A snapshot of London Fashion Week S/S22 to inspire your spring style
The London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2022 shows may have just finished, but the hair trends you’ll be seeing all over social as spring approaches will be driven by what we saw on the runway last September. Here’s a reminder of the looks that caught our eye and some top tips from hair pros on nailing the key trends
Just call it the Euphoria effect. The hit US TV show’s ’00s nostalgia and penchant for adding quirky flair to classic hairstyles has sparked imaginations and got many of us hunting down individual takes on their go-to looks. Bubble ponytails are big again, braids are now the ultimate everyday updo accessory, and even humble pigtails are being given a fresh, playful spin.
Seen on the runway at the S/S22 Regina Pyo show, hairstylist Ali Pirzadeh created a clean and polished look, served with a stunning twist… or three. His top for recreating the look? “Use a toothbrush to really smooth down the hair around temple and hairline for the super smooth pulled finish.”
Bend it like Beckham
This look is the epitome of the ‘THAT girl’ aesthetic doing the rounds on TikTok at the moment. It’s the kind of style which screams ‘just grabbing an iced latte in leisurewear after finishing a pilates class.’ Think subtle waves framing the face, with the healthy shine that you’d expect from a Victoria Beckham girl. Lead hairstylist for the show, Cyndia Harvey, says it is “hair that’s been slept in a bit, with a bend in it as well”. The key tool? The ultra-handy ghd unplugged styler, which is perfect for capturing that on-the-go vibe. Plus, if you are actually attending fitness classes, it’s great for topping up your tousled waves after a downward dog. Bonus!
It’s a long story
If lockdown brought anything back in terms of trends, it was l-o-o-o-n-g hair and cottagecore plaits (Thanks Taylor Swift). Hairdresser to the stars, Larry King, saw these trends and raised them significantly, serving us bum-and-beyond braids at Erdem S/S22. To create a smooth base before braiding, Larry used the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer with Styling Concentrator attachment and a round brush, before running the Dyson Corrale straightener through the lengths and ends for some extra shine.
If, like many of us, you aren’t graced with long locks, using hair extensions is also an option for added length and drama to the end look. Larry used a traditional three strand plait for braiding, as well as adding mousse for extra hold.