Make sure you’re on trend for the New Year with our round up of the top hairstyles for 2016 straight from London Fashion Week’s spring/summer catwalks…
Wet-look styles dominated the catwalks, from super slick at Markus Lupfer to this more relaxed, textured look at Julien Macdonald. We love how wearable this style is and it’s so perfect as a low-maintenance holiday look – you can definitely ditch the hair dryer and straighteners for summer 2016! To recreate the look, you’ll want to get the wet-look finish right from root to tip. A reworkable styling mud like Sebastian Molding Mud is great for creating texture and definition on dry or towel-dried locks. Direct hair back and away from the face and don’t worry about being too precise with your style, the more undone the better! Finish with a high gloss spray like TIGI Bed Head Headrush Shine Spray to enhance the wet look.
Our favourite high street fashion label had our party look for SS16 all wrapped up, Topshop Unique perfected smouldering smokey eyes and retro ‘80s crimps. Don’t be a afraid of the crimps! The key is to keep it simple and light– just crimp the sections that frame the face to add texture and don’t hold hold hair in the crimpers for too long, you want the end result to be very soft.
Vivienne Westwood took bed head, messy chic to another level for spring/summer! Partings were haphazard and makeshift side fringes were made from longer layers. This style is all about texture, texture, texture. So grab your salt spray like KMS California Hair Play Sea Salt Spray to create that beachy texture, blast dry. Set hair in a deep side parting, but don’t keep the line to precise (a little gentle backcombing will help soften the parting). Take a 4-5 inch section of hair from the front and sweep it across your forehead, loosely pinning into place behind your ear. You want the hair to sit “messily” on your forehead, so don’t spend too long perfecting it!
Under the direction of Darren Ambrose from Wella Professionals, the PPQ models were styled with edgy dual textured styles. Wet-look, super slick roots blended with textured crimped mid-lengths. Our Creative Director Kieron Fowles was part of the styling team backstage, here’s how they created the looks:
1. Set dry hair in a strong centre parting and work EIMI Sculpt Force Flubber Gel straight into the roots and distributing it through the first 4-5 inches of hair.
2. Spray EIMI Sugar Lift onto the lengths, teasing the hair to add lived-in texture. We recommend using the Diva Professionals Mini Crimp and Lift on random sections, particularly around the front, to create the crimped texture.
3. Finish off with a misting of EIMI Shimmer Delight for high shine.
(Images, from top to bottom: Topshop Unique: REX; Markus Lupfer: WWD/REX; Julien Macdonald, Vivienne Westwood: REX; PPQ: Wella Professionals.)