Spring is here, but in the world of fashion, it’s already fall. Designers in London, Milan, New York and Paris just debuted their 2009 collections and we’ve spotted some fascinating hair trends. Here’s who offered up braided beauties, period pieces inspired by the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s and chic chignons.Period PiecesOne of the biggest trends on the 2009 fall fashion runways wasn’t from 2009 at all–or even from this decade! In what was possibly an effort to escape today’s current dreary economy, stylists hopped into time machines and came back with looks reminiscent of bygone eras like the 1920s, 30s and 40s. You know, happier times of the Great Depression, World War II and Prohibition!Catherine Malandrino lead the escapist trend, drawing inspiration from the Surrealist movement, which emerged in the 1930s after Black Thursday. The Surrealists aimed to uplift the community and inject life back into society.Odile Gilbert and Wella master colorist Eva Scrivo came up with a look that was both unexpected and curious—alluding to the artists of the movement. They offered sleek, sophisticated chignons in a multitude of shapes and a variety of colors. They used extensions and hairnets for dimension, which made the updos anything but typical. “It’s modern art without pretention,” says Odile.