For members of the fashion press, NYWF is one of the most frenzied, lawless, dizzying, and glamorous times of the year. Between getting yourself dressed, attending shows, covering backstage, and reporting on trends at breakneck speeds, it’s in a fashion editor’s best interest to do everything she can to make life easier for herself during NYFW. That means convenience food, comfortable shoes, and easy low-maintenance hairstyles.
No one knows this fact better than Chrissy Rutherford, Senior Digital Fashion Editor at Harper’s Bazaar, who will have attended just around 30 fashion shows by the time NYFW is done. Rutherford has a myriad of incredibly chic hairstyles in her repertoire, but whenever NYFW street style photos of her surface, she’s usually wearing one signature look: a sleek low chignon. "I love doing the slick back because it’s so easy—it takes me 5 minutes, which is great for fashion week," she says. This style has also become one of Rutherford’s go-tos because for the last eight months she’s committed not to heat-styling her hair—"in attempt to get my curls back because my hair was very heat-trained from constant blowouts," she says. This low-bun has proven the ideal solution. "I don’t have to think about or fuss with my hair for the rest of the day!" Rutherford says. "It’s a very sleek look and I feel like it still works well with my style whether I’m wearing a suit or something more feminine."
In admiration, we asked Rutherford to break down her precise process and products for exacting this chic, effortless chignon. Keep scrolling for the secrets behind a top fashion editor’s key NYFW hairstyle.
Source: Who What Wear – Amanda Montell