Meet Fashion Month's Most Futuristic Trend: Barbarella Hair

When we interviewed SZA last month, she expressed her (very valid) concern that the world might be ending sooner than we think. "I have this weird feeling that the apocalypse is upon us," she mused. So, to prepare for doomsday, she likes to use lots of natural beauty products (no, seriously). We're not sure if the fashion world feels the same way, but if it does, it's certainly going the opposite direction in response by packing the runway with a whole lot of unnatural-looking hairstyles — especially during the Fall/Winter 2018 season.

At runway shows over the past few weeks — like Miu Miu, Philipp Plein, and Moschino — stylists gave their models major volume that isn't just reminiscent of the '50s and '60s, it's very Barbarella. Refresher: The term comes from the sci-fi space traveler played by Jane Fonda in the 1968 film by the same name. It makes sense, as galaxy makeup was last year's most popular Halloween trend. So, even if the end of the universe as we know it is upon us, we've got some otherworldy (and awesome) glam to look forward to if we land among the stars. See the futuristic looks ahead.

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Barbarella (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year) isn't just on the minds of the stylists backstage. Fonda also referenced the film at the 2018 Oscars, when she remarked on the Oscars spacey set. “They’re just like the Orgasmatron in Barbarella," she quipped.
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At Philipp Plein, hairstylist Tina Outen created her “Bardot-inspired meets Barbarella" looks with the help of Bumble and bumble Bb. Strong Finish Firm Hold Hairspray and the Dyson Supersonic dryer.
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Guido Palau, lead hairstylist at Miu Miu, said he wanted to go out "with a bang" for the last fashion show of the season with teased, bad girl hair in a Redken Instastory. He described the look as a "classic shape done with a raw texture."
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Comme des Garçons hadn't featured a Black model in 20 years — we'll pause for a second and let you take that disturbing fact in — and made sure that we noticed them even more with these triple-bun headdresses.
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To get a look like Kaia Gerber's, Palau used Redken Guts 10 Volumizing Spray Mousse and Windblown 05 Dry Texturizing Hairspray for "raw" texture and Forceful 23 Super Strength for hold.
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Lily Allen's pink bouffant was sealed with Hollywood's favorite accessory of the season.
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"She was a rebel then and she still is," Palau said of the inspiration. "But I think it relates to girls now who want to be powerful and strong and a little punky. It's got a rock 'n' roll vibe."
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At Moschino, Gigi Hadid served major Jackie O. vibes.
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We can't decide whether to pay more attention to the bright, refreshing orange and pink makeup combo or this slick-backed lob at Ashley Williams.
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