The Best Braids from NYFW Spring 2016

Thom Browne

Just when you thought you’d seen hair twisted in every possible way, the Spring 2016 runways added some new, well, twists. Here, the best variations on classic braid styles from the New York shows.


Public School Power braids by Allen Ruiz using Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Nourishing Style Cream and Air Control hair spray.

Photo by Olivia Locher


Thom Browne Upside-down schoolgirl braids by Jimmy Paul for bumble and bumble (using floral wire and a generous amount of Thickening and Classic hairsprays).

Courtesy of Bumble and bumble


Hervé Leger A fancy wraparound style by Orlando Pita for TRESemmé.

Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images


Proenza Schouler A long thin braid by Anthony Turner for Bumble and bumble.

Courtesy of Bumble and bumble


Alice+Olivia Voluminous princess hair by Marshall Lin using Fekkai.

Courtesy of Fekkai


Degen A pop of color by Joseph DiMaggio for Davines, using Davines More Inside This Is a Shimmering Mist (out in January) for extra shine.

Courtesy of Davines


Wendy Nichol Twists and turns by Mischa G using Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode, Dryspun Finish, and Semisumo on the ends.

Courtesy of Bumble and bumble


Rachel Antonoff Deconstructed braids by Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken using Redken Braid 03 Defining Lotion and Windblown Dry Finishing Spray.

Photo by Kayla Clements for Cutler


Hervé Leger Orlando Pita for TRESemmé

Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.


Suno A French braid-slash-chignon by Odile Gilbert using Kenra Professional.

Courtesy of Kenra Professional


J. MendelA thick French braid by James Pecis for PHYTO and, inspired by Japanese paintings and prints.

Courtesy of


Rachel Comey Post-apocalyptic warrior braids by James Pecis for using PHYTO.

Courtesy of


Rachel Antonoff Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken

Photo by Kayla Clements for Cutler