The Raddest Fashion Week Beauty Trends Aren’t on the Runway
Credit: Joanna Totolici

The Raddest Fashion Week Beauty Trends Aren’t on the Runway

Refinery29 | photographed by Joanna Totolici

There will always be a fresh, wild, can’t-look-away-from beauty trend to sweep the runways at New York Fashion Week. Some will leave you rushing to the salon, (like the rad orbit nails happening now) while others will make you thankful you’re not a professional model (like head-to-toe blue body paint, for example). But at the end of the day, the most wearable looks aren’t floating down the runway – they’re strutting through the front door.

Yesterday was the first day of New York Fashion Week, and the coolest showgoers arrived at the S/S 2019 shows in a mix of summer and fall beauty combinations that felt nothing if not au courant. Summery blonde box braids were grounded with deep red lips, sporty ponytails balanced with fresh peach cheeks, and there were enough sharp hairstyles to make anyone a believer in the power of the part.

Scroll for all the chicest looks from day one of NYFW – then check back for our coverage of all the newest styles to inspire you over the next month.


All photos by Joanna Totolici

Temper bold fashion trends – like these floral door knockers – with a sporty pony and fresh, natural makeup.


Protective styles, like box braids, make for faster fall mornings – and so does a slick of crimson lipstick and a pair of killer shades.


If you buy one thing (actually two things) this season, make it a pair of big earrings and a bold lipstick.


Nothing, and we mean nothing, updates an everyday look quite like a razor-sharp part.


With gold weaving through her locs and her cheekbone highlight, this attendee is glowing on a whole other level.


You can never, ever go wrong with a classic cat eye.


Repeat after me: I will not let the changing seasons prevent me from finally trying candy-colored hair.


Remember what we said about a strong center part? It makes loose waves look sharp and chic, too.


A boss bun perfect for girls who are running the world.


There’s a reason why matching your lips and tips will always be cool – it makes your whole look feel polished and purposeful.


Drop-dead gorgeous proof that monochrome makeup is alive and well.


Berry-stained lips look even prettier when paired with a healthy amount of rosy blush and champagne highlighter.


Matching your lips to your outfit is an instant mood booster; just try to have a “blah” day in this statement-making look.


And just like that, a zig-zag part totally changes the look of two braids.


Go ahead and print this photo to take to your brow artist. We’ll wait.


Ribbons are still happening, folks, so tie one over your elastic to make your bed-head pony instantly charming…


Or rope a friend into helping you weave it through a twisted-back braid.


Screw the rules! Rosy liquid lipstick makes this all-white look even cooler – especially after Labor Day.


Proof that hours in the salon pay off when your technicolor hair truly is the only accessory you need.


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