You’ve got the dress – now it’s time to do your hair. Whether it’s a wedding, graduation ball or prom, we’ve got three catwalk-approved hairstyles that can be achieved in seconds. On your marks, get set, go!
Stick and Twist
“A pretty, young fresh style inspired by street fashion”, was how Darren Fowler of Fowler35 described the twisted chignons at Chocolab for On|Off – but we think this versatile style will look great for any event. Fowler blow-dried hair straight using L’Oréal Professionel TECNI.ART Full Volume Extra mixed with water, before brushing back into two low ponytail that were twisted in opposite directions to form two coils. These coils were then wrapped around each other to form a rope – depending on how edgy you feel, either set the spiky ends using hairspray or leave them loose.
An instant way to add contrast to a feminine frock is to add a hairstyle with a distinctly masculine edge. Leading this troop of tomboys was Redken’s Guido, whose wet waves at Calvin Klein had more than a whiff of surfer dude about them, while at Victoria Beckham and Christopher Kane it was the comb marks in the front, and the slightly square head-shape that gave an androgynous feel. “There’s a boyishness to this look which is becoming a bit of a trend,” Guido mused backstage at Christopher Kane.
Listen up! Because your ears can add a quirky detail to an otherwise classic hairstyle. Take the slick, Josephine Baker-inspired marcel waves at Longshaw Ward at On|Off, where Christiano Basciu of Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa sculpted the hair around one ear before securing it into a low chignon at the back. If you want to wear your hair down, pin the front behind your ears, and of course accessorise with some sparkling earrings.