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Last updated: September 13, 2017

WATCH: 5 Runway Quickies + Backstage Tips From Fashion Week

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We all love a good quickie—those short videos that dish out hot tips and techniques other stylists are using—and at New York Fashion Week, it’s all about how you can achieve a runway-ready look quickly and efficiently. So, we rounded up five backstage quickies to try in the salon! Watch the videos and snag tips from top stylists below!


Check out all the photos from NYFW SS18! 


1. Kill The Kink
Need to get rid of a kink fast? Try heating that part of the hair up, then place your finger on the kink and hold it there for 10 to 15 seconds. The kinks will disappear. Watch Antoinette Beenders demonstrate that, plus create a slick, faux fringe in the video below. 

Show: TOME SS18 
Hair: Antoinette Beenders (@antoinettebeenders) for Aveda


Finished Look


2. The Ultimate Undone Look
What’s the key to perfectly imperfect hair? It’s both wet and dry. Rodney Cutler uses Redken GUTS 10 to saturate the hair, but doesn’t dry the product in. Instead, let it dry naturally. This will give the hair a certain inconsistency, an undone feel that’s natural and lived-in. Watch Rodney explain it below.

Show: Taoray Wang SS18
Hair: Rodney Cutler (@cutlersalon) for Redken & Cutler Salon


Finished Look


3. Textured Bun
To create this highly-textured bun, start with two ponytails. Create sheets of hair (similar to sheets of fabric!) by backcombing and applying heat with a flat iron. Then use the sheets to wrap and create the bun. This will create a contrasting look that’s sleek on the bottom and messy on top. Watch the process. 

Show: Michael Costello SS18
Hair: César DeLeön Ramirêz (@cesar4styles) using MIZANI and Olivia Garden 


Finished Look


4. ‘90s-Inspired Sleek Ponytail
First, create a ponytail. Then, taking individual sections, feed the hair into a fine-tooth comb using a flat iron. Start at the roots and as you move your way down the ponytail, add more tension. 

Show: Jeremy Scott SS18
Hair: Eugene Souleiman (@eugenesouleiman) using Wella Professionals, Nails by Miss Pop for CND


Finished Look


5. The Effortless Effect
For an effortless ponytail, pull the hair back and gently shake it, letting pieces fall out at the front. Then, secure! Watch how. 

Show: Public School SS18
Hair: Allen Ruiz (@allenruizstyle) using Aveda


Finished Look