8 Hottest Hair Trends from the Runway

Grab your curling iron! From messy waves to meticulous braids, you won't want to miss out on these straight-from-the-runway looks.

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July 21, 2011 11:00 AM
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Ultra Volume

Models stalked the runway with teased-out tresses and incredible pompadours at Diesel Black Gold — paying homage to one hair trend that never goes out of style: volume.
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Ultra Volume

Coiffed bouffants reached extreme heights at Richie Rich.
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Ultra Volume

Ports 1961 took volume to the max and added messy waves, another Spring 2011 trend, to its runway look.
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Messy, Natural Waves

Sexy, bed-head waves ruled the runway at Cynthia Steffe.
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Messy, Natural Waves

We saw lots of messy natural bend at Thakoon.
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Messy, Natural Waves

Models wore tousled natural tresses at the Peter Som runway.
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Super-Sleek and Shiny

Cynthia Rowley added a touch of metallic luster to already polished 'dos.
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Super-Sleek and Shiny

Slicked-back hair dissolved into a mass of mussed-up waves on the runway at Georges Chakra.
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Super-Sleek and Shiny

Hair was slicked down close to the hairline at the Michael Angel runway, then tucked under in a covert chignon.
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Woven Locks

Behnaz Sarafpour took the braid to the extreme by having hair plaited into an S-shape for her spring look.
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Woven Locks

To balance out the sleek styling around the face, braids were low and loose at Georges Chakra.
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Woven Locks

Small braids along the hairline were shown at Lacoste.
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Woven Locks

Stylists at the Carlos Miele show took a messier approach to the braided look by loosely weaving hair down each side of the head, then pulling it all together into a low ponytail.
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Woven Locks

Nicholas K's Spring 2011 collection was complemented by laid-back side braids.
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Extreme Side Parts

Another universal favorite hairstyle of the Spring 2011 collections was the severe side part. DKNY employed the look to complement voluminous neck scarves.
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Extreme Side Parts

Side parts were a part of almost every look at Lacoste.
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Extreme Side Parts

Prabal Gurung streamlined his runway looks with tightly styled hair.
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Extreme Side Parts

Though not as extreme as other labels, Carolina Herrera definitely tapped into the side-part trend.
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Low Knotted Buns

Elegant buns were pinned low at Ruffian, a solid trend for Spring 2011.
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Low Ponytail

Cat walkers at Carlos Miele were left with messy tendrils while hair was loosely gathered at the neck.
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Low Ponytail

Whether the look is mussed or structured, stylists, like the ones at Prabal Gurung, are keeping close to the nape this season.
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Low Ponytail

Carolina Herrera used a handful of artfully placed clips for this take on the ponytail.

Low Ponytail

The style was straight and severe at DKNY.
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The New Headband

Rag & Bone accentuated ragamuffin chic by strapping black bands over messy updos.
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The New Headband

Vena Cava drew inspiration from the '70s by winding rolled scarfs over updos — à la Barbra Streisand.