With another London Fashion Week been and gone, autumn is now well underway and there’s plenty of hair styles and inspirations that we can take from the event. While most of us weren’t able to get anywhere near the celebrity studded front rows, what we can do is reflect upon what we saw in pictures and how this will affect upcoming trends in the world of hair. We’ve put together a few do’s that we saw feature time and time again this year, along with some tips and advice on how to perfect the look, getting you catwalk ready in no time!
From messy, low and damp to slicked back, sleek and neat, in the world of hair, low ponytails were the words on everyone’s lips this London Fashion Week. The placement was of paramount importance when it came to perfecting this look, and as long as it was low, models experimented with deep side partings and barely-there hair bands to secure the style. Models seen on catwalks such as at Tory Burch added a touch of class to the style with black ribbon, whereas Jasper Conrad opted for dramatic clips. This sophisticated, yet low-maintenance, look is easy for you to experiment with at home, and can be adjusted to suit every face shape. Experiment with a variety of low pony’s until you find one that’s right for you, and remember to make full use of serums, sprays and other products that may make it any easier. Once your hairs in the low pony, add an elegant flick or curve with straighteners, and you’re good to go!
What will be rejoicing news to some, will be devastating news for others, but LFW was all about embracing the natural mane. Many of the brands decided to work with models natural-looking hair instead of against, a wise move by all accounts which resulted in carefree, fun looking hair that was in tip top condition. It’s a bit of a no-brainer to embrace natural hair, but it’s often overlooked in a world where everyone envies what they haven’t got, whilst ignoring the many benefits and advantages of their own natural hair. This look means that nothing can go wrong with your style, it is what it is, and you don’t need to spend hours with the blow dryers, straighteners and curlers to achieve it. This is particularly relevant with colder weathers fast-approaching; and no stress that an unexpected downpour will dampen (sorry not sorry) your mood for the day! And the best bit? Giving your hair a break from heated appliances will do it the world of good, and is a great way to avoid dryness and damage.
In an unexpected turn of events, the middle parting is well and truly back and should be celebrated over autumn and winter this season. One of the most classic red carpet-worthy styles that’s sure to make an impact, the middle parting can be worn in various ways, giving you room for creativity when it comes to attempting the style. Create voluminous curls for a wild, powerful-looking do that is somewhat controlled by the neat and tidiness of a middle parting. This makes for great juxtaposition between the two, and is the perfect answer for those of you with rounder-looking faces. You can combine two styles in one, and opt for a middle-parted low pony sleeked back for the epitome of elegance. Either way, there’s no time like the present to embrace what, for many, will be a welcomed blast from the past and is sure to take you back a decade or two!
For the more brave amongst us, dig out your hair waxes and sprays, as the slick back look is back with a vengeance. Many models in this year’s London Fashion Week sported this powerful style, with hair tucked behind ears, highlighting facial features in all the right places. This wet look-inspired do can transform from day at the office to night out with the girls effortlessly, and looks fabulous for those that are brave enough to give it a try! The do actually works better with dirtier, second or third day hair, making it the go-to choice for last-minute plans. One of the best ways you can slick back your hair is by using a leave-in conditioner, which not only holds your hair in place but will also hydrate hair, preventing dryness and damage! Mulberry, Teatum Jones and Ports all made full use of the merits of slicked back hair, where models at Emilia Wickstead secured only the front sections of the hair back with hairspray.
So, whether you fancy throwing back to the middle parting low pony, embracing your natural hair or are brave enough to attempt the slick back, there’s plenty of inspiration from London Fashion Week to take on board. If you’re in need of a fresh new do before you attempt these styles, pop in to our hair salon, Bristol, where our talented and professional stylists can work with you to create exactly the look you’re after. Give us a call today, or book via the app to secure your appointment!