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7 Real Cool Real-Girl Hair Ideas from the Fall Runways

Nothing’s wrong with a glassy chignon—especially not when the collection is Louis Quatorze-at-the-disco inspired—but we’ll never turn down a fun, inventive hair idea. Straight from the Fall 2017 shows, seven styles worth giving a go.

1. Sandy Liang’s Margot Tenenbaum Slide

Think of it as a do-over of high school with nicer clothes and a much better attitude. But don’t think of wearing a pink clip (angled toward the arch of the eyebrow) with a monogrammed sweater or anything remotely preppy this time around—you’re aiming for an uptown-downtown vibe

2. Rose Assoulin’s Wrapped Loop

Make your regular half-pulled-out ponytail, then take a section from the bottom to wrap around the base.

3. Altuzarra’s Hillary Headband

A large contingent of commenters ran screaming from the ’80s-ness of it all, but we think with the right, smart outfit, and those earrings, a pearl headband could be really elegant.

4. Tibi’s Front Tuck

You will of course need to find a top that’s got a cutout to stick said hair through, but this could also be done with one of those chokers with ambitions to become a neck brace.

5. Tory Burch’s Grown-up ribbon

Like the aforementioned pinned-back and headband styles, doesn’t it feel cool to make an effort again?

6. Jenny Packham’s updated side braid

Carve out a deep side part, shove hair over one shoulder, and make a low twist across the forehead.

7. Alexander Wang’s Boy Cut

“WILL SHE DO IT?” —all of us, to ourselves, after witnessing Cat McNeil’s transformation into Linda Evangelista Jr.