Day 2 of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week has been and gone, and with it came another day of standout hair moments. Be it the strong, feminine women seen storming the catwalk at Mariam Seddiq or the natural textures at the Indigenous Fashion Projects runway, we were there to take you up close and personal to the beautiful hair moments on display across the day.

Check out our Day 2 #HairHighlights below!

PS. Don’t skip a beat, and come experience AAFW first hand with us! We’ve got your backstage pass to all the action over on our Instagram Stories, and will be taking you up close to the action all week long.


Forget that classic grunge look synonymous with ’90s style you know and love.

At Wynn Hamlyn, Hair Director Renya Xydis and the Wella Professionals team reimagined the ’90s through hair cut into blunt cuts and styling, glammed up with extra voltage shine.

Using Wella EIMI Ocean Spritz Sea Salt Spray, Wella EIMI Glam Mist and Wella EIMI Mistify Me Light, the team were able to create their own glossy, glammed up version of ’90s grunge.

“Here, we pay homage to ’90s glam focusing on a blunt cut and maximum shine,” said Renya of the beautiful looks created for the New Zealand-based brand.

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Strong, feminine and sexy, yet unique to the women wearing it. If one thing is for certain, the hair certainly reflected the label at mariam seddiq.

“The Mariam Seddiq girl is strong, she’s confident and she’s super sexy,” ghd Hair Director Natalie Anne says of the look she’s crafted for the day. “But she’s also extremely feminine in my opinion.”

She continues, “What we’ve tried to do is keep the hair really strong and really structured, but we’ve also pulled in this old school femininity with this bend. We’ve custom made all of the wefts, so she just looks really beautiful.

“To achieve this look we’ve started with a beautiful session ponytail and prepped the hair using ghd’s bodyguard heat protect spray and O&M’s dry texture spray just at the root to give us a little bit of grip. We’ve pulled everything down using hat elastic, and then used O&M Queenie hair spray to set the look.

“I’ve custom made all of these whiffs which we’re gluing down, whilst keeping each girl really individual. They’ve chosen their own part lines, so they feel strong and sexy. We’re then finishing off with the ghd’s shine spray to make it really glossy, healthy and chic.”

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Celebrating the natural textures within the air, and taking inspiration from the elements was a huge focus for the Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) runway.

With no two looks exactly the same and each one perfectly complimenting the model, there was an air of raw and completely effortless beauty to the looks crafted by Hair Director Kirsty Hodgson and the Redken team.

“One of the biggest inspirations for tonight was the Welcome to Country, and interpreting this into the hair. We’ve created three looks – the gorgeous earth desert kids, the ocean kids and the freshwater kids. We’ve brought it all together with some wet looks as well as some dry looks.”

“Our hero products would be our Redken Guts 10 volume spray shining bright for those gorgeous wet looks. We’re hydrating our curls and putting in some of our dry texture spray, so our desert kids are looking a bit drier. Finally, we’ve got a nice shiny ponytail that we’re glossing up with our Shine Flash.”

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