to the opposite side. Continue loosely braiding, then secure with an elastic.
Trend: Slicked-Back Strands:
There is no hiding behind your hair with this look! But while this pulled-back style puts your face in the spotlight, Palau promises it is totally wearable. To get this look at home, Palau suggests using “loads of gloss” to create a “patent leather texture.” Gel and hairspray could not hurt either!
Trend: Twisted Tresses:
Variations of the French twist ruled the fall runways. To achieve the side-swept twist created by Aveda stylists at 3.1 Phillip Lim, blow-dry hair straight, then part on the side. Take a lock of hair and, starting from behind the right ear, create a French braid running left to right (this will serve as an anchor for your twist). Fasten braid with an elastic behind the left ear. Slightly twist the hair and sweep it over to the left side of the head, securing in place with bobby pins along the braided base.
Trend: Choppy Layers:
Of course YSL’s mod mushroom cut might be too severe for your au naturel sensibility, but there is something to be said for chunky locks! “Choppy layers enhance bone structure, especially cheekbones,” says Guido Palau, who styled hair at Ralph Lauren. After applying a thickening lotion to damp hair, he blow-dried sections using a paddle brush and finished with a flat iron, creating “an even texture with absolutely no frizz.”