London Fashion Week is usually the most creative of the international fashion week in terms of hair and this year is no exception. Waves and curls dominated the runways with braids and colour also being a recurring theme. Classic ponytails were few and far between – and those that did appear had a twist.
We loved so many of the styles – all created by the world’s most innovative hairdressers – and we’ve rounded up our favourites to show you how to recreate the looks in your salon.
Charlotte Olympia at London Fashion Week
An absolutely fun packed show with dancers and giant bananas, echoing 1930s and 40s showtime! Hair by the legendary Sam McKnight was tonged and placed in heated rollers to give a classic 40s wave but with a Noughties feel.
40s Hair by Sam McKnight at London Fashion Week – Charlotte Olympia
James Rowe, another backstage stalwart’s double dressing hair tutorial on MHD creates two stunning catwalk looks, with techniques that can be adapted for a variety of uses and events. He begins with a beautiful, timeless curl using figure-of-eight tonging techniques, perfect for creating this look.
Figure Of Eight Tong & French Pleat Video Tutorial
LFW is renowned for pushing the boundaries and here we see Syd Hayes combining wigs and real hair for a stunning and bold look. The fringe has been clipper cut to ensure a blunt finish and tongs are used to create a bend rather than a wave or curl. A perfect example of London Fashion Week at it’s creative best.
Syd Hayes Hair for London Fashion Week – Fyodor Golan SS17
Show and photographic work will always require a degree of wig and extension work – models don’t want their hair coloured, or you may want more length or texture than the model has. Callam Warrington, who’s worked extensively backstage at the international fashion weeks demonstrate how to prepare a wig with a strong, bold fringe for a visually impactful editorial image.
Editorial Half Wig Application Tutorial
Duffy’s throwback to the 80s was one of the major looks this season at London Fashion Week – loved by all editors. This fun, fresh look is all about brushed out tight curls, and a little but of crimp wouldn’t look out of place either. As with all the runway looks there will be a variation to suit all hair types and textures.
Hair for TopShop Unique
Eugene Davis’ dressing tutorial demonstrates a double strand twist on African Type 4 hair, creating defined coils that control the texture and reshape the natural movement.
Two Strand Twist On African Type 4 Hair
Anthony Turner’s gorgeous dishevelled braid is the perfect inspiration for bridal and occasion looks for clients who prefer something a little cooler and not too ‘done’. Pulling random stands and adding a black ribbon also gives a romantic feel.
Anthony Turner Braid for Erdem LFW SS17
Stelios Chondros shows how to create a perfect braid with the addition of ribbon. – but you should watch all our braid and plait videos. Learning these basics will give you the foundation techniques you need to create your own amazing dressed styles and impress your clients. Who doesn’t want to say their hair was inspired by London Fashion Week.
Rope Braid With Accessories Tutorial
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