Following on from NYFW AW19, London, Paris and Milan took the fashion world by storm, spending weeks setting trends and inspiring your editorial hair dreams. Hair accessories, sleek hair and braids continue to trend, and we’ve sorted through hundreds of shows to take out a few of the hair highlights.
Check them out below.
Big hair was in for this playful show, which had gold fabrics, jewels and other decadent facets as it mimicked a glitzy and joyful game show. Big wigs captured the 80s feels with a feminine energy as well.
“I am so happy I can work with Moschino and Jeremy Scott here at Milano fashion week for the first time, this show let me and my team really get our creativity juices flowing and create unique and unforgettable hair looks,” enthused hair director Jimmy Paul. “Three words to describe the hairstyles of this show – funny, sexy, umoristic.’
Hair director Sam McKnight captured the slicked hair trend with plenty of shine and 30s style waved detail for Fendi. Classic beauty with a unique twist was totally on point.
3. Mark Fast
TIGI turned to the Golden Age of Hollywood with rich and always-relevant curls – think Marilyn Monroe, Doris Day or Lucille Ball.
“I always love to hear Mark’s inspiration for the look as it helps us create the perfect collaboration,” said the brand’s European session director Maria Kovacs for the show in London. “This session he referenced gorgeous 50s pin up women, so I wanted to create a 50s glamorous look but with a modern twist. I loved creating the set look, this is something we haven’t seen on the runway for a number of seasons.”
4. Maison Margela
The incomparable Eugene Souleiman created both an ultra-wet look and Black Swan-esque hair creation in Paris. While the women wore a super-sleek ponytail, the men wore an interpretation of Swan Lake, including a fully plumed head.
Sideburns were a major factor at Missoni in Milan, anchoring an otherwise simple and graphic power look.
“I wanted a sleek look, elegant, even a bit ‘androgynous, to highlight and complete this extraordinary collection with a sartorial taste,” said Moroccanoil hair director Anthony Turner. “The challenge was to combine the rigor with glamourous healthy and lush hair: an effect obtained thanks to the use of extensions and Moroccanoil products.”
6. Olivier Theyskens
ghd styled a gothic style show of black tailored suits with a unique haute couture twist, as Eugene Souleiman moulded and shaped hair to indicate a dystopian future. The sculpted ponytails are ideally shaped – no hair tie necessary.
7. Mary Katrantzou
In London, Pastel hair showed its editorial capabilities as Redken and hair director Josh Wood worked dreamy colours into the models’ hair, a soft variation of unicorn hues and hair pieces that trended down the runway this season. Redken City Beats hues of coral, pink and teal were attached to look like random streaks that complemented fabrics in the collection.
“We used our hands to blend the intense colours together, to create a ‘colour cloud’ effect on the hair,” he told Elle U.K. “We wanted to make it look like colour was breaking through the models’ own hair, with the vivid tones peeking out for a surprise burst of colour.”
Which looks are your favourite?