Following yesterday’s out-of-this-world (too soon for puns?) Camilla and Marc opener, the fashion set once again congregated for another day of stylish revelry, this time at the home of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, Carriageworks. From morning to sundown, today’s offerings did not disappoint, specifically in the all too vital hair arena. Here’s a quick recap of the hair looks from Day 2 of MBFWA. Get scrolling.


A collective of four unique swim labels called for a series of beach-worthy hair looks, and the woman tasked with leading the hair charge was none other than Hair Director Jo Smith for Toni & Guy Australia. Leading a stylist strong #TGTribe, Jo fashioned a sea-salty high bun, soft, natural waves with a touch of bounce, and a super sleek, brushed back do that was either left pinned behind the ears or fastened into a pony. Looks were accented with artfully placed headscarfs to complete the show’s beachy air. To accompany the fresh hair looks, make up was kept clean and dewy, with a team of Napoleon Perdis makeup artists ensuring each model was suitably primed and prepped for the runway.

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For today’s Albus Lumen show, Hair Director Travis Balcke and a team of Balmain Hair Couture stylists were on hand to fashion a modern take on Rapunzel-esque braids. Drawing cues from the show’s Spanish inspired theme ‘Pablo and Picasso’, Travis first applied Balmain’s Styling Gel Strong for a increased hold, before combing through tresses with a wide tooth comb. Hair was middle parted (flamenco style) before 60cms of extensions were added for extra length. Next, locks were dampened using a cocktail of Balmain’s Volume Mousse Strong and Styling Gel once again for a shiny, wet finish before which hair was plaited in a three-strand braid and finished with Balmain’s Silk Perfume for extra shine.

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In keeping with the quintessential Bianca Spender aesthetic, Creative Director Michelle McQuillan and Lead Stylist Shane Henning led a team of Goldwell’s stylists in crafting a refined, albeit modern hair look, reminiscent of such icons as Bianca Jagger. “The Bianca Spender woman is polished, yet still modern,” said Michelle. “The collection is quite varied – from beautiful dresses to tailoring – there’s quite a broad range of looks. Bianca drew inspiration from Bianca Jagger – she’s a polished lady, but she still has fun.” Picture a bouncy blow dry that’s brushed through for added softness: natural texture that’s voluminous at the crown and cascades into gentle rolls. Seventies swoon.

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In keeping with the brand’s environmentally conscious ethos, Lee Mathews teed up with masters of eco friendly haircare, De Lorenzo, for their 2018 Resort offering. Led by Hair Director Alan White, a team of De Lorenzo stylists set about creating a natural, windswept look to augment the show’s air of effortless romance. “Today we are using the De Lorenzo range of products for what they were originally designed for: natural, clean and effortless hair. De Lorenzo partners perfectly with Lee – it’s organic and sustainable, just like the brand.” Hair was first prepped with a cocktail of De Lorenzo styling products (including the Sea Swell, Barrel Wave and Amplify from the Elements range) and fastened into a low ponytail. “We’ve really opened up the face with indented front peaks so you can really see the models’ faces. We’ve naturally fingered the hair into a ponytail and finished off with De Lorenzo’s Ocean Mist to relax the look that little bit further.”

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For Karla Spetic’s resort show, dream duo Richi Grisillo and Mikele Simone joined forces in creating an inspired hair and makeup combo to fit the show’s breezy air. Leading a selection of Oribe stylists, Richi curated an effortless, flowing texture for lengths, accented with a twisted knot at the back of the head. Hair was first prepped and brushed through before a small braid was made from the occipital bone to the nape of the neck. Oribe’s Maximista was next applied to roots and blasted with air for increased volume and texture. Once dry, sections of hair at the back of the head were twisted in a braided/knot formation from the crown through to the nape of the neck and secured with pins before being loosened for added effect. To match the show’s effortless hair looks, Makeup Director Mikele Simone created a look inspired in part by stained glass windows. A coral shadow was first applied to lids for a pop of colour, with gloss added to the inner corners of the eyes for a shimmering glow.

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To complement today’s anticipated Anna Quan show, a team of Kevin.Murphy stylists – led by Edwards and Co’s Byron Turnbull and Jayde Turner-Ledwidge – created three bespoke hair looks for each of the show’s models. The first look consisted of a low hanging fishtail braid interweaved with lengths of metal wire. The second look saw medium length tresses side parted and styled into soft, textured waves, for a lived in finish. Thirdly, hair was swept into soft top knots, with tendrils and fly aways left to frame the face. “Today we worked with an olden-day texture, but gave it a modern day twist,” said Byron. “We’ve gone with a really beautiful finger wave that we’ve pulled back into a fish braid for some of the models. For girls with medium length hair, we’ve left the finger waves and created a texture that’s light and fluffy. The hair needed to be beautiful for any woman; whether she’s lying by the pool or walking down a runway.”

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For today’s Thomas Puttick Resort show, Hair Director Brodie-Lee Stubbins led a team of Sebastian Professional stylists in creating cool girl hair to fit the show’s relaxed aesthetic. Think ‘straight out of the shower’ low knots with a front strand artfully left to the front as ornamentation. “The style I created for Thomas Puttick was designed to appear effortless and minimalist, yet expensive and innovative,” said Brodie-Lee. “I wanted to create something that showed the natural beauty of an inner woman, emphasising intricate detail in the ethereal hair brushing her shoulder, as if it was her best accessory. Thomas and I wanted this to be the main feature, and we succeeded, it was pure, inspirational beauty.”

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Directed by Wella Professionals Creative Director Aus/NZ, Renya Xydis, the brand delivered its usual team of expert session stylists and a malleable product set to work with the combined vision of Alice McCall and Renya. “We’re combining this vintage 40s vibe with the fierceness of the Alice McCall chick. She’s the ultimate cool girl,” started Renya. “The fierceness is in the tight section up here, this tight twisted element. Comparatively, we’re letting the back of the hair fall naturally.” The Forties aspect presented in the form of classic, old-school Lady Jane clips. As always with fashion, it’s a cycle of come backs, and the classic toothed comb-clip is up next. “The majority of the work is all about the parting in the middle, then clipping and twisting the Lady Jane clip in. Prior to this the hair has been prepped with Wella Professional EIMI Perfect Me Hair Smoothing Lotion and another hero is EIMI Ocean Spritz which we’re applying around the back of the hair to give texture as they walk,” says Renya.

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Hair Director Ali Holmes lead a team of KMS stylists in creating a series of fantastical hair looks to match the shows air of rock and roll glam. Drawing inspiration from 80’s style volume. “The models were chosen for their personal style, we worked with their individual looks to create a nod to rock and roll style of the 70’s and 80’s. The David Bowie inspired faux mullet works on guys and girls and can be easily recreated at home. It’s all about layering products to get a lived in but dry texture.”

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