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Create those key catwalk coiffures in the comfort of your own home

 

You can copy the season's best hair trends to stunning effect. Katie Wright gets a few tips from the experts.

If there was one word to describe the overarching theme of the hair on the AW17 catwalks, it would be pretty - but, make no mistake, that doesn't mean boring.

From the sleekest, chicest ponytail you've ever seen (a massive hit at the New York shows) to beautifully messy braids in Milan and the return of hair ribbons in London, these versatile looks work for day or night - the only prerequisite is that you have long enough hair.

We asked three Fashion Week hair stylists for their guide to recreating the major catwalk hair trends at home, and the products you'll need to get the job done. Here's what they said.

The sleek pony tail

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Sleek look: a ponytail at Mark Fast’s AW17 catwalk show
 

The look: A super-shiny, side-parted ponytail tied low on the neck.

As seen at: Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Jason Wu in New York, Eudon Choi, Mark Fast and Shrimps in London.

Get the look: By Odile Gilbert, New York Fashion Week ambassador for Tresemme at Carolina Herrera.

1. Starting with freshly washed hair, create a deep side part using a rat tail comb to ensure that the part is straight. Use hair straighteners, section by section, ensuring that it's poker straight.

2. Put chin down and secure the low ponytail with an elastic, then wrap a one-inch section of hair around the elastic and pin underneath with a bobby pin.

3. Finish the look by applying TRESemme Botanique Hydrating Mist to the ponytail to create a smooth, silky look and tame any flyways.

Key product: TRESemme Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist, £6.05, Boots

Half-up with hair ribbons

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Half-measures: ribbons on the Emilia Wickstead AW17 catwalk
 

The look: Taking inspiration from the Nineties, this half up-do is accessorised with a black velvet ribbon.

As seen at: Emilia Wickstead and Temperley at London Fashion Week.

Get the look: By Luke Hersheson, John Frieda UK creative director at Emilia Wickstead.

1. Apply Frizz Ease Original Serum to the lengths of soaking wet hair and blow-dry straight. Once the hair is completely dry, run through with straightening irons to ensure the hair is poker straight.

2. Take a square section of hair from [level with] the middle of each eyebrow back to the crown. Pull it back quite tightly so you can see the graphic parting lines, and secure with elastic.

3. Apply Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Hairspray to fix flyaways and give hair a mannequin-like shine.

4. Finish with a long length of black velvet ribbon, tied once (not a full bow) with the ends left long down the back.

Key product: Frizz Ease Original Serum, £6.99, Superdrug

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