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09/23/2015 02:45 pm ET

9 Fashion Week Hairstyles That'll Save You On Those Bad Hair Days

Problem solved.

Bad hair days have the ability to dampen anybody's spirits. When our hair doesn't turn out the way we hope, we often resort to desperate measures. Namely, wearing an elaborate headwrap to take attention away from unruly locks. But New York Fashion Week has inspired us to confront common styling challenges we often encounter on a bad hair day.

Frizzy, flat, greasy or knotted hair can be easily fixed with simple yet chic styles. For example, the rope braids seen backstage at Public School or the textured chignons that models donned on the runway at Methodology. And the great thing about these bad hair day solutions: they are all low-maintenance and can be done with minimal product in no time.

Keep reading for nine hairstyles straight from New York Fashion Week that will turn any bad hair day into a great one. Plus, find out exactly how to copy these 'dos with step-by-step instructions by the professionals who created these looks. 

  • 1 Rope Braid Ponytails At Public School's Spring 2016 Show
    Courtesy of Aveda
    Get the look: Pull hair into a ponytail and secure tightly with an elastic tie wrapped three times around the base of the pony to help set it away from head. Using a coin-size amount of Aveda Smooth Infusion Nourishing Style Creme in the palm of the hands, smooth over the pony from elastic to ends. Take a small section of hair from under the pony to wrap hair around the base, hiding the elastic and securing with pins. Divide the ponytail into two even sections. Begin to tightly twist both sections clockwise to the end. Secure the end with an elastic. Set your rope braid ponytail with a little styling cream and hair spray to eliminate flyaways.
  • 2 Chic Chignons At Katie Ermilio's Spring 2016 Show
    Leriam for Eufora International
    Get the look: Spritz completely dry hair with a texturizing spray like Eufora Sea Spritz. Next, pull hair back off the face (tighter on the sides) and put in a ponytail at the base of the neck. Using fingers, rake through the top of the head to create separation and texture throughout. Tie a knot with the ponytail and tighten it to desired size. Pin into place. You can leave some ends out or tuck them under the knot.
  • 3 Masculine Side Part At DKNY's Spring 2016 Show
    Courtesy of Wella Professionals
    Get the look: Prep hair with Wella Professionals EIMI Perfect Setting. Create a deep, razor sharp side part and brush hair flat down on the top of the head. Apply a firm hold hairspray onto the roots and brush through the lengths of the hair until you achieve a super-sleek, controlled top. Continue to brush through the hair to fade the concentration of product. Finish the look by spraying the back of the head with Wella Professionals EIMI Dry Me to create softness, texture and movement through the lengths.
  • 4 Natural Waves At Calvin Klein's Spring 2016 Show
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    Get the look: Start with clean hair by washing with Redken Frizz Dismiss Sulfate-Free Shampoo and ConditionerUse fingers to create a natural center or side part that best suits your face shape. Allow hair to thoroughly air dry. Enhance natural movement by bending small sections of hair around a 1-inch curling iron. Liberally spray Redken Wind Blown 05 dry finishing spray all over hair while tousling with fingers for added movement.
  • 5 Turban Hairstyles at Hanley's Spring 2016 Show
    Get the look: Start by applying Fekkai Beach Waves Tousling Spray throughout dry hair. Twist hair into small sections and secure with pins. Spray a sheer hold hairspray through each section. Remove pins and section hair. Apply a 1-inch curling iron to small sections to create loose, easy curls. Complete look by spraying Pre-Soleil Hair Mist into your hand and work through hair gently to loosen up curls. Secure hair on the back of head with pins and add scarf for accessory.
  • 6 Boho Knots At Jonathan Simkhai's Spring 2016 Show
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    Get the look: Prep hair with Catwalk by Tigi Bodifying Spray to achieve volume and texture. Using a round brush, blow dry the front section of hair smooth, leaving natural movement in the ends and hair at the back. Next, gather hair loosely behind the shoulder, keeping tension light around the ears. Tie in a loose knot at the nape. Split "pony" into two again, and tie another knot, using a black elastic to secure. Once the knot is secured, separate with fingers while using pins to set pieces of hair where desired. Finish with a blast of hairspray.
  • 7 Elaborate Bun & Headwrap At Naeem Khan's Spring 2016 Show
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    Get the look: Blow dry clean hair back and away from the face, creating no volume. Apply Davines More Inside This Is A Volume Boosting Mousse from root to tip. Create a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, ensuring the shape is sleek and flat to the head. Secure tightly with an elastic. Reapply mousse to tail for maximum control. Using an elastic string, roll the top section of the tail into a loop over top of the pony, then secure by wrapping the string around the center of the loop, where it meets the pony. Now left with the bottom half of the tail hanging loose, roll this section of the hair up and into itself, securing to original ponytail base with the elastic. Finish with medium hold hairspray keep flyaways at bay and hair mist for a clean and structured look.
  • 8 Textured Chignons At Methodology's Spring 2016 Show
    Courtesy of Davines
    Get the look: Start by applying Davines More Inside This Is A Dry Texturizer and More Essential VOLU Mist to clean hair for a voluminous, loose texture. Gather all the hair and create a loose ponytail above the nape of the neck. Wrap the ponytail into a loose bun. For added volume at the top of the head, divide the hair into horizontal sections across the head and place long pins along these channels. Once the texture has been set, remove the pins and brush out the hair. Finish with hair mist for shine.
  • 9 Knotted French Braid At Rachel Antonoff's Spring 2016 Show
    Kayla Clements for Cutler
    Get the look: Prep the hair with Redken 25 One United All-in-One Treatment and blow dry, leaving the natural texture. Apply Braid 03 Defining Lotion to increase hair’s hold. Starting at the temples, gather one-inch sections of hair from each side and knot. Starting at the temples, gather one-inch sections of hair from each side and knot. Set the hairstyle with hairspray.

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