How to Get Runway-Worthy Hair

This fall, hair is more polished with the slightest texture. Here’s what you’ll need to achieve the look

How to Get Runway-Worthy Hair

Source: Best Health magazine, September 2015

Spotting cascading waves on the runway is nothing groundbreaking, but this season, the hair seen at shows like Jason Wu and Etro calls to mind something a lot less’effortless. This fall, hair appears less rolled out of bed and more Upper East Side princess ‘ clean, shiny and with the slightest bendy texture.

To get the look, Charles Baker Strahan, celebrity stylist for Herbal Essences, says the secret is prepping with a cocktail of ultralight mousse and dry hair oil. "This will give you the strength of the mousse without any of the crunch, so you’ll end up with movement and bounce," says Strahan.

Starting with wet strands, mist hair with a dry oil, then use your fingertips to comb a golf-ball-size amount of mousse from roots to ends. To blow-dry, use a large basket-style diffuser and allow sections of hair to just sit in the basket as they dry. "Hairdryers have so much power now that they actually change the movement of your hair and prevent it from holding any curl," says Strahan. Finish by misting a natural-bristle brush with oil spray and brushing it through your hair for added polish.

Try: Kératase Carré Lissant Hairstyle Touch-Up Sheets for Hair, $35 for 50; Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Session Label Volumizing Root Spray Mousse, $22; Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Illuminating Dry Oil Spray, $12