Haute Couture Hair: The 7 looks we want to replicate now

By Josefin Forsberg

Be it a 'power pony' or 1920s finger wave, Vogue Scandinavia's beauty editor pinpoints the best in show to replicate at home

As the last haute couture shows send out their finale looks, we delve into the well-coiffed realm of high fashion beauty and uncover the hair trends begging to be replicated. From taut buns, slicked back with minute perfection, to tousled natural textures, the bold resurgence of the '80s perm to a 1920s finger wave fringe, these hair styles have us rushing to the hairdresser for a literal 'do-over.


Dior's Grecian braids

Classicism was central at Dior's Haute Couture show, which saw column gowns and pleats presented on the runway. Ethereal Greco-Roman goddesses were not only referenced in the garments, but also in the Grecian updo that Hairstylist Guido Palau interpreted through an ultra-modern lens: tear-drop braids cascading down the nape of the neck from a strict middle part.


Schiaparelli's black headband

Headbands have been making the rounds on social media as of late and the look is no doubt bound to explode this summer after Schiaparelli's creative director Daniel Roseberry gave them the Haute Couture stamp of approval. The easiest way to extend holiday hair between washes (begone sweaty roots and matted salt water strands), we're keen to invest in these wide wraps.


Photo: Courtesy of Alaïa

Photo: Courtesy of Alaïa

Photo: Courtesy of Alaïa

Alaïa's 'Power Pony'

While technically showing off-schedule during this autumn/winter 2023 couture season, Alaïa's Seine-straddling show sure made an impact. Beyond the impossibly sexy silhouettes (including hip-hugging latex), the beauty offered boundless confidence. Be it the bold brows or the slicked, back whip of a ponytail, this is one look we're keen to master when making corporate moves this autumn.


Giambattisa Valli's finger wave

This season saw Giambattista Valli hearken back to a purist idea of haute couture with a vintage air of black-and-white archival photos. This favour for the old was replicated in the hair, where swinging ponytails were finished with the swoop of a 1920s finger wave fringe. A truly elegant way to elevate any evening ensemble.


Viktor & Rolf's '80s perm

While we saw the '80s perm on supermodel and tastemaker Bella Hadid earlier this year, Viktor & Rolf's show cemented the return of the crispy curl. Fluffy, and poodle-esque in its shape, this is one thrilling haircut we are working up the courage to try.


Valentino's natural texture

While the garments and accessories at Valentino embraced the Italian brand's usual exuberance, the hair took another turn embracing natural textures, be they straight, sleek strands, coils, curls, or waves. A resounding win for anyone in favour of lazy-girl styling.


Zuhair Murad's slicked bun

Another style for those days (or nights) when we've not had the time for a proper blow dry. A slicked back bun, nestled at the nape of your neck, presents an impossibly chic alternative when trying to salvaging unwashed hair. It's safe to say that we will be stocking up on hair gel come autumn.