Whilst officially over the halfway mark of Australia’s biggest week in fashion, energy and inspiration still ran high throughout AAFW Day Four. From the style of the swinging 60’s through to bold extension work with intricate detailing, here’s what you missed.


For Cue’s first ever runway show, Redken Hair Director Diane Gorgievski looked to create a juxtaposition of 90’s grunge and the power-dressing glamour that Cue is so well known for. The result? The epitome of cool girl hair, boasting beautiful shine and a lived in texture.

The hair direction for Cue tonight is really inspired by 90’s culture,” explained Diane back of stage, moments before curtain call. “I was really driven by the music and the power dressing of that time, and we’ve been juxtaposing the look with that glamour verse grunge aesthetic.

“We’ve given the hair a beautiful shine and sheen, but with a lived in texture to the roots – there’s a real duality that has come through in the looks for tonight.”

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Heavily influenced by Mother Nature and her elements, O&M Hair Director John Pulitano brought forth a variety of semi wet and wet textures to the epic Verner showing. Says John, “Hair direction for Verner was very heavily influenced by the collection itself, which was all about nature and different changes in the weather.

“We wanted to work with something that had that sort of feeling like it kind of went from like morning to kind of evening, and incorporated a couple of different textures – a semi wet texture as well as wetter texture to really give the collection some strength.”

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Inspired by different elements of the Daintree, Wella Hair Director Renya Xydis and team expertly wove coloured extensions with intricate detailing into the hair for some models and crafted wet-look waves slicked back for the rest. “I was really inspired by the beautiful ocean surroundings and rainbow serpents, the hair direction for Speed was vibrant and colourful. We used a combination of blues and green hues to really encapsulate the beauty of the Daintree”

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The inspiration for Nicol and Ford’s bold hair direction, as imagined by O&M Hair Director John Pulitano? Marie Antoinette meets Tim Burton. “The hair is an extension of the garments,” John says for his vision for the show. “The direction for the hair was about creating a modern interpretation
of period inspired characters. We were channeling Marie Antoinette meets Tim Burton.”

“The collection was regal, yet sexy and fluid, the inspiration was a 1930s style so we wanted to create dramatic, avant-garde looks, intertwining jewels and gems.”

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Unapologetically feminine, Wella Hair Director Keiren Street looked to the bouncy blow-dry’s and 60’s style for MacGraw’s key look. ith just a hint of nostalgia, and a whole lot of volume, hair instantly transported back to the glamorous 60’s of old. Sleek, straight hair also featured prominently providing a modern mod moment.

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