Heavily Hairsprayed Dos No Longer Don'ts

From left, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Cynthia Steffe Photo: Photographs by FirstView

Long luscious locks are getting reined in, pinned up, and teased — possibly beyond repair — this spring. Designers and stylists wielded cans of hairspray with abandon at Monday's shows. Carolina Herrera opted for a sleek and sexy style, best worn with power heels. Oscar de la Renta's models appeared to have taken high-speed joyrides in convertibles before the show. Cynthia Steffe offered a slept-in Valley of the Dolls look, with just enough messy wisps to keep you from looking like your grandmother. The must-have accessory for spring? Aqua Net, and lots of it. (Slideshow.)