You heard correct, day five of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week just finished – in style. While we all attempt to catch our breath (and avoid a mass online shopping spree) here’s the lowdown on hair looks from today’s shows.
TEN PIECES X REDKEN
The young brand busts open the door on the rude club for Resort 18, a shot of laid back luxe served with ska and punk influence, and a refreshing departure from Terzini’s earlier structure and makings in monochrome. Acid yellow and emerald green punctuate an interchangeable collection of merino wool suiting, silk dresses and oversized signatures for the season ahead. Redken were all hands on deck with one of our all time favourites, John Pulitano at the lead. “We’re creating two looks today, but the one, main look, is all about emphasizing that 1980s rude club girl and boy. We’re coming out of the punk era and working to emulate short hair cuts with tenderly pieces at the front and back – an evolution from the Chelsea cut,” explained John.
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STILL STILL STUDIO X REDKEN
Redken Ambassador and all-time Hair Director Marie Cain led a boyish wet finish for Still Still Studio’s first MBFWA installment. A tough girl clash to an otherwise dreamy, highly embellished aesthetic. “This is about the hair being a secondary player in the overall look. Hair is playing a more effortless, cool part in it all,” explained Marie. Redken’s One United All-in-One Multi-Benefit Hair Treatment proved key, supporting Marie and team to break down product from the previous show, prep and prime the hair for its next look. “We’re then going over the style with Redken Rootful 06 Root Lifting Hairspray and creating a layering effect before running Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil though the ends.” Magic.
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LEO & LIN X TONI & GUY
Placing her avant garde skills aside, TONI&GUY’s Nadia Semanic proved a versatile skill set at the Leo & Lin parade. “We’re working to create a modern contemporary spin on the 1960s mod-head, keeping really low volume through the back as opposed to the traditional amplified volume of the era,” said Nadia. A silk ribbon wrapped around the front of the girls’ heads, a soft knot at the back and two parts – side or direct central – selected to suit. For longer hair, a low pony and two-piece rope braid twisted to conform into a ballerina-inspired bun with a few pieces left out for an ethereal finish. “While always working with each girls’ individual texture, we’re keeping it classic in line with the collection, but just elevating this further with a modern finish. Hero products included label.m Volume Mousse and Blow Out Spray.
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AKIRA X BALMAIN
For Akira’s 25th Anniversary show, Balmain Hair Director Travis Balcke curated a sleek and modern Japanese top knot that glistened on the runway. Hair was first prepped using Balmain Hair Couture’s Leave In Conditioning Spray before being blowdried back without a part. Hair was sectioned and secured into a high ponytail using Balmain’s Medium Session Spray. Ponytail was next divided into two equal sections and covered with Balmain’s Matt Paste before being knotted around the base to achieve the desired shape. Ends were sprayed with Balmain’s Session Spray in Strong before being flat ironed into a samurai-esque sword shape. To finish off the look, roots were painted with Balmain’s Styling Gel Strong for that shiny, gleaming wet finish.
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JUSTIN CASSIN X REDKEN
Using the brand’s recently launched Redken Brews range, Hair Director Ben Martin led the Redken tribe in styling an uber sleek hair look, opting to keep things clean, shiny and super groomed; “For models today, we’re working with a highly groomed look with a beautiful defined side part. We’re using the Redken Brews wax pomade for a super high shine when models are walking down the runway.” Hair was finished off using Redken Brews Hairspray – a first in men’s hairspray and unarguably a kit staple. Leading the model pack was influencer and all around cool kid Josh Heuston, who opened and closed the show in his runway debut. “Josh is one of the hero models for today’s show,” said Ben. “We’re using the Manoeuvre Cream Pomade from the Redken Brews line to help us hydrate Josh’s hair, give us a little bit of control and allow Josh to touch his hair, move around – the product gives him that freedom.” Get a hold of those baby blues.
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CAMILLA X GOLDWELL
For last night’s MBFWA closer, Camilla transported voyeurs to mystical Japan, revealing an exquisite collection inspired by the designer’s travels as well as the quintessential Japanese muse; “In Japan both the girl and woman unraveled and played in the juxtaposition of the ancient and the modern,” mused the designer. “I wrapped myself in ancestral kimonos and transfixed myself in the pride, tradition and unity passed down through kimonos and ceremonial dressing that light the way for girls to find their womanhood and the infinite possibilities that lay in this realm.” Curating hair for the show was Hair Director Alan White for Goldwell who worked alongside Lead Stylist Ida Tirimacco and a team of the brand’s stylists to create two looks to complement the show’s premise. “We worked with the traveller theme and Japan’s rich history of Samurai, Geisha, Harajuku girls to create hair that pays homage to Japan’s traditions, culture and colours of it’s beautiful landscapes while making it modern and wearable,” said Allan. “We included paper origami style ties around some of the caught pony’s to represent peace hair..”
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