We weren't front row at Haute Couture Week in France, but we still spied with our little eyes all the most important Parisian happenings: hair trends from the runways. From massive voluminous blowouts at Maison Valentino to wrapped ponytails at Christian Dior and a Black Swan hair and makeup combination spotted at Georges Hobeika that we're wearing to our next party, the beauty looks abroad brought us that much closer to nailing our French girl alter egos. Ahead, discover couture tresses from the Paris runways and how to achieve the expensive looks with little effort.

1. Wrapped Ponytails at Christian Dior

Barely-there and backless, pleated, laced pieces in dainty hues of blush and nudes never looked better than when paired with smooth ponytails wrapped in black string for a bold criss-cross effect. When re-creating the Dior 'do at home, keep flyways at bay with a spritz of OUAI Medium Hair Spray on a toothbrush that sweeps over the crown.


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2. Gargantuan Volume at Maison Valentino

Big hair don't care was taken to Herculean heights at Maison Valentino where models' voluminous manes made the dainty feathers of their frocks all the more prom-like. For equally plump strands, spray damp roots with OUAI Volume Spray, like a push-up bra for your hair, and revel in long-lasting lift and bounce without crunchiness. 



3. Boater Hats at Alexandre Vauthier

With a collection full of tailored jackets and black satin accessories, boater hats at Alexandre Vauthier were a no-brainer. Underneath the crisp caps, hair kept a low profile in the form of simple ponytails. According to WWDVauthier backstage described it as a celebration of the savoir-faire of France’s métiers d’art.


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4. Low, Romantic Ponytails at Zuhair Murad

Low, loose ponytails tied way below the nape of the neck romanticized the tresses of models at Zuhair Murad, who, were channeling tsarinas, or Russian empresses. Bejeweled circlets kept wispy outliers in check while mimicking the majestic vibes of the dresses.


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5. Veiled Fairytale Bends at Giambattista Valli 

Multiple-tiered gowns gave the illusion of triple-decker cakes at very-whimsical Giambattista Valli. Adding to the fairytale wedding feels were soft, shiny bends in the hair. Before attempting the runway look on yourself, remember to spray OUAI Memory Mist on dry strands in sections before using your flat iron. Our high octane heat protectant memorizes your hairstyle and texture until your next wash. 


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6. Sleek-Disheveled Buns at Georges Hobeika

Where a stroke of thick black liner met a slicked back, messy bun made for all the fixings of a Black Swan-inspired beauty at Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika's haute couture collection. For a night out on the town, we wouldn't think twice about donning the identical party look.


7. Polished Pompadour-Adorned Ponytails at Chanel 

A retro take on the half-up hairstyle resulted in what key hairstylist Sam McKnight called "Rockabilly Rolls" near models' hairlines. The pompadour might not be for everyone, but if high-shine is your thing, take a note from the coating on these sleek ponytails. Achieve the polished glow with OUAI Hair Oil, a frizz-smoothing blend of African galanga, Ama oil, and Asian borage oils to keep hair hydrated and color protected.


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