Little Mix’s new single Sweet Melody has us singing the praises of their fresh hair styles. We spoke to their ultra-talented hair stylist, Aaron Carlo, about how the looks came about…
In another masterclass of modernised ’90s inspiration, Little Mix are throwing things way back for their latest single. Sweet Melody may sound bang up-to-date, but the retro nods in the styling have us hooked.
Perrie’s shaggy fringe and layers has us recalling the original supermodels, channeling Claudia Schiffer and Elle McPherson with her wispy, blunt edging and dirty blonde colouring. Is that… a hint of early Christina A we sense as well?
Meanwhile Jade is serving straight-up TLC with her intricate braiding, which whips us up into a frenzy with every turn she makes. With extreme length and detailing both on her side, Jade’s look is a serious scene-stealer and we’re officially obsessed.
Rounding up the homage to all things ’90s, Leigh-Anne and Jesy’s wet-look waves are a straight-up homage to glammed-up grunge, but created with such skill that it actually has us eyeing up our products and wondering if it’s time for us to try the look again as well.
We spoke to Aaron Carlo, who works regularly with Little Mix, and was instrumental in designing many of their iconic styles. “I’ve been with the girls for about eight years now, so each video is a different journey,” he recalls. “With Sweet Melody, each girl had their own ideas for the direction, so this time I kinda embraced that individuality, as we knew the outfits would help keep things cohesive. For example, with Leigh-Anne, we knew we wanted to feature her natural hair, undone, after two years of avoiding any kind of heat or chemicals. And Perrie’s fringe has been a request of Mixers [LM fans] for years – so I thought I should finally give in!”
All four of the looks are perfectly chosen for maximum impact as the girls toss their hair around with abandon in the choreography. If you haven’t checked it out yet, here are Little Mix in all their glory.