These natural hair looks from New York Fashion Week are amazing - and easy to do at home too


Before Fashion Week got woke, there was always a surplus of women with straight hair on the runway. Even the girls who had natural hair had to get blowouts or weaves for the week, but that is becoming a thing of the past. 

It's not just a trend on runways around the world, but a shift in the way we think about beauty and we’ve seen great examples of that on the NYFW runway recently.

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Some models rocked their natural texture, some got a bit of a tease, while there were also box braids and cornrows on show too. 

We're going to try these out for a wardrobe update:

This brushed-out style seen at Mara Hoffman is very easy to achieve. Simply brush out your curls to achieve this lazy vacation hair 'do.

Tip: Apply leave in serum to your hair after brushing it out to add a little moisture and shine. 

Chromat had their models rocking braids, afros, beads and baby hairs and we're definitely copying it all. To achieve this look, simply braid two plaits and add beads of your choice to tie them.

To get those perfectly laid baby hairs, using an edge tamer gel, take a brush and smooth down your baby hair in any pattern you like. Tip: Using an old toothbrush works like a bomb! 

This power ponytail, will take some upper arm strength but it is definitely worth it. You'll need leave-in-conditioner or a curl cream to slick down those curls into a ponytail. 

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To achieve the dramatic look, you'll need to tease and fluff your curls out. Don't forget the important hair accessory that really ties this hairdo together. 

Ditch your usual-wash-and-go for this fishtail braid look seen at NaturallyCurly's Texture On The Runway. You can use a section of your own hair to create the plait to copy this stunning look. 

This curly-haired model wore the beloved half-up, half-down style, all natural hair people love, accented with a vibrant yellow scrunchie at V Files NYFW show. All you need is a cute scrunchie and lots of curl conditioner. 

Straight-back cornrows on a runway? We are here for it and excited to see it. This model wore her braids pinned up at the back, with slicked down baby hairs.

This beautiful look requires hair fibre and some skill. Oh and patience. So maybe let's consult with our favourite hairdresser for this one?

This cropped box braid with cut/frayed ends was seen on the Kimberly Goldson runway. Quirky with some edge. 

Another half-up, half-down style (we've already said how much we love this one). Add a twist in front and you're runway ready. If your curls are not as defined or big, try diffusing before attempting this style. 

Seen at Fe Noel, this up 'do is perfect for a night out with your girls. You'll feel like a shimmering diamond in the club. Just add some embellished pins to your already styled hair and you're good to go. 

Rocking the crop? Add some edge to it like the models at the Savage X Fenty show. Try temporary hair colour chalk or spray first before making the big change. 

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