From bejewelled beards and fluro wigs to Renya’s take on beach-girl waves: NYFW brought a host of new and wacky trends to the oh so fashionable forefront. Though the baton’s been passed to our commonwealth comrades (hello London Fashion Week) the NYC glitter has still yet to settle… So while we all (attempt to) catch our breath, here’s a round up of our favourite hair looks from Fashion Month SS20’s first round of revelries.
ALICE + OLIVIA X JUSTINE MARJAN
A nouveau bohemian field of dreams, this season’s Alice + Olivia offering did not disappoint. Favouring a palette of block colours and statement neons, the collection was undoubtedly the brand’s most vibrant yet and as such ghd Brand Ambassador, Justine Marjan sought to capture this spirit through three playful hair looks. “We wanted to make the hair pop,” shared Justine. “[We did this] by making it super glossy or adding fun accessories such as pearls and lavender stems.” Swoon.
Images via instagram/justinemarjan
JEREMY SCOTT X EUGENE SOULEIMAN
Where there’s a (Jeremy Scott) runway, there’s Eugene Souleiman… and for that we’re all thankful. Reuniting once again, the dream duo curated one of their boldest looks yet: cartoon-esque, harajuku wigs in a spectrum of candy colours (think pastel pink through to aqua blue). Pre-show, wigs were cut and custom dyed before being crimped, spritzed with lashings of hairspray, and brushed through to create a light, fluffy texture. Lost in translation eat your heart out.
Image via instagram/jeremyscott + instagram/misspopnails
MARC JACOBS X GUIDO PALAU
Following his soaring, Koizumi hair cones, Guido struck gold once again, fashioning a lineup of aptly eccentric hair looks for Marc Jacobs’ SS20 runway. Working alongside Redken Global Colour Director Josh Wood and makeup monarch Pat McGrath, the hair maestro took ‘individualism to the extreme’, curating distinct, personalised looks for each model. “There’s a cast of characters,” said Guido. “We built the hairstyle, colour and makeup around each of [the models’] distinct personalities.” Pure hair genius.
Images supplied by Redken
ZIMMERMAN X RENYA XYDIS
Bringing Aussie heat to the big apple, Zimmerman’s ‘Wavelength’ collection heroed a melange of vibrant, statement hues… from burnt orange through to sea-foam green. A nod to quintessential, beach-girl beauty, hair was curated by our own royal, Renya Xydis, who put her own tousled spin on salty, summer waves. “This style is true to my heart and very Australian,” said Renya. “I wanted to create something that refreshed and modernized the surf wave to evoke a true Aussie vibe, while celebrating the beautiful and effortless style of Zimmermann’s beach girl.”
Images supplied by Wella
AREA X JAWARA
From bejewelled, faux beards (case in point) to roped, silk-organza ponytails and everything in between… hair artist Jawara brought the glitter-clad carnival to New York Fashion Week, curating a dazzling lineup of hair looks for this season’s dynamic Area showcase. Alternating hair looks across each of the show’s models, Jawara teamed up with makeup artist Kanko Takase, who finished each look with various sparkling facial adornments and crystal embellishments for ultimate drama. Everything…
Images via instagram/jawaraw
CYNTHIA ROWLEY X KEVIN HUGHES
“The show is centered around the idea of travel, adventure, diversity and paid a special tribute to Dr Seuss’ iconic ‘Oh! The Places You’ll Go,” said Kevin Hughes, Moroccanoil Artistic Director. “We wanted to create a look that stayed true to the whimsical Dr Seuss style with hair that had a lot of volume, bounce and movement.” The look? Highly textured, whimsical waves a la fantasyland… a nod to both Dr Seuss and fairytale imaginings. Life is but a dream…
Images by Caroline Fiss for Moroccanoil
BEVZA X KIEN HOANG
Simple and oh so clean, the hair look for Bevza was inspired by the strong lines and sharp tailoring that featured throughout this season’s collection. Created by Oribe Director of Training & Content Kien Hoang, the look was comprised of a strong centre part and sleek tight braid that began at the nape of the neck. Hair was first prepped using Oribe’s Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray before being flat ironed for a sleek, straight finish. To create the final braid, hair was combed through with a cocktail of Oribe’s Curl Gelée for Shine & Definition and Maximista thickening spray to create a seamless finish.
Images by @threestrikesco for Oribe
GYPSY SPORT X EVANIE FRAUSTO
Space buns and finger curls and braids – oh my. Making a case for intergalactic glamour, Cutler Hair’s Evanie Frausto crafted a number of show-stopping hair looks for Gypsy Sport’s SS20 showcase, each of which captured the brand’s theatricality and luxurious enchantment. “Individuality is really important to Gypsy Sport, so everyone [was given] something a bit different and unique,” said Evanie.”I was inspired by people on holiday, but in a sort of fantasy world, and mixed 1920’s styles, like finger waves and pin curls, with futuristic 2020 looks.”
Images supplied by Redken + via instagram/evanuefrausto
3.1 PHILLIP LIM X GARY GILL
The look for this season’s 3.1 Phillip Lim offering? A subtle, yet polished ‘do, emphasising each models’ natural texture while allowing garments to do the talking. “We are keeping the top sleek and the back loose and airy with a nice natural texture,” shared Hair Director Gary Gill, who created the looking using Dyson’s coveted Supersonic™ hair dryer, and Aveda’s styling heroes. Parting models’ hair in the middle, Gary first prepped hair with Aveda’s Phomollient Styling Foam, before drying down sections to ensure hair stayed flat against the head.
KHAITE X EUGENE SOULEIMAN
Proving adornments needn’t be OTT, Eugene Souleiman drew cues from Princess Stephanie of Monaco, devising these elegant looks for Khaite SS20. To achieve the desired result, Eugene began by creating a middle part, placing a micro braid through the centre to act as an anchor. Hair was next wet down from the roots onwards using Wella’s EIMI Extra Volume Mousse to create a wet finish. Finally, Swarovski and pearl headpieces were fastened to the micro braid, and attached with a needle and elastic. Souleiman (once again) slays.
Images via instagram/nadjaswarovski + instagram/wellahair
ZERO X JANELLE CHAPLIN
Marking another win for the Aussies, O&M Lead Stylist, Janelle Chaplin curated a series of ‘Victorian Techno’ hair looks for this season’s Zero show, heroing natural, healthy texture with a lived-in finish. Hair was first prepped using O&M Surf Bomb and dried through in an upwards direction for maximum texture. To create the staple braid (pictured), hair was centre parted and sectioned into a four rope braids before being twisted into a Victorian placement. Heat was next applied to braids using a hot iron, before which braids were released midway to create movement.
Images supplied by O&M
ANNA SUI X GARREN
Yet another millennial take on bohemian beauty… R+Co co-founder Garren brought back the whipped ‘Gibson Girl’ updo, creating this uber feminine look for Anna Sui SS 20. Drawing additional style cues from the Victorian era, Garren gave the look a modern feel by deconstructing the final shape and adding a touch of grunge to the texture. “In order to accomplish Anna’s take on nouveau bohemian, we really dug deep to get models with long hair [to] fulfil the Victorian [brief]” shared Garren, who slightly tweaked each look to suit models’ respective textures. Striking indeed.
Images via instagram/annasui