Over the past few weeks, fashion has swept New York, London and Paris to name just a few of the fashion capitals of the world, and literally hundreds of shows across multiple weeks have shown off the best in design and hair at the moment. Some of the biggest hair brands globally were backstage styling and inspiring you in the process, and we have 5 looks here that stand out for their edge, salon relevancy or tendency to trend.
Read on for the looks you’ll love and let us know which shows inspired you this Spring Summer 19 season!
Wella Professionals X Zimmerman at NYFW
Australia’s own Renya Xydis had styling products in hand to create the look for Zimmerman in New York, complementing a subdued 1970s glamour look with the ultimate in luxe hair that could be seen beyond the front row.
“For Spring, I was inspired by a television soap that was on in Australia in the late 70s called Number 96. It was naughty and irreverent and hilarious. It was even more appealing to me because as a really young kid I definitely wasn’t allowed to watch it! It was set in an apartment block of four in Paddington in the inner city of Sydney and explored storylines that were considered taboo at the time – sex, adultery, drugs and homosexuality,” Nicky Zimmerman explained.
“The layered EIMI product to create the Zimmermann S19 look, which gave us that heightened glamour that the show gave, yet still retained a soft and sweet ‘girl next door’ look with sexy eyes, intricate jewelry and an effortless charm, character we wanted to run from catwalk through to hair,” Renya explained.
Tome X Aveda for NYFW
Undone hair and almost impossible freshness was the brief for Tome in New York thanks to Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders, with complementary natural makeup headlined by bold brows also by the brand.
“We wanted lots of texture in the hair so naturally, we used Texture Tonic. Ryan Lobo, Tome co-founder and designer, always likes piecey hair — that’s why we created a product that did that,” Antoinette said.
The look included a fastened detail at the nape of the neck and twisted pieces made into covetable texture with product and heat styling.
Christian Siriano X Sebastian Professional for NYFW
With a collection inspired by dream holidays in Hawaii, a unique braided look was the brief for Sebastian Professional. The collection housed tropical prints, animal printed organza separates, textured raffia coats and jackets and bright citrus evening gowns in an overall playful, colourful and bright aesthetic.
The hair look utilised the brand’s Potion 9, Shine Crafter, Trilliant, Shine Shaker and Zero Gravity Hairspray to create a sleek look with four braids as its hero. As relevant on the runway as on the street.
ghd X Preen for LFW
A nomadic gypsy look was the style for Eugene Souleiman and ghd when creating the look for Preen in London. The collection was comprised of exaggerated sleeves and lace, and then juxtaposed with a more constricted hair look, highlighted by a rope braid and in some case a cross style with elastic at the back.
“The clothes are really moving on the catwalk, so we created something to contrast this – hair is more stiff and rigid,” Eugene said. “I’ve created hair that looks as though you have been in the desert heat for two days wearing a beanie hat. Hair doesn’t feel too clean and instead has a soft cobweb-like texture that has been squashed onto the head. “The look is delicate and intricate, yet wonderfully wild.”
Morocaanoil X Aadnevik for LFW
Innocence meets maturity in the look for Aadnevik created by Moroccanoil Global Ambassador Antonio Corral Calero and inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The romantic aesthetic is centred on texture.
The brand used their trademark Treatment, Dry Texture Spray, Mending Infusion and Luminous Hairspray to achieve the textured look, while plaiting and unplaiting the hair, and crimping it, for touchable texture visible on the runway from any seat in the house.
Which looks do you love?